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Studies of Video Practices

Video at Work, 1st Edition

Edited by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, Lorenza Mondada


304 pages

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The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube have lead to the growth and transformation of the practices of producing, circulating, and viewing video, whether it be in households, workplaces, or research laboratories.

This volume builds a foundation for studies of activities based in and around video production and consumption. It contributes to the interdisciplinary field of visual methodology, investigating how video functions as a resource for a variety of actors and professions.


‘A unique and insightful collection of essays, carefully crafted video-based studies of video practice, that reveal how visual media increasingly inform and enable everyday social interaction, be it interaction between friends and family, collaborative video games, or the production of highly complex, organisational activities. This book is an important and original contribution to contemporary studies of technology in action and our understanding of language use and social interaction.’—Christian Heath, King's College London

Table of Contents

Introducing Video at Work Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, and Lorenza Mondada Part 1: Shooting 1. Shooting Video as a Research Activity: Video Making as a Form of Proto-AnalysisLorenza Mondada 2. Pans,Tilts, and Zooms. Conventional Camera Gestures in TV Production Mathias Broth 3. The Surgeon as a Camera Director: Maneuvering Video in the Operating Theatre Lorenza Mondada Part 2: Showing 4. Mundane Video Directors in Interaction. Showing One's Environment in Skype and Mobile Video Calls. Christian Licoppe and Julien Morel 5. The Use of Video in Dental Education: Clinical Reality Addressed as Practical Matters of Production, Interpretation, and Instruction Oskar Lindwall, Elin Johansson, Jonas Ivarsson, Hans Rystedt, and Claes Reit 6. Cameras in Video Games: Comparing Play in Counter- Strike and the Doctor Who AdventuresEric Laurier and Stuart Reeves 7. The Televisual Accountability of Reality TV: The Visual Morality of Musical Performances in Talent Shows Alain Bovet, Philippe Sormani, and Cédric Terzi Part 3: Assembling 8. The Intersubjective Work of Imagination in Film Editing: Proposals, Suggestions, Re-iterations, Directions, and Other Ways of Producing Possible Sequences Eric Laurier and Barry Brown 9. Dealing with Time, Just in Time: Sense-making and Clip Allocation in Mult-Person, Multi-Stream, Live Play TV Production Mark Perry, Oskar Juhlin, and Arvid Engström

About the Editors

Mathias Broth is Associate Professor of Language and Culture at Linköping University, Sweden.

Eric Laurier, is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Interaction at Edinburgh University, UK.

Lorenza Mondada is Professor in General Linguistics and French Linguistics at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.


To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
[email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Film & Video
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies