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Studies of Video Practices
Video at Work

ISBN 9781138548954
Published February 5, 2018 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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-Analysis Lorenza 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 Adventures Eric 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

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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.


‘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