Projects per year
The Women Amateur Filmmakers in Britain project revealed a rich vein of women-produced films that spanned seven decades of the twentieth century and featured films from a variety of genres (drama, comedy, animation, documentary, travelogues) and modes of production (single author, team, husband-and-wife collaboration). The second project, ‘The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85’, identified and digitised seven amateur films that utilised a range of different colour processes.
This article offers a reflection on these two projects, and their different approaches to understanding aspects of British amateur film collections. Intellectually distinct in terms of subject matter, the projects share a methodological interest in the challenges around identifying and selecting ‘appropriate’ films for digitisation, locating contextual materials around the production of each film, and engaging a wider audience with non-place-based amateur archival material.
- women filmmakers
- British cinema
- colour film
- 3 Finished
Johnston, K. M. & Street, S.
10/10/16 → 9/10/19
1/05/16 → 30/06/16
1/02/16 → 29/04/16
- 2 Article
Johnston, K. & Hill, S., 28 Jul 2020, In: Women's History Review. 29, 5, p. 875-889 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)36 Downloads (Pure)
From the margins to the mainstream? The Eastmancolor Revolution and challenging the realist canon in British CinemaStreet, S., Johnston, K., Frith, P. & Rickards, C., 2019, In: Cinema & Cie. 32
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
- 2 Festival/Exhibition/Performance
Keith M Johnston (Speaker) & Paul Frith (Participant)17 Mar 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Festival/Exhibition/Performance