Using Film as a Source

by Sian Barber

This is a hands-on study skills guide that explores how film and moving image can be used as sources. It is aimed at those who want to use film and moving image as the basis for research and covers research methods, theory and methodology, archival work and film-based analysis. It draws on the disciplines of film and history to offer guidance for students and researchers in these fields. 

The book includes sections on working with different kinds of moving images, how to explore visual sources, undertake film-related research and use film theory. In addition to providing detailed case studies, the guide also offers advice on research, writing and studying, creating a methodology, visiting archives, accessing material and exploring films from a historical perspective. The guide's focus is on good research practice, whether it be conducting an interview, visiting an archive, undertaking textual analysis or defining a research question.

Price: £12.99, pbk.
ISBN: 978-0-7190-9030-1
Published: 2015

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