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Me and Myself

Me and Myself (M&M) aims to trace first person style in documentary history in AV-collections by using a video annotation tool and contextual sources.

Me and Myself (M&M) aims to trace first person style in documentary history in AV-collections by using a video annotation tool and contextual sources.

Me and Myself (M&M) wants to explore a specific gradual change within Dutch documentary filmmaking: it wants to trace a transformation from the traditional objective documentary as fair and fact minded genre towards one with an appreciation for a more personal and subjective style. But, how to trace the emergence of a genre before it is a well constituted and recognized as such? M&M aims to address the challenges of doing historical research in large audiovisual collections by making use of a video annotation tool. Additionally, it aims to use contextual sources, like the program guides available in the CoMeRDa tool, to gain more insights. It will offer a method of reconstructing the development of a genre based on analysing oral and visual cues related to a set of genre conventions: a common theme or subject matter, manner of presentation and associated emotions.

Sound and Vision supervises the Media Suite research and gathers new user requirements for the Media Suite.

This project is a CLARIAH Research Pilot financed by NWO.