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Curating the Self - PhD Thesis (2009) by John Potter

Curating the Self - PhD Thesis (2009) by John Potter

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This is the full, final version of my doctoral thesis, submitted in July 2009, examined successfully at a viva in London in October 2009. Hopefully it will be of interest to educators and researchers in the fields of media literacy and education, particularly those working with younger learners with digital video editing. Please cite using the following:
Potter, J. (2009), Curating the self: Media literacy and identity in digital video production by young learners. Institute of Education, University of London, London.
This is the full, final version of my doctoral thesis, submitted in July 2009, examined successfully at a viva in London in October 2009. Hopefully it will be of interest to educators and researchers in the fields of media literacy and education, particularly those working with younger learners with digital video editing. Please cite using the following:
Potter, J. (2009), Curating the self: Media literacy and identity in digital video production by young learners. Institute of Education, University of London, London.

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Scene and timing 1 00:00:00 - 00:14:14

2 0:00:14:15 – 0:0045:05

3 00:00:55 - 00:01:27

Scene description Establishing shot

“Blues” performance

This brings back…memories

Typology within
movie

Foreshortening joke

Parodic performance

Parody of reminiscence

Memories,
references

Playground

Place in school

Side by side in the shelter

Genre / direct
media references
Practical joking - idea from
You’ve been framed

Multi-layered - See full
description in text

Interviews of people in
documentaries

Camera work /
technical

Handheld - Perfectly aligned
and presented

Mid shot, two-shot on tripod Two shot, on tripod framing
wider view of field beyond

Sound

Speech/ diegetic sound

Singing/ diegetic sound

Speech/ diegetic sound

Scene and timing 4 0:00:52:00 – 0:00:58:21

5 0:00:58:21 – 0:01:18:00 6 0:01:18:00 - 0:01:31:00

Scene description Football / breaking window

Interior “fight” with gorilla

Interior – basketball scene

Typology within
movie

Comedy sketch

Foreshortening joke echoing
scene 1

Practical joking/memory

Memories,
references

Faked memory of window
breaking

Documents interior of school Memory of regular events –
playing

Genre / direct
media references
Practical joking, children’s
school TV drama

Practical joking - idea from
You’ve been framed

Practical joking videos

Camera work /
technical

Long shot / edited sound of
breaking glass – non-diegetic Handheld - Perfectly aligned

and presented – sound added Long shot - tripod

Sound

Speech/ non-diegetic sound –
audio effect of breaking glass Speech/ non-diegetic sound –
audio effect of punching

Non-diegetic sound: Red Hot
Chili Peppers extract

144

Scene and timing 7 0:01:31:00 – 0:02:19:00 8 0:02:19:00 – 0:02:53:00

9 0:02:53:00 – 0:03:01:00

Scene description “Johnny Vaughn” show

Parodic sequences/clips of
children

Faked out take sequence

Typology within
movie

Parody of TV chat show

Parody, media references

Location description

Memories,
references

Media references discussed
below

Memory of class, playground
jokes

Refers to production itself

Genre / direct
media references
TV chat show, camera
personified

Films, such as the Matrix,
title sequences

Outtakes as common material
of media presentation

Camera work /
technical

Handheld, part of the visual
humour of the scene

Various, montage editing

Mid shot - tripod

Sound

Speech/ diegetic sound

Speech/ diegetic sound/non-
diegetic sound: extract from
the White Stripes

Speech/ diegetic sound

Scene and timing 10 00:03:53 -00:04:32
Scene description
End title sequence
Typology within
movie

Parody / play

Memories,
references

Friendship

Genre / direct
media references
End title sequence from
another movie

Camera work /
technical

Two-shot into long shot and
then extreme close - up

Sound

Non-diegetic: Extract from
Red Hot Chili Peppers

145

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