Creating the on-line documentary: a satellite solution

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Hetherington, John Francis. 2008. "Creating the on-line documentary: a satellite solution." The International Journal of the Arts in Society. 3 (2), pp. 45-52.
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Creating the on-line documentary: a satellite solution

ERA Journal ID39930
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorHetherington, John Francis
Journal TitleThe International Journal of the Arts in Society
Journal Citation3 (2), pp. 45-52
Number of Pages12
Year2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN1833-1866
Web Address (URL)http://ija.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.85/prod.293
Abstract

[Abstract]: The online documentary, A Satellite Solution, is a case study investigation into how digital communications (primarily satellite TV) have impacted the quality of life of a rural community comprising 50 households in southeast Queensland (Australia) between 1999 and 2006. The production depicts a community-mediated process by which these residents adopted and then responded to receiving free-to-air TV services for the first time. The author, instigated and facilitated the project in the community and as well, recorded and produced all the material contained in the in the documentary. The paper will highlight the production components of the research set against the context of this participatory activity.This online documentary is a web site containing research materials (policy documents, significant correspondence and reports) video interviews and location sequences, maps and technical information such as, how to install a satellite system, where to find free-to-air satellite services and what satellite broadband incentives are available etc. Importantly it also represents innovation in film and television and particularly, the researcher's selected art form, the documentary. This paper, takes a practice focus and will document the production of the web site and how this new form impacts on the production style of traditional linear production and as well, what filmmakers working in this emerging non-linear form may need to plan for. This project formed the practical component for a recently completed research degree, Doctor of Visual Arts (Griffith), by the author.

Keywordson-line documentary, narrowcast, non-linear, government regulation, free-to-air television
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440701. Communications and media policy
470107. Media studies
470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
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