Thursday, December 12, 2019

May 2020: Second edition of Archival Storytelling!

Fully revised and updated, Archival Storytelling is a timely, pragmatic look at the ever-expanding trove of audiovisual materials available to filmmakers and scholars, from the earliest photographs of the 19th century to the work of media makers today. Whether you’re a top Hollywood filmmaker or a first-time documentarian, at some point you are going to want to find, use, and license third-party materials—images, audio, or music that you yourself did not create—to use them in your work. What’s involved in researching and licensing visuals and music? What do documentary makers need to know when filming in a world filled with rights-protected images and sounds? How can filmmakers, scholars and others seeking evidence of the past understand and contextualize the ways in which this audiovisual record was created?
Filled with insight from filmmakers, archivists, researchers, intellectual property experts and others, Archival Storytelling defines key terms such as copyright, fair use, public domain, orphan works and more. It guides readers through the complex archival process and challenges them to become not only archival users but also archival and copyright activists, ensuring their ongoing ability to draw upon the cultural materials that surround us.