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From Film Practice to Data ProcessProduction Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition$
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Sarah Atkinson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693580

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693580.001.0001

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Digital Film Production Time

Digital Film Production Time

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(p.59) Chapter 3 Digital Film Production Time
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From Film Practice to Data Process
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Sarah Atkinson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693580.003.0003

This chapter explores the notion of digital film production ‘time’ By examining the various different temporalities of film production. Drawing primarily upon the case-study materials of Ginger & Rosa, the chapter maps the 2012 moment of transition from working with film to working with data, and the hybrid practices and protocols that manifested as a result. It examines how the introduction of new technologies and digital processes challenged the orthodoxies of long-established film industry production practice including how workflow patterns were effected with the advent of the digital in film production. The chapter includes the proposition of a ‘Creative Core’ Structure of Production model with which to understand the determinants and impacts of on-set workflow, illuminating the emergence a specific aesthetic of production which is referred to as ‘workflow-warp’ and ‘workflow-weft.’ The former refers to the temporal bending of the traditional film structure and pace out of shape, and the latter – the process of weaving together a complex blend of the film and the digital into an inextricable tapestry.

Keywords:   Digital film production time, Temporalities, Film production temporalities, Film industry, Creative core, Structure of Production, Workflow, On-set workflow, Workflow-warp, Workflow-weft

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