The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Weare, Chris en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gilliam, Eva en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-15T10:27:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-15T10:27:20Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gilliam, E. 2006. The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13980
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 43-44). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A 26-minute docu-comedy product of my studies in film and television production, The Traveling Jewish, captures improvised moments of social interaction through documentary filming style. Through filming, editing, animation and music, it becomes an entertaining half-hour of television and social commentary. It is with each cut, layer, added graphics, omitted sound or musical accompaniment, that the viewer is guided into the cultural understanding and comedic inclination of the creator of such a piece. In doing so, I believe we are opening up a new genre of Television, the Docu-Comedy, which aims to explore comedy in site-specific landscapes, through primarily improvised scenes, using the discretion of the director to do otherwise when narrative comprehension is at risk. In this way humor exists in a way not often exploited on television. As humor serves as a forum to bring to the attention of society activities, beliefs, morals, etc., at the same time challenging their validity or even ethical realities, its mere existence is often seen as a sign of the health of a society. This paper looks at all the technical and theoretical elements of such a proposal. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Film and Television Production en_ZA
dc.title The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Film and Media Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Gilliam, E. (2006). <i>The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Gilliam, Eva. <i>"The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Gilliam E. The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2006 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Gilliam, Eva AB - A 26-minute docu-comedy product of my studies in film and television production, The Traveling Jewish, captures improvised moments of social interaction through documentary filming style. Through filming, editing, animation and music, it becomes an entertaining half-hour of television and social commentary. It is with each cut, layer, added graphics, omitted sound or musical accompaniment, that the viewer is guided into the cultural understanding and comedic inclination of the creator of such a piece. In doing so, I believe we are opening up a new genre of Television, the Docu-Comedy, which aims to explore comedy in site-specific landscapes, through primarily improvised scenes, using the discretion of the director to do otherwise when narrative comprehension is at risk. In this way humor exists in a way not often exploited on television. As humor serves as a forum to bring to the attention of society activities, beliefs, morals, etc., at the same time challenging their validity or even ethical realities, its mere existence is often seen as a sign of the health of a society. This paper looks at all the technical and theoretical elements of such a proposal. DA - 2006 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2006 T1 - The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse TI - The docu-comedy : towards a new genre in the expression of social commentary through comic performance, using documentary film techniques and reality television discourse UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13980 ER - en_ZA


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