Lookup NU author(s): Dave Green,
Dr Guy Schofield,
Dr Gary Pritchard,
Professor Patrick Olivier,
Professor Peter Wright
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© 2017 ACM. Although many common tools of media making such as video cameras have become more accessible in recent years, many remain inaccessible. Cinematography, lighting and sound-recording equipment for example can be prohibitively expensive to obtain, complex to configure, and/or require specialist knowledge to operate effectively. These barriers can prevent non-professionals who want to produce high-quality media from being able to. Cinehack is an ongoing project to research ways to overcome these barriers. In this paper, we specifically report on Cinehack: Cape Town, a participatory media making project. By co-producing hip hop videos within a community for whom media making is often a 'means-to-an-end', we were able gain insights into the kinds of support needed to enable high quality media making by non-professionals. Specifically, we highlight ways to meet users' needs by embracing informal codes of practice via experimental making and peer-support.
Author(s): Green DP, Schofield G, Pritchard G, Olivier P, Wright P
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: CHI '17 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Year of Conference: 2017
Online publication date: 06/05/2017
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
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