Amsterdam University Press
Fanvids
Title
Fanvids
Subtitle
Television, Women, and Home Media Re-Use
Price
€ 105,00
ISBN
9789462985865
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
278
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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E. Charlotte Stevens

Fanvids

Television, Women, and Home Media Re-Use

Fanvids, or vids, are short videos created in media fandom. Made from television and film sources, they are neither television episodes nor films; they resemble music videos but are non-commercial fanworks that construct creative and critical analyses of existing media. The creators of fanvids-called vidders-are predominantly women, whose vids prompt questions about media historiography and pleasures taken from screen media. Vids remake narratives for an attentive fan audience, who watch with a deep knowledge of the source text(s), or an interest in the vid form itself. Fanvids: Television, Women, and Home Media Re-Use draws on four decades of vids, produced on videotape and digitally, to argue that the vid form's creation and reception reveals a mode of engaged spectatorship that counters academic histories of media audiences and technologies. Vids offer an answer to the prevalent questions: What happens to television after it's been aired? How and by whom is it used and shared? Is it still television?

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Author

E. Charlotte Stevens

E. Charlotte Stevens is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at Birmingham City University.