A masterclass with Associate Professor Craig Hight (University of Waikato) will be hosted by the documentary node of the nonfictionLab on Friday, November 20, from 10am to 4pm.
Numbers are going to be limited so please, if you want to be involved commit to the date as there will be more people wanting to do this than places available.
The structure of the day is being planned, but participants will be expected to read some essays before hand which will be the basis for academic discussion in the morning. The afternoon will then be turned over to participants to share work in progress to receive commentary, feedback, critique, and suggestions from Craig.
To reserve your place please RSVP by Friday August 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Hight is an Associate Professor in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato. His research interests have focused on audience research, digital media and documentary theory. His most recent books are Television Mockumentary: Reflexivity, satire and a call for play (Manchester University Press, 2010) and New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses (co-edited with Kate Nash and Catherine Summerhayes) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). His current research focuses on the relationships between digital media technologies and documentary practice, especially the variety of factors shaping online documentary cultures. [ed: and I’d add he’s currently reviews editor for Studies in Documentary Film.]