Rítusok és szokások filmezése

Simon András: Rítusok és szokások filmezése. In: Rítusok, folklór szövegek, (13). pp. 233-250. (2004)

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Since the earliest times, capturing celebrations, customs and rites in a motion picture has been very important in the history of Hungarian and international ethnographic and anthropological filming. When filming rites, the rites themselves - with their more or less definite dramaturgy - determine the content and construction (structure) of the film. The problem of documenting rites lies with the fact that customs and rites are extraordinarily complex, varied and often having sophisticated system of symbols which make them very difficult to describe. That's why fieldwork - participant observation and making interviews - is that important. During it we have to reveal and examine the background of the custom and the ritual organization. In the present study, I undertook to list the practical, methodological questions we had to face during videotaping customs and rites of religious and secular nature which are discussed in both the Hungarian and the international literature. The questions are based on the experience with our own recordings and films made at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Szeged, Hungary. We applied filming as a research method each time when studying a subject. I examine and interpret concepts equally important during making scientific documentary, interpreting data, and cutting: questions of objectivity and subjectivity, and the possible levels of depicting reality. The whole process of film-making and the created film itself receive their total value and role in the threefold interrelation of the film-maker, the informants and the audience of the film.

Item Type: Book Section
Other title: Filming rites and customs
Journal or Publication Title: Rítusok, folklór szövegek
Date: 2004
Volume: 13
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 9406 78 3
Page Range: pp. 233-250
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: Hungarian, English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/69834/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Népszokás - magyar, Néphit - magyar, Folklór - magyar, Filmművészet
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 248-250. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.04. Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 03. 08:23
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 03. 12:53
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/69895

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