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Chambers, Ciara

Overview
Works: 7 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 249 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, htt, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Ciara Chambers
Researching newsreels : local, national and transnational case studies( )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the underscrutinised topic of cinema newsreels. These short, multi-themed newsfilms, usually accompanied by explanatory intertitles or voiceovers, were a central part of the filmgoing experience around the world from 1910 through the late 1960s, and in many cases even later. As the only source of moving image news available before the widespread advent of television, newsreels are important social documents, recording what the general public was told and shown about the events and personalities of the day. Often disregarded as quirky or trivial, they were heavily utilised as propaganda vehicles, offering insights into the socio-political norms reflected in cinema during the first half of the twentieth century. The book presents a range of current research being undertaken in newsreel studies internationally and makes a case for a reconsideration of the importance of newsreels in the wider landscape of film history
Ireland in the newsreels by Ciara Chambers( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the advent of television in the 1950s, the newsreels were the only visual news medium available to the Irish public. This title tells the story of how the newsreels depicted the Irish as violent, insular and backward, as well as enterprising, plucky and an asset to Britain, depending on the political climate
Small-Gauge Storytelling : Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film by Ryan Shand( )

1 edition published in 2022 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do you understand by the term 'home movie'? Do you imagine images of babies-on-the lawn, sandcastles on the beach, or travels with the family? Did you know that amateur filmmakers have also explored fictional genres as diverse and fascinating as their professional counterparts, that specific amateur film studios have risen and fallen, or that household-name directors owe their origins and inspirations to the amateur film movement? Across a range of settings, this book offers an introduction to the amateur maker of film comedies, thrillers, adaptations and sci-fi. It records the ambitions and achievements of enthusiasts struggling to emulate the mainstream and tell their own stories, armed with limited resources and endless initiative.Key Featuresthe first dedicated book-length study of the amateur fiction filmdraws together established and emerging scholars from Europe, North America and Australasiaestablishes fresh approaches to the study of small-gauge filmmaking using formats such as 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mmplaces amateur fiction within ongoing debates and historiesestablishes previously unrecognised contributions to the organisational, aesthetic and intellectual history of amateur filmmakingthe first published bibliography of critical sources for the study of the amateur fiction film
Blind ambition : the remarkable story of a 4-time World Disabled Water-Ski champion by Janet Gray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On four occasions Janet Gray has won the World Disabled Water-ski Championships. She has been champion and world record holder in all three individual disciplines as well as overall champion. In competition with sighted water-skiers, she is one of the top skiers in Ireland and in the higher echelons of competitive skiing in the UK. And yet, in 2004, she nearly died. In the course of a training session in Tampa, Florida, Janet was skied at high speed into a steel ski jump in the centre of the lake. 'Doctors assessing the extent of my injuries were united in their prognosis: I wouldn't survive the night.' But Janet Gray did not die. In fact, not only did she make a full recovery, she resumed her career in water-skiing and regained her world titles and previous ranking as World Disabled Water-ski Champion. This book tells her remarkable story. 2009
Politics, propaganda, and "infotainment" : newsreel and press coverage of interwar conflicts by Ciara Chambers( )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Small-gauge storytelling : discovering the amateur fiction film by Ian Craven( )

1 edition published in 2022 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What do you understand by the term 'home movie'? Do you imagine images of babies-on-the lawn, sandcastles on the beach, or travels with the family? Did you know that amateur filmmakers have also explored fictional genres as diverse and fascinating as their professional counterparts, that specific amateur film studios have risen and fallen, or that household-name directors owe their origins and inspirations to the amateur film movement? Across a range of settings, this book offers an introduction to the amateur maker of film comedies, thrillers, adaptations and sci-fi. It records the ambitions and achievements of enthusiasts struggling to emulate the mainstream and tell their own stories, armed with limited resources and endless initiative. KEY FEATURES: --the first dedicated book-length study of the amateur fiction film --draws together established and emerging scholars from Europe, North America and Australasia --establishes fresh approaches to the study of small-gauge filmmaking using formats such as 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm -- --places amateur fiction within ongoing debates and histories --establishes previously unrecognised contributions to the organisational, aesthetic and intellectual history of amateur filmmaking --the first published bibliography of critical sources for the study of the amateur fiction film. Dr Ryan Shand is Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project 'Children and Amateur Media in Scotland' based at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Ian Craven is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Publisher's note
 
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