How Television Works - Discourses, Determinants and Dynamics Arising From the Re-enactment of Jazz 625

Pillai, Nicolas and Jackson, Vanessa (2021) How Television Works - Discourses, Determinants and Dynamics Arising From the Re-enactment of Jazz 625. Journal of Popular Television, 9 (1). pp. 139-157. ISSN 1539-7785

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Re-enactment can enable participatory researchers to ‘experience’ through qualitative ethnography the dynamics of how teams of practitioners employ tacit skills to make decisions and collaborate. This article explores the practice-as-research re-enactment of a historic 1960s television show, Jazz 625 (1964–66). With the emphasis on the process rather than the product through the production of a modern-day interpretation of the original – entitled Jazz 1080 – the researchers draw conclusions around the complex workings of a television production team through the creation of a new artefact. The empirical research captures how professional attitudes and institutionalized forms of collaborative creative labour shape programme-making. Comparisons are made between the original and re-enacted productions, with the conclusion being made that, despite advances in technology, the practices and processes of television production are remarkably similar between the 1960s and the early twenty-first century.

Item Type: Article
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Date: 22 March 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: distributed creativity; historical imaginary; jazz; performance; practice-as-research; re-enactment; tacit skills; television history
Subjects: P300 Media studies
V300 History by topic
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: Vanessa Jackson
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 09:48

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