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Indie Cinema Online investigates the changing nature of contemporary American independent cinema in an era of media convergence. Focusing on the ways in which modes of production, distribution, and exhibition are shifting with the advent of online streaming, simultaneous release strategies, and web series, this book analyzes sites such as SundanceTV, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and other online spaces as a means of redefining independent cinema in a digital era. Analyzing the intersections among cinema studies, cultural studies, and new media studies within contemporary convergence culture, author Sarah E.S. Sinwell looks at sites of media convergence that are often ignored within most studies of digital media. Emphasizing the ways in which the forms and technologies of media culture have changed during the age of convergence, this book analyzes contemporary production, distribution, and exhibition practices as a means of examining the changing meanings of independent cinema within digital culture.
Frontmatter Contents Introduction: (Re)Defining Independent Cinema in an Era of Convergence 1. Indie via Instant Viewing: Now Streaming on Netflix and Hulu 2. Simultaneous Release Strategies: Soderbergh and the Screening Room 3. DIY Distribution: YouTube, Four Eyed Monsters, and Girl Walks into a Bar 4. The Fourth Screen: Sundance, Shorts, and Cell Phones Conclusion: The Future of Indie Cinema Online Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Mediagraphy Index About the Author
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