Television: In Search of a New Aesthetic

By David L. Tucker.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

The mannerist aesthetic has dominated television documentary creative thinking for 50 years. In an age of digital reinvention, the medium must explore new aesthetic possibilities to remain relevant.

Keywords: Documentary, Art, Aesthetics

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.33-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.626MB).

Prof. David L. Tucker

Mr. Tucker holds an Honours BFA in Film from York University, Toronto, and a terminal degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from Goddard College, Vermont. With nearly thirty years of experience as a documentary television producer/writer/director, his most recent awards have included a Gemini presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, The Gracie by the American Women in Television and Radio and The Chris at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. Mr. Tucker is also the current Chair of Canada’s largest and most established broadcasting school, Radio & Television Arts at Ryerson University, Toronto, and is currently in charge of spearheading the development of its new graduate program in Media Production. Before joining Ryerson, Mr. Tucker was an Associate Dean of Media at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, after serving on the faculty of Media Arts. Originally, Mr. Tucker worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and later ran his own production company that continues to remain active. Mr. Tucker has presented peer-reviewed articles on television aesthetics including at the Broadcast Education Association where he recently won a paper competition and the Faculty Documentary Video Competition for Best in Category – Long Form.


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