Capturing motion: video set-ups for driving, cycling and walking

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What I aim to do in what follows is to consider three common forms of mobility and the camera set-ups that have been assembled in order to try not to lose the thing, where losing it and finding it are ever present issues. Driving, cycling and walking together are practices that I have familiarity with through either having recorded them myself or being involved with discussions around what cameras to use, how to position them and the ensuing assessment of how those recordings turned out. As Luff et al. note (2012) “unlike methodological debates surrounding the accomplishment and use of interviews, fieldwork and even focus groups, the discussion concerning video is still constrained to a small number of issues” p256. Their discussion of camera angles in video methodologies more generally parallels many of the concerns of this chapter on mobility in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Mobilities
EditorsPeter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Pete Merriman, Mimi Sheller
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-85757-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-66771-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Mobilities
  • video recording
  • cameras
  • Cycling
  • driving
  • ethnographic
  • cultural geography
  • Sociology
  • video analysis
  • ethnomethodology

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