Will DiGravio sits down with Philip Brubaker, formerly one of the principal video essayists at Fandor. Philip is also an experimental filmmaker with a background in documentary filmmaking and an alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. His video essays have screened at numerous film festivals and his work has appeared regularly in Sight and Sound’s annual list of the best video essays. Learn more about him here.
In the show, the two talk about Philip’s introduction to video essays, the rise and fall of Fandor, why Philip does not consider himself a critic, and his latest work, Abandoned Movie, an essay film. The also discuss Victoria Oliver Farner’s video essay, “Peripheral Attention.”
For an in-depth guide to the show featuring links to all video essays discussed, click here.
Preview to Episode 4 – #DoYourHomework
Our next guest will be Grace Lee! You may know Grace from her popular YouTube Channel, What’s So Great About That? Grace and I will discuss her video essay, “Feathered Foes: Birds in Horror.”
Some of my favorite video essays by Grace