Scholar Johannes Binotto joins the show to discuss his video essays on John Ford’s Stagecoach and François Truffaut. He and Will also discuss Hartmut Bitomsky’s 1991 essay film, Das Kino und der Wind und die Photographie (The Cinema and the Wind and Photography).
Preview to Episode 10 – #DoYourHomework
Will and Charlie will discuss his essay “Criticism in the Age of TikTok,” which was published by Sight and Sound in October.
They will also discuss Zia Anger’s performance piece, My First Film. No video of the performance is available online, but the trailer is below and an article published by Sight and Sound can be found here, and more about Zia Anger can be found on her website.
News & Notes
The Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop at Middlebury College is back! Spend two weeks in Vermont learning how to produce videographic criticism. More here. Plus, the workshop conveyers — Christian Keathley, Jason Mittell, and Catherine Grant — have just published a new online book, The Videographic Essay: Practice and Pedagogy. The website collects their previous and new writings about video essays, and also includes examples of videographic exercises from the workshop.
“Thinking Images” at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival
From Ariel Avissar: “Thinking Images” is a new program launched at The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival dedicated to video essays and videographic works. The call for entries is now open for submissions by students, teachers, scholars, critics and filmmakers worldwide. They are looking for works that are distinctive, and that use innovative approaches to express their ideas. Works selected for the program will be screened at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque during the upcoming festival, on June 21-27, 2020. The submission deadline is January 30th.
“Creating Insights” Video Essay Symposium
New Project From Ian Garwood