The Video Essay Podcast features conversations with leading critics, filmmakers, scholars, and other creators about the craft of videographic criticism.
Video essays have changed (and are still changing) moving image and media studies, leading to new conversations about what constitutes academic scholarship, how criticism should be conducted and distributed in the digital age, among other things. This podcast aims to be a living archive of this change.
The experimental (and fun!) nature of videographic criticism is one of its most distinguishing qualities. Through discussions about video essay form and style, this podcast hopes to spark and fuel conversations between video essay makers and their audience.
Will DiGravio is a video essay maker, critic, journalist and graduate student. He is currently a contributor at Film School Rejects (One Perfect Shot), where, among other things, he curates and writes about video essays. He is currently an M.Phil. student in Film & Screen Studies at the University of Cambridge. He served as the teaching assistant at the 2019 Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop at Middlebury College. In 2019 he graduated with a degree in Film & Media Culture from Middlebury, where he studied videographic criticism with Jason Mittell and Chris Keathley. Here is a sample of his work: