Filmmaker and critic Charlie Shackleton joins the show to discuss his background, philosophy when it comes to making videographic work, and his most recent essay, “Criticism in the Age of TikTok.” In a first for the show, Charlie and Will also discuss a performance piece by Zia Anger, My First Film.
On the next episode, Will is joined by his co-editors of the annual Sight and Sound magazine poll of the best video essays of the year, Ariel Avissar and Grace Lee. The three will discuss what it was like to edit the poll, the results, and how this year’s poll differs from years past. They will also be joined by several of the poll’s contributors, who will offer extended commentaries on their selections. The episode will be released on January 31.