Jen Proctor is a video essayist, filmmaker, media artist, and professor at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. On this week’s show we discuss the difference between those terms, what a video essay is, and a whole lot more. Jen and Will discuss her found footage film, Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix, and Martin Arnold’s 1988 found footage film, Pièce Touchée.
Learn more about Jen and her work via her website.
Other pieces by Jen discussed on the show:
Open access link to Jen’s article, “Teaching avant-garde practice as videographic research,” published Autumn 2019 issue of Screen.
Mash-up by Jen’s student Zahra Cawley mentioned in the piece and on the podcast.
Preview to Episode 8 – #DoYourHomework
Our next guest will be Chloé Galibert-Laîné. Chloé is a filmmaker and academic, who has made video essays for Fandor and is a leader in the video essay genre of desktop documentary. Learn more about Chloé via her website.
We will discuss Chloé’s desktop documentary, “Watching the Pain of Others,” which was also published this year in [in]Transition.
Chloé will also talk about the film Stand By for Tape Back-Up by Ross Sutherland. Is it a video essay? Tune in to find out!