On Your Screen is the new monthly show about digital film culture. Today's episode features a conversation with Don McHoull, the creator of the popular Twitter account @SilentMovieGIFs. We discuss the history of the account, Don's curatorial approach, why the GIF is an ideal medium for the sharing of silent film, how content spreads on the internet, and how GIFs are helping to bring silent cinema to new audiences in the 21st century. Don also talks about his Reddit page and the viral compilation videos he has made about silent cinema on YouTube.
If you enjoyed this episode, check out Episode 14 of The Video Essay Podcast, featuring a conversation with British film critic and journalist Leigh Singer, who discusses his video essay for Little White Lies, "The Movies Behind Your Favorite GIFs."