Notes on Videographic Criticism

Will DiGravio
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  • Volume 2, Issue 13: Rosebud Remixed
    05 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    On Friday, I had one of the coolest experiences of my life. I traveled to the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the conference, “80 years of Xanad...
  • The Stuff I (and Others) Made in 2021
    20 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Well folks, the end of the year is almost here! In the video essay world, it seems like our year runs from November to November. That’s in part because around this time each year, ballots are sent out...
  • Volume 2, Issue 12: Rio Bravo 365
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    November 1, 2021 was probably the most significant day in my work as a video essayist to date. It was Day 365 of “Rio Bravo Diary,” or the final day of my journey watching Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo over...
  • Daily Video Essay Recommendations: October 2021
    31 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Dear Readers, Over on Twitter (@thevideoessay), I’ve started tweeting out a daily video essay recommendation. I’ll be honest: not too much thought goes into it. I just scroll through my liked videos o...
  • Volume 2, Issue 11: A Vimeo Tip
    26 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I had originally planned to dedicate this issue to the news of David Fincher’s upcoming series of “visual essays” for Netflix. There is much to consider. And in the months ahead, once we learn more ab...
  • Just Saying Hello With A Couple Of New Videos
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear Readers, Greetings! The usual newsletter will be sent to your inbox this coming Sunday, but I figured I would just say happy Monday and share two videos I recently made. A friendly reminder that ...
  • Volume 2, Issue 10: Ricky on TV
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    It’s hard to believe that I am nearing the end of Rio Bravo Diary. Here’s a thought I had recently: Each time I go into my Premiere file to create a new clip, I simply adjust the end of the previous d...
  • Volume 2, Issue 9: Hidden Hitchcock
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    D.A. Miller’s The Wrong Man — Notes on Hidden Hitchcock I recently read/re-read D.A. Miller’s Hidden Hitchcock. Miller’s work makes the case for what he calls “too-close viewing.” Using Strangers on a...
  • Volume 2, Issue 8: A Fresh Start
    12 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello! It’s great to be back. Rather than explain why I went on a brief hiatus/vacation during the month of August, I’ll simply share the following: Laura Marsh @lmlauramarsh Rushdie is posting to his...
  • Volume 2, Issue 7: Thinking
    30 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    I’ve hit a bit of a wall with my Grace Kelly project. Actually, hitting a wall would imply that I had tried and failed to advance the project. I haven’t even tried. I still plan to complete the video ...
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