VIDEOGRAPHIC CRITICISM

BUT WHAT IS IT? 

Videographic criticism is a  practice used to engage critically with visual media texts. Video essays aim to use "the objects of their study - motion picture, television, and other electronic audio visual forms - to produce scholarship."  Rather than resorting to language to analyze moving images, video criticism explores and presents ideas through it's own medium. As a budding field, this medium is developing a new way to communicate about film and media and likewise is a space for experimentation in visual language.  

 

Professor Christian Keathley and Professor Jason Mittell, both at Middlebury College, are leading scholars in the study of videographic criticism. In 2014, the two helped launch (in)Transition, the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies, and have co-authored a book titled The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image. In the Summer of 2018 Keathley and Mittell lead a two week workshop for graduate students to explore the study. I was fortunate enough to be working with them as a Teaching Assistant and Resident Advisor. 

Learn more about it: http://www.addisonindependent.com/201706college-leads-new-kind-scholarship-video-essays

Women, Intimacy, and Sexual Violence in Hitchcock Films

Videographic Criticism made for educational intent - Middlebury College, Fall of 2017. Thank you to Jason Mittell, Sinead Keirans, Will DiGravio, and FMMC0334 for the feedback, consultation, and support. Additional gratitude to John Bertolini and ENAM0239 for the education on the talented Alfred Hitchcock.

Accolades: 

https://filmschoolrejects.com/hitchcocks-portrayals-of-women-intimacy-and-sexual-violence/

http://www.filmscalpel.com/women-intimacy-and-sexual-violence/

https://twitter.com/alsolikelife/status/1079071954055979013?s=12

https://filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com/2018/12/1.html

Twin Peaks - Equalized Pulse
Twin Peaks - Epigraph
Twin Peaks - Splitscreen

Splitscreen study between Twin Peaks - Pilot (1989) and China Town (1794). Quote from "Crime, Guilt, and Subjectivity in Film Noir" by Winifred Fluck.  

Video criticism made for educational intent. In collaboration with Middlebury College's Film and Media Culture Department and FMMC334 Fall 2017.

Equalized Pulse Study of Twin Peaks - Pilot (1989)

 

In collaboration with Middlebury College's Film and Media Culture Department and FMMC334 Fall 2017.

Epigraph of Twin Peaks - Pilot (1989). Text from Guyland by Michael Kimmel. 

 

In collaboration with Middlebury College's Film and Media Culture Department and FMMC334 Fall 2017.