General

The video essay is a many-headed monster. It has different uses, takes different forms, serves different masters. These texts all look at more general questions about this specific audiovisual form.

Texts

LESSONS IN LOOKING: THE DIGITAL AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY (Tiago Baptista)

Baptista’s thesis examines “the contemporary practice of the digital audiovisual essay”. Almost half of the text is devoted to case studies of four video essay makers (Kogonada, Kevin B. Lee, Catherine Grant and David Bordwell).

Read the complete thesis online or download a PDF version.

Apuntes en torno al ensayo audiovisual (Eduardo Cruz)

In this 2017 article published by the Mexican digital magazine Correspondencias. Cine y pensamiento, Eduardo Cruz lists some notes on the audiovisual essay.

Read the complete article online or download a PDF version.

The Video Essay – More Discourse than Terminology (Dennis Vetter)

In this 2017 article published by the German short film magazine Shortfilm.de, Vetter gives a brief overview of the state of the video essay, addresses its elusive format and points out some notable practitioners.

Read the complete article online.

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