Why are video lectures listed in a Recommended Reading list? Well, a lecture is literally a reading. And let’s be honest: most academic lectures take this etymology very seriously and are no more than the translation of the written word into vibrating vocal chords. The lectures listed here however are both enlightening and required viewing / reading.
Analyse and Invent (Adrian Martin & Cristina Álvarez López)
Analyse and Invent: Audiovisual Essays as Creative Film/Media Research. That is the full title of this feature-length lecture by the video essay dream team of Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López. It includes comments and thoughts that were also featured in their writings for Transit, NECSUS and MUBI Notebook.
Watch the complete lecture online.
In Reference To Visual Essays (Kevin B. Lee and Kogonada)
Two prominent practitioners of the video essay, Kevin B. Lee and Kogonada, were invited by the Berlin film festival to talk about their craft. They were interviewed by Oliver Baumgarten during the 2016 Berlinale.
Watch the complete talk online.