Category Archives: Multimedia Examples

Supercuts

Supercuts are probably the most common form of video essay though we may not think of it as one. You can find great examples of supercuts at supercut.org. Since we’re nearing Halloween, I thought I’d share a spookily-appropriate one: Here’s … Continue reading

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Video Killed the Essay Star

Examples of Video Essays. If last week we saw examples of merely composing a video essay by grafting onto a scene a “running commentary” this week we’ll be looking at slightly more elaborate ways of composing and producing a video … Continue reading

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Voice Overs & “DVD commentaries”

Video Essays and the three weeks ahead.  For the next few weeks we will be looking at Video Essays in detail. To start us off, we will be looking closely at this New York/New York study which examines NYC from the point of … Continue reading

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Copyright & Fair Use

Creative Commons

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Frames & Screenshots

This week we will be focusing on cinematic images and the way digital media allows us to both manipulate them and analyze them more than ever before. With DVD players, screengrabbing and screenshooting software, looking and examining a single frame … Continue reading

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Infographics: Mapping the Movies

Here are a couple of examples of creative attempts at mapping cinema and its data: IMDB.COM, arguably the map of cinema information. The History of Sex on Film in Infographic Form: A map that shows the most popular movie set in each … Continue reading

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Twitter: The Age of the Mini-Review

How do you make an impact in the age of micro-blogging, instagram posts and Tumblr scrolling? How can use Twitter to think and write critically and creatively about cinema? Anyone see Chef (2014) this past summer? Film Criticism in the … Continue reading

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