September 12 – Introduction in-class

September 14 – Assignment #1 Workshop

  • Choose 2 different options for your chosen critical object (film, TV show, webseries, etc.) – if possible, bring DVD or Blu-ray, or digital file on hard drive
  • Bring external hard drive and headphones (to every class!)
  • Do Video Commentary post
  • Read “Has the Video Essay Arrived?” (Monaghan) and “College Leads in New Form of Scholarship: Video Essays” (DiGravio)
  • If you do not have experience with Adobe Premiere, start working on the tutorials to help learn the platform.
  • Watch “What Makes a Video Essay Great?” by Kevin B. Lee