JCU Digital Media Lab

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The Lopez Guide to Video Essays

Guidelines for video essay best practices.

Worksheet for planning your video essay.

Communications Library Study Guide (archives for images, sounds and video)

Readings (general overview)

Background (scholarly websites about video essays)

How-to

Storyboarding:

  • This page features a very useful video and template for how to storyboard with PowerPoint.

Video script template:

Screencasting:

Downloading and ripping video:

Note: Try to to ensure that you download in 720p resolution or higher. Your minimum level of quality should be 480p. If searching on YouTube, you can filter the search results to only show HD or 4K results.

FinalCutPro tutorials:

Music:

Recording audio:

Creating credits:

Copyright and Fair Use:

Sample video essays


Youtube playlist of historically important films that helped define the concept of video essays

199. Elements of the Essay Film from Kevin B. Lee on Vimeo.

F for Fake (1973) – How to Structure a Video Essay from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.


The essay film: some thoughts of discontent

Chaos Cinema Part 1 and Chaos Cinema Part 2 from matze on Vimeo.

ISIL videos imitate Hollywood and video games to win converts

What Is Neorealism? from kogonada on Vimeo.

CARNAL LOCOMOTIVE from Catherine Grant on Vimeo.


Adam Curtis – Oh Dear

Fembot in a Red Dress from Allison de Fren on Vimeo.


WHY IS CINEMA: Women Filmmakers? NOT SEXIST, BUT LET’S BE REAL???


Adam Curtis Documentary: The Loving Trap


Women as Reward – Tropes vs Women in Video Games


Lorella Zanardo – Il corpo delle donne (2009) – English subtitles

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