I'm embarking on a vidding/remix journey. I'll be completing the 5 videographic criticism exercises of the Videographic Essay workshop at Middlebury. You can read about the workshops (and link to the lovely little book that I'm using as my road map) here justtv.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/the-videographic-essay-a-new-book/ and you can view the videos to have come out of the workshop here. scalar.usc.edu/works/videographic-essay/index
I'll be using as my source, you guessed it, the beautiful craziness that is Twin Peaks, The Return. This video is for assignment #1, a videographic PechaKucha. 10 clips, 6 seconds each, set to 1 minute of continuous soundtrack from your source. I imposed some additional limits to mine... see if you can guess what they are :D
In all of my videos for this project, I'll be exploring the relationship between vidding and videographic criticism, and thinking about the poetics of both. Perhaps these will result in vid-like videographic essays, or videographic essay-like vids (say that five times fast). We'll see is I go! I'm following the mantra from the Videographic Essay book, "make first, talk (and think) later."
And hey, if you're interested in playing along, now or later, join me! At the risk of wearing out this somewhat mixed metaphor, Jason Mittell and Chris Keathley have created an intriguing map for videographic adventuring.