Videographic Criticism made for educational intent - Middlebury College, Fall of 2017.

Thank you to Jason Mittell, Sinead Keirans, Will DiGravio, and FMMC0334 for the feedback, consultation, and support. Additional gratitude to John Bertolini and ENAM0239 for the education on the talented Alfred Hitchcock.

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Videographic Film & Media Studies - Middlebury FMMC0334

New technologies of digital video production—movies on DVD, DV cameras, and
non-linear editing programs—now enable film scholars to “write” with the very materials that constitute their object of study: moving images and sounds. But such a change means…


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New technologies of digital video production—movies on DVD, DV cameras, and
non-linear editing programs—now enable film scholars to “write” with the very materials that constitute their object of study: moving images and sounds. But such a change means rethinking the rhetorical modes traditionally used in scholarly writing, and supplementing them with a new concern with aesthetics. In this course we will both study and produce new videographic forms of multi-media criticism, exploring how scholarship can itself adopt cinema’s alluring poetics without abandoning the traditional essay’s knowledge effect.

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