In the Mix: The Collaborative Video Essay in Theory and Praxis: SCMS Workshop for 2018 conference

More Workshop Details, Timeline, Bios, and Works Cited

Our work timeline:
Chair: Vicki Callahan, University of Southern California
Vicki Callahan is Associate Professor at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in MA+P.  With Virginia Kuhn she co-edited, Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies (2016) and a special issue (#11) of The Cine-Files: “The Video Essay: An Emergent Taxonomy of Cinematic Writing,”(2017).  She published “Introduction to The Video Essay” (co-author Virginia Kuhn) and “Introduction to MEmorial with her video essay, The Just War,” The CinĂ©-Files, #11 (2017).

Co-Chair: Daniel Clarkson Fisher, Ryerson University
Daniel Clarkson Fisher is a first-year student in the MFA Documentary Media program at Ryerson University, where he also works as a grading assistant. His video essays have been featured by The AV Club, io9, Films for Action, Boing Boing, Filmscalpel, Vimeo Staff Picks, and others. In addition, his writing has appeared in AlterNet, New Politics, Culture Matters, Bright Lights Film Journal, Nonfics, Tricycle, and Diabolique, among other publications. He was formerly a tenured professor of Buddhist theology, and co-edited the book A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community (2016).

Nicole Richter , Wright State University
Nicole Richter is Coordinator/Associate Professor at the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures at Wright State University. She is the author of The Moving Image (Cognella, 2017). Her research focuses on sexuality/gender in popular culture. She has published in the Journal of Bisexuality, Reverse Shot, Gender Forum, Feminism at the Movies, and Queer Love in Film and Television. She founded the KinoFemme and KinoQueer filmmaking collectives and serves on the editorial board for Short Film Studies.

J. D. Bradley, Harold Washington College
J.D. Bradley teaches media studies and interdisciplinary humanities. She is a professional photographer, and her research interests include Afrofuturism and black diasporic media, film narration, and the spatial uses of sound and music. She has published in Cinema Journal and is writing a chapter on the film adaptation of Fences, the “ugly cry” and black women’s spectatorship for an edited collection on August Wilson.

Christina Lane, University of Miami
Christina Lane is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the University of Miami. Recent publications include the video essay “Carole Lombard and What Remains” (The Cine-Files: The Videographic Essay, 2016), “A Modern Marriage for the Masses: Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, and the Cultural Front” (Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2016), and a forthcoming article on the feminist and racial politics of an early Florida film in Feminist Media Histories.

Liz Cambron, Wright State University
Liz Cambron is a visiting professor of film and video at Wright State University. Her work has shown at Slamdance, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and various galleries. Her work incorporates fiction and non-fictional elements; she is interested in transformations, portals, and radical politics.

                                                               Works Cited 

Becker, Christine, ed. “In Focus: Videographic Criticism.” Cinema Journal 56, No. 4 (2017).

Callahan, Vicki and Virginia Kuhn, “Introduction to The Video Essay: an Emergent Taxonomy of Cinematic Writing.” Special issue on video essay (co-editors), The CinĂ©-Files #11 (January 2017).

Grant, Catherine. “How Long is a Piece of String: On the Practice, Scope and Value of Videographic Film Studies and Criticism.”  The Audio-Visual Essay  (November 2013).

Keathley, Christian, and Jason Mittell. The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image. 1st edition. Montreal: caboose, 2016.

Lopez, Cristina Alvarez and Adrian Martin: “The One and the Many: Making Sense of Montage in the Audiovisual Essay.” Reframe ( September  2014).


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