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At the weekend, Film Studies For Free's author dreamt of a beautiful online archive, gathering together works in the burgeoning scholarly and critical genre of video essays about films and moving image studies.
A little feverish curatorial and neologistical work later, the marvellous dream became a reality. Audiovisualcy is that reality.
Audiovisualcy is a group page at Vimeo which gathers together in one handy and easy to find place, the numerous video essays about films, film studies and film theory already posted at that video hosting site by individual users. Twenty-eight videos [more than seventy, as of April 12], on all manner of films, are available for your perusal so far. More will be added as they are discovered or created.
If you join the group, you will automatically receive updates as new videos are posted, but you can also follow @AUDIOVISUALCY and get those at Twitter, too. If you know of any other relevant video essays at Vimeo or ones hosted on other sites, you can let the group know about them by emailing us here, and, if appropriate, these will be added and publicised.
If you are curious about the possibilities for Film Studies or for film criticism offered by this format, do please check out the links to the work of some of more prolific, and (beginning with Matt Zoller Seitz) talented, essayists, below.
Matt Zoller Seitz:
- youtube.com/ user/ insomniacdad
- movingimagesource.us/ articles/ authors/ Matt%20Zoller-Seitz
Kevin B. Lee:
- alsolikelife.com/ shooting/
- movingimagesource.us/ articles/ authors/ Kevin%20B.-Lee
- fandor.com/ blog/
Also see the following online journals which have regularly published video essays: