Afterimages on Cinema, Women and Changing Times
April , 2021
Is Cinematic Realism Still Possible? Realist Tendencies in Today’s Turkish Cinema in the Context of Classical and Current Theories
April , 2021
Primary Language tr
Subjects Art
Journal Section Interview

Orcid: 0000-0002-9436-5734
Author: İpek GÜRKAN (Primary Author)
Institution: Birkbeck, University of London (Visiting Researcher)
Country: United Kingdom

Supporting Institution TÜBİTAK
Project Number 1059B191800811
Thanks Bu çalışma TÜBİTAK (Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu) 2219 Doktora Sonrası Araştırma Bursu desteğiyle yürütülen proje kapsamında yapılmıştır. Bana bu imkânı verdiği için TÜBİTAK’a şimdi ve her zaman için çok teşekkür ederim.
Dates Publication Date : March 30, 2021

Despite the predominance of text-based film criticism, the form is a limited one, especially when dealing with visual material. In contrast, video essays benefit from greater visual flexibility, utilizing new multimedia technologies to bring together theory and practice in two relatively separate areas, making it possible both to rethink art technically and to engage in film criticism while capturing the poetics of the medium. By altering the form and medium in film criticism, video essays also help elevate the field of film studies from a synthetic, eclectic field heavily reliant on concepts and techniques from other fields, helping it to rediscover and create its own concepts with a self-reflexive criticism. Professor Catherine Grant has pioneered the video essay as a method of audiovisual criticism and has endeavored to secure recognition of the form as an academic research area that highlights the artistic and poetic aspects of film criticism. Grant recognized the future of online culture early on, and in 2008 began sharing digital resources in the field of film and moving-image studies on her personal blog, Film Studies for Free. This interview with her touches on essential areas of the video essay, helping us better understand the development of this form and how video essays integrate with academic research areas.

Video essay, Catherine Grant, audiovisual essay, film criticism, film studies