What is a video essay?

"For me, videographic film studies, including audiovisual essays, is creative; I’d say primarily these are creative [forms]. But they are creative critical (sometimes I don’t even use a comma to separate those two terms!). Creative, critical, and performative film studies practices. Performative because they use the object themselves. They use reframing techniques, remixing techniques, applied to film and moving image excerpts."

- Catherine Grant (2013)





Grant, C. (2013). HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING?: On the Practice, Scope and Value of Videographic Film Studies and Criticism. A Presentation Given at the Audiovisual Essay Conference, Frankfurt Filmmuseum/Goethe University, November 23-24, 2013.