Much of my work concerns videographic criticism, or "video essays." I frequently talk about videographic criticism and found footage forms more generally at universities, conferences, and film festivals throughout the United States and Europe. I recently joined the Film Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an adjunct instructor, teaching the course, "Video Editing & Film Montage."
Since 2019, I have hosted The Video Essay Podcast, which features interviews with leading video essayists and other found footage filmmakers. My own work has been included in the Sight & Sound survey of the year's best video essays (2019-2022) and screened at a variety of venues, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2023, I launched Recycled Screenings, an online platform for artists to stream their work.
For more information, see my CV. And stay in touch via my newsletter, Notes on Videographic Criticism.
Writing & EDITING
My writings on film, including reviews, essays, lists, and news items, have appeared in a variety of publications, including Paste, Senses of Cinema, NonFics, Crooked Marquee, and Film School Rejects, where I have been a contributor since 2018. In 2023, I joined the film magazine Cineaste as an assistant editor.
I am an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents program. Festivals I have covered include the New York Film Festival, DOC NYC, Prismatic Ground, CPH: Dox, Fantastic Fest, and more. I vote in the Dorian Awards.
Some of my recent work can be found here.
I am pursuing my PhD (part-time, and by distance) in the School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. My project focuses on American avant-garde cinema, examining the potentials of videographic criticism to animate experimental film archives. I hold an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where I studied as a Keasbey Scholar, and a BA from Middlebury College.
Since 2019, I have been on the editorial board of Screenworks, the peer-reviewed journal of screen and media practice research, based in Bristol, UK.