In 2019 I was asked to co-edit the annual list of the best video essays of the year for Sight and Sound magazine. The list features 39 contributions from essayists, filmmaker, scholars, and critics from around the world.

Seeing Truffaut’s Hitchcock is a Scalar book project comprised of video essays about François Truffaut’s 1966 interview with — and study of — Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock. The project is an audiovisual companion to Truffaut’s text, featuring short video essays that explore concepts and ideas discussed in the text. To learn more, click here.

In the summer of 2019, I worked as the teaching assistant at the Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop at Middlebury College. The workshop is two-week program where established scholars learn the theory and technical skills necessary to produce videographic criticism. During the course of the workshop, participants conceive and produce film & media criticism via digital sound and moving images. As the sole teaching assistant I: served as mentor and technical assistant to the 14 scholars who participated; provided feedback on projects in one one one, small and large group settings; assisted in teaching participants basic skills in Adobe Premiere and videographic theory; lived in a dorm with all residents and helped coordinate logistics for the workshop. Below are the videographic exercises I made at the workshop about the HBO miniseries John Adams 

In the fall of 2017, as part of Jason Mittell’s “Videographic Film Studies” course at Middlebury College, I made a series of videographic exercises about Rio Bravo (1959). Watch them below.

Below are other videographic experiments about the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock.

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