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SET 38-16 VIDEO ESSAYS

What is a video essay? Video essays are like pornography in that, as the saying goes, you know it when you see it.

 

 

 

DARKEST HOUR by Thomas Ralph

As Brexit kicks in, here are the voices of those who will be affected the most: the British kids. (5’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

160 CHARACTERS by Victoria Mapplebeck

Video essay by a UK mother about the father of her son, broken communication, and texting. Top ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ONLINE DATING, EVERYONE’S A LITTLE BIT RACIST by The Atlantic

This will confirm all the most cynical ideas you could have about love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAUGHING by Mike Mills

An hour of laughs. How about that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRENE BROWN ON BLAME by the RSA

The mechanics of blame (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MAR EL SYMPHONIC UNIVERSE by Tony Zhou

Tony Zhou explains why so many Hollywood movies scores suck (13′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD by Jessica Beshir

A man who took up tap dancing later in life. A beautiful meditation on age, life, happiness ❤ ❤ ❤ (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELAY by Thomas Leach

Essay on ejaculation (7′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYDAY by Gustav Johansson

What would you do if you had an extra day in the week? (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAINTING IN THE DARK by Delve

Being an artist in a world obsessed with popularity and Facebook “likes” (10′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO REMAIN SINGLE by Johns Movies

Self explanatory. Welcome to NYC, the city that stinks (17′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY CHILDREN’S DRAWINGS MATTER by School of Life

I guess that’s why so many people like Basquiat so much. We need more of this naiveté in music (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEAN-LUC GODARD by Casa Azul Films

Jean-Luc Godard, rambling on in his living room (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREXIT: THE MOVIE by WagTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO WIN AN ELECTION by Sara Klein and Tom Mason

A leading political strategist gives some insight on what wins, from Bush to Trump (7′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID LYNCH ON WHERE GREAT IDEAS COME FROM by The Atlantic

David Lynch, on the origin of ideas (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN WORDS FAIL IN MOVIES by Fandor Keyframe

On silence. Those beautiful those moments when no words are needed, all the emotion is right there (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN DECISION by Andrew Norton

A short film about making up your mind. The daily dilemmas and decisions we’re confronted with (2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DOES AN EDITOR THINK AND FEEL? by Tony Zhou

Tony Zhou elaborates on the job of #editor in the #filmmaking process (9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAR AUTHORITY by Matthew Palmer

And this is the power that has been passed on to Trump. God help us (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENSHO by Aaron Paradox

Last words, an exploration of what lies within ourselves, narrated by Alan Watts (4′)

 

 

 

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