What is a video essay?

The rise of video essays…

Video essays are an exciting form of entertainment and education. By transforming the written essay into an audio-visual experience, they add a completely new dimension to an argument. Creators such as Evan Puschak (Nerdwriter1) and Tony Zhou + Taylor Ramos (Every Frame a Painting) have gained tremendous popularity on YouTube with their video essays about movies and TV. Yet beware, not every video essay has to deal with cinematic subjects! In the video below, I explain what a video essay, and how it finds its roots in the essay-film genre. Enjoy!


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