Videographic Criticism Workshop Phase I: Autodidactics (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)

First session: Feb. 8th, 2-5 pm, Nicholson 325 (future session dates TBD)

Phase I, TopicIn Transition Journal (all content is accessible for free)
The videographic criticism workshop will give participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the multimedial form of academic scholarship whose topics can range much wider than media studies. The workshop stretches over two semesters, starting phase I—the autodidiactical part—in Spring 2019. Over the course of this semester, we will get together 3-4 times to familiarize ourselves with the video essay format (session 1 will focus on the In Transition Journal), its emergence and any formal intricacies (session 2—date tbd—will be a reading group around The Video Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image edited by Christian Keathley and Jason Mittell) and familiarize ourselves with the necessary technology and software (session 3—date tbd—will be a brief introduction to Adobe Premiere and other related video making software).

In Fall 2019, we will enter phase II, where participants will have to opportunity to enroll in a two day intensive videographic essay workshop with Jason Mittell, who we are in touch with about possible dates. We are currently also discussing options for offering this workshop component for credit.

The goal of this workshop series is threefold: 1. to give students and emerging scholars the opportunity to explore a new format of academic publishing and presentation as it is becoming more common across academic online communities and conferences; 2. provide them with knowledge necessary to continue working with this format outside of the workshop and most importantly; 3. produce a work of videographic criticism for presentation or publication.

Sign up for the workshop by emailing us via mimsgg@umn.edu