The Videographic Essay: Practice and PedagogyMain MenuThe Videographic EssayTable of ContentsIntroduction, Acknowledgements, and Further ReadingScholarship in Sound & Image: A Pedagogical EssayPedagogical essay authored by Christian Keathley and Jason MittellDissolves of PassionIn Dialogue: Eric Faden and Kevin B. LeeBecoming Videographic Critics: A Roundtable ConversationA conversation among practitioners curated by Jason MittellStar Studies in TransitionBut Is Any Of This Legal?Videographic ExercisesGallery of All ExercisesCreditsChristian Keathley0199b522721abf067a743773a226b6064fe22f8cJason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deCatherine Grantc9eab209ad26b2e418453515f6418aa2cbe20309
Jauja Alternative Trailer
12016-04-30T11:52:34-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945de75431An exercise by Nic Poppeplain2016-04-30T11:52:34-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deNic Poppe’s trailer for Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, Argentina, 2014) offers a set of enigmatic image/sound moments whose action and significance were perplexing, mainly because they offered neither any indication of the film’s plot nor its dominant tone. Focused primarily on a young man and woman relaxing on a blanket in tall grass, the trailer offered shots of a young girl playing with a toy soldier and another of a man bedding down on a rocky hill, again with the toy soldier. Further, Poppe manipulated image speed in some cases and played some sound elements in reverse. Abandoning any attempt at objectivity, Poppe’s video felt like a trailer for his own highly subjective experience of the film.