The Videographic Essay: Practice and Pedagogy

The Elephant Man Multiscreen

Liz Greene achieved the effect of having films speak to each other with her video on The Elephant Man, which also engaged Michael Talbott’s chosen film, La CieĢnaga, another movie with an especially rich, dense soundtrack. Further, while most participants used multiple screens throughout their videos, Liz employed multi-screen selectively, withholding and then strategically deploying the effect, both to invite comparisons between the films as well as to create the effect that all the images and sounds we see are from the same movie.

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