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
Allison de Fren
12016-05-03T14:27:40-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945de75433structured_gallery2016-05-07T17:47:03-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deAllison de Fren is an Assistant Professor in the Media Arts & Culture Department at Occidental College. Her research-creation focuses on gender, technology, and the body. She is the director of the feature-length documentary The Mechanical Bride (2012), which had its world premiere at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival. Her videographic essay, "Fembot in a Red Dress," which was started at the Middlebury workshop, was published in [in]Transition, and her video essay "Ex Machina: Questioning the Human Machine" was published by Fandor. She posts video work on her Vimeo page.
12016-04-30T13:58:49-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deThe Stepford Wives Epigraph1An exercise by Allison de Frenplain2016-04-30T13:58:50-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945de
12016-05-03T18:14:29-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deEX MACHINA: Questioning the Human Machine1The movie EX MACHINA puts people to the tests -- the Turing test, the Bechdel test, the Rorschach test -- to explore the similarities and differences between human and machine. A video essay by Allison de Fren.
More at fandor.com/keyframe.plain2016-05-03T18:14:29-07:00Vimeo2016-03-07T19:19:02video158105742Fandor KeyframeJason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945de
12016-05-06T11:57:46-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deFembot in a Red Dress1This video essay examines the cultural trope of the “lady in red” as it evolved from the genre of film noir to science fiction and from the human to the artificial female in a variety of film and television texts. It was developed during the NEH Video Criticism Workshop on Scholarship in Sound & Image at Middlebury College in 2015 and is featured with commentary on [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Issue 2.4, January 2016 (http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/intransition/2015/12/28/fembot-red-dress)plain2016-05-06T11:57:47-07:00Vimeo2015-09-30T13:08:23video140950223Allison de FrenLady in redmetropolisrobotfembotmatrixcylonbsgbattlestar galacticascience fictiongender studiesfilm studiesvideo essayJason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945de
12016-04-30T10:28:23-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945deThe Stepford Wives PechaKucha1An exercise by Allison de Frenplain2016-04-30T10:28:23-07:00Jason Mittell06e96b1b57c0e09d70492af49d984ee2f68945de