Introductory Guide to Video Essays

Drawing on the inspiring work of pioneering educators and researchers engaging with this creative method, this guide aims to offer a research-led introduction for students, teachers and researchers approaching the video essay for the first time.

Introduction to Video essays

Studying and researching film through film

A research-led introduction for students, teachers and researchers approaching the video essay for the first time.

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Finding Coherence Across Journals

Guidelines and criteria for making, curating and publishing video essays

A look at the existing guidelines for the production and evaluation of video essays.

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How to Make Video essays

Preproduction, Production, Postproduction

Considerations for planning, making and editing a video essay

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Copyright Considerations

How copyright law regulates the creative reuse of existing materials

Understanding the basic principles of copyright law when producing or using creative works

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Dissemination

Journals

A selected list of journals and websites where you can publish video essays

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Case Study

Video essays as creative assessment method at SOAS, University of London

Reducing the uncertainty around creative assessment methods

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  • About

    Authors’ biographies, list of references and contact details

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