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Chapter 36

"Foregrounding the invisible: Notes on the video essay review"

Chiara Grizzaffi


Supplemental bibliography on videographic criticism

Álvarez López, Cristina, and Adrian Martin. “Introduction to the audiovisual essay: A child of two mothers.” Necsus, Autumn 2014. 

Becker, Christine, and Erin Copple Smith, editors. “The Video Essay Assignment.” Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, vol. 1, no 2, Spring/Summer 2013. 

Becker, Christine, editor. “In Focus: Videographic Criticism”. Cinema Journal, vol. 56, no 4.

Grant Catherine, editor, “Film and Moving Image Studies Re-Born Digital” Frames Cinema Journal, vol. 1, no 1, July 2012. 

-- “The Shudder of a Cinephiliac Idea? Videographic Film Studies Practice as Material Thinking.” Aniki, vol. 1, no 1, 2014.

Grizzaffi, Chiara, and Andrea Minuz, editors. “Videographic Film Studies: Criticism, Analysis and Theory in the Age of Software Culture.” Cinergie. 13, June 2018. 

Keathley, Christian, and Jason Mittell, editors. The Videographic Essay. Criticism in Sound & Image. Caboose 2016.

van den Berg Thomas, and Miklos Kiss. Film Studies in Motion. From Audiovisual Essay to Academic Research Video. Scalar 2016. 

Videographic criticism at work

The Audiovisual Essay: Practice and Theory of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies


The Cine-Files – A Scholarly Journal of Cinema Studies

De Filmkrant


Filmidee (the project Per una controstoria del cinema italiano)


Film School Rejects/One Perfect Shot

[in]Transition. Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism

Moving Image Source



Transit. Cine y otros desvíos

The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound &Image

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