Some of the of best sites amusing, scholarly, and entertaining video-essays.
NELSON CARVAJAL – Written by s creative longtime video-essayist
DAVID BROADWELL – Broadwell is a prolific author and critic of film and film history. This an extremely through site with videos and essays: an entire education
PRESS PLAY – This is the video blog of IndieWire the Online film Magaize.
MUBI – The subscription service maintains a broad and informative site on Facebook.
PHILIP BRUBAKER – The non-fiction filmmaker with a site of ‘audio-visual essays’ and critique.
VINCE DIMEGLIO – The writer & filmmaker’s videos are clever and wide ranging
CRISTINA ÁLVAREZ LÓPEZ & ADRIAN MARTIN – The website also features writing and varied contributors
THOMAS FLIGHT – “Helps you take a closer look at what you’re watching”. also available for a Patreon subscription
SARA BRAMBLE : Bramble is an editor and video essayist
COLLATIVE LEARNING – “Film analysis, film making tips, psychology, marketing techniques, media analysis, video games, activism and whatever else I can think of” by Rob Ager.
AFTER DARK ANALYSIS – Social commentary of horror movies.
ASU FILM SPARK – Arizona State University has just launched a site for extended Q&A’s, often live, with cinematographers, producers and other Hollywood professionals.
EVERY FILM A PAINTING – This was a series of video essays about film form, made from April 2014 to September 2016, by Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou but still available.
100 HUNDRED YEARS OF CINEMA – With 30,000 subscribers the site “will be taking a look at one film a year, to try and discover how we got from the simple films of the early 1900’s to the complex block busters of today.
LESSONS FROM THE SCREENPLAY – With over a million subscribers: “videos that analyze movie scripts to examine exactly how and why they are so good at telling their stories.”
THE CLOSER LOOK – “Here we break down your favorite Movies and Shows to find out what makes them tick”. They have a half million subscribers and many free videos.
KOGANANDA – While there are only 15 videos here, they are beautifully produced and narrated.
— Tim Jackson