I watch a lot of videos. A lot. So how about this? Every week I'll post the best thing I've watched that week. My criteria will be completely made up and subjective, and there will likely be a disproportionate number of music videos with dancing, but that's how it goes.
Not a brand-new video this week, but this one has been on my Watch Later list for a while. It's all about how to structure a video essay, but it's also good advice for how to structure all sorts of communication that needs to pull someone in--stories, obviously, but also other structures and rhetorical modes. After seeing this one, I watched (or re-watched) all the episodes of the excellentvideo essay series Every Frame a Painting , but this was probably my favorite of the bunch. As an instructional companion, it's perhaps the most useful because it demonstrates exactly what it describes. I'm pretty sure "analytical exemplar" isn't really a thing, but if it were, this video would be one.
If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us about structure. NO SPOILERS.
Charlie Huette is a public school teacher who also keeps a notebook. He dreams about making school just a little less terrible. Many of the posts you find here are based on notebook entries. You can learn more about Charlie by visiting the about page.