This week's pick is the video for Kurt Vile's "Pretty Pimpin," which technically came out last week, but because I spent this entire week watching the video over and over, it gets a spot as the pick of the week. There are so many things to love about this video: the song; the camera moves; the gradual ramping-up of complexity. Plus, what's not to love about a video that has shots like this one:
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.
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