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AUDIOVISUALCY: Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies and Video Essays on Vimeo.

Criterion collection – YouTube.

Fandor – YouTube.

Fyfe, Greer and Ross, Miriam. How to- Video Essays: The Audio Video Essay.

[In] Transition.

Johnson, Andrew. “The Difference between Practice-based and practice-led Research”. University of Technology. 2002. Web

Kevin B. Lee on Vimeo.

Kiss, Miklos. The Audiovisual Research Essay as an Alternative to Text-Based Scholarship. In Transition, 2014. Web

Myers, Amanda. LibGuides: How to Do a Video Essay: A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies.

Theory Org

Digging Deeper. YouTube.

The Discarded Image – YouTube.

Kogonada’s Videos on Vimeo.

Filmmaker IQ – YouTube.

Every Frame a Painting – YouTube.

Lessons from the Screenplay – YouTube.

This Guy Edits – YouTube.

Now You See It – YouTube.

One Hundred Years of Cinema – YouTube.

University of Hertfordshire. The Video Essay. University of Hertfordshire. 2019. Web


“Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.” Film History: An International Journal, 2007, doi:10.2979/fil.2007.19.2.144.

Faden, Eric. (2009) A Manifesto for Critical Media. Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. (Fall). 2009. Journal

Gabara, Rachel. A Review of ‘The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker.

Wikimedia Commons.

Necsus | Audiovisual Essays. Accessed 4 Mar. 2019.Quarterly Review of Film and Video, doi:10.1080/10509208.2011.648102. 2013. Journal


Cope, William, and Mary Kalantzis. Multiliteracies: New Literacies, New Learning. 2009, doi:10.1080/15544800903076044.


Biemann, Ursula. Stuff It: The Video Essay in the Digital Age. Dusseldorf: Springer Verlag. 2003. Print

Burgess, Jean. All Your Chocolate Rain Are Belong to Us? Viral Video, YouTube and the Dynamics of Participatory Culture. Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube, 2008. Print

Corrigan, Timothy. The Essay Film : From Montaigne, after Marker. Oxford University Press, 2011. Print

Freire, Paolo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York, NY: Continuum. 1970. Print

Cubitt. Sean. Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture. London: Macmillan, 1993. Print

Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. Autoethnography, personal narrative, reflexivity: Researcher as subject. In N. Denzin & Y. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed., pp. 733–768). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2001. Print

Rodriguez, Robert. Rebel Without a Crew. California: Dutton. 1995. Print

Papazian, Elizabeth., and Caroline. Eades. The Essay Film : Dialogue, Politics, Utopia. Columbia University Press, 2016. Print