This is the third of a four-part video series of presentations given at the Independent Film Festival Boston Film Summit, hosted by the University of Massachusetts in Boston. These presentations explored how video essays seek new insights and diverse approaches to investigate the art and culture of cinema. Video essayists Kevin B. Lee, Nelson Carvajal, Serena Bramble and Drew Morton discuss the current state of this emerging art form and speculate where it might go next.
In this video, Serena Bramble shares her journey into filmmaking through her breakthrough video “Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir.” She demonstrates how video essays teach principles of filmmaking more effectively than the textbooks she studied as a film student. She concludes with her collaborative video essay, “White Knights and Bad People,” which provides a strong critical view exposing how sexism and chauvinism posing as progressive feminism are embedded in different aspects of popular culture.
Special thank you to Chico Colvard organized the event, and Tim Jackson who moderated the panel.