1. @amick_hailey

    Video Essay


    When reading the article, “How to Read a Movie” by Roger Elbert, I didn’t realize how many creative aspects are truly placed to make the audience feel a certain way. The producers use lighting, color, and dialogue to display emotions throughout a piece. Again, I know I am talking about …

  2. @aislingberri

    Video Essay


    I decided to make my video essay on one of the most famous scenes in “The Room”.

    As much as I love this movie, there are a LOT of flaws in the filming. This was more of a criticism rather than an appreciation, but there WERE some good techniques used …

  3. @katiereif6

    Video Essay


    I know it’s not the best thing I’ve ever made. Between copyright robots, needing to completely redo my audio, and my computer not really doing what I want it to, things are just not going my way. This isn’t really a format I’m used to and I wasn’t really sure …

  4. @wade_764



    After reading Roger Ebert’s article titled “How to read a movie,” I have learned some new ideas about how movies are edited to emphasize specific emotions and add overall tension to a scene. In particular, the part that he discussed that stood out to me the most was …

  5. @MeMcMe3

     I Make a Video Essay


    I chose to go with one of the films listed in the assignment description, The Silence Of The Lambs. It also happens to be one of my favorite films of all time outside of the assignment.

    Since the YouTube content police might have struck my account for uploading the scene, …

  6. @Tillysisland

    Attention to Detail


    As someone who doesn’t watch much television and has difficulty remembering scenes from films, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to take this assignment. I debated taking a look at the beautiful bits of cinematography within the new Spider-Man film, though I knew I would struggle to find clips for …

  7. @cooper_llindsay

    Video Essay


    After learning about films and the process behind making scenes so great, I chose to examine one of my favorite movies- 10 Things I Hate About You. I chose the famous poem clip from the movie which is around 1 minute or so in duration. This scene is filled with …

  8. @annie_louthan

    Reading Movies


    I have always thought the movie production process was extremely intriguing and at one point in time, I wanted to be the person that choses the soundtracks for movies, because I thought that the music in certain scenes of movies could make or break a movie. After watching these two …

  9. @aliboo1432

    Video Essay


    I decided to do my video essay on a scene from “The Grinch,” a live-action movie. I picked a scene from this movie because it has always been one of my favorite movies, and it the editing, costume, set, different designs, colors, etc., have always been so interesting to me. …

  10. @ammmybrookeee

    Video Essay


    I think I made this assignment a lot harder than it needed to be. Honestly after watching this clip like 10 times, I could really see the different aspects they used.

    They really utilized the camera in this scene. They angle the camera higher up to show authority. They pan …

  11. @ChianeseCecilia

    Movie Critic


    I really liked this project… but it definitely challenged me. I have never done anything like this so before I even started I knew it would take some time and patience. I found this clip of the movie “She’s All That” on YouTube and saved it to my computer using …

  12. @Bendire Thrasher

    REWIND that Back


    So here is my first and probably only attempt at a video essay. I really enjoyed making this, not only because I love editing videos, but because this scene left a very big impact on me, and at the time, I didn’t know why. After this week’s readings and watchings, I …

  13. @CeliaSdigitally

    Examining A Movie Scene…


    After learning a bit more about how films are made and the thought and effort that must go into them, I decided to look at a few famous movie scenes and pick my favorite out of those. The clip that I chose is from The Fault In Our Stars and …

  14. paul bond

    Video smackdown


    All I wanted to do was a quick analysis of one little scene. And it got blocked. Immediately. Maybe I should experiment a bit to see what adjustments I need to make to get it through. But it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re extra aggressive with some content. I’ve also …

  15. @jwcpsc

    Video Essay


    Typically when someone uses the phrase “reading a movie” one would think of reading a movie but thetas not the case in this circumstance. In this situation it refers to looking at all the editorial aspects and how they come together to help tell the story. For example how do …

  16. @eendip

    Video Essay: Skyfall


    I did my video essay on Skyfall. Skyfall is one of my favorite movies and I am a big fan of the James Bond series (if that’s what you can call it). I recorded my voice while I went through and talked about some of the cinematics in the movie. …

  17. @HumIsDum

    One Incredible Scene

    I put this video together using Vegas Pro and Audacity. I have a lot of experience with these two programs, so it was relatively easy to put together.

    When I read that we were going to be analyzing a film scene of our choice this week, my mind immediately jumped …

  18. @skyler0455

    video essay


    Here is my video essay! I used a scene from the Titanic. I used screencast-o-matic.com to make this video, which is free and not too complicated to learn how to use. It was interesting to try to find some of the techniques in this scene. …

  19. @wchiltonumw

    Critiquing Trouble With a Curve


    This was a super fun project to work with. This is one of my favorite movies so that made it a lot more fun to work with. Having the flexibility in our assignments is what makes this class so awesome. I want to start off by connecting this scene to …

  20. @KHavertDs106

    An Essay full of 27 Dresses


    I decided to do my video essay on one of my all time favorite scenes from the movie 27 Dresses. I have always loved this movie because of this scene right here. It may also be because of James Marsden (the actor who plays the main guy). I personally believe …

  21. @maymaygodek

    The Life of Pi


    As far as the process goes I forunately have access to Adobe Premiere Pro. I took the audio from audacity and edited it with some normalizing and leveling to keep the sound decent although I do not have a great microphone. From there I imported the file to the timeline, …

  22. @MasonOberle

    Video Analysis


    One of the mandatory assignments that needed to be done this week was an analysis of a scene through a video essay. Choosing a scene to analyse was difficult at first, as I needed to chose one that had to do with our course theme. I couldn’t remember any scenes …

  23. @Marie-Lynn

    Reading the Scene


    This week we were required to create a short video essay that analyzes a scene from a movie, using the themes we learned from this week’s videos and readings. I go in-depth on this in my video, but I’m going to use my blog post here to explain how I …

  24. @KendraB999

    “It Takes Two” Video Essay


    For my video essay, I decided to read the movie, “It Takes Two”. This film consisted of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, two kids who find out that they are twins, but were living apart from each other, with two different lifestyles.

    After taking a look at the readings and …

  25. @kjax18271

    Inception Inspection


    For this assignment, I decided to do a voice-over analysis of a scene from one of my favorite movies, Inception. This scene is extremely unique in its ideas and composition. I thought it would be a perfect movie clip to analyze. I started out by finding the scene I wanted …

  26. @Egon2688

    Happy Accidents


    I had to do a lot of research and explore what worked best for me to complete this assignment. I read the tips repeatedly but I couldn’t download the scenes I needed through the site provided. I also looked through the assignment tutorials but only one seemed to work. I …

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