I’ve been putting up YouTube videos on Friday mornings for a while now, to the point where I have contemplated making my own.
But I lack the equipment and overall patience to do it right. As it is, the essayist at Every Frame a Painting has some thoughts on how to put a good essay together.
Here’s the thing: Every Frame apparently drew inspiration for making better essays from Orson Welles, a man who though long dead has invented and forgotten more about filmmaking than many people know today. To illustrate his point, Every Frame uses Welles’ documentary F for Fake (one of those movies I keep meaning to track down and watch) to show how Welles demonstrates how to make a compelling video essay/documentary. It’s worth a look. Check it out.