I’ve been playing with this for months, now, and even wrote some on an earlier version here last spring. hannibal: a fanvid was finally published in the online videographic essay journal [in]Transition today (!!), so I wanted to post a link to the site, which includes both the video and accompanying explanatory essay, as well as two critical reviews.

I’ve watched this approximately a million times since it was accepted for publication, trying to decide for myself if it actually made sense and worked like I wanted it to. I think it does, but getting out of it what I (think I) put in requires watching it with a kind of attentive eye. The thing I wanted to emphasize was the show’s comparatively unusual uses of affective cinematography – close-ups, dissolves, special digital effects, breaking the fourth wall, slow motion – as well as editing that emphasized emotion over everything else. Hannibal is about nothing so much as interpersonal relationships and feeling, and in this sense I think it’s qualitatively different from most ‘prestige’ television, in ways that reflect a fannish sensibility.

At any rate, if you’re so inclined please have a look!


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November 24th, 2018

The Japan Fan Studies Tour: Before

April 11th, 2018

Catching Up

December 19th, 2017

Spoilery First Impressions of The Last Jedi

December 11th, 2017

The Year in Review: 2017

November 20th, 2017

Unconventional Conventionists (not quite a Fannibal Fest recap)

October 24th, 2017

Spoiler Alert: It’s All Transcultural

September 28th, 2017

Are You Kidding Me? A Response to “Podcasting in Plain Sight”

August 28th, 2017

Home Movie

August 3rd, 2017

Doing What Can’t Be Done

June 29th, 2017

Fan Studies Network Conference 2017