The online journal of videographic criticism, [in]Transition, published their third anniversary issue with a look back at their past three volumes; in it, Jason Mittell wrote eloquently in his essay, Videographic Telephilia, about the only two pieces in the journal devoted to television thus far. I won't lie: he said some really complementary things about the… Continue reading Televisual Videography
I just returned last night from my quickie trip to London (well, really Heathrow) for RDC3 - Behold the Red Dragon Con 3, which was a short but very sweet celebration of all things Hannibal. And this morning I thought, oh I know, I should write a con report... but then I remembered a question… Continue reading This is Not a Con Report, or Acafanniballing at RDC3
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… Continue reading hannibal: a fanvid (final)
This seems to be a thing I do every year now, mostly to remind myself that I actually have accomplished some things over the past year. I usually just do professional stuff, but this has been one of THOSE years (I mean, 2016, amirite?), so I think this time around I'll throw in personal stuff as… Continue reading The Year in Review 2016
There's a device used (primarily) in printed Japanese that I first became interested in back in the earliest days of my Adachi Mitsuru manga fandom (Touch, I liked Touch - which, yes, puts this in the 1980s). Furigana (or 'ruby/i') are phonetic glosses of written kanji (Chinese characters); typically, they serve the very functional purpose of indicating how the… Continue reading Furigana, Vertical Montage, and the Video Essay
Or, Why Did My Paper Get a B? It seems fairly common these days to find an explanation of what letter grades mean on course syllabi, and in my experience the difference between B work and A work is... unclear. It's clear to the professor, of course (sometimes in that 'I know an A paper… Continue reading A Tale of Two Chairs
The discussions of costuming and mise en scene in Hannibal are now archived here; if you're interested, this is where that discussion continues.