Why Video Essays? Video essays bring together writing, editing, rhetoric, and digital and media studies.
- There’s novelty. Having students produce a video essay taps into their creativity in new ways, and can be used to help them think through a topic just as deeply as a more traditional essay.
- A good video essay will be concise, but getting an essay into a short film requires a good deal or planning and editing. That’s another important rhetorical skill—the art of revision.
- A video essay requires that students think in both words and images, stretching their communication skills.