HANNIBAL: A Fanvid | [in]Transition
Some of you saw this vid(eo essay) when I circulated it in an earlier version last spring, but now I’m happy to say it’s found its final form in the latest issue of the online videographic essay journal [in]Transition. I’ve watched this approximately 10,000 times since it was accepted for publication, trying to figure out if it does what I wanted it to do – I think it does, and together with the short accompanying essay, I’m actually kind of proud of it. I’m especially grateful to Louisa Stein and Francesca Coppa, two scholars of fanvidding practices and aesthetics, for their generous reviews of the piece (which are also printed here, as is standard for the journal). They both saw things I hadn’t, making it an especially interesting experience of authorship and what happens when a thing leaves the nest.
There’s one quick long (distant) shot of the “valentine” Hannibal leaves Will in this vid; otherwise, it’s gore-free. If you have thoughts, I’d love to hear them!
**expand the vid to watch it – it looks much, much better when it’s larger
This is a really interesting project in which a scholar uses a fannish format (the vid) to make a video essay that, according to one reviewer, “brings out the analytical and critical nature of many affective fan works.” With accompanying essay.