fellow: Stephanie LAm

In collaboration with VES Pedagogy Fellow Lindsey Lodhie, MLV Fellow Stephanie Lam organized a series of three workshops for VES Teaching Fellows and faculty on teaching the “visual essay.” The workshops covered a) the filmic elements necessary delivering criticism in this new mode,  b) examples of student work and evaluation models, and c) how to develop a filmmaking assignment that will maximize student learning. As the VES department worked to restructure its film theory curriculum to incorporate practice-based assignments, these workshops aimed to deliver teaching methods that will aid teaching staff in successfully realizing this new curriculum, in this way ensuring that future students will have the opportunity to produce criticism in the very same medium that they have chosen to study.