Welcome to Fan Video: Theory & Practice. In this course, we will explore the range of fan video forms, aesthetics, cultures, and histories. We will study the visual and rhetorical logics of fan video, and the legal and political questions bound up in fan video making histories and cultures. We will consider the possibilities of fan video as a critical practice. We will learn by engaging with scholarship on fan video as well as with the perspectives of fan video practitioners, and by making our own fan videos in a range of genres and aesthetic frameworks, and reflecting on our processes of creation.

How to Use this Site:

SYLLABUS: Here you’ll find a breakdown of what you should be working on each day, due dates for the whole winter term, as well as links to any materials (readings, screenings etc.) & links for tutorials, discussion, & assignment submissions. 

VEXERCISES: Here you’ll find an overview of all the Vexercises.

TOOLS & TECH: Here  you’ll find description of all of the tech we’re using for this class and how we’re using it. 

WEEKLY DISCUSSION & REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: In these tabs you’ll find descriptions of these two ongoing assignments for the semester.

GRADING: Hover over this tab and you’ll find a breakdown of grade weighting and a description of the processes of Self-Assessment we’ll be using for this class. You can also see the prompts for particular reflections you’ll be writing to accompany specific assignments.

If you have any questions, you can always email me at louisas@middlebury.edu or message me on Teams.