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PechaKucha of The Vampire Diaries / Imitation of Life

by Videographic Criticism

A videographic PechaKucha adopts the strict timing from its oral cousin, while focusing its energies on transforming its source material. It consists of precisely 10 video clips from the original source, each lasting precisely 6 seconds, overlaid upon a one-minute segment of audio from the original source. There are no mandates for content, for ideas, for analysis—it is only a recipe to transform a film into a one-minute video derivation or deformance. The resulting videos are all quite different in approach and style despite their uniform length and rhythm.

This videographic PechaKucha was produced by Kristen Warner in a deviation from the typical parameters. By marrying images from The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 2009–) with dialogue from Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, U.S.A., 1959), Warner draws historical connections between issues of racial representation found in the recent television program with those in Douglas Sirk’s classic melodrama.

Vampire Diaries / Imitation of Life PechaKucha

A Videographic PechaKucha combining The Vampire Diaries and Imitation of Life

from The Vampire Diaries / Imitation of Life (2015)
Creator: Kristen Warner
Posted by Videographic Criticism