Examples of Forms of Videos
We expect that many proposals will be in the form of a single person recording a talk about the Phenomenology. In addition to this, videos for the series could have the form of an interview with one more or persons (as in Merleau-Ponty’s interviews with Georges Charbonnier); or be a more complex edited audio-visual production, a video essay, or a creative production as well.
To offer some starting points, here are some examples, found on the web, of different FORMS videos could take, beyond one person talking directly to the camera. Note that these are meant as examples of form, not so much content:
- An introduction, exposition, and narration to philosopher’s work in its historical context (Sartre in this case), via talk, with orchestrated background images.
- An interview with an expert being asked to talking about Merleau-Ponty on a specific topic.
- An interview that draws out Merleau-Ponty’s relevance for an area of human experience.
- Another example of an interview form suitable for doing on Zoom, which is relatively easy to do.
- Here’s a much more experimental approach, that tries to illustrate some of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophical point with film imagery.
- Here’s an example of a video essay—it’s not directly on Merleau-Ponty, although it draws on it; you could imagine composing an an essay that conveys points on or about PhP in this sort of video essay format.