Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker and critic who has made over 350 video essays exploring film and media. His award-winning "Transformers: The Premake" was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and played in several festivals including the Berlin Film Festival Critics Week. He is former Chief Video Essayist at Fandor, was supervising producer at Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, and has written for The New York Times, Sight & Sound, Slate and Indiewire. In this talk he will give history of the genre of the video essay, highlighting his own work from process to product.
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