Today I have my full, uncut interview with video essayist extraordinaire and multiple Vimeo Staff pick “winner,” Adam Westbrook.
The video essay has become one of the most popular forms of edutainment in recent years. Video series like Tony Zhou’s “Every Frame a Painting” or Evan Puschak’s “Nerdwriter” rack up hundreds of thousands, even millions of views every week. Well, there’s a relatively new kid on the block who for the past two years has been making his mark in the video essay world.
Adam Westbrook of Delve.tv only has 8 video essays under his belt, and in just two years, he’s generated over a million views, 6 of his 8 videos have garnered the highly coveted Vimeo Staff Pick. I was fortuitous enough to catch Adam on his crest of fame (i.e. as of this writing, he’s not too busy or “famous” to do podcast interviews 😉 ). In this episode of Radio Film School: RAW, Adam and I discuss:
- How he got into video essays and his laborious process
- His life as a freelancer
- His views on success and pursuing your passion
- And more.
I promise you’ll be inspired and encouraged by what Adam has to say. Special thanks to our show’s co-producer Chris Huslage who hosted and lead-produced this episode.
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This was his first video essay.
This was the one I first saw (mentioned on The Digital Convergence podcast).
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