History of Video

Topic Description

The history of video since the 1970s covers the production, distribution, and uses of video. In these lesson plans, students will find materials that question the power of the medium, as well as the subjects video producers choose to tackle. How are people, places and events represented on video differently than on film?

Overarching Themes

  • The creation of video practices in production
  • Representing people and events on video as unique and different from film
  • Video’s accessibility
  • The audience for video