Jacob T. Swinney

Jacob T. Swinney is a filmmaker and video essayist from Baltimore, Maryland. He is best known for his First and Final Frames series as well as a variety of videos that examine the techniques of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers. Check out more of his work here.

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Talks

Video Essay: Blade Runner 2049‘s Denis Villeneuve and the Silent Close-Up

By Jacob T. Swinney | August 30, 2017

Video Essay: Blade Runner 2049‘s Denis Villeneuve and the Silent Close-Up

In anticipation of the biggest film of Villeneuve's career so far, a look at his most striking visual trademark.

Video Essay: Stephen King at the Movies

By Jacob T. Swinney | August 4, 2017

Video Essay: Stephen King at the Movies

With The Dark Tower in theaters and It on the horizon, we look at the many and varied Stephen King adaptations.

Video Essay: Falling in Reverse

By Jacob T. Swinney | May 1, 2017

Video Essay: Falling in Reverse

What happens if you take one of cinema's most recognizable tropes, and then turn it upside down?

Video Essay: Malick’s Shadows

By Jacob T. Swinney | March 22, 2017

Video Essay: Malick’s Shadows

With Terrence Malick's Song to Song in theaters now, Jacob T. Swinney's video essay looks at a recent motif in the director's films.