8hours [Eight – Hours] is a site dedicated to bringing film analysis to the masses through video essays, an exciting new format, sprung from the internet.
Video essays are a platform for filmmakers and film buffs to present researched but personalized film critiques, analysis, discussions and lessons to the world. They are a way of democratizing film criticism and the filmmaking process, a direct line to engaging with movie lovers like you.
We believe that you don’t need to go to film school to be a filmmaker and that breaking down the choices made by filmmakers can serve as a key to learning the craft of filmmaking.
There is a lot of contente here, but we can’t take credit for all of it. We’ve spent the better part of a year scouring the dusty corners of the Internet for the best video essays. We then archived each video to the 8hours library according to categories including film title, director, genre and a range of screenwriting and filmmaking techniques.
We know there are tons of talented people out there making videos, but it can be hard, if not impossible, to find them all. As new movies, technology and analysis emerge, our goal with 8hours is to continue to grow while making sure great videos are just a click away.
That’s where you come in:
- If you know of an essay or creator you don’t see on our site, please Submit a Video.
- If you have an idea for a video essay you’d like to see made, use our Pitch Box.
And as always, happy viewing: