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LUX is a video essay series exploring topics in film technique and history.

Video essays are an exciting medium at the intersection between filmmaking and film criticism.

Over the course of my essay work I’ve tried to select subjects that I feel passionate about or that I can offer unique perspective on.

All essays written and edited by Travis Lee Ratcliff. All footage used in compliance with fair use practices.

Featured by Criterion, Sight & Sound Magazine, No Film School, Film School Rejects, multiple Vimeo Staff Picks, NOWNESS, and many others.