Video is language.
The language of video permeates cultures. Video transcends traditional dialects - it has no borders.
Images are images to everyone.
And simple images can have addictive impact. For substantial results, the linguistics of video must justify.
The tools - the frame, syntax, motion, the words, phrases, the edits, sounds, composition, the rhythm: all of these are used in the language of video.
A critical and conscious engagement with video is needed in order to access, assess and substantiate our world.