Since I have been making video essays, I have been dealing with YouTube's lovely Content ID system. I have wanted to make these essays for a long time, but I have been discouraged. When I uploaded the Christine (2016) essay, it was banned in over 250 countries (basically everywhere, but North America and U.S. territories). … Continue reading Fair Use Resources
I recently joined Second Hand Media, a film reviewing YouTube channel. I am working with four other awesome guys creating film reviews, commentaries, video essays, and a weekly podcast. My little slice of programming will be Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett, where I will discuss different films, genres, and themes in the form of a … Continue reading Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett
It's getting around the time of year when I made my first film, The Bench, so I decided to make another silent short film. Phantom, tells the story of one man's strange bathroom experience. I some how manage to shoot it all in the family bathroom without being interrupted or caught. I live with six … Continue reading I Made A Short About Pooping
Describing, Xavier: Renegade Angel, is a little difficult. The Adult Swim show had two seasons from 2007-2009 before it was canceled, but honestly it amazing that this was a series at all. The series follows, Xavier, the "wise", "mystic" that drifts from place to place "helping" people. The show is delightfully bizarre. The animation is … Continue reading GO WATCH: Xavier: Renegade Angel
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is one of my favorite TV shows ever. It is consistently funny and relevant every time I watch it. FilmRadar made a great video about why the show is as great as it is. Check it out!
Music videos have a bad reputation. I will agree that the majority of them are bad, but there are some that rise above. Here are my favorite music videos in no particular order: Kendrick Lamar- ELEMENT I really love the vision of this video. It is so clear and well executed. The cinematography is beautiful … Continue reading Ethan’s Favorite Music Videos
I like the look of silkworms at sunset, so I made a video about it. Enjoy!