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"The Hobbit" and High Frame Rates

January 15, 2013 |

Leandro Marini, Founder and Supervising Colorist of Local Hero, and Andrew Wahlquist, Technologist of Local Hero, have an informal chat about high frames rates, “The Hobbit,” and the future of movies.

Quicktake by Local Hero, The

In Defense of “Les Misérables”

January 10, 2013 |

Brett McCracken discusses Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables over at Mere Orthodoxy.

Some may be (understandably) skeptical of any movie that can bring so many people–even grown men like Gerson–to tears. Surely a movie like that …

The New Renaissance

January 7, 2013 |

Where have we been and where are we going? Valuable questions in times of change — questions I think we all too often forget to ask. We talk about what is happening, rather than what has …

Frame-Rate Follies

December 14, 2012 |

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on The Hobbit and HFR (Notebook, December 14, 2012)

The failure of The Hobbit‘s HFR / 48 fps, therefore, isn’t so much a failure of design as it is a failure …

Walter Murch on Editing, Cinema, and Final Cut Pro

October 27, 2012 |

In this comprehensive talk at the Boston FCPUG SuperMeet, acclaimed editor and sound designer Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti, author of In the Blink of an Eye) begins by discussing some …

A Message in a Bottle

October 21, 2012 |

Dan Siedell discusses Christian reflection on art in a post for Cultivare

Whether an artist realizes it or not, every technical decision she makes in her studio proves what kind of artist she is and will …

Guidelines for Interpreting Culture

August 29, 2012 |

Kevin Vanhoozer, Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

  1. Try to comprehend a cultural text on its own terms (grasp its communicative intent) before you “interpret” it (explore its broader social, political, sexual,

The Religion of Rembrandt

July 15, 2012 |

Over at CIVA, Jack Kinyon writes about Rembrandt’s personal faith.

One of the main themes discussed in Rembrandt’s Faith is Covenant Theology. This theology emphasizes God’s interaction with His chosen people through covenants, culminating with the …

Superheroes Movies Should Not Be Scorned

April 19, 2012 |

The Guardian connects today’s spectacle-filled comic book films to the earliest cinematic experiments in the article “Superhero Movies Like ‘Avengers Assemble’ Should Not Be Scorned” (April 19, 2012)

“Superhero movies also represent the pinnacle of cinema …