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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

Houston Filmmaker Grant

February 8, 2013 |

Today a press release announced an opportunity for Houston filmmakers:

Applications are now being accepted for Houston Filmmaker Grant 2013, a $30,000 matching grant for the production of a narrative feature-length commercial motion picture produced in …

A Contraction of Ideology

February 7, 2013 |

Camille Paglia writes about capitalism and art in the Wall Street Journal.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts …

Photography and Time

February 7, 2013 |

Susan Sontag, from On Photography (1973)

It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being …

Are There Women in Movies?

February 6, 2013 |

In an article for The Examined Life, Amanda Ruud considers the way Hollywood films present women characters.

In 1985 a woman named Liz Wallace came up with a test (now commonly called the “Wallace-Bechdel test” or …

Finding Your Calling

February 5, 2013 |

Michael Horton on how Christians ought to think about calling and vocation.

“But we urge you, brethren, to … aspire to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work well with your hands, …

Free to Receive

February 5, 2013 |

Daniel Siedell writes about being good recipients of art at Cultivare.

Let’s face it. Evangelicals are a pretty grumpy lot when it comes to the arts and culture. We’re perpetually on the lookout for artistic evidence …

From YouTube to Super Bowl

February 4, 2013 |

Interestingly, the most popular commercial of yesterday’s Super Bowl was based on a YouTube video from 2011.

According to,

“…in 2011, made a YouTube video that you can see above. It reached

The Rule of Six

February 2, 2013 |

A preview of oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient) talking at an NFTS post-production symposium, introducing his ‘Rule of Six’, for the Imaginox Online Creative Academy of Film and Television.…

The Worlds of Wes Anderson

February 1, 2013 |

A lovely essay by Michael Chabon on director Wes Anderson.

The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it …

Netflix Pushing Original Series

January 30, 2013 |

Founder Reed Hastings seeks to turn Netflix into a major force in original programming

On February 1, all of Hollywood will be watching the debut of House of Cards, David Fincher’s drama starring Kevin Spacey, for …