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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

Hitchcock: Master of Suspense

January 26, 2013 |

The master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock explains his process of working with actors, the fundamentals of suspense, humor in his films, the nature of villains, the influence of German expressionism on his work and much, much …

Next-Gen Video Format H.265 Is Approved

January 25, 2013 |

Next-Gen Video Format H.265 Is Approved, Paving The Way For High-Quality Video On Low-Bandwidth Networks (TechCrunch, January 25, 2013)

“The ITU has approved a new video format that could bring 4k video to future …

Imagination & Community

January 24, 2013 |

From Marilynne Robinson’s When I Was a Child I Read Books

As a fiction writer I do have to deal with the nuts and bolts of temporal reality – from time to time a character has …

Raised with Beauty

January 22, 2013 |

Jerusha Clark writes about her father’s music and love of beauty (The Examined Life, January 2013)

Growing up, I was taught in word and by example that Truth, Goodness, and Beauty mattered.  They were …

TED Talk: How Movies Teach Manhood

January 18, 2013 |

When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to …

"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 …

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 …