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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

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 …

Ordinary and Other

January 29, 2013 |

From a review by Theo Hobson in the Times Literary Supplement

“Effective defenders of Christianity must sound like ordinary citizens. They must be fluent in the sceptical, irreverent vernacular of mainstream liberal culture. Is this so …

Twilight Zone's Rod Serling on Writing for Television

January 28, 2013 |

Rod Serling, creator of “The Twilight Zone,” speaks with students about writing for television. The discussion covers a range of topics including where ideas come from, writing for an audience, injecting philosophy into one’s work, characterization, …

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 …