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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

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 …

"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 …