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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

HBU Faculty Premiere New Feature Film

July 14, 2016 | This week, Manifest Destiny premiered in Santa Ana, California. The feature-length musical comedy adventure, loosely based on the historical Lewis & Clark expedition is directed by Anthony Parisi and executive produced by Joshua Sikora (Chair of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing at Houston Baptist University). The film also co-stars Cinema & New Media Arts faculty member Jesse GrothOlson.

Sikora Wins at Houston International Film Festival

April 17, 2016 |

Joshua Sikora, founder and director of the Cinema & New Media Arts program, won the prestigious Gold Remi Award at the 49th Annual Houston International Film Festival for his short film, Nova.

The film, which …

Novelist Bret Lott Visits Campus

March 6, 2016 |

On March 4 and 5, best-selling novelist and acclaimed author Bret Lott spent two days on campus meeting with students in multiple classes, and presenting a reading and lecture to the public. Lott’s novel Jewel was …

Students Crew Upcoming Documentary Film

December 3, 2015 |

Cinema & New Media Arts students and faculty recently served as crew for an upcoming documentary from Anteroom Productions, A Voice from Deep Space. The new film, directed by Sean Finnegan, looks at the …

An Evening with Film Composer J.A.C. Redford

November 11, 2015 |

On November 9, we were honored to host film composer and orchestrator J.A.C. Redford (Bridge of Spies, Saving Mr. Banks, Wall•E, Newsies) for a thoughtful discussion about film music, art, and …

RED Camera Training Day

October 1, 2015 | Thanks to Nick Watkins of Red Digital Cinema Camera Company for spending time training our CNMA students on how to use our new RED Scarlet camera — it was a blast!

Intro to Production On-Set Experience

September 19, 2015 | Los Angeles-based filmmaker and media producer Wes Halula joined us for this hands-on production experience, giving many of our students their first taste of a working film set.

Communications Career Fair

September 17, 2015 | Thanks to HBU's Career & Calling Center, we had a fantastic Fine Arts & Communication Career Fair this week, featuring representatives from major media companies across Houston.

New CNMA Degrees Now Available

August 28, 2015 | We're very excited to announce two new Cinema & New Media Arts degrees, just approved by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. Beginning this fall, we are pleased to offer a new streamlined BA in Mass Media Arts and a comprehensive new BFA in Cinematic Arts, both building off of the dynamic CNMA curriculum that our students have enjoyed over the last two years.

CNMA Program Adds New Gear

August 1, 2015 | This summer, we've purchased some exciting new gear for our students to learn with! We now have a RED Scarlet camera that can shoot up to 5K RAW video and a DJI Ronin stabilized gimbal system. We also have new lights, tripods and jib arms, and a new computer lab in the UAC!