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Houston Baptist University | March 22, 2017

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Notes from SXSW: Day 1

March 13, 2016 | 5 It’s spring break, so while my students rest up or catch up, I’m off to Austin for the South by Southwest Festival & Conference — the largest annual gathering of filmmakers, musicians, and innovators in Texas. Here are my notes from the various sessions, keynotes, and films I’ve had the opportunity to attend...

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!

Sikora Interviewed for Documentary

July 19, 2015 |

This weekend, Cinema & New Media Arts program director Joshua Sikora was interviewed for the Ministry of Cinema‘s upcoming film, The Prequels Strike Back — a feature-length documentary exploring the artistry and innovation in George …