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Cinematography & Production

Students Demo Oculus Rift VR System

May 2, 2015 |

We’re always looking forward to what opportunities technology will unlock for the next generation of storytellers and artists. This last week, our Cinema & New Media Arts students tried out HBU’s new Oculus Rift VR system …

New Quadcopter Camera Rig for Students

December 1, 2014 |

Our CNMA program just acquired a new Phantom quadcopter camera rig. Our students (and professors) haven’t put it down since it arrived!

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Whit Stillman Interview

March 20, 2013 |

The Seventh Art recently produced this in-depth video interview with filmmaker Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress, Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco, Barcelona).

Whit Stillman is an American filmmaker whose four films are comedic investigations …

The Art of the Steadicam

March 7, 2013 |

From Refocused Media:

Invented by Garrett Brown in the early 70’s, the steadicam shot — or ‘steadishot’ — has become one of the most dynamic and exciting forms of cinematography and is one of the …

Watch Tarkovsky Online

February 28, 2013 |

The final film of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice (1986), has just been made available on Netflix Instant Streaming. While unfortunately presented in standard definition, this is still a great resource from a …

Making “To the Wonder”

February 27, 2013 |

Director Terrence Malick’s new film To the Wonder is a month away from release in the United States. Here are three featurettes documenting Malick’s unique creative process.

“The Man Who Knew Too Much”

February 22, 2013 |

The Criterion Collection has republished an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much from David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s textbook Film Art. Click the image below to read the full post.…

Cinematography Study: Skyfall

February 20, 2013 |

Roger Deakins is one of our greatest living cinematographers. Last year he teamed up with director Sam Mendes to shoot the new James Bond film, Skyfall. His work on the film has been nominated for …

"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.

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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 …