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Interview with Spectrum Director William Hellmuth

October 3, 2013 |

In addition to being the Online Editor of the Cinema & New Media Arts, I also collaborate with program director Joshua Sikora and his independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures. Recently, we began releasing an anthology

CNMA Director Launches New Series

September 20, 2013 |

In addition to heading up the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU, Joshua Sikora also runs an independent film company, New Renaissance Pictures, which has been the driving force behind a number of cutting …

Imagining the Multiplex

August 1, 2013 |

What if going to a movie theater felt more like a trip to The Getty? That’s a question I asked myself this summer as I walked the grounds of the most beautiful site for art in …

Graphic Novelist Doug TenNapel Joins Faculty

July 11, 2013 |

Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel joins HBU faculty

Houston, TX — Noted animator, game designer, and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel is the newest addition to Houston Baptist University’s Cinema & New Media Arts program. For nearly …

Tragic Worship

June 12, 2013 |

Carl Trueman writes about death, tragedy, and Christian worship over at First Things:

The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but …

Are Video Games the Next Art Form?

June 5, 2013 |

Noah Davis at Pacific Standard considers the evolving artistic complexity of video games:

PERHAPS IRONICALLY, THE GROWTH of video games may help the general population talk about other forms of art, specifically interactive art. They present …

Linklater and Small Filmmaking

June 4, 2013 |

NoFilmSchool highlights an interview with director Richard Linklater on his small productions:

From the sounds of things, the characters were pretty much the only things that changed about these movies, while the style of production stayed …

Time in the “Before” and “Up” Films

June 3, 2013 |

Brett McCracken at Mere Orthodoxy writes on time and the power of cinema:

A professor I admire once said — while discussing the films of Yasujiro Ozu, or maybe it was semiotics (can’t remember) — that …

The Media and Documentaries

May 31, 2013 |

Danny Schechter at AlterNet on our sensationalized news media world and how this affects documentary filmmakers:

There has been a major shift in media culture as most TV networks have abandoned long-form information programming. In these …

The New Arrested Development

May 30, 2013 |

The New Arrested Development Is Dark, Uneven and Frustrating. Can We Have Another?

James Poniewozik – TIME Entertainment

If you marathoned old AD before watching this, turning on the first episode (focused on a falling-out between …