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Notes from SXSW: Day 3

March 15, 2016 | Day three here at South by Southwest was marked by opportunity — a glimpse at many of the new developments that have the potential for great good, if used well. Here are the highlights...

Notes from SXSW: Day 2

March 14, 2016 | My second day at South by Southwest focused more on the impact of new technologies on the commerce of independent film and developing media. Here are some of the highlights...

Notes from SXSW: Day 1

March 13, 2016 | 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 …

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 …

New Mass Media Offerings with Dr. Halliday

July 10, 2015 |

Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Halliday will be joining the School of Fine Arts this fall as an Associate Professor of Mass Media Arts. Dr. Halliday has more than thirty years …

Cinema of Malick: Capturing Augustinian Beauty

July 6, 2015 | One of the most common descriptions applied to Terrence Malick’s films is that they are beautiful, and with good reason. His strict adherence to a set of dogma-inspired rules for cinematography shines through in his later films, while his attention to nature lays a peaceful groundwork for all of his films...

Films of Lucas: Redemption of the Father

June 25, 2015 | From Darth Vader’s infamous line “I am your father” to the dynamic interplay of Indiana Jones and Henry Jones Sr., father-son relationships have played an integral part in George Lucas’ most famous films. “Almost all of our films are about fathers and sons,” Lucas once commented, referring also to the works of his longtime friend and collaborator...