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How the KIRA Robotic Framed the Microsoft Surface Studio

If you’ve been following the lateest word on tech you may have seen the buzz around the new Microsoft Surface Studio: Now just how did they produce that sleek spot? Well as with any piece of high end advertising, it’s a mix of CG renderings and real live practical shooting. To accomplish the elegant precision Read MoreRead More

The Marvel Symphonic Universe and a Rebuttal with A Theory of Film Music

Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting released a video essay called “The Marvel Symphonic Universe” in which he criticizes the Marvel universe for missing a strong connecting musical theme. His conclusion is the sound is overly reliant on the use of temp music. At the time of this posting, the video sits at 2.6 million views. Read MoreRead More

What the First TV Ad Ever tells us about our Technological Complacency

After years of unpaid experiments, the FCC officially opened up the airwaves to commercial television broadcasting on July 1, 1941.  NBC’s experimental W2XBS in New York City received the first commercial license becoming WNBT. That very same day, at 2:30PM just before a broadcast of a Brooklyn Dodgers – Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, NBC aired Read MoreRead More

The Importance and Not-So-Importance of Film Terminology

I start this article with a conviction to rail against the arrogance on display from Sticklers for Terminology. But as I work through the case in my head, I find that the truth with this topic, as with all topics, lies in the delicate balance between two extremes. Let’s back up… Film like all technical Read MoreRead More

Wanna Go on an Adventure? World Nomads Puts You on Assignment in Vietnam

Wanna go on an adventure? For nearly ten years, World Nomads has been sponsoring photographers, writers and filmmakers to go on a once-in-a-lifetime assignment to capture the stories from around the globe. This year, one aspiring filmmaker will get a chance to make a travel film in Vietnam! If selected you’ll get: A free flight Read MoreRead More

Watch The Title Sequence for “Empire Strikes Back” done James Bond Style

Designed, directed, and produced by Kurt Rauffer Instructor: Daniel Oeffinger Music: Spectre by Radiohead Star Wars is one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises to date, containing one of the most unique universes in sci-fi fiction. Not only is the universe incredibly iconic, so is it’s title sequence (the famous title crawl). Designed by Dan Perri, the Read MoreRead More

Is Captain America Truly An American Hero?

What Makes a Hero? Today Kyle is asking what makes cinematic heroes – at least American cinematic heroes. And to answer that he’s digging into some classics such as Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne. But what about Captain America? Does Cap fit the bill of what an American Hero should be? Don’t worry he dives Read MoreRead More

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