Filmmaking 360

VCR’s Past Is Guiding Television’s Future

The legal battle over recording television through the internet is mirror the legal battles originally waged over the VCR. The last few weeks have been a rugged legal stretch for incumbent television companies. First, an appeals court declined to rehear a case in which broadcasters sought to close down Aereo, a company that allows users Read MoreRead More

We Are the Disease: Apocalypse Porn, the American Zombie, and WORLD WAR Z

Jesse Damiana explores our fascination with the world-is-coming-to-an-end stories and films. If there’s one thing World War Z proves, it’s that the apocalypse can be more than just exhilarating; it can be downright gorgeous. There’s a certain splendor in chaos, and the film’s creators make full use of their oft-discussedbudget by sparing not a single moment of grisly Read MoreRead More

Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Movies

On the occasion of Stanley Kubrick’s 85th birthday, Nick Wrigley explores the director’s favourite films and viewing habits with the help of Kubrick’s right-hand man, Jan Harlan. Stanley Kubrick worked for almost half a century in the medium of film, making his first short documentary in 1951 and his last feature in 1999. He went to extraordinary lengths to avoid Read MoreRead More

Pioneers of Television: Superheroes

Superheroes crosses many eras: Superman in the 1950s, Batman in the ’60s, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk in the ’70s and The Greatest American Hero in the ’80s. They all fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Read MoreRead More

Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired. Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art..Read More

How Does Glitchy Art Show Us Broken Is Beautiful?

.You may have noticed this thing called “glitch”, where people purposely push machines to malfunction, creating fascinating “mistakes”. But instead of being frustrated and disdainful of these errors (like we usually do when our technology fails mid-workflow, grrr) we find them to be bizarrely beautiful! Why are we so interested in these images, music, or Read MoreRead More

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