Experiences

New York Professional Encounter: Learning From The Pros In The ...

Professional Encounters are an exciting time as an apprentice. Not only are the trips a time to see one of the apexes of film and television production in the world, it’s a chance to learn from people that live and ...
Thoughts

5 Shows Cancelled Too Soon

Recently, many shows have been given their marching orders, leaving some fans devastated, and others overjoyed. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five shows that were canceled too soon. Jericho (CBS, 2006 – 2008) What would you ...
Thoughts

PBS: Must See TV

To many people, PBS equates boring, educational programming. For the many years, if not decades, that was the case. Recently, though, PBS has been in the process of undergoing somewhat of a facelift. Under its long-time Masterpiece banner, PBS has ...
Thoughts

Dear Pixar, Stop Making Sequels

Pixar is the most successful animation studio of our generation. It seems like virtually everything they touch turns to gold. They have created some of the greatest modern animated classics, many of which have defined the two generations that have ...
Film

Don’t Fear the Batman

The recent release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice brought a negative reaction from critics and a mixed response from fans. Much of the fears that fans had when looking at the trailers came to pass. Though I personally ...
Thoughts

A New Golden Age of Live TV

As TV continues to decline due to more and more people opting for online streaming, live TV has slowly begun to creep back into primetime. This has been done with varying success, but as of yet has done very well ...
Film

The Art of Montage: Up

This is the fourth in a series of blogs about the art of montage. Check out the previous blogs on Battleship Potemkin, The Godfather, and Citizen Kane. When people think of montage, they usually think of a live-action film. While many beautiful montages ...
Film

The Art of Montage: Citizen Kane

This is the third blog in a series of blogs about the art of montage. Check out the previous blogs on Battleship Potemkin and The Godfather. To many, Citizen Kane is the greatest movie ever made. The film’s use of ...
Gallery

The Art of Montage: The Godfather

This is the second in a series of blogs about the art of montage in cinema. In my first blog, I talked about the cinematic origin of the montage in Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin. When discussing the art of montage ...
Editing

The Art of Montage: Battleship Potemkin

Montage — Many films probably come to mind when thinking of that word. Montage is a popular artistic choice in movies and television. It enables the filmmaker to emote a feeling while using minimal to no dialogue. For those who ...