A Poorly Directed Idea: THE DGA?

The more learn about the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the more skeptical I become. From what I can discern on their website and other sources like this one from Slate, I am confused as to how the DGA is still in business and not known as a scam among directors in the film industry. […]

The Art of Sound: Foley Artists

Sound has the ability to sway people emotionally ranging from sadness to fear. When you are watching a film, you probably are not thinking about the art behind the creation of a specific sound. This art is the job of a Foley artist. Foley artists create every single sound in films except dialogue. Their jobs […]

Writers of Original ‘Lion King’ Lose Out on Credit for 2019 Remake

Before the release of the ‘live-action’ Lion King remake, concerns arose about how credit would be distributed to individuals who worked on the original Lion King. According to an article from Hollywood Reporter, storyboard artist, Jorgen Klubien, who worked on the original animated film, “learned that his credit may not appear on this summer’s CGI-enhanced […]

Turning Cities into Art

When someone thinks about art, they think painting, music, film, dance, etc. Where is this art being created? on a piece of paper? in a theater? It is important to note that there is lots of creativity being produced on cities. We’ve talked about the idea of bricoleur, which has to do with individuals taking […]

From Riches to More Riches: Philip DeFranco

When one thinks of the kind of person who would benefit form a platform like Patreon their mind often gravitates towards independent illustrators, podcasters, musicians, and other “starving” artists looking for a means of sustaining themselves while also doing work that hey love. It does not seem like the kind of place that well-established business […]

BasicLee’s Unique Balls

In 2016, Lee Chipman, a Massachusetts mother of six, opened up her Etsy shop, “It’s Basic Lee Designs”, after encouragement from friends and family. Lee was known in her town for her festive, homemade felt garlands and unique decorations, and eventually selling them to friends and neighbors by request. Lee has totaled 114 sales, most of […]

Art from the Garage

1Man1Garage is an Etsy shop run by Marcus Williams, which creates intricate woodworking art and projects.  Started in 2013, Williams and co-owner Sj Stone accumulated the tools they wanted to complete their designs and from Williams’s garage as a space to develop their designs before creating their Etsy shop. Now in 2017, Williams and Stone […]