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 […]

Security Within Ever-changing Industries

As a senior in college, I have gotten used to the reactions I receive after being asked what I study. Heavily dependent on demographic, it’s usually one of two responses. The first is the exciting and refreshing reply of, “Wow that’s so cool! I know someone out on the West coast pursuing film.” While the […]

How Instagram Is a Creative Industry

With every innovation comes the capacity to do something new. The invention of the pen and paper made it plausible for nearly anyone to write, the smart phone afforded its users the ability to easily photograph, and the development of Instagram, the widely used social media platform, not only made it possible for its users […]

The Beauty of Pollution

NASA has created a model called, Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing (GEOS FP). It shows Aerosol particles that are suspended in our atmosphere in a visual fashion that is easy to understand. Not only is it beautiful (to be honest wanted to make it my desktop photo), but it is also informative. At first […]

Patreon Facilitating Audience Participation and Support

MurderofBirds is a popular Youtuber and Twitch member, a somewhat famous member of the RWBY fan community. He commonly theory-crafts with perspective audiences, and gives reactions to certain things that happen within the context of this animated show. Now given that these sorts of things are hardly novelty, what sets him apart is the Patreon […]

Your Role (Roll) is Critical

Geek and Sundry produces a show by the name of Critical Role, which is about the various misadventures of the collected crew of voice actors in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Given the potential success of such the streaming show, I began to wonder why the creators had also decided to include a podcast […]

Creativity & The Arts

Perhaps one of the greatest pitfalls in contemporary society is the absence of the arts and creative thinking in our psyche. To that end, Ken Robinson’s TedTalk really resonated with me, as did Austin Kleon’s presentation. I think the way the arts are presented to people is completely misconstrued. Math and the sciences are important, […]