It’s Nerf or…Something Cooler!

So while perusing through Etsy, Patreon, and The Grommet,  one of the things that tickled my fancy were Nerf guns. It’s essentially a brand of foam dart guns that kids or bored adults get to shoot other kids or co-workers with. In my case, all my fellow Resident Advisers have purchased themselves a Nerf gun […]

The Rise of Technology: The Snapper vs. The Photographer

By far, my favorite form of social media is Instagram. In my free time, I’m usually multitasking, and it’s involved a good 80% of the time.  I love going through peoples photos, as I see photography as the best form of personal expression. When I’m on Instagram, though, it’s clear to see the difference between […]

Keeping up with the Technology

Upon reading Littleton’s book ‘TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet’ I felt this huge disconnect from the reading concerning the events that occurred between 2007 and 2008. To be honest I still kind of do. Being around 14 at the time and living thousands of miles away from the United […]

The Psychopathic Corporation

While reading Tanner Mirrlees’s book Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott’s documentary The Corporation (2003), a film I watched my sophomore year for Third Cinema. In Chapter Two, Mirrlees examines the media corporation and the relationship between the owning class […]

Screenwriting – Just How Much Harder is it?

When I sat in the classroom of my high school on that last day of senior year, when all the seniors were asked that typical question of where they imagined themselves going, I answered my teachers with the same confident answer. My dream, my goal, and my idea was to be a screenwriter. Music had […]

Is Hollywood on the move?

Tom Schatz discusses the new era of Hollywood within his chapters in McDonald and Wasko’s edited anthology The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry. He examines the way in which the film industries’ centrality has moved cross culturally from Hollywood to the rest of the United States and beyond, he states, “because of the proliferation of film […]

‘Is Filmmaking as We Know it Dead?’: How Digital Culture, Prosumer Cameras and Digital Distribution are Changing the Industry Landscape

In between reading some two hundred or so pages of Mark Deuze’s Media Work, I found some time to start reading François Truffaut’s book, Les Films de ma vie (The Films in My Life). In the first couple pages, Truffaut writes that, “André Bazin could not write today that, ‘All Films are born free and […]