Category: Columns

Serial Goes Missing

Neil Verma discusses how Serial host Sarah Koenig’s obsession was the real protagonist of the podcast’s first season, and how the new second season differs narratively and tonally because she tells the story without becoming a character in it.

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First Forum Conference, USC School of Cinematic Arts

USC School of Cinematic Arts hosted its first forum, “On the Fringe: Understanding Alternative and Subversive Media.” The two-day event had numerous panels and included special presentations on Blaxploitation and the Academy Film Archive.

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Value Creation Through Digital Commons: Complicating the Discourse

How do producers of digital commons establish relations with the market, and how do they create economic value through their practices? An attempt to go beyond common misconceptions is done through looking at the phenomenon of “open movies” production within the 3D Blender and 2D Synfig animation communities.

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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Four: Reclamation

In her fourth and final post on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha Nochimson talks about loss as an organizing principle for Michael Moore’s documentary Where to Invade Next and Don Cheadle’s biopic Miles Ahead.

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Teaching with Arclight and POE

Today we publicly launch our software, Project Arclight, a new digital tool you can take advantage of in your research and the classroom.

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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Three: Only Connect?

In part three of her series on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha Nochimson explores the thematic significance of connection in Jia Zhang-ke’s Mountains May Depart, James D. Solomon’s The Witness, and Stephane Brizé’s Measure of a Man.

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Film-School Education in India: Negation and Assimilation

Kiranmayi Indraganti offers an insider view of production training in India’s film schools, addressing the dynamic negotiation of dominant industry styles and arthouse realism against a backdrop of fast-globalizing cultures and audiences.

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