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Entries from March 19th, 2013

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March 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. Peer-reviewed online journal published by Film Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. Alternate Takes. British film review site that provides two reviews of each film, one introductory and the other in-depth. American Film. Monthly online magazine published by the American Film Institute that began as a print journal. […]

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Processed Storytelling

March 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Directing, Screenwriting

Richard Brody has an interesting, if somewhat discursive blog posting at The New Yorker on “The Problem with Processed Storytelling,” which begins with a discussion of Pixar’s “22 Rules of Storytelling.” Brady says, “Pixar films make me feel as if I were watching the cinematic equivalent of irresistibly processed food, with a ramped-up and carefully […]

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My Cinema Studies 101 Search Engine

March 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Animation history and criticism, Film history and criticism, History and criticism, Television history and criticism

As some visitors to this blog may have noticed over the past few days, I have put up a custom search engine designed to search English-language websites for material suitable for students doing research in the moving image arts — specifically film, TV, animation and visual effects. My Cinema Studies 101 Search Engine had its […]

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Charles daCosta on Racial Stereotyping in Media

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Animation history and criticism, History and criticism, Media theory, Politics

Racial Stereotypes in Media from Ogre on Vimeo. My friend and former Savannah College of Art and Design colleague, Charles daCosta, who now teaches at  Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, recently made an appearance on Africa Amara, a TV show broadcast on C31, where he talked about racial stereotyping in media. Along the way, […]

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Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Research Blog

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments · History and criticism

Last month, ace animation historian Jerry Beck left the popular Cartoon Brew blog he created and co-edited with Amid Amidi. However, he didn’t stop blogging, but rather revived his semi-dormant Cartoon Research blog with a vengeance. Right now, it seems devoted to (mainly) American animation history, and also includes some occasional guest postings (e.g., Keith […]

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Animationstudies 2.0

March 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · History and criticism

Today, the Society for Animation Studies  has inaugurated a new blog, animationstudies 2.01, which is being edited by Nichola Dobson, and devoted to issues in animation scholarship. As Dobson points out, The pace of published research has often lagged behind the vast technological developments in the animation industry and as such there is often seen […]

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SAS 2013 — Redefining Animation

March 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Animation conferences

This year’s Society for Animation Studies conference will be held at the University of Southern California (one of my alma maters), June 23-27,  under the theme of “Redefining Animation.” It is being held under the auspices of The John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts of USC’s School of Cinematic Art. There is […]

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