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Digital Cinema Roundup

In a recent blog post on the new digital cinema distribution models, Jim Emerson cites Spike Lee’s interview with Digital Camera Magazine, in which Lee enthusiastically discusses how these new tools provide new “opportunities” for anyone who wants to be a filmmaker.  Emerson is absolutely correct to add that “the means of production and promotion are in the hands of filmmakers in ways they have never been in the medium’s history&# ... read more »

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Wednesday Links

For some reason, I’m getting tired of using bullet points for my links posts.  Here are the links in paragraph form instead.

In case anyone is curious, here is the Evan Rachel Wood interview from the episode of Second Cinema in which I was also a guest.  She’s discussing, among other things, her appearance in a local stage version of Romeo and Juliet directed by her brother. ... read more »

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Sunday Links

Plenty to think about as usual in the film and new media blogosphere, especially with the discussions taking place at and around the Cannes Film Festival this week: ... read more »

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Monday Links

Classes end on Friday, so I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for blogging.  That being said, there are a few items on my radar that deserve more than the fleeting 140-character treatment: ... read more »

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Reading Together, Reading Alone

Steven Berlin Johnson’s recent Wall Street Journal article on how the e-book will change reading practices had me racing to my blog before I’d even finished it.  Building from a moment of recognition (an “aha moment”) in an Austin coffeehouse, in which he “put down” the nonfiction book he was reading on his Kindle to purchase and start reading a novel.  Within minutes, Johnson had started reading Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, “shelving” the other book. ... read more »

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Burning up the internets

Just a couple of quick links & promotions before I carve out the time for a real blog post: ... read more »

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Essential tools for navigating digital culture

I’ve been asked by my friend/colleague/Dean/Provost Tim Spears to contribute to his blog, One Dean’s View, offering a post on a few digital tools that I find essential for navigating my digital life. Here’s what I had to say, reblogged: ... read more »

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Mulling the future of public access TV

Since I moved to Vermont in 2002, I have been on the board of Middlebury Community Television, our local public access channel. Yesterday, the board sponsored a community media forum, where we invited members of our community to come together to discuss the role of a small public access channel in a small town today – for a frame of reference, the population of Middlebury is only 8,000, and the subscriber base for cable is even smaller than that. ... read more »