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Black is King

Top 6 Albums of the Year (So Far)

We Asked Your Top Albums of 2020: Here Are Your Picks! We know it’s only August, but the top albums downloaded and listened to makes it pretty clear what we’re craving in 2020. Here’s a look at the top six albums so far this year…
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5 Films Shot with a Smartphone

Filmmakers Who Opted to use a Smartphone to Shoot Their Films While it’s nice to have access to state-of-the-art equipment and specialty lenses, some filmmakers are choosing to take their skills and apply them to the camera in their…
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FAME WEEK Festin' Welcome to our second annual FAME WEEK! This year we're going all out in a virtual setting. Join us for a festival that brings students, alumni, faculty and staff together for activities, industry guest panels and our…
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Becoming a More Inclusive Filmmaker

How Hollywood Contributed to Systemic Racism Inclusion has long been an issue in the entertainment industry—from a lack of representation to stereotyping, to blatant racism—and Hollywood is reckoning with itself once again. Inclusivity…
Juneteenth

In Honor of Juneteenth

Here are 20 Social Justice-Centered Films to Watch Now Today we honor Juneteenth, which marks a date of major significance in American history. Why is Juneteenth so important? Juneteenth refers to the emancipation day celebrated by African…
Malcolm X

'90s Movies Focused on Black Narratives

Spike Lee and Denzel Washington in Malcolm X A LIST OF ’90S FILMS THAT IMPACTED AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY The 1990s brought a surge of films that impacted or drew focus to the Black experience. From blockbuster hits to…
12 Principles of Animation

History and Use: 12 Principles of Animation

What are Disney's 12 Principles of Animation? When you think of wildly successful animation, one of the first studios that comes to mind is Disney. From the original Mickey Mouse all the way through their newest feature film, Disney…
Animated TV shows

What Were Your Favorite Animated Shows as a Kid?

How Animated Shows Became a Standard in American Television If someone asked what shows you watched the most as a kid, it’s likely the majority of your answers would be animated series. Animated TV series have been an important part…
Anamorphic Lens

Working with Anamorphic Lenses

Alumnus Brandon Trost was the DP on Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Kristen Wiig, Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgård. Everything You Need to Know About Anamorphic Lenses Anamorphic lenses have a long history of capturing the world in…