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Texting Revisited

Via Slate. I was really impressed with this short film directed by Victoria Mapplebeck, about a romantic relationship she revisited after discovering an old Nokia cell phone. (It was one of those 3000 model series that’s indestructible according to the … Continue reading

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Pay No Attention To That Robot Above The Protest

I noticed this article when it was published on Deadline two weeks ago, but I haven’t heard much else since. The Federal Aviation Administration gave special permits to three companies to use unmanned aerial vehicles/systems- whatever they want to be … Continue reading

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Being Present

“A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.” -The First Law of Mentat, quoted by Paul Atreides to Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam Once, during … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something!

One of my favorite essays film theorist David Bordwell has ever written is this one on the development of CinemaScope. Some technical details and some history: The shape of a movie’s image is called its aspect ratio, which refers to the relationship … Continue reading

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Step Right Up- See It Here: The World’s Oldest Color Motion Picture!

Via Slate.com I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for things like this. The National Media Museum in the UK has discovered and restored the world’s oldest color movie, made by a one Edward Raymond Turner in 1902. … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Blog- Now in 3D!

Or not. Sorry. But to make up for it, here’s Roger Ebert on a (possibly insurmountable?) problem for 3D films. He posts a letter from Walter Murch, a highly respected editor and sound designer. Murch says that the 3D illusion … Continue reading

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The Future of Home Entertainment Is Here!

(Editor’s Note: We here at andrew-sherwood.com sympathize with those who can’t make head or tails of the latest doodads. Neither can Andrew. He only hopes to know enough to ask the right questions when something doesn’t work right. Even so, … Continue reading

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