Tag Archives: Jacob Dodd

Joining Celluloid: The Art of Film Editing

FILM IS THRIVING….BUT WHAT ABOUT FILM SPLICING With the recent critical releases of La La Land, Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences, and Hidden Figures, audiences are witnessing the beauty of film at the cinema.  Add in Kodak’s new Super 8 Camera (image below) and the return … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Filmmaking in the 21st Century

Myth As a college professor teaching filmmaking students in the “digital age,” I often encounter many misconceptions as to the true cost of shooting and finishing a film on celluloid.  Students mistakenly believe that if it was not for the … Continue reading

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The Art of Practical Effects

As noted by my other entries, I am biased towards natural cinematography shot on motion picture film.  If it’s shot through a lens onto celluloid, count me in!  Recently, I have been thinking about a list of films with flawless … Continue reading

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David Williams’ “Thirteen” and “Dreams in the Night”

This past Friday evening, I had the privilege to see two works by Richmond Filmmaker and VCU Photography and Film alum, David Williams.  This was an experience that I had waited six years for!  I have known David since enrolling in VCUarts … Continue reading

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The Honest Reality of 35mm

Introduction 35mm motion picture film has reliably been there to capture and preserve the art of moving images since the very beginning!  Without it we would not be able to witness the early experiments and milestones in cinema like Edwin … Continue reading

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