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How Movie Sound Effects Art Made: Foley Artists

In this age, many people think that movie sound effects are created by computer. They’re not! “Foley (named after sound–effects artist Jack Foley) is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of […]

The Digital Archive of Gabriel García Márquez- Publishers in the Time of Decline

January 24, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.             Photograph from the Archive – Gabriel García Márquez with Emma Castro, 1957. Gabriel García Márquez “Few writers have produced novels that are acknowledged as masterpieces not only in their own countries but all around the world. Fewer still can be said to have […]

Does Virtual Reality Have a Place in Art Museums?

Banz & Bowinkel, installation of Mercury (2016) January 10, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday Fine Art in the New Media Virtual Reality (VR) is all the rage now. This post will examine the place of VR in Art Museums in two ways: first, as a medium for the artist, and second, as a […]

See this 17th Century Portrait Restored to its Original Brilliant Colors on Twitter!

November 8, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday Varnish and Old Paintings Oil paintings are usually coated with varnish to provide a protective coating, but as the varnish inevitably ages, the it turns yellow and obscures the brilliant colors of the orignal, often making the painting look dark and muddy. Fine […]

Rodin, the Met, and the New Media

September 20, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Rodin at the MET  – September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018   “On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates its historic collection of the artist’s work. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas […]

Properly Lighting Black Faces – Cinamatographer Ava Berkofsky

September 13, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ influenced the look of ‘Insecure.’ Source: Atsushi Nishijima/IMDb The Problem “When I was in film school, no one ever talked about lighting nonwhite people.” — Ava Berkofsky As written by mic.com,  September 8, 2017:  “Any brown person who’s taken a […]

“A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining”- Music Composed by Wendy Carlos

July 5, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Wendy Carlos’s Synth Scores- the Near-Unbearable  Tension’s in Kubrick’s Worlds Wendy Carlos’ theme music for Stanley Kubrick’s  A Clockwork Orange and The Shining “are indispensable in creating the dread and horror that carry through these cinematic masterpieces. As you can hear in the opening title […]