Refraction

Refraction

rɪˈfrakʃ(ə)n/ noun PHYSICS The fact or phenomenon of light being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density. The focusing characteristics of an eye or eyes Other: The way you see yourself through the eyes of another. The way light passes through glass and [...]

The Infinite Argument – Is Man Vegetarian Or Carnivorous?

The Infinite Argument – Is Man Vegetarian Or Carnivorous?

Note: This argument considers human diet relating to matters of health, efficiency, and bodily survival. It does not draw conclusions from arguments such as environmental impacts, animal rights, or a moral/ethical dilemma. The question is specific to what is man, not what man should be, or what man could be. I was raised in a [...]

Dogville: Brechtian Theatre

Dogville: Brechtian Theatre

Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film, written and directed by Lars von Trier. It's a fable that uses an exceptionally minimal, stage-like set to tell the story of Grace Mulligan (Kidman), a woman hiding from mobsters, who arrives in the small mountain town of Dogville, Colorado, and is offered refuge in return for physical labor. Her stay there ultimately changes the lives of the local [...]

Apocalypse Now: Sound, Image, & Editing

Apocalypse Now: Sound, Image, & Editing

Let's talk about the role of sound, image, and editing. Specifically in the film Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1979. The opening scene - sound, image and editing are the pivotal elements and techniques that make this scene so incredible and captivating. The scene starts with a passive serene jungle, interrupted by helicopters [...]

The Bad Day

The Bad Day

Wrong. Today has been the wrong day. From beginning to end. Everything that could have gone wrong, did. You know those days, the days that it seems like the world is picking on you personally? Every so often, we all have them. What’s behind this? Is it some karmic payback for having your shit together [...]