Malaysia Multimedia University - Syllabus for Producing Workshop Aug. and Sept. 2014 - Scheduling and Budgeting


This link should take you to the syllabus for the MMU Film Producing Workshop on Scheduling and Budgeting that Randy Finch is teaching at Cyberjaya from Aug. 25th - Sept. 5th, 2014.



Why Educators Who Don't Understand The New Tools, Including Coding for Interactivity and Social Media (e.g., Online Data Collection and How Content Spreads on the Internet), Shouldn't Be Teaching Tomorrow's Filmmakers



As Sun Tzu wrote in The Art of War: "If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 

The interactive installation by video artists Taiyun Kim and Ji Hyun Yoon (promo video above) is a great example of how a technical understanding of the new tools allows artists to comment on 21st century culture. 

I don't want to become tiresome, but so many academics - as well as many leading critics of 21st century culture - are incapable of seeing the New World. 

If all you care to know is your own outmoded (and often profoundly mistaken) conception of how the new things work, how can you write about contemporary motion pictures or teach the artists of the 21st century?

Video Takedown? Lessig v. Liberation Music Shows How to Respond to a Bogus DMCA Copyright Claim



"I Gotta See Your Eyes Guys:" Incredible Speech




How many of us have been privileged to work under great leaders? 

These kids from Cumberland, Rhode Island worked their way to the Little League World Series. On their way there, they were lucky to have a coach like Dave Belisle, whose words (after they lost - and were eliminated) reminded me of words written years ago by James Russell Lowell: "Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.” 

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