By: Katie Caputo

It’s the beginning of May which would usually mean a media frenzy over this year’s Met Gala, with news outlets eagerly sharing red carpet photographs and opinions on the best and worst dressed celebrities. However, as everyone knows, the past twelve months have been anything but usual. While the Costume Institute cancelled 2020’s event, they recently revealed that the Met Gala would return this year, with a few alterations.

Primarily, they postponed the event until September 13, 2021 and announced that it would be a more ‘intimate’ affair. The Met Gala will feature a theme of “In…


VFX has developed immensely over the past decades. Since VFX is so widely used in films and tv shows now, there are times when the viewers don’t even realize that the scene they are seeing has multiple layers of visual effects. In this article, we will be exploring different types of VFX and notable VFX milestones.

Image by Sploid

Before we can talk about the milestones of VFX, we first need to understand the beginning of VFX usage. In the initial years, special effects used in films were inspired by animation and stop motion, creating the illusion of movement. For example, Matte shots…


Over the last few decades, animated films developed by large studios have notably transitioned from a traditional, hand-drawn format, to the 3D, computer animated movies we see today. At the surface, it appears easy to identify when the switch happened and visually distinguish 2D movies from more recent 3D ones. However in reality, for Walt Disney Animation Studios, technology developed for almost twenty years and twenty movies before they could create a feature length film solely using computer imagery. …


How Beeple Let Go of Creative Block

Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days

By Noah Berkowitz

Most writers, artists, musicians, and creatives experience creative block at least once in their career. Either something happens in their life that prevents them from creating, or they doubt their ability to create something worth presenting to others. Whatever the cause, it’s only reasonable that at a certain point creatives will run out of steam and need a break to recharge, right?

For many, this may be the case, but not for Mike Winkelmann, known mainly by his online alias, Beeple. You can check out his work on his Instagram…


By Noah Berkowitz

On the morning of February 4th, Sia issued an apology on twitter for her upcoming film Music, and for her response to criticism she received from the autistic community. There has been no shortage of controversy surrounding the film, which follows the story of a former drug-dealer taking custody of her non-verbal, autistic sister after the death of their mother. Although Sia may have not intended to cause harm when this film went into production, her initial response to the autistic community’s criticism of her film indicated that she possessed a very warped view of autistic people…


By Noah Berkowitz

In today’s world, there is more entertainment available for consumption than ever before. Creatives are able to tell stories to audiences of thousands — sometimes even millions — of people. These stories aren’t only available in fictional media content, but also throughout pro sports. Narratives within professional athletics allow people to invest themselves into the game. For example, the 2011 NBA finals is an entertaining series of basketball games to watch as is, but it becomes significantly more interesting when told as the story of a sick Dirk Nowitzki single handedly beating a stacked Miami Heat team…


Traditionally, red is often seen as a color that represents love, passion and affection, which is why it is often used in romance movies. However, those are not the only emotions that are frequently conveyed in films through the color red. Red is truly a unique color that can deliver a wide range of emotions, such as love, fear and guilt, and while these emotions might seem like polar opposites, they are similar in a sense that they are all very intense and bold emotions.

Photo Credit to Fine Line Features

In Love Letter by director Shunzi Iwai, Hiroko Watanabe visits the hometown of her fiancé…


By: Katie Caputo

Since the earliest moving picture, the animation industry has gone through incredible developments and evolution, constantly pushing the boundaries of technology. Especially in the 25 years since the release of Toy Story — the first feature length CGI film- animation has become an immensely powerful tool and, at times, frighteningly realistic. This 3D animation style seems like an unbelievable development from the Saturday morning cartoons of the 60s and 70s. …


During the current quarantine period, many people have had their share of difficulties with working from home. Whether it’s poor connection to meetings, family running through webcams, or being just plain unproductive there always seems to be something getting in the way of having a successful workday. However, not too long ago I had run into the biggest roadblock that anyone can face when working from home. A storm had hit my state of New Jersey and I lost power in my home when it disabled many cable wires in my neighborhood. Losing your connection to the internet and your…


Photo by Marcel Heil on Unsplash

Spending more time at home surfing YouTube for entertainment, I came across a massive wave of videos of people indulging in large amounts of food. Surprisingly, I found myself clicking on these videos again and again and after a little bit of research I noticed that I am not alone. So what’s the hype? Why are people so obsessed with watching other people eat and how did this trend come to be?

In recent years, these videos, which are called Mukbangs- pronounced “Mook-bong”-, have been gaining popularity and have developed into a trend where people film themselves consuming a wide…

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