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EDITORIAL: “48 Frames Per Second: Advancement or Fad?”

Recently Peter Jackson and James Cameron have come out supporting a new film technology: shooting movies at 48 frames per second instead of the traditional 24 frames per second of film. For people in the film industry that sentence has a lot of meaning and implications, but for most other people it is just gibberish. Since this is such a big deal and will be discussed heavily in the upcoming year we here at the UTG Film department have decided to try and help clear up some of the confusion and explain what everyone is talking about.

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2012 Academy Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards have been announced and as always, frustrations are sure to ensue.

The nominees were announced this morning in Los Angeles at a press conference. You can view the nominees for many of the categories below. Click here to view the complete list.

Best Picture
Hugo
The Artist
Moneyball
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
The Descendents
The Help
Midnight in Paris
War Horse
The Tree of Life

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Martin Scorsese
Alexander Payne
Terrence Malick
Woody Allen

Best Actor
Damian Bachir
George Clooney
Jean Dujardin…

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hugo

Film: Hugo
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz

It’s safe to say that most people don’t know much, if anything, about the history of film. Unless you’re a film buff like me I’d be willing to bet your knowledge of cinema history is “Hey, movies are cool, I like them.” This isn’t a bad thing, I don’t know anything about the history of computers or the internet (it was invented by Ben Franklin right?), but I still love and use it endlessly. One person that cares very deeply about the history of film and filmmaking is Martin …