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Timecode Threads

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg CAS

ts3elOne of the major issues facing both students as well as faculty is dealing with timecode settings for both electronic cinema and sprocketed film, especially when they are combined in the same Avid project.

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Online library of film periodicals

Category: Fred's Blog Karen Carpenter


varietyHello All,

I've just become aware of this amazing (free) online database, Lantern/Media History Digital Library, which has scanned classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain. This site has "over 800,000 pages of digitized texts from the the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound....from a wide array of publications, like Variety, The Film Daily, Photoplay, and American Cinematographer."

You can check it out here:



Karen Dee Carpenter, Assistant Professor Department of Cinema and Television Arts California State University, Northridge

Break a Leg

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg

Ever wonder where the expression "break a leg" meaning "good luck" originated? I believe this plaque says it all.Break A Leg

A Fit of Anger

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg

DunceBill Cosby, Art Linkletter, and Mr. Rogers all had patience around children doing the dumbest things. I envy their ability to keep calm and carry on, in spite of watching yourthful bombs fall around their professional landscapes.

The semester is over; and technically I am no longer a teacher "on duty", so the antics of young filmmakers should not be raising my blood pressure. But sometimes our students just manage to pull sh*t that really makes me want to scream.

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