Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wes Craven: Horror and Beyond

August 31, 2015

When I was ten, I went to a slumber party for a friend’s birthday. The birthday girl’s parents, for whatever reason, put on a horror movie and left the dozen-or-so kids in attendance to squirm in their sleeping bags, watching it unsupervised at about midnight. The movie was A Nightmare on Elm Street. To say […]

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Three Reasons to Start with Horror

August 7, 2015

Horror is sometimes treated like the unwanted cousin of film. It isn’t seen as art. Try to remember the last time a horror film was nominated for an Academy Award. -31st October 1930: Canadian star Norma Shearer (1902 – 1983) receives a Best Actress Oscar from Conrad Nagel (1897 – 1970), for her role in ‘The […]

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We are avid about Avid!

August 1, 2015

In the spirit of our next Media Composer 101 weekend course coming up Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, the DFANYC family thought it worthwhile to update readers on the relevance of Avid Media Composer. According to’s article about Fury, the latest film edited by the highly acclaimed Dody Dorn, a team utilized […]

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