Aired: June 13, 2009

Cinematography: Grace Behind the Lens

vcuartsRob Tregenza (Virginia Commonwealth University) is a cinematographer who has written, directed, and photographed award-winning films and television commercials.  He’s also the founder and director of the Tampa International Film Festival.  Now he’s teaching the next generation of cinema students the art and craft of narrative filmmaking.  Also featured: We’ve entered the summer season of blockbuster movies, many of which are designed to be pure escapist fun, but Basil Smith (John Tyler Community College) says there is a world of rich philosophical questions about the nature of memory and human consciousness to be explored in films like “The Matrix” and “Memento.”

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