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Meeting in the Middle

If this were a movie, it would open with a montage blending Peabody’s Grand Arcade with Homewood’s Gilman Hall with the Maryland Institute College of Arts’ Brown Center. As the upbeat, slightly edgy music swells, a new image materializes: an enormous white 1930s-era building on Baltimore’s North Avenue, just east of Charles Street in the burgeoning Station North Arts and Entertainment District.


Synth-pop Pioneer, Thomas Dolby, Now a Professor at Johns Hopkins

Dolby, perhaps best known for his 1980's song “She Blinded Me With Science,” has made several careers at the nexus of sound and electronics. His newest role began Friday as a professor of the arts at Hopkins, and he hopes to show students how new technology creates fresh opportunities for composers and filmmakers to collaborate.


Urban Restoration Project Will Be New Home for Film and Media Studies

From the outside, the Parkway Theatre doesn’t look like much. Some of the upper windows are broken and a pull-down metal sheet covers the front door. Pigeons peck aimlessly on the sidewalk, and random bits of trash blow past. Located in a Baltimore neighborhood that is trying hard to redefine itself, this historic building is a shell of its former glory days as a bustling entertainment center. Enter the Krieger School’s Film and Media Studies program...


FMS Students Read for the 2014 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

As they have since its inception nine years ago, Hopkins film students served this winter as first readers for the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts. Under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Lucy Bucknell, interns evaluated and provided coverage of competition screenplays. Winners will be announced at the […]


Renowned Electronic Musician Joins Krieger School Faculty

Beginning in the fall semester, Thomas Dolby, who has a storied career in multimedia ventures, will teach a course called Sound on Film to students from the Krieger School and the Peabody Institute. Dolby will also play a key role in the efforts under way to revitalize parts of the Station North neighborhood.


Johns Hopkins Undergraduates Show Off Their Research Findings

Johns Hopkins senior Alessandra Bautze, a double major in the Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies, turned a lens on the topic of school violence with her PURA project, the 12-minute film What Sophie Saw. Her faculty sponsor was noted filmmaker and Film and Media Studies lecturer Matthew Porterfield.


Film & Media Studies Hosts Walter Murch

Three-time Academy Award-winning sound designer and film editor Walter Murch (BA ’65) gave a talk on March 25, 2014: “From Malaparte to the Multiverse: the physics of poetry and the poetry of physics.” Murch, whose work on film includes The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, and the upcoming Tomorrowland, talked about his translation […]


“Until It’s Even”: The Legacy of Geraldine Ferraro

by Andrea Massaro, Class of 2015 Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, screened at Hopkins on February 19, not only featured, but was framed by women’s voices. JHU history professor Mary Ryan opened the evening, noting that while we have indeed “paved the way” for women in politics, we still have a long way to go. The film, […]