Hi, I’m Carl Casinghino and welcome to my blog! This is the official blog by the author of Moving Images: Making Movies, Understanding Media, so its first purpose is to function in tandem with the textbook. Through this blog, I will be offering further information and resources in support of my textbook published by Cengage Learning. In addition, the blog will offer perspectives and information on media literacy education, movie production in and out of the classroom, and current trends and developments in digital media and the world of moving images.
Moving Images combines an understanding of motion picture history and analysis with skill development in movie production to create a textbook tailored to the needs of today’s media-savvy world. Collaborative learning, critical thinking, creative problem solving — all the hallmarks of the modern educational experience are in full supply. But at the end of the day, Moving Images is designed to get students excited about making movies and appreciating all kinds of media. Not only will they learn how to understand and analyze motion pictures, but students will also explore the fundamental skills needed to create and produce their own movies. And they’ll learn from some of today’s premier filmmakers: an interactive DVD that accompanies the text features several award-winning short films, and perspectives from a wide variety of successful directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, advertising specialists, visual effects supervisors, and other professionals are integrated throughout the text.