I’m a graduate student in the midst of writing my PhD dissertation at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. I’ve recently relocated to Toronto — my hometown — to research and write my thesis. My project addresses the ways in which film sound technologies such as Dolby Digital have changed industrial practice and aesthetic style in contemporary Hollywood cinema. My other research interests include the history of Jewish humor in film and television, the style of Steven Spielberg, the history of widescreen technologies, and “schlock” movies from the 1970s. I have published in a variety of cinema and media journals including The Journal of Popular Culture, Music Sound and the Moving Image, Film & History, and Offscreen.
My blog will hopefully reach others who have similar interests in film style, image and sound technology, television comedy, film music, and the Hollywood film industry. More than anything else, really, my blog is a big distraction from my thesis.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.