REVIEW Star Wars Rebels: “Siege of Lothal”

Rebels is back, and with one of the strongest episodes to date! I think I have to reevaluate the way I grade episodes. The simple five-stars sort of thing is proving a little ineffective, as 4.5 or 5 stars has become something of a norm for this show. If excellent is the norm, then I’ll really […]

More Info

Portfolio

Logos, Layouts, Posters Video Samples Lily – A Short Film (Written, Directed, Edited, and Produced by Eric Henry) “Starfleet Recruitment Ad” Teaser for Pacific 201 film. Created in After Effects and Adobe Premiere. Animation, 3D modeling, and editing by Eric Henry. Video Blog Presentation by Eric Henry. Edited, Written, Produced by Eric Henry.

More Info

Lily – a Short Film

Work started on Lily in March/April 2013. Nearly two years later, this 40-minute movie was finally released. Created with college-provided production gear and funded by 84 backers on Kickstarter, the entire project took $4500 and hundreds of hours to produce. Despite many limitations, we tried our best to faithfully reconstruct a 1950’s atmosphere – complete with historically-accurate […]

More Info

REVIEW Star Wars: Rebels “Idiots Array”

“Idiot’s Array” is somewhat difficult to approach for a review. This is partially due to the fact that the episode would be pretty forgettable if it weren’t for the dead-on perfect portrayal of Lando’s character. So I have to consider that the episode was kind of ho-hum, while at the same time introducing a spectacularly […]

More Info

REVIEW Star Wars: Rebels “Path of the Jedi”

Without a doubt, this age of Star Wars is the most mysterious and spiritual that the Force has ever been. Those fans who were disappointed that the Force was made “scientific” or otherwise demystified by the introduction of Medichlorians in “The Phantom Menace” can rest easy. The Force is more mysterious than ever. This week’s episode brings […]

More Info

Lily: A Look Behind the Scenes

With the release of Lily looming on the horizon this winter, it’s high time to explore some of the creative aspects behind its production! We recently released a video that talks about what went into casting the title role, as well as a little bit behind the thought process that brought the 1950’s environment to […]

More Info

News Comparison

Recently unclassified documents from the CIA have set the news on fire with reports of heinous torture used on suspects after the 9/11 terrorism attacks. As an experiment, I investigated three different news sites to see what sorts of articles were being published on the recent news craze. I looked at Washington Post, Fox News, […]

More Info

Does the Government Control the Media?

I’ve asked the question “does the government control the media?”, but it’s honestly a little hard to delve into this topic without wandering into dangerous “conspiracy theory” waters. Research on this topic is especially difficult, but what’s really interesting is that in many cases, the link between the government and the vast majority of media […]

More Info

Objectivity… Bad?!

Jay Rosen – a reasonably well-known professor of journalism once said he wished reporters would be honest with audiences about their opinions, and then state the facts that support their point of view. I think this sort of approach is desperately needed in today’s news media. Reporters, pretending to be objective, only mislead audiences who trust them […]

More Info

Is Television Evil?

I was given this to think about: “The people who run the TV networks and the major movie studies do not share the religious and moral values of most Americans.” It’s really easy to say “Oh yeah, definitely!” They’re so much more evil than we are, right? But we often forget that within our little […]

More Info