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Faith and film

Faith and film

One student’s take on art consumptionDrew Shriner | Echo During chapel on March 2, Josh Larsen accurately claimed that Christians have the ability to watch “secular” films through a Christian lens–as prayers. Some would take it a step further: Christians not only have the ability to watch film, but a responsibility […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Mastering film together

Mastering film together

Kathy Bruner and John Bruner receive their master’s in filmmaking    By Abigail Roberts | Echo It is not often that a husband and wife have the opportunity to teach together in the same institution, let alone the same department. It is even rarer for both husband and wife to pursue […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
In their shoes

In their shoes

Where cultural understanding meets filmmakingBy Rylie Harrison | Echo From small-town Massachusetts to Ghana and Zimbabwe, James Ault gives a glimpse into Christian life and culture around the world through his films. Documentaries such as “African Christianity Rising” and “Born Again” shine light on the lives of groups which the majority […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Heartland is for film lovers

Heartland is for film lovers

Indianapolis’ Heartland Film Festival runs from Oct. 12 – 22By Andrew Hoff | Echo “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” quoted Rob Reiner to a huddled group of smiling journalists, who let out a collective “aha” and then scribbled in their reporters’ notebooks. It was […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment

Intentional community extended

Christianity in the secular worldBy Sarah Gorman | Contributor I’ve only been at Taylor a year and a half, but that’s enough time to have experienced the “Taylor Bubble,” as it’s often called. The Christian campus feel, the middle-of-nowhere feel, the everybody-knows-everybody feel, and the intentional community Taylor prides itself […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Disney released the recent “Beauty and the Beast” remake on March 17, 2017. (Photograph provided by

Disney remakes

One student’s opinion about the recent “Beauty and the Beast” By Patrick Linehan | Contributor Does a “Tale as Old as Time” need to be remade? I suppose in order for it to be “Tale as Old as Time,” it would have to be eventually. “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Kathy Bruner, assistant professor of media communication, finishing her master’s degree in Filmmaking at Vermont College of Fine Arts (photo provided by Kathy Bruner).

(Re)searching for summer

A look ahead to summer research projects on campusBy Hope Bollinger | Echo For most students, research projects end during finals week, but during the last week of May, some students and faculty will start summer-long research projects at Taylor. Jessica Vanderploeg, assistant professor of biology, will stare at fruit flies […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Davis is currently working with his favorite decade, the ’60s, in the film “Fall of ’69.” (Photograph provided by Andrew Paul Davis)

Future in film and music

Taylor filmmaker and musician embraces liberal artsBy Laura Koenig | Echo Studying the past in Professor of History Steve Messer’s History of the U.S. Since 1877. Learning Chinese in a class with only four people. Engaging with Russian history, politics and philosophy while acting in “The Cherry Orchard.” Senior Andrew […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph provided by Joshua Adams) The Envision Film Festival has been a part of many aspiring filmmakers’ Taylor experience including (L to R) Sarah Topp (’15), Levi Wortley and Jake Rundell (’15).

Vision for future filmmakers

Taylor holds Envision Film Festival By Ian Proano | Echo As spring is busy making up its mind on whether or not to stay at Taylor, the Envision Film Festival is here once again, put on by art, film, and media department faculty and students. Kathy Bruner, co-chair of the […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Managing stereotypes in storytelling is key.


When do stereotypes in movies become harmful?By Rebekah Hardwicke | Contributor Film director D.W. Griffith is known for transforming cinema with groundbreaking technical advances. In addition, he is perhaps the best example of an artist who used harmful stereotypes in movies. His film “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) is credited by […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials