Jenny Dubin http://kut.org en Magnum Photos: Upholding Standards, Adapting to Technology http://kut.org/post/magnum-photos-upholding-standards-adapting-technology <p>Some of the most iconic images of the past decade – from the photos taken of prisoners at <a href="http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult_VPage&amp;VBID=2K1HZOQJNOJSP7">Abu Ghraib</a> to the passengers standing on the wing of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8itHvXd0oM">US Airways Flight 1549</a> after a miraculous landing on New York’s Hudson River – have been taken not by professional photographers, but by amateurs.</p><p>We are sharing more photos per second than ever before in our history, primarily thanks to &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/MagnumPhotos">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MagnumPhotos">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://statigr.am/tag/magnumphotos">Instagram</a>. With all those images available at our fingertips – and with a camera on every smartphone – how do professional photographers stay relevant (and stay employed)?&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:23:00 +0000 David Brown & Jenny Dubin 9001 at http://kut.org Magnum Photos: Upholding Standards, Adapting to Technology Robert Rodriguez Moves to TV Screens With El Rey Network http://kut.org/post/robert-rodriguez-moves-tv-screens-el-rey-network <p class="p1">Director Robert Rodriguez is probably best known for movies like “<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mariachi">El Mariachi</a>,” the “<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_Kids_(franchise)">Spy Kids</a>” franchise and, most recently "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machete_kills">Machete Kills</a>." But later this year, the successful filmmaker is making a big move to the small screen, launching his very own television channel called the <a href="http://www.elreynetwork.com/">El Rey Network</a> with the intent of attracting a modern, English-speaking Latino audience.</p><p class="p1">It’s a growing community that Rodriguez believes has been underserved by Hollywood and the broadcast networks.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116694103" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:59:13 +0000 Jenny Dubin 8997 at http://kut.org Robert Rodriguez Moves to TV Screens With El Rey Network AFF Celebrates 20 Years in the Austin Film Community http://kut.org/post/aff-celebrates-20-years-austin-film-community <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Disclosure: KUT is a media sponsor of the Austin Film Festival.</strong></em></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:34:27 +0000 Emily Donahue & Jenny Dubin 8991 at http://kut.org AFF Celebrates 20 Years in the Austin Film Community Why Fantastic Fest is Championing Movies That Haven’t Been Made Yet http://kut.org/post/why-fantastic-fest-championing-movies-haven-t-been-made-yet <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F112217318&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>For fans of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and oddball films from around the globe, it doesn’t get much better than Fantastic Fest.&nbsp;The nation’s largest film festival devoted to so-called genre films<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;is wrapping up this week in A</span>ustin<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual eight-day event has been described as the “Geek Telluride” – drawing a fanatical audience.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:08:12 +0000 Jenny Dubin 8768 at http://kut.org Why Fantastic Fest is Championing Movies That Haven’t Been Made Yet Back to School in West, Four Months After Plant Explosion http://kut.org/post/back-school-west-four-months-after-plant-explosion <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107306932&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Students are heading back to school in West, Texas today.&nbsp;Many of them will be going back to temporary classrooms.&nbsp;That’s because April’s deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant destroyed most of the city’s public schools, along with hundreds of homes.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:32:47 +0000 Jenny Dubin 8537 at http://kut.org Back to School in West, Four Months After Plant Explosion