The Rhetorica Network
Rhetorica is my blog about documentary film and photography since March 2021. All posts from the previous version of Rhetorica, dating back to 2002, are available on archive.org.
Rhetorica began as a press-politics blog that grew out of a web project I began in 1998 as part of my graduate studies in rhetoric. My name is Dr. Andrew R. Cline. I am an Emeritus Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I currently live in Aveiro, Portugal where I continue to write and do documentary film and photography projects.
Category Archives: education
An Idea is Formed
Last I posted, I mentioned my Documentary Practicum class would be choosing an idea for their semester documentary project. And so they have: the role of the house-party scene as a steppingstone to success for a local band. My first … Continue reading
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In Search of an Idea
I’m teaching MED512 Documentary Practicum this fall. The semester begins on 22 August. The class will complete a short documentary film about a Springfield topic over 16 weeks. They’ll get hands-on experience doing all the things. The goal for the … Continue reading
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Work Continues on Back-to-the-Land Documentary
Now that I’m back from my trip to Portugal (see my personal project on becoming an expat), I’m back to work on the back-to-the-land documentary being directed by Denise Vaughn. I’m the cinematographer and doing some project consulting. Many of … Continue reading
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Playing Around With Bumpers
A bumper in the film business is a form of studio branding. You’ll generally see two or three at the start of almost every film. Here’s a list of famous ones you’ve seen dozens of times (sadly, an old list … Continue reading
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