March 27, 2015


Sunday Open Thread: PBO Got Jokes!

Good Morning POU! In case you missed it, last night was the annual Gridiron's Dinner and President Obama had jokes! Via the Twitter feed let's see how it all went down! … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African American Cinematographers


Welcome to the Weekend POU! The final Cinematographer featured in our series is the first and only African American woman to obtain a MFA in Cinematography from New York University. Cybel Martin Perhaps because she was named after 1962 … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Cinematographers


TGIF POU! The name that has come up over and over from the Cinematographers featured this week, as their mentor, is esteemed Cinematographer, Film Maker and Professor, Haile Gerima. Haile Gerima (born March 4, 1946) is an Ethiopian … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Cinematographers

2014 Los Angeles Film Festival - "Dreams Are Colder Than Death" Premiere

Good Morning POU! Today we feature another Howard University alum, Arthur Jafa! Arthur Jafa was born in 1960 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was raised in the blues rich Mississippi Delta, in Clarksdale. After graduating high school, he enrolled … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Cinematographers


Happy Hump Day POU! Today's featured Cinematographer is Bradford Young. Bradford Young is one of the hottest Cinematographers in the business today. Born July 6, 1977, he is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He moved to Chicago at age 15 to … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American Cinematographers


Good Morning POU! Today's featured award-winning Cinematographer is the renowned Ernest Dickerson. The success and signature appeal of Spike Lee's early films have Ernest Dickerson's cinematography to thank as much as Spike's own cinematic … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African American Cinematographers


Good Morning POU! Thank you to POU commenter Goldenstar for gifting me with this week's topic. A comment by Goldenstar a few months ago included a list of prominent cinematographers and VIOLA! An open thread topic was born! Cinematography … [Read more...]