We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

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Depth of focus

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Cinema had 20 majors in the class of 2009, the biggest crop the department has had to date — but even so, it’s surprising that four of them have ended up creating their own production company. Last week, Denison was

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

The collaborators

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Every artist, even the most talented person out there, occasionally needs to be reminded they aren’t crazy — and that’s the role that Robert “Sarob.” Tate ’16 and Joseph “Joey Aich” Holbert ’16 play for each other.  The two solo

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Photo Credits: Zane Osler '16

Building characters

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To ask Jeffrey Hatcher ’80 about Elliott Stout, his mentor and the founder of Denison’s cinema program, feels a bit like cheating. Hatcher is a master storyteller; Stout the sort of outsized figure whose personality inspired memories full of color

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Written By: Ryan Jones

Found lives

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Co-creator of Found magazine, Jason Bitner, already had a well-trained eye for curiosities when he walked into B&J’s American Cafe in LaPorte, Ind. Taped to the coffeemaker, the pie case, and all through the diner were vintage studio portraits —

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What happened on Deliria?

What Happened on Deliria?

For months now, a crew of students has been casting, filming, editing, and directing the first feature-length narrative film to be produced through the Department of Cinema at Denison. “Deliria” tells the fictional tale of a group of friends who

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Manipulating reality

Manipulating Reality

Film has always been in Gus Péwé’s life. Ask him a line from “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and he can recite it.  In fact, that was his first film—sort of. “I was 3 or 4 and writing a sequel to ‘Pee-wee’s

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Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

As many may know, Denison is one of very few undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the country that has its own Cinema Department, which Denison formally established in 1998, thanks to the work of the late professor emeritus Elliott Stout,

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A family film

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When Denison English professor Kirk Combe was working on his sci-fi book, 2084, he often would run plot ideas by his son Clayton, who, at the time, had just graduated from Granville High. When Clayton headed off to Oberlin College,

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The philosophy of film

The Philosophy Of Film

The college recently announced that four members of the faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees and will be promoted to the rank of associate professor. This is the second in a four-part series highlighting the faculty

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