Modern Cinema

The Texas film industry continues to thrive in the modern era.  The state remains a favorite for location shooting, with areas across Texas serving as the backdrop for such award-winning films as There Will Be Blood (2007) and The Tree of Life (2011), and blockbuster franchises like Spy Kids (2001) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). Texas also plays host to numerous production companies, from Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios to Richard Linklater’s Detour Filmproduction, both headquartered in Austin.  As celluloid, a 19th century medium, begins to fade out well over a century after its creation, digital technologies are driving moviemakers further into a new era of filmmaking.  Texas, with decades of experience in digital media production from commercial film to interactive gaming development, continues to inspire what The American Cinematographer cited in 1973:  “Homegrown settings.  Natural.  For takes instead of fakes.”

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