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Rob Price, M.A.

Rob Price, M.A.

Rob Price, M.A., explains the evolution and history of American cinema.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Cinema

Published: January 19th, 2017

During the spring of 2016, SAGU’s history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. Rob Price, M.A., explains the evolution and history of American cinema from the roaring twenties all the way into modern cinema.

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The Power of Propaganda in World War II

Published: August 29th, 2018

In a world before social media and the internet, how did the United States encourage and promote American citizens in the 1930s and 1940s to contribute to the war effort? The answer-propaganda and lots of it. While propaganda took many forms, perhaps its strongest and the most effective channel was Hollywood films. In this Thought Hub vlog, Rob Price, M.F.A., shares the impact of these films in America during this era and how many young filmmakers put their careers on hold to contribute to the war effort. 

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The Power of Print and Its Affect on the Church

The Power of Print and Its Affect on the Church

Published: February 9th, 2016

Reading and writing have been staples of basic communication for thousands of years. One might wonder what kind of effect the written word had on the Church over the centuries. But perhaps a better-crafted question might be what happened to Christianity when words became “printed and replicable” on a large scale.

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Rob Price explores how Marshal McLuhan's communication theory "the medium is the message" applies to the Gospel message.

The Medium is the Message: How New Media Affects the Gospel

Published: May 12th, 2016

Being a professor in the Communication Arts Department here at SAGU allows me to spend a lot of time with my students on video, audio, lighting, and editing equipment. But as a Bible-based University, we are challenged to look beyond our cool gadgets and gear to the deeper issues of how methods of communication affect the Gospel message, the Church and our Christian worldview.

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Communication is ever changing. One effect has been the age of electronics, as much as we may not think technology effects communicating, it has changed society.

The Electronic Age and its Effect on Communication

Published: October 20th, 2015

In our last two video blogs, we presented a communication model and some history that proved how print profoundly affected the pulpit. And if the printing press medium pushed modernity in Western culture, then is it possible the dawn of electronic media is pushing our society to post-modernity?

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Your Screenplay and the Beat Sheet

The Beat Sheet: Skeleton of a Screenplay

Published: March 10th, 2015

8-Step Guide to Writing Great Screenplays

8-Step Guide to Writing Great Screenplays

Published: October 29th, 2015

Written by the late Blake Snyder, Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need has quickly become a classic among aspiring screenwriters. I was first introduced to this book in 2011 during my first year studies in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Screenwriting and Film Studies at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. In that particular class on screenwriting I discovered many other important components or “stages” to crafting that perfect screenplay.

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