Jonathan Mitchell

Contributor Studio 360

Jonathan Mitchell appears in the following:

She Sees Your Every Move

Friday, December 17, 2010

Michele Iversen has been taking pictures of strangers for years. But she's not your average street photographer. At night she sits in her car and watches the warm glowing windows of strangers' homes, waiting for the perfect shot. Produced by Studio 360's Jonathan Mitchell.

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No Tell Motel

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thriller movies had been set in motels before but "Psycho" marked a major turning point. Studio 360's Jonathan Mitchell traces how motels have evolved on screen: from 1940s noir to kitschy B-movie horror.


Zombie Nation

Friday, May 07, 2010

To make a convincing zombie, it's all in the pacing. George Romero invented the modern zombie with his 1968 film, "Night of the Living Dead," and he still likes them old-fashioned - slow-moving but hard to stop. But Ruben Fleischer, director of the ...


Unsilent Night

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's become a holiday tradition: every year, in cities around the world, hundreds of people show up at a public space with their old boomboxes to participate in Phil Kline's ambient, techno Christmas carol called "Unsilent Night." Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.


Aha Moment: Paper Airplanes

Friday, November 06, 2009

Aha Moment: Paper Airplanes

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Friday, October 30, 2009

To make a convincing zombie, it's all in the pacing. George Romero invented the modern zombie with his 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead," and he still likes them old-fashioned -- slow-moving but hard to stop. "I don't know if you're aware of the rift in the ...


Reinventing the Critic

Friday, May 15, 2009

In today's scary media landscape -- full of layoffs and closing papers -- arts coverage is especially vulnerable. Arts critics must invent new ways to do what they do. Film critic Mike D'Angelo and visual art critic Lori Waxman are two journalists blazing that trail. Produced ...

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The Art of Aging

Friday, March 13, 2009

Betty Woodman reveals how she keeps coming up with new ideas after 50 years. And Taylor Mead, our candidate for oldest living beatnik, tells of his life as an "extremely semi-famous" artist. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.


Unsilent Night

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's become a holiday tradition: every year, hundreds of people gather with boomboxes to perform Phil Kline's ambient, techno Christmas carol called "Unsilent Night." Jonathan Mitchell went along for the ride.

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Vietnam on Screen

Friday, February 29, 2008

What do we know about a particular war after we've seen it reenacted dozens of times in dozens of different films? The U.S. pulled out of Vietnam in 1975, and we've been watching movies about it ever since. Film historians Larry Suid and


Your Brain on Videogames

Friday, October 12, 2007

American kids spend an average of seven hours a week gaming. But what about the grown-ups inside the industry, who play eight to ten hours -– and then leave the office and go home to play some more? Jonathan Mitchell asked game producer Marc ...



Friday, July 27, 2007

Sand sculptor Kirk Rademaker makes architecture out of sand -- fantastical structures as high as ten feet, with arches and balconies, and sloping curves that stretch all over the beach. He showed off his skills at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Produced by Jonathan ...


Michel Gondry

Friday, March 02, 2007

It’s crazy the things we will do for love. Movie director Michel Gondry, for instance, claims his drive to create such achievements as The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is fueled by his trouble finding a date. Produced by


Meet Cute

Friday, February 09, 2007

There’s something of a formula to Hollywood’s most successful romantic comedies – it includes a scene screenwriters call the “meet cute.” That’s when “boy meets girl,” often in a surprising, memorable way that could only lead to true love. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.


Unsilent Night

Friday, December 22, 2006

It's become a new holiday tradition: every year in New York (and a growing number of cities around the globe), crowds gather and hold boomboxes all cued up to the same song. That song is an ambient techno Christmas piece called "Unsilent Night," by the composer Phil ...


John Corigliano on Aaron Copland

Friday, November 17, 2006

The composer John Corigliano has collected an impressive stack of awards for his music. He won an Academy Award for his score to the movie The Red Violin, and a Pulitzer Prize for his Second Symphony. Jonathan Mitchell asked Corigliano about the music that ...


Death in Venice

Friday, October 13, 2006

Smells can be hard to describe, but a good writer can transport readers by pulling them in by the nose. Adam Haslett, author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here admires Thomas Mann's Death in Venice for its stench. Everything in the story, ...


You Must Be This Tall

Friday, July 28, 2006

Summertime presents a lot of choices, like picking the least disappointing blockbuster movies, finding the secret vacation spots, and making the most of a day at the amusement park. We asked Eddie Sotto, a former ride designer for Disney, what makes a well-designed theme park ride. Produced ...


I Am Caveh Zahedi

Friday, April 28, 2006

Caveh Zahedi's films are auto-biographical, to say the least. His new film I Am a Sex Addict follows his previous indie films I Was Possessed by God and I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore. Producer Jonathan Mitchell thinks we can learn something from watching ...


Bass is Beautiful

Thursday, February 16, 2006

It used to be in popular music that you'd feel the bass line more than hear it. Today's bass players have to balance their crucial supporting role with increasing duties as a soloist. Bill Leigh of Bass Player magazine and Victor Wooten, a virtuoso ...