Film Scholar Dr. Philip Hohle started teaching video production & communication courses at Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas in the 1980’s. Host Tim Ristow was one of his students in his Introduction to Media class.
Hohle went on to form his own production company, Parabolic Productions, in 1991 and has produced hundreds of videos over 20+ years in video production. Parabolic eventually became the preferred video production company for The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in St. Louis. Today, Hohle continues to maintain his company, now rebranded as Parbolic Media, as a marketing, public relations and academic support firm.
Hohle returned to academics, got his Ph.D. and became a film scholar. Hohle has written 3 books: Lenses: Ten Ways to Interpret the Movies You Love (and some you hated) in 2018; Leading from the Bottom: When a Beloved Organization Breaks Your Heart that same year; and Cinema and Religion: The Filmmaker’s Prayer in 2019. He’s also written a chapter in the book Movies from the Mountaintop:100+ Films that Express God, Explore Faith and Enlighten Church by Cody Benjamin released in 2022. Each of these books is available on Amazon.com.
Today, Dr. Hohle teaches speech communication at Mary Hardin-Baylor University in Belton, Texas.
This episode is the second half of a two-part interview with Dr. Hohle. The first half focused on his experiences as a filmmaker while this part focuses on his academic career in film analysis.
For more information about Dr. Hohle visit parabolicmedia.com.