Gideon O. Burton introduces the special issue dedicated to Mormon cinema by giving a brief overview of the other articles appearing in the issue and clarifying what Mormon cinema is: any film made by or about Mormons, from Church-produced movies used for teaching and training to YouTube segments; from student-made films to theatrically released movies. He also discusses the importance of film criticism in creating a quality Mormon cinema tradition.
Burton, Gideon O.
"Establishing Shot: The Scope of Mormon Cinema,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 46
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol46/iss2/1