Earlier this month, thousands of people flocked to downtown L.A. for the Los Angeles Film Festival, the annual cinematic event hosted by Film Independent. This year, the School of Film … Read more
Eighteen SFTV students made the trek to Bonn, Germany to live, work and play as part of LMU’s Semester Abroad program. Situated on the Rhine River, Bonn is the hometown of Beethoven and is the ideal location for cultural excursions including festivals, film studio tours, exhibitions and trips to other European countries.
Students who participate in the program live with German host families while taking courses in production, cinematography and editing taught by both LMU and German professors. Throughout the semester, students work closely with the Academy for International Education and collaborate with peers to each create a 10-15 minute documentary shot in Europe and later screened on the LMU campus.
LogLines caught up with four recent SFTV study abroad students and SFTV Associate Professor Kurt Daugherty. Push play.
Mondays can be a drag, but Monday NIGHTS, well, that’s another story. SFTV’s signature Monday Nights Series gives students and alumni access to advance screenings, Q&A’s and masterclasses with some of the most prestigious professionals working in the industry. During the Spring 2013 semester, we welcomed industry executives including writer/producer Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), alum/director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), and just around the corner, LMU alum/writer/director Brian Helgeland will be screening his new film 42.
Now, LogLines gives you a front row seat to Monday Nights as we roll out clips from this past year’s events. Make sure to check our video section where we will regularly post highlights and videos. In the meantime, check out highlights of Jay Oliva’s visit, below.
Sam Queen, SFTV film production alum ’12, traveled with a group of LMU engineers, documenting their work in Lilongwe, Malawi, where they built a water filtration system for a community in need of safe water. Learn more about this important mission – watch Queen’s 19-minute film, Thirst. It will change the way you think about water.
A Place at the Table opened in theaters this past weekend, but LMU SFTV will be screening the film on March 31, 2013 as part of The Steed Symposium, the film school’s annual industry event. This year’s theme is Game Changers—filmmakers, executives, and media that act as agents of social change. The program will include a case study with Participant Media executives that will cover how filmmakers can use their craft to impact social change and action, as well as ways to develop effective campaigns to pitch and market social issue films.
SFTV senior Jes Bickhart has managed to get hired at Gidden Media, even though he will not graduate until May. In an economic climate where recent graduates continue to struggle to find work, one of the best ways students can put themselves at the head of the employment line is through an internship.
In honor of Black History Month, we asked our Chair of Production, Charles Swanson, to suggest films that celebrate the African American experience. Below, he shares his recommendations of movies from African American filmmakers, including both fiction and documentaries. We have focused on a few of them; for the complete list, scroll to the bottom of the page.
We all know the high-price that comes with breaking the law. In his short film Counterfeiters, alum Bryce Hirschberg ’12 shows how a gang of kids who get involved in the … Read more
When SFTV alumna Jenniffer Castillo (Screenwriting – M.F.A. ’11) discovered a group of undocumented youth were walking across the country in support of immigration reform and the Dream Act, she used her personal savings to document their journey.
LACMA’s newest exhibition . . . Is James Bond (opened just this past weekend in the Art of the Americas Building) pays homage to the iconic opening sequences of all twenty-two James Bond films.