It’s a Wrap: SFTV Professor John Stewart Retires After 24 Years

French filmmaker Robert Bresson once said, “Make visible, what without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” SFTV Professor John Stewart encouraged his students to honor these words, even including Bresson’s quote at the top of his class syllabus. After nearly a quarter century of inspiring students and the LMU community, Professor John Stewart has retired from the University. He will be missed.

J.S. Mayank

Mayank will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Beijing for the June 9, 2013 awards ceremony where he will be presented with $1000 cash. He will also have the opportunity to have his script produced in China during his stay.

Get A Case of the Monday Nights

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.

J.J. Abrams

On February 9, 2013, J.J. Abrams came to the LMU campus to speak to film students. The creator/director/producer/writer of Lost, Felicity, Alias and, most recently, the next installment of Star Wars, showed clips and shared advice with a packed Mayer Theater. LMU Magazine was on hand to cover the event. Read their piece below to find out the five key lessons he’s learned throughout his career.

Monday Night Series: Cinematographer Robert Yeoman

As part of SFTV’s Monday Nights Series, we welcomed cinematographer Robert Yeoman for a screening of Moonrise Kingdom, followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Richard Hadley. Check out the video of highlights from the evening’s discussion.

Recording Arts Department

This past month, LMU’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presented their 6th annual production of Stages of AIDS, a theatre play honoring World AIDS Day. This year’s performance fundraiser involved a rather complicated audio setup for the live rock band and seven singers on stage, achieved with the help of members of SFTV’s Recording Arts Department (RECA): RECA Chair Dr. Mladen Milicevic, RECA Chief Engineer Dusk Bennett, and RECA students David Hansmann, Josh Bartell and Gavin Finn. The collaboration proved to be a success, as Stages of AIDS was performed in front of a full Strub Theatre and raised money for AIDS Project LA.