Thursday, October 28, 2010


Acclaimed cinematographer and director Haskell Wexler will be on campus Monday November 1, 7 PM in Johnson 200. He will be talking specifically about realism and its traces, as so provocatively challenged in Medium Cool (1969) the fictional film he both directed and shot that used immersive documentary-style shooting and the same lightweight sync-soud technologies being purposed towards direct cinema and cinéma vérité documentary movements of the time.

Wexler placed his actors into real-life situations against the backdrop of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to striking result and a blurring of fiction and reality.

Take advantage of this opportunity to see and hear from an American cinema legend, who shot classics such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.

Attendees should be sure to watch Medium Cool in advance of Monday's talk. There will be a campus screening of the film Thursday, October 28 at 7 PM in Mosher 1. The film also streams on Netflix.

This event is sponsored in part by the Remsen Bird Fund.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The Oxy Admissions Office is seeking student videographer crews to create a series of promotional videos for the College. These are paid positions.

If interested, please follow the protocol detailed below:

•compile a crew of 2-3 reliable, committed students and define roles (i.e. cinematographer; editor/sound recordist; director/producer)
•confirm your availability and capacity to collectively produce a quality product in timely fashion
•check with Kjell Hilding about your eligibility to use departmental equipment and facilities
•then and only then have your crew's designated producer contact Noah Tovares ( to submit your crew for completion of one or more of these projects.

Video Descriptions:

1. Project Title: ‘Why Oxy?”
Project Description: Film students’ responses to the question “Why Oxy?” Video will be used to highlighting the wide range of reasons why students choose Oxy and to also advertise the diversity of the student body.
Project Length: 2 min
Location: Campus, Academic Quad
Timeline: November 1 to December 17 (Sunny Days)
Pay: $9/hr (per person, 2-3 member crew)

2. Project Title: “What was your Favorite Lecture?”
Project Description: Film students’ responses to the question “What was your Favorite Lecture?” Several department will have a featured video with two to four student responses. May be filmed simultaneously with “Why Oxy”
Project Length: 1.5 min per video (3-5 videos)
Location: Campus, Academic Quad
Timeline: November 1 to December 17 (Sunny Days)
Pay: $9/hr (per person, 2-3 member crew)

3. Project Title: “The Life of an Oxy Application”
Project Description: Creation of short video cataloging the application process. Follow the application as it is submitted through the common app, printed at Oxy, reviewed, and debated. Then follow the acceptance letters as they are mailed out across the country and received by potential new students. Video will be used to help prospective students understand the application process.
Location: Campus, Collins House, Eagle Rock
Timeline: November 1 to March 1 (Fall used to plan, spring to film)
Pay: $9/hr (per person, 2-3 member crew)

4. Project Title: “Meet the Faculty”
Project Description: Video series highlighting the strong faculty at Oxy. Interviews will be conducted with professors in which they will explain their background, their research, their classes, and why they like teaching at Oxy.
Project Length: 1.5 min per video (3-5 videos)
Location: Campus, Academic Buildings, Academic Offices
Timeline: November 1 to December 17 (Continue in spring if needed)
Pay: $9/hr (per person, 2-3 member crew)

NYU Informational Session Wednesday at 5pm in J104

NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Division of Media Industry Studies and Design

Representative will be on-campus to recruit for the following programs:

-M.S. in Digital Imaging and Design
-M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology
-M.S. in Publishing

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies. New York University's fourth largest graduate school located in the heart of Manhattan. With its focus on field-specific research and market responsive industry studies. NYU SCPS will offer you a graduate student experience unlike any other. The master's programs blend the rigorous academic standards of NYU with in-depth study of today's most dynamic fields. Taught by innovators in media and design, these programs provide the kind of learning that translates directly from the classroom to your career.

Brought to you by the Career Development Center.

SMBRC Environmental Film Contest

The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) is pleased to announce a request for short film submissions for the SMBRC’s First Environmental Film Contest (non-theatrical distribution).  The SMBRC invites undergraduate students in the Los Angeles area to submit a short film to compliment the SMBRC’s environmental mission to protect and restore native habitats throughout the Santa Monica Bay watersheds.
The SMBRC invites you to submit a short film not to exceed 5 minutes in length.  Documentary, docu-drama, narrative, historical, humor and experimental works are welcome.  Your film must pertain to wetlands in the southern California region.  Though it does not have to concern the Ballona Wetlands directly, we encourage local information and research to be included in each film’s content.

Films must be submitted by current undergraduate students.
Films completed before September 1st, 2010 will not be accepted.
Films must not have been broadcast on the internet prior to the final submittal date.
Films must have a running time of 5 minutes or less.

All entries will be evaluated by a combination of environmental and film professionals based on the
film’s relevancy to the topic, and the skill and originality with which the film was produced.

Three winning entries will be selected from the participants to be showcased at the Ballona Wetlands
Symposium in December, displayed on our website,, and shown on
several additional websites. Participants in the symposium will include scientists, local politicians,
media entities and citizen stakeholders. Winners will also be announced in newsletter articles, local
meetings and through separate media entities.

A gift certificate from Samy’s Camera will be also awarded to the first place winner, in addition to
prizes and gift baskets donated from other organizations (Starbucks, Panera Bread, etc).


Completed submission form (one page – attached)

DVD or CD copy of the film

Screening requirements – submit video in two formats – one viewable on a large
projector screen in an auditorium, and one smaller, web-version: viewable in
QuickTime or Microsoft Media Player format

There is no entry fee for submission to this film contest.
All costs for shipping submission materials are the responsibility of the sender. Ship your DVD/CDs in
a bubble-pack envelope. The SMBRC is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred in
shipping. Submitted materials will not be returned.

Deliver/mail entries to:
Karina Johnston
1 LMU Drive, North Hall
Pereira Annex, MS: 8160
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Questions? Please contact Karina Johnston or Diana Hurlbert: or

Monday, October 25, 2010

Conversations with artists: DAVID LACHAPELLE & JOSH aZZARELLA

Conversations with artists: DAVID LACHAPELLE & JOSH aZZARELLA
SATURDAY, October 30, 2010
Bing Theater - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween at the LACMA with a conversation between artists David LaChapelle and
Josh Azzarella, moderated by Edward Robinson, associate curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.
The discussion will focus on themes such as imaging celebrity, mourning, and absence. Includes a screening of
Azzarella's Untitled #100 (Fantasia) (2007-9, 12:06 min.), a haunting investigation of Michael Jackson's iconic
music video Thriller (1983).
The event is free.  Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.  For more information visit .
The event is organized by the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and is supported by the Ralph M. Parsons Fund.
Parking is available for $10 at LACMA’s Spaulding lot (Spaulding Avenue at Wilshire Boulevard) or on neighboring side streets during select hours.

Photography Exhibition

Opening Reception Saturday, November 6th at 6:00 pm. ADC Contemporary Art Gallery -
Factory Place Arts Complex, Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles
1330 Factory Place. BUILDING i, Los Angeles CA 90013

Los Angeles, CA- ADC Contemporary Art Gallery with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles are proud to present "STILLNESS & METAMORPHOSIS of TIME", a group exhibition of four Italian photographers: Massimiliano Leanza, Laila Pozzo, Tea Falco, Matteo Vinti, curated by Anna Dusi at ADC Contemporary Art Gallery. This exhibition of new photography and video installations builds a network of the possible relationship between these four photographers and their identities and visions. Four visions and two generations with poetic elements in common facing one another. Four poets that carve images full of symbols and places seemingly congruent. We will breathe memories, stories and spaces in black and white. The artists' vision is surreal, it exposes the essence of his/her thoughts by chasing a reality that is at times uncanny, but necessary to understand the meaning of existence.

An Opening reception will be held on Saturday November 6th, 2010 from 7 pm to 10 pm. The exhibition will run from November 6th to December 7th, 2010. RSVP for the Opening at 323-839-5786 or email at

RSVP for " STILLNESS and METAMORPHOSIS OF TIME " NOW!!! 323-839-5786 or

ADC Contemporary Art Gallery (Artdecollectors Gallery)
Factory Place Art Complex
1330 Factory Place BUILDING I
Arts District, Downtown
Los Angeles, California, USA 90013

ADC Contemporary Art Gallery is now located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at the FACTORY PLACE ART COMPLEX in the Arts District. The Gallery, established in 2005, is dedicated to the promotion of national and international contemporary artists, providing quality and original art for established and emerging collectors as well as a variety of International Art Exchanges, art residences, and workshops programs for artists. Regular Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:30am to 6pm. Saturdays - 12:00 noon to 6.30 pm