Walch rewrites film textbook for class

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch rewrote his cinema studies textbook entitled “Cinstuds” over the summer. Walch has been teaching Cinema Studies for 25 years and created his own guidebook for his class in 2000. Last year, Walch asked the curriculum development committee for a grant to revise the textbook. Cinema studies student Javi Arango ’16 […]

Walch to teach films to adults

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch is launching “Sundays with Ted,” a nine-part film class for adults to watch and discuss movies, on Jan. 25 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Elia Kazan’s “East of Eden.” The classes will be held in Ahmanson Lecture Hall for the third year in a row, but this is the first […]

Fosse biographer speaks on the importance of music in movies

 During a short break while guest teaching performing arts teacher Ted Walch’s Cinema Studies class March 10, Sam Wasson ’99 learned that his book “Fosse” about choreographer-director Bob Fosse was awarded Best Biography at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. Wasson, a Fosse expert, visited all of Walch’s Cinema Studies classes to discuss how to […]

Cinematographer discusses career, filmmaking with Cinema Studies

Richmond began his career as a messenger boy for Pathway News. After declining an editor position, he worked for Danziger Studio and Bray Studios. After helping out with the movie “Call Me Bwana,” Richmond went on to work on a film in Israel. There he met cinematographer Nicolas Roeg, who hired him as a member […]

Film teacher researches French director in Paris

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch spent a week in Paris during the summer researching French director Francois Truffaut’s “Les Quatre Cents Coups” at The Cinémathèque Française. He also walked the streets to visit sites where the film was shot. “For a long time I’d wanted to know even more than I’d been able to find […]

Wolk to discuss structure in film

Director and writer Andy Wolk (Suzanna ’10, Sam ’13) will talk to Cinema Studies students about the effect of screenwriting on film structure on April 25 and April 29. He plans to use Sidney Lumet’s “The Verdict” for the basis of his lecture, he said. “It’s not going to be about dropping wisdom so much […]

131 students visit Stanley Kubrick exhibit on field trip to LACMA

A total of 131 students went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art March 5 to see an exhibit on filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The field trip was offered to students in Video Art, Cinema Studies, Directed Studies in Cinema and Philosophy in Art and Science because “in one way or another, they had all […]