Students develop digital public service announcements, short films in workshop

Students develop digital public service announcements, short films in workshop

The Righteous Conversations Project held two programs this summer at Feldman-Horn gallery to bring together Holocaust survivors, who shared their stories, and students from multiple schools. The project launched in 2011 at Harvard-Westlake under the direction of Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke, with the goal of creating an environment where students could learn about […]

Students view HW Go! films

Student films produced during the summer HW Go! Cambodia Digital Storytelling Adventure were screened yesterday in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Filmmakers visited the cities of Battamberg, Phnom Penh and Siem Riep and primarily studied the 1975 genocide, but also learned about other aspects of the Cambodian culture by interacting with the native people and visiting historic […]

Student film festival to honor 10 films, PSAs

Ten student films will receive awards at the Los Angeles Student Film Festival May 30. Students from several Los Angeles schools created these films during a Harvard-Westlake summer program. Honored filmmakers will walk the red carpet and attend an awards ceremony at El Portal Theatre before their films are screened. The films in which Harvard-Westlake […]

BLACC screens 'Dear White People'

The BLACC will screen the satirical film “Dear White People,” which focuses on a group of four black students attending a primarily white college, from 2 – 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Lena Waithe, who produced the film, attended the screening. The film follows Sam White (Tessa Thompson) who causes conflict […]

Rwanda films screen on Oct. 29

Films made by students who visited Rwanda last year screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 29. The 14 students who made these documentaries spent 10 days in Africa interviewing the Rwandan people and learning about their culture. “The trip was an amazing experience, and the people we met with were incredibly inspiring,” trip member […]

Domestic violence PSAs screen in Ahmanson

Public service announcement videos for the I CAN WE CAN: Films to End Domestic Violence program premiered on Wednesday Oct. 15, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The films screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. They were created by both Harvard-Westlake and students from other schools as well as film professionals who participated in […]

Rwanda films to screen Oct. 29

Films made by students who visited Rwanda last year will screen in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 29. The 14 students who made these documentaries spent 10 days in Africa interviewing the Rwandan people and learning about their culture. “The trip was an amazing experience, and the people we met with were incredibly inspiring,” trip […]

O’Malley films documentary about Luebtow’s fountain

By Jivani Gengatharan   Visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley created two documentaries about fellow art teacher John Luebtow’s fountain Venus Vitae located in the heart of Century City. The first documentary, filmed last fall, recorded the reinstallation of the fountain. The second documentary, which was filmed this past spring, explained Luebtow’s motivations to create the […]

Deadline nears for entries to March Film Festival

By Eric Greenberg The 2012 Film Festival will be held on March 16 at the Arclight Cinverama Dome. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. Upper School Visual Arts Head Cheri Gaulke, Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch and student directors Olivia Chuba ’12, Jamie Ember ’12 and Roz Naimi ’12 are organizing the festival. The […]

Oscar-nominated director gives tips to summer filmmaking camp

by Shyan Zakeri and J.J. Woronoff   Jason Reitman ’95, director of “Juno”, showed a group of aspiring film makers in Feldman-Horn auditorium, half a dozen trailers from some of his films. When the reel finished and the lights came to life, a thunderous applause erupted from the audience. Shortly after, he talked to the summer […]