LASA Goes Behind the Screen

LASA celebrated the television and motion picture arts on Oscar-weekend by exploring and wondering about LA’s stories and storytellers of the future.

Gathering at the Huntington, we set off to KCET studios to explore the long local tradition of public television. Filled with cameras, desks upon desks of people dedicated to sharing LA stories to the broadest audience, editing equipment, and a massive green screen, we considered the critical role of public television historically and moving forward to our city and region. Thanks to Matt Crotty and his team for the tour and for guiding us through KCET’s multi-platform programing. We all went home and either watched some of the materials they provided or checked out the newest content via our platform of choice!

After returning to the Huntington to share lunch, we welcomed Caitlin Mavromates and Maribel Moses. Friends since their early teens, the two shared their individual and collective journeys through college to filmmaking. Currently working on a project with high school students in the San Fernando Valley, they led us through an exercise in constructing narratives. Further confirming that LASA students are the best, the creative and thoughtful narratives they performed formed a perfect ending to the day.

See you next month as we consider the LA River anew!