News

Feb12

Film Fun with Mountaintop Montessori

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some great students from Mountaintop Montessori this past week! Students dove straight into the world of filmmaking day by day, and we’re proud of all they’ve accomplished in such a short time!...
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Dec30

GIF It! An Animated GIF Workshop

GIFs were first created close to thirty years ago, yet today you see GIFs used everywhere from Facebook to high end fashion advertisements. On Saturday, December 12th media artist, Jason Robinson, led GIF It! An Animated GIF Workshop in collaboration...
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Dec11

Behind the Scenes: Evolution! with Tyler Rhodes

On Saturday, December 5th, I watched in awe as my old college buddy taught a large group of students age 8-11 about evolution. This wasn’t science class, and the only things the students were equipped with were crayons and plain, white paper. Here is...
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Dec03

Jack Jouett Middle School: Behind the Scenes

This Fall, Light House has been working with Jack Jouett middle school students as part of our Keep it REEL community program, in collaboration with Boys and Girls Club, to create a short film. You may remember the Haunted School series that screened...
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Nov30

Attention Non-Profits: Apply to win a 30-second PSA!

Hey Charlottesville Non-Profits! Are you interested in entering to win a 30-second public service announcement highlighting your organization? “Commercial Production” is back this winter for it’s 7th year! Advanced filmmaking students...
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Nov23

Behind the Scenes: Clark Elementary After School Workshop

Here’s the story: A class of students is bored out of their minds by their teacher and her impossible math equations. The class finds a “non-boring chemical” to give their teacher in hopes that their sanity will be restored, pours it...
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Nov02

LH Picks: The Virginia Film Festival, 2015

          The Virginia Film Festival is only a few days away, and the staff at Light House can’t wait. In preparation for the big weekend, we’ve come up with a list of films we’re most excited to see. Are any...
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Oct16

LH Picks: Top 10 Must-See Horror Films

‘Tis the season for apple cider, leaf piles, pumpkin pie and of course, horror movies. Who doesn’t love a great heart-pumping, skin-crawling horror film to round out the Halloween season? If you haven’t started your horror film checklist...
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Jul27

Featured Filmmakers: Documentary

This week on Featured Filmmakers… Light House students Liam Hubbard, Caroline Cox, and Oliver Schwartz share their love for documentary filmmaking, and what they learned during the two week summer camp process that is “Documentary” at...
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Jul10

Featured Filmmakers: Young Directors Session 2

Welcome back to our blog series, “Featured Filmmakers,” where we share interviews with our students and highlight what they’ve been doing throughout their summer film camp week. The second session of Young Directors proved to be an exciting...
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