News

May31

NEH Documentary Film Competition: Announcing our Panel of Filmmaker Judges!

Hey High School Filmmakers! Have you entered our National Endowment for the Humanities Documentary Film Competition yet? Well…we’re bringing in 4 amazing filmmakers to judge the submitted short documentaries! Each film will have the opportunity...
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May11

Casting Call!

CASTING CALL: We’re casting an upcoming commercial for the Jefferson Madison Regional Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge encourages community members of all ages to discover great new reads and win prizes all summer long. Production...
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Apr28

Renaissance School: Arts Practicum @ Light House

This Spring, Renaissance High School students were able to choose between 3 different art classes during their “Arts Practicum” semester-long once-a-week course. One of their options was a Light House film workshop, and we created a class...
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Mar03

2nd Annual Screenplay Call

BE A PART OF LIGHT HOUSE’S 2nd ANNUAL SHORT SCREENPLAY CALL! Interested in screenwriting? Want to see your story ideas developed into a short film? Light House Studio is now accepting screenplay submissions from high school and college students throughout...
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Feb18

The Queen of Confection: An Ivy Creek Documentary Project

This semester, we’re working with Ivy Creek School to create a documentary about their theatre class play. The play tells the story of a Sugar Queen, a factory of confection, and her loyal team of a butler and fearless Jedi. Battling her for the...
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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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