News

Jul11

CASTING CALL!

CASTING CALL: Looking for actors for two upcoming short films that will be shot as part of our summer workshops! See below for film and role descriptions. Please contact immediately if interested.   KEY DATES (For both films) Shooting Dates:  Wednesday,...
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Jun20

Wonder Woman and the Power of the Female Moviegoer

Colin Trevorrow’s first feature Safety Not Guaranteed was made for $750,000 and found most of its viewers when it arrived on Netflix. Patty Jenkins’ first film Monster was made for $8 million and was met with high critical praise and an Oscar for...
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Jun16

It Takes a Village

This week we started our Introduction to Animation camp and so far, it is safe to say, we have some super CREATIVE students in Light House Studio! On the first day of camp, we spent the morning learning about the history of animation and the many different...
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May09

Wolves at Vinegar Hill Theatre

Last month at Vinegar Hill Theater, we were joined by director Bart Freundlich for a screening of his newest film, Wolves. During the Question and Answer portion with Freundlich after the film, he stated that Wolves was “30 years in the making.” It...
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Apr25

Local Actors: Casting Call!

Looking for extras for an upcoming film shoot on either Saturday, April 29th or Saturday, May 6th. Both adults & children needed – no lines! Interested? Email Amanda for details: amanda@lighthousestudio.org. — Are you or your child a...
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Apr25

La La Land: Oh, what a lovely film

by: Caroline Cox The opening scene of La La Land immediately places the audience in the stereotypical Los Angeles scene- a crowded freeway.  Then within the opening lines of the first song, another stereotype is revealed, the idea that everyone in LA...
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Apr03

Youth-Nex Project: Call for Interviewees!

Attention Charlottesville/Albemarle High School & College Students (Ages 14 – 21): Local nonprofit filmmaking center Light House Studio and the Youth-Nex Center at UVA are partnering to create short videos of students discussing issues faced...
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Mar28

Behind the Scenes: Clark Elementary After School Film Club

Laughter and smiles filled Clark Elementary by students participating in the after school film club. The students worked together to create a film about friends who are competing to find out whose club is the best. The hallways and classrooms were transformed...
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Mar14

Moonlight: A Success in Poetic Empathy

By: Nathan Ridings Moonlight follows Chiron, a young, black, and closeted gay man as he navigates three distinct periods in his life. These three stages occur when the character is approximately eight, fifteen, and twenty-five years old. Each stage of...
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Mar09

The Time of the Social Thriller

The last person most people would expect to make a critically and commercially successful horror movie would be Jordan Peele. One half of the acclaimed sketch comedy duo Key & Peele, this January’s Get Out is the first film written and directed...
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