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SOUNDS OF ELYSIAN VALLEY

Students from the EV neighborhood are paired up with film-makers, photographers and radio hosts to create photos and videos documenting their neighborhood and school. 

 

As part of the program, students also interview and photograph business owners and craftspeople in the area. Students learn photographic techniques and techniques for processing and edit their images.

WHAT IS SOUNDS OF ELYSIAN VALLEY?

Inspired by the National Public Radio series “Sound of Your City,” in which the NPR audience was asked to send in audio files and photos “from the heart of their city,” the EVAC runs a program in collaboration with local schools entitled "Sounds of Elysian Valley." Our partners include Dorris Place Elementary, Elysian Valley United and their Central High School branch. 

As mentioned, students from the EV neighborhood are paired up with film-makers, photographers and radio hosts to create photos and videos documenting their neighborhood and school. 

 

Students are taught the art of visual story telling and results in each student producing a short film. During the process, they learn how to film, write, interview, and edit.

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HOLIDAY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

"LIFE IN 2020"

Students were asked to create 1-minute shorts about the theme "Life in 2020." The creativity, talent, and humor from the 3rd-5th grade students at Elysian Heights Arts Magnet will put a smile on your face. 

This event and other classes were made possible by the grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council.

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SOUNDS OF ELYSIAN VALLEY 2018

CLASS VIDEO

This video captures the footage and interviews conducted by students of Los Angeles' Central High School during an "artist in schools" collaboration sponsored by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective.

 

Filmmaker Christine Mills, radio host Jeff Klein, and photographer Martin Cox worked with the students under the supervision of Dr. Albert Vargas and Gloria Vargas of Elysian Valley United.

 

The student learned the necessary interview, photography, narrative development and video skills in order to tell the story of the creative and manufacturing businesses in Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown).

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