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Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

Phoebe Stein

June 3, 2019

"Can I see it?” one may ask as soon as the camera shutter goes off. “Just take a few more, I think you caught my bad side,” is muttered as people flip through an array of digital photos. This is not a luxury that earlier cameras offered. Once upon a time, taking a photo seemed precious — t...

The Future (of film) is Female

The Future (of film) is Female

Ava Morouse

April 19, 2018

As she stepped onto the stage to present the award for Best Director at this year’s Golden Globes, actress Natalie Portman drew a deep breath and said,“And here, all the all-male nominees.” This statement speaks for itself and opens up the conversation about the under-representation of women ...

Network Medical’s “Through the Lense”

Network Medical's

February 24, 2016

  Network Medical Women's Center is a non-profit primary care medical clinic that has an annual fundraiser each year held at the Granada Theatre. Last year our keynote speaker was Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limbs founder, and we were full to capacity and close to 500 people were turned away!...

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

February 28, 2013

“In We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,” Academy Award winning documentary film maker Alex Gibney masterfully weaves together the complex story of Julian Assange’s famed and controversial website. The film, which premiered on Jan. 26, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, sorts t...

Films by Miles Crist

Films by Miles Crist

February 21, 2013

About Miles Crist Miles Crist is 15 years old and comes from Los Angeles, California. Currently, he is a sophomore at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California. His films have been recognized with top honors from the National YoungArts Foundation, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Sant...

Miles Crist: A Filmmaker in the Making

Miles Crist: A Filmmaker in the Making

April 23, 2012

Freshman Miles Crist found a deep interest in film at age nine when he and his friend, with the help of his friend’s dad who is a film editor, created a series of stop motion films. A stop motion film is compiled of a series of photographs that capture an inanimate object. Each photograph ...

Freshman Selected as Finalist in 10-10-10 Filmmaking Competition

February 13, 2012

While most freshmen are still finding their niche in life and settling into high school, a select few already have a clear-cut idea of what their passion is. Miles Crist is one of these few During a 2011 summer trip to Europe, Miles created a five-minute film called “In Motion” with footage...

Exclusive Interview with Aija Mayrock

Aija Mayrock, 10th grader and screenwriter extraordinaire

January 2, 2012

We sit down with Aija Mayrock, our resident film critic, to talk about her recent accomplishments... Be Sure to Check out Aija's Cinema Blog! Laguna tenth grader Aija Mayrock moved to Santa Barbara from New York in 2009 not knowing at the time that she loved to write, act, and direct. L...

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story


October 31, 2011

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story   Last weekend I went to see the film “Moneyball.” It was a Saturday night and to be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing this film. Baseball + Brad Pitt = not my favorite combination. In all honesty, I am not the biggest fan of Brad Pitt...

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