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Competitions

Film Festival Wins, Selections, & Nominations

Lizbeth Escareno wins second place in the Drexel University High School Screenwriting Competition for the entry of Julianna and Robert! Go Lizbeth! Congratulations and thank you to the WGF for supporting and encouraging our students to write!

"Our Voices" and "Grad Song" air on September 5th 2013 at 7 pm on PBSsocal network with interviews from Jonathan Duran and Mrs. Guest-Johnson. Please visit PBSSocal.org for more information.

The 2013 VIC Awards Ceremony will air Sunday, August 25t 2013h at 3:30 p.m. and have its primetime premier on Tuesday, August 27th at 7 PM."Our Voices" airs as well as an interview by Mrs. Guest-Johnson.

"Our Voices" Teacher Produced Project
California Student Media Festival Winner-2013 (June 15th 9am-12pm @ Chinese Theater in Hollywood- Please come out to support)

"Grad Song" Independent Student Project by Frank Peralta, Jonathan Duran, Arturo Ruiz, and Cesar Verduzco
California Student Media Festival Winner- 2013
(June 15th 9am-12pm @ Chinese Theater in Hollywood- Please come out to support)

"Our Voices" Teacher Produced Project
Video In the Classroom Awards- 2013

"Destiny Gonzalez & Valerie Hinojosa"
WGF Screenwriting Competition 2013

 

Voices from the Industry

vifVFI presents professional Photographer Raphye Alexiuson December 12, 2013. Raphye will share her journey and wonderful artistic creations with students. To view Mrs. Alexius body of work, visit raphyephoto.com

2013-2014 Bell Schedule

REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE
Period 1 8:00 - 9:39 99 MIN
Period 2 9:45 - 11:13 88 MIN
Lunch 11:13 - 11:48 35 MIN
Period 3 11:54 - 1:22 88 MIN
Period 4 1:28 - 2:56 88 MIN

PD TUESDAY SCHEDULE
Period 1 8:00 - 9:19 79 MIN
Period 2 9:25 - 10:31 66 MIN
Period 3 10:37 - 11:43 66 MIN
Lunch 11:44 - 12:18 35 MIN
Period 4 12:24 - 1:30 66 MIN

School Address & Website

SunValley High School
9171 Telfair Ave
Sun Valley Ca 91352
School Website

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About our Media Arts & Entertainment Program

The Film Program began in 2009 with the opening of Sun Valley High School. It is part of the California Career Technical Education (CCTE) Career Pathways. A career pathway is a coherent sequence of rigorous academic and technical courses that allow students to apply academics and develop technical skills in a curricular area.

Sun Valley High School offers Filmmaking 1 which is non repeatable and Filmmaking 2 which is repeatable. Filmmaking 1 and 2 meet the tech art requirement for LAUSD, the F- requirement, and G-requirement once the F requirement is met.

The Film Program heavily integrates media arts skills including web design, digital photography and imaging, and core content standards into the curriculum.

Any student can join a film class. We do not hand select students for our courses. For each course, you must complete every single assignment. As in the workplace, no production = failure. You must be willing to try. Always come with your thinking caps and be ready to work hard. This is an industry course that requires dedication, hard work, reading, studying, and creativity.

SVHS Updates

SVHS wins the 2014 Vans Custom Culture Grant

SVHS Visits Dr. Phil at Paramount Studios

SVHS Promotional Video

Film> Updated> See Super Awesome Projects Now!

FILM>Job Shadowing Events for Filmmaking Students 9/2012

Media Arts Online Lessons 2014

Filmmaking 1- http://filmmaking1.wordpress.com

Filmmaking 2-http://filmmaking2.wordpress.com

Photography 1-http://photography1ab.wordpress.com

Digital Imaging 1- http://digitalimaging1ab.wordpress.com

Giving Back to SVHS

A Very Special Thanks to:

VANS CUSTOM CULTURE GRANT PROGRAM- The Sun Valley High School Film Department receives the Vans Custome Culture Grant. Please visit their website for more information.

Karen Rudolph of the James Simmons and Karen Rudolph fund for fulfilling our immediate needs wish list from afar. Four student groups will be equipped with a camera set up to shoot quality short films. Students are extremely excited about this donation and it means a lot.

Aaron Lemos of Kennedy High School, Antonio Manriquez from Hollywood High, David Guest of Grant High School, Pacoima Middle School, and Jerrilyn Jacobs of Taft High School for the donation of four DV camera, firewire chords, tripod, tapes, and lights to allow students to complete their final projects of the first semester. The fire destroyed everything on March 3. On March 4th, students had four cameras, tapes, and firewires to get it done! This was a wonderful gift and students are very thankful.

A special thanks to Educare- Ulysses Urquizo for the donation of 9 working laptops to enable students to edit their projects and 3 Point and Shoot cameras.

We would also like to thank UTLA East for donating $200 for teaching supplies which immediately went to the purchase of a boom mic, boom pole, shock mount, and windscreen for our upcoming short film Zara's Journey.

We have an ongoing campaign at Indiegogo. Visit for more information.

SVHS News

1/4/2014 Congratulations to Lizbeth Escarena for winning 2nd place in the 2014 Drexel University Screenwriting Competition for her entry of "Julianna and Robert". For more information, click here.

3/4/2013 Fire has ravaged our room, our studio, and all of our equipment. No one was injured and the firefighters worked hard to eliminate the fire so that the rest of our school was spared.

Our program has experienced hurdles before but nothing ever like this. Students are responsible for completing their work even though everything has changed. We are hoping you are willing to help us in any way that you can.

Industry Outreach

SVHS Film Program needs volunteers to assist in providing guidance, education and training, mentoring, and inspiration for every film student. We are open to workshops such as the WGF workshop for screenwriting and other events on or off campus. The SVHS Film Program consists of dedicated students who are open to learning and growing.

If you are intersted in helping us along our journey, please contact Mrs. Guest-Johnson. We are looking for industry professionals that will serve as mentors, guest speakers, coaches, collaborate with curriculum, donators and advisory board members.

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