Category Archives: UOFA Spring 2014

Powerful Reflections: Final Screening Q&A

On May 4, 2014 we had a fantastic final screening at Mercado La Paloma to celebrate the completion of four short films in the Urban Oasis Film Academy! Friends, family, community members, mentors and filmmakers joined together to watch these great pieces and reflect on the experience of bringing them from ideas to production. Check out this great video capturing […]

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UOFA 2014 Final Film Screening & Celebration – May 4!

Sunday, May 4, 2014 Come celebrate Urban Oasis Film Academy 2014! Our youth worked hard EVERY SUNDAY for 3 months to brainstorm, write, film & edit 4 ENTIRELY YOUTH-PRODUCED short films! We couldn’t have done it without the support of some incredible & dedicated volunteers & we are excited to share! Join us to check out their work and meet […]

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3 Films in 1 Day

Today was our first day of production…we filmed 3 films in 4 locations simultaneously! Parallel Universe and Girl TBD pictured below.

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Storyboarding

Parallel Universe created some beautiful storyboards for their film about a boy and a girl who fall in love while living in different dimensions. All the teams are currently working on their pre-production materials — writing shot lists, preparing shooting timelines, and securing actors, props and locations. Next week is our first day of shooting!

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Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops

We’ve had two very special visitors to the Film Academy this year to do Theatre of the Oppressed workshops with our youth. Our first workshop was with Chella Coleman at the HBO community room in Santa Monica, who led us through mirroring exercises, name games and thinking outside the box. You could feel our team building strength and connection, and […]

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Film Academy 2014 Kicks Off!

We kicked off the Urban Oasis Film Academy again this year with a lot of excitement and anticipation. What film ideas will we work on this year? How can we tell our stories in only 3 minutes? We’ve got an amazing slate of volunteer filmmaking mentors, from actors to producers to editors to help mentees make the best films they […]

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