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The Media Teaching Lab's Mission is dedicated to providing outstanding facilities, equipment, and technical assistance to UC San Diego undergraduate students enrolled in official media production classes, and graduate students using media in their research.

We are a teaching facility and home to over 800 media students in varying disciplines who attend our educational workshops in camera training, production software education and post-production media management, as well as audio production and all phases of studio filmmaking practices.

The Media Teaching Lab's aim is to facilitate students in making the highest quality videos and films, with excellent sound, editing, and cinematography.

Media Equipment Checkout Facility hours of operation: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily. If you have questions concerning your equipment reservation
please call 858-534-4635

For all other inquires contact
Adriene Hughes 858-534-1175
Mitchell Wright 858-822-7656
Lev Kalman 858-822-1984

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This call for submissions is open to ALL UCSD alumni! 

ArtPower! Is pleased to partner with UCSD TV and ACMS Media Teaching Labs to present the first ever UCSD online student film festivalUp&Coming Wiredhttp://filmaticfestival.com/up-coming/

Up&Coming Wired is a quarterly online “theater” curated by UCSD students for the UCSD community and beyond. This Fall, we are  dedicating this “wired” forum to UCSD Alumni to to spark conversation and connection with the current UCSD community. Additional benefits are listed here

This online film festival is a segment of the 8th Annual Up&Coming Student Film Festival.

PLEASE SHARE WITH ALUMNI - AND TELL A FRIEND!

Yan Liang has created stunning 4K macro videos of chemical reactions as part of the science visualization project, Beautiful Chemistry. The project is a collaborative endeavor by the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsinghua University Press.

What’re we building??? Come check out what we did over the summer at the Media Lab!

sd-pc:

alright, it’s been sort of a slow day for photography in san diego, so I thought I’d use this opportunity to give a little lesson on the history of photography in sd in order to showcase some of this cities rich artistic heritage. In the 60’s John Baldessari was living and working in National City, where he created a series of conceptual photographs in which he drove around the city taking black and white photos that he later combined with text. So I like to remind people who might think san diego is culturally lacking about these. Well that’s your San Diego Photography Club history lesson for the day. I think the projects coming along pretty well so far. Don’t forget to submit pictures or let me know if there are any photographers in san diego that you think should be included here. Alright, see yah

nprfreshair:

Tomorrow night is the season finale of the FX TV series Fargo, an “original adaptation” of Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film Fargo. The film was a dark comedy set in the wintry landscape of rural Minnesota which won Oscars for best screenplay and best actress.

The FX 10-episode TV series has a different story and characters, but critics agree that it captured the look and tone of the film, mixing eccentric characters and deadpan humor with sudden and savage violence. 

Series creator Noah Hawley and breakout star Allison Tolman  join Fresh Air to discuss their new series:

Hawley: Joel and Ethan [Coen] have described this region of the country as “Siberia with family restaurants.” I like the idea that these towns are sort of these islands in this frozen tundra and the highway runs through and the highway system has allowed these types of characters to float through and it’s this sort of stranger-comes-to-town story.

Photo via MPR by Chris Large/FX

nationalfilmsociety:

Catherine Hardwicke

Microphone placement is important! At the Media Labs, we have the Sony wired and wireless lavs, but check out how much better the sound is coming from a $1 lavalier compared to an expensive Sennheiser shotgun mic that’s mounted on the camera

Or if you have 45 minutes between finals and want to spend in a more insane matter, check out this edit someone made that puts all of the dialogue from the original Star Wars trilogy in alphabetical order!

Have 45 minutes to kill between finals? Get some inspiration from a host of internationally renown filmmakers in this Wim Wenders documentary

Wim Wenders - Room 666 (1982)

From wikipedia, directors in order of appearance:
Jean-Luc Godard
Paul Morrissey
Mike De Leon
Monte Hellman
Romain Goupil
Susan Seidelman
Noël Simsolo
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Werner Herzog
Robert Kramer
Ana Carolina
Maroun Bagdadi
Steven Spielberg
Michelangelo Antonioni
Wim Wenders
Yilmaz Güney

Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy

Vimeo is introducing a system (similar to YouTube) that will automatically scan and flag works uploaded that may contain copyrighted material. Make sure your film has permission to use copyrighted works or falls under “fair use” categories!

Read more about it at the link above

Johnny Random : Sound Artist.  This audio made 100% from the capture of a bicycle.  It’s so beautiful. 

10 of the Most Influential MFA Programs in the World
thinking of applying to an MFA program? See the whole list here

"Pretty photography is easy; it really is the easiest thing in the world. But photography that rounds a picture off, top to bottom, and holds the content together is really the most beautiful. That means it can be visually very beautiful; it can also be very pedestrian in certain ways, if it happens to be appropriate to the story. You try not to put the photography in front of the story; you try and make it part of the story." - Gordon Willis , ASC (from Schaefer & Salvato’s "Masters of Light")
Legendary cinematographer of films such as The Godfather, Annie Hall, and All the President’s Men passed away over the weekend. He was 82.The British Film Institute has an excellent review of some of Willis’ groundbreaking work.

"Pretty photography is easy; it really is the easiest thing in the world. But photography that rounds a picture off, top to bottom, and holds the content together is really the most beautiful. That means it can be visually very beautiful; it can also be very pedestrian in certain ways, if it happens to be appropriate to the story. You try not to put the photography in front of the story; you try and make it part of the story." - Gordon Willis , ASC (from Schaefer & Salvato’s "Masters of Light")

Legendary cinematographer of films such as The Godfather, Annie Hall, and All the President’s Men passed away over the weekend. He was 82.

The British Film Institute has an excellent review of some of Willis’ groundbreaking work.