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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Audio + Video Lab

Students from a variety of disciplines learn the language of video and sound, and gain a respect for past and current technologies. Encouraged to experiment with many different mediums, they learn the philosophy behind the production: from lighting, filming, and green screen techniques to non-linear editing, sound design/composition and projection. Facility includes high-end video and film cameras w/ accessories, professional lighting kits, green screen studio/stage, audio booth & control room, Video Editing Lab and even a screening room to critique your final projects.
(310) 665-6972

Equipment available for check out: (See checkout policies below)

Video Cameras

  • miniDV
  • High 8
  • VHS (e.g. Panasonic DVX100's, Canon XL1's & GL2's)

Audio Equipment

  • MiniDisc
  • DAT
  • Analogue Recorders with a wide variety of quality microphones & preamps

Film Equipment

  • Super8 cameras/accessories
  • 1 Arriflex 16mm camera/accessories

Extras: tripods, glidecam, lighting kits, high-end LCD projectors

The Video Lab also provides mobile multimedia stations for presentations, with computers, projectors, and all the latest software and wireless connectivity.

Computer Checkout Policy (PDF)
Video Equipment Checkout Policy (PDF)