Inside Studio 26
Studio 26 is a place where students can discover their voice.
Our focus is on creating media projects. The process of making videos gives students the opportunity to develop and use so many skills and talents. They think, share, write, design, compose, record, perform, and edit. They have the opportunity to develop organizational, academic, technical, artistic, and social skills in a 21st Century learning studio environment.
The four Cs of 21st Century learning are
When students are intrinsically driven, technically nurtured, and creatively challenged, they can do great things!
This video about Studio 26 was featured in our 2018 La Pantera Student Video Festival and Awards Show.
Media | Periods 2, 5, and 6
Advanced Media | Period 3
The "What If?" Project
When you stop and think about the everyday details of our daily lives, do you ever wonder what things would be like if they were different? Pick something - anything. What would some consequences of that difference be? How would life be different? How would our perspective change?
In Studio 26, we are storytellers. Storytellers can take the impossible and make them possible. That's what we are setting out to do! Have fun exploring your ideas!
Each group needs to write a treatment to pitch your idea and keep your story focus. Then write your screenplay and create a storyboard to design how we see your story. Avoid unrealistic special effects due to our limited experience and resources. Pay special attention to wardrobe, props, music, and sound design!
This project brings together all the things we've learned about and practiced this year in Studio 26. You are capable and talented. Value your ideas, trust your creative instincts, and get to work!
Check it out!
News about Studio 26
New Furniture, New Vibe
New (Used) Furniture In Studio 26
Our new furniture allows for better seating arrangements that promote collaboration in a more creative environment. The new arrangement gives two groups a more comfortable and professional space that seems less distracting, making our young filmmakers more productive. Check out this group from Period 2 in pre-production!
La Pantera Student Video Festival and Awards Show 2019,
now on YouTube!
La Pantera Student Video Festival and Awards Show 2019!
Celebrate Studio 26 on May 29th at Slauson's Auditorium (on Angeleno Ave. between 4th and 5th Streets) for our Oscars-style red carpet event!
Walk the red carpet and snap some photos at our step and repeat starting at 6:15. The show begins at 6:30pm and ends at approximately 8:00pm. Student videos from throughout the year will be featured and awards will be presented. Special guest presenters include media industry professionals to be announced soon. Check our the Friends of 26 section of this site to see some past presenters! Tickets will be on sale at the door. $5 for adults, $3 for students and children, or $15 per family
Open Studio Time in Studio 26
Slauson Media students work after to school to meet deadlines.
Two or three afternoons per week Studio 26 is made available to media students to work to meet deadlines or make up late work. A schedule of open time is posted each Monday on the whiteboard in the studio. The days and times are subject to change. Many students have taken the opportunity to keep on top of things and enjoy the support and camaraderie in a more open and unstructured environment.
What you see here was not staged!
Students Are Throwing Scissors!
Projects were on hold for about a week until our air-conditioning was fixed. Meanwhile, scissors were flying!
After watching Vimeo's "3 Tricks" tutorial, the students tried out the knife-throw edit. Featured is the Period 6 version.
Excitement fills Studio 26 as the new school year begins!
'So what' if the campus has construction going on and not everything is working in the studio yet? Creative energy and a collaborative spirit is preparing the artists and technicians in Studio 26 for a exciting year full of possibilities!
Studio 26 Filmmakers Recognized in Two California Film Festivals
LACOE's Digital Voice Awards and the California Student Media Festival
Bicycles and Backpacks, a silent film written and produced by Lisa Ing, Carissa Lara, Vincent Hoke, Angel Rose Rocha, and David Keener won both a DV Award and a CSMF honor.
A Piece of Cake, a demonstration of figurative language, written and produced by Taylor Buck and Brandy Valencia was a DV Award winner.
The Digital Voice Awards were presented at Slauson's La Pantera Awards Show (May 24, 2017) and the California Student Media Festival was held in Zipper Hall at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles (June 3, 2017).
Friends of 26
The following media industry professionals have given time to share their experiences and talents to the students in Studio 26. Thank you for supporting our program!
Collie is a big part of the beginning of Studio 26! The Coburn brothers (yes, he's Mr. Coburn's brother) grew up supporting each other's creative drive. Collie has shared his professional time and donated equipment that has allowed our media program to grow.
Our first guest in Media Class (then Studio 19) was Eric Tramp. He has also been a technical/camera adviser to Mr. Coburn. His film credits include The Accountant, Sideways, Blades of Glory, Mission Impossible III, Batman Returns, and Matilda. Currently he is shooting the TV series, Shades of Blue.
Screenwriter / Producer
Kim. Beyer-Johnson (MTV's Real World, Winnie the Pooh, Nash Bridges) has presented several La Pantera awards and was instrumental to the development of our program with her support of the writing process involved in our projects. Not only was she helpful with our screenwriting efforts, but she arranged to have Bunim Murray Productions donate a couple of computers to our studio.
Production Designer / Art Director
John Zachary has been part of several of our La Pantera shows and has visited our students in class. He shared the creative processes and tools he uses when designing a set. Some of his TV credits include Sleepy Hollow, Salem, Raising Hope, The Middle, and My Name is Earl. His movie credits include Act of Valor and Like Mike.
Former Senior Vice President, CBS Television
It was a huge honor to have Television Academy Hall of Fame member
Charles Cappleman as a presenter at one of our La Pantera shows. Once the floor director for The Judy Garland Show , he went on to be instrumental to the development of CBS Television City. If you've ever seen a taping of American Idol or Dancing with the Stars, you were sitting in "The Charles Cappleman Studio"!
Reporter and Weekend Anchor for ABC7 News
When Jovana Lara heard about our Panther Press, she arranged for us to sit in the studio and control room while she anchored the weekend Eyewitness News. Afterwards, she gave us a tour of the newsroom, answered questions and allowed us to take photos. The following year a new group was able to visit. This has been an extremely powerful and inspiring experience for our students.
Reporter and Weekend Anchor for ABC7 News
Jory Rand is the weekend co-anchor at KABC with Jovana Lara and also is a general assignment reporter. He studied broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland where he also played hockey. On our visits, he has been very encouraging to our students.
Director - ABC7 Eyewitness News
Students were so impressed with Lita when they observed her directing the news live from the multi-screened control room at KABC. After the newscast, she took questions from a very fascinated group.
Weather reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News
When the Panther Press first visited ABC7, Danny showed the students how he used the green screen and monitors to do the weather reports and had them give it a try.
Sports Reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News
Ashley, a former athlete at USC, took part in a special video-recorded presentation, recognizing our newscasting award winners at La Pantera.
Writer / Producer
Eddie and his wife, Madellaine Paxson both have presented awards at our La Pantera show. Our students were very familiar with his work. Some of his credits include LoliRock, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Power Rangers R.P.M., Kim Possible, The Little Mermaid 2, and Lilo and Stitch 2.
Writer / Producer / Director
When Madellaine presented at our La Pantera show, she was impressed with the number of girls involved in our program. She directed and produced the horror film, Blood Punch (written by Eddie Guzelian). Her writing credits include LoliRock, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, Peter Rabbit, and Unfabulous.
Photographer / Social Media Director
Sara is a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media. She is also the daughter of camera operator, Eric Tramp. Sara has graciously been one of our presenters at our La Pantera awards show.
Actress / Writer / Producer
Not only is Kiva known for her appearance as a presenter at our La Pantera show, her film and TV credits include, Eliza Sherman's Revenge, Life in Pieces, Trial and Error, Mad Men, The Goldbergs, Fresh Off the Boat, Booked It!, True Blood, Modern Family, and The Middle.
President of RK Diversified Entertainment
Ray's company, RKDE, provides production for music festivals, concert tours, corporate events, and television productions. Some of the people he works with include Gwen Stefani/No Doubt, Lady Gaga, Shakira, and Activision. Ray has been a presenter at our La Pantera awards show.
Motion Graphic Designer
Greg currently works at Matter (matterglobal.com) in San Francisco, CA. He is also the son of Mrs. Gonzalez-Madrigal and a former Slauson student! He has visited Studio 26 and shared some of his work and experience.
Musician / Songwriter
Hai currently performs with The Ravelers, Dynamite Dawson, The Fab 8, The Happy Crowd, Michael Ryan and others. His visit to Studio 26 focused on music and working in a creative environment. We also enjoyed a live musical performance!
Elsy works as a professional photographer but also happens to be the parent of a Studio 26 student. She has used her talents to document events on campus and her expertise to advise Mr. Coburn on camera purchases.
Andy is a Daytime Emmy Award winning producer at Entertainment Tonight! He is also a former Slauson student! He was part of Mr. Coburn's 6th grade media elective back in the 90's (before digital) and remembers a field trip to NBC in Burbank.
Director / Storyboard Supervisor / Animator
Dave is a director and storyboard supervisor at Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants. Students were excited to meet one of the creative people resposible for some of their favorite cartoon characters.
Lisa is a Main Company member of LA's The Groundlings where she acts, sings, dances, does improv, teaches, and is hilarious! Her day as a guest in Studio 26 was so much fun! Lisa has appeared in several television shows including This Is Us and Modern Family.
Lauren is a Main Company member of LA's The Groundlings. She also performs and teaches (and is also hilarious!) She and Lisa got our students doing some improv exercises! She has appeared in several commercials and television shows including This Is Us and 2 Broke Girls.
This media class specializes in print media (yearbook) and broadcast journalism. Unfortunately, the Panther Press was not made available for the 2018-2019 school year due to scheduling issues. We are hopeful that we can get it back in the future.
The 2016-2017 Slauson News Team and Yearbook Staff