by Melinda Ann Farrell, Director, LACCD Sustainable Media
It’s Lights, Camera, Action at LACCD Sustainable Media, the student-led documentary studio of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Armed with high definition cameras, field recording equipment, big imaginations and one of the largest public sector green building programs in the country as their subject, the talented student auteurs of the LACCD are educating and entertaining their peers on the subject of sustainability and climate neutrality, using the art of documentary filmmaking.
Producing video sustainability stories “by students, for students,” the studio’s filmmakers are turning the camera’s lens on themselves and their colleges to showcase marquee building projects campus by campus and reveal the behind-the-scenes transformation of the Los Angeles Community College District through the voices of the students, faculty, board members, administrators, architects, construction firms and community members who all contributed to the effort. The studio’s original works are posted onlaccdbuildsgreen.org under the Student Video gallery as well as on our Vimeo channel.