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Old 03-19-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: California {via New England}
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Hi everyone,

My 19 year old sister is in her sophomore year at Columbia College in Chicago and she's been studying cinematography and audio engineering for film.

She's never been to LA in her life, and we'll be spending a day there together this weekend.

Are there any particular places you think would be interesting to her, as a film student? Any museums, tours, places to walk around, etc. that you might suggest?

So far I'm planning to take her to the Santa Monica Pier and the Promenade, and I'm not sure what else. She's not afraid to do anything considered "touristy", but I'd love to give her more of an authentic/"locals" type of perspective on the city. We'll only have a day unfortunately, but I'd love some input.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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Need to be more specific. What exactly is she looking for? Exhibits on the making of films? Sites where famous movies have been filmed? A studio tour? For studio tours, most of which are not cheap, I think a good choice would be Warner Brothers in Burbank. Sony Studios (formerly MGM) in Culver City and Paramount Studios in Hollywood other possible options. Univeral Stuidos is, from what I remember (years ago) and have read, is more of a theme park with a small studio tour attached. There are books, and Web sites, showing locations where famous movies have been filmed (e.g., the Bradbury Building and Union Statin in downtown Los Angeles). "The Sting" and the Michael Douglas film "All Fall Down" had shots filmed at the Santa Monica Pier. There are, I believe, tours focusing specifically on L.A. in the movies (do an Internet search).

If the Oscars are a big thing for her, the Kodak Theatre has tours. I don't pesonally know of museums focusing on cinematography, though you might check with some of the places with famous film schools, such as USC, UCLA and California Institute of the Arts. I vaguely recall seeing an exhibit on the American West in films at the Gene Autry Museum of the West, next to Griffith Park.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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HSo far I'm planning to take her to the Santa Monica Pier and the Promenade, and I'm not sure what else. She's not afraid to do anything considered "touristy", but I'd love to give her more of an authentic/"locals" type of perspective on the city. We'll only have a day unfortunately, but I'd love some input.

Thanks for your help!
That's a tall order for only one day in a very large city with such a rich diversity of possibilities.

Of course, if she's there on a week day and wants a real authentic experience/perspective, she could spend several hours in a car crawling along on a freeway.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Museum of TV in Beverly Hills
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