Author: Lis-y-Paolo

Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr travel the world, sharing movies and music with the masses. At home in Los Angeles, they facilitate community screenings and workshops at the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit media arts organization.

7.22.19: Home Stretch

Hello Summer Apprenticeship Program Week 3! Editing complete, it’s time to look forward to the big exhibition opening and film premiere happening on… FRIDAY! Zowie! So much to do but there’s still time for a quick visit to the Yale Film Archive where archivist Brian Meacham projects 16mm prints of class city symphonies Manhatta and A […]

7.21.19: I’m A Little Bit Country

A beautiful country weekend get-away from the New Haven heatwave for some sweet summer fun with pals in Carmel, Red Hook, Warren and Fairfield. Big thanks to Pierre, Chelsea, Viv, Jules, Miko, Rosalia, Gisellah, Sido, and Mema for welcoming us with open arms, tasty eats, musical treats (“Sparkle Sparkle Unicorn” is an instant classic!), great […]

7.18.19: We’re Projecting

All systems are GO at SWS: New Haven… minds and machines working in harmony! All 24 hours plus credits are shot and processed. Music, poetry and posters are being created. Snacks are devoured. Games are played. Analog projection skills are mastered. Stills from ¡Que viva México!, a 1932 map of Harlem Nightclubs and a 3D […]

7.16.19: It’s All About The Process

Day 7 and the focus is on the process: processing the Super 8 film shot over the last few days and learning about the process of conduction from Tyshawn Sorey, composer and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire. The take-aways can be applied to making music, making films and living life: play with your limitations, move beyond fear, don’t […]

7.15.19: Take It To The Limit

Let’s see just how much we can pack into a single day! It’s a wee hours chocolate-chip-cookie-and-Korean-surf-rock-fueled Mentors Meet-Up as we journey to the top of East Rock Park for a 2 am moongaze with Emil, then over to the train tracks to channel the Lumière Brothers with Soldedad at 3 pm, back and forth […]