Worship the Workshop
By seb carayol
Not like it’s a big deal or anything, but… hello? There’s some kind of street art thing at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Just a modest exhibit, you know, with a little $20 million Keith Harring car here, full-on reproductions of Brooklyn rundown storefronts there, ice cream trucks pimped by Mister Cartoon, full walls of Ed Templeton prints… But you don’t care about arts, do you? You’re just obsessed with banging that perfect sponsor-me tape out that’s gonna land you a spot on your favorite extreme skate sock company. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Levi’s took over a section of the Moca’s Geffen Contemporary section and for the whole duration of the show, here’s the real insider’s tip: the denim deities set up the “awesome-est” film workshop room in a whole wing of that former cop car garage. All for free. Meaning, you can borrow any type of camera, from Super-8 to HD ones and you’ll regret not to have treated that disgracious acne of yours in time -yes it’ll show. HD, so!
All without spending one buck, nor will you have to when you’ll have all the access you need to a complete edit suite that bears, but is not limited to, the latest computers, stop motion, slow mo and VJ workshops. With all the right people to help you. Even people you might have heard of, like the Girl Films crew will be on and off, screening films and providing advice.
The Levi’s workshop is open at the same hours than the Moca so you know what’s left to do: just add some steez to that robotic blizzard flip of yours, and go work on that tape. Free extreme socks for life is only a few free clicks away.
The Geffen Contemporary at Moca
152 N.Central avenue, LA, CA 90013
Hours : Sun, mon 11am–5pm, Thur 11am–8pm, Fri 11am–5pm, Sat. 11am–9pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.