JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE will be screening the results of its collaboration with four ArtCenter film students at L.A. Live this Wednesday, January 25. JW Marriott tasked the students to create fresh in-house video content capturing the essence of Los Angeles. Beginning January 25, 2017, these “Day in L.A.” videos will live in various locations throughout the hotel’s public areas, on exhibition to guests and visitors, crediting each artist for their work. In addition to their presence within the property, each video is also featured on the hotel’s social media page, which can be found here.
JW Marriott approached ArtCenter to tap into young, local talent of various heritages, reflective of the city’s diverse cultural landscape. Students Javier Barcala, Jae Yong Park, Emmett Sutherland, and Joe Lombard were given the funds, tools and space to recreate the city through their eyes and tell the story of the hotel’s ties to the city.
“ArtCenter Film is thrilled that JW Marriott chose our community of powerful visual storytellers to create a new aesthetic for visitors as they experience the City of Angels,” said Ross LaManna, chair of the Graduate and Undergraduate Film Departments. “These diverse stories with dazzling and wildly-inventive imagery epitomize the heart of our mission. I have no doubt these talented filmmakers will continue to inspire audiences and break new creative ground as they emerge on the cultural landscape.”