I started U.S.C.'s School of Cinema-Television in January of 1984, and spent the next 8 years in Hollywood working and learning from some of the masters of the craft. I earned my stellar degree with my award-winning masters thesis film, "Among the Magic Mountains."
At U.S.C. I practiced both fiction and non-fiction. The paid work I did was largely in post. From cataloguing several decades worth of films for the Visual Anthropology Department to operations assistant in a commercial video post-production facility. From cutting promos for Z-Channel (an early regional version of TMC) and studios like Paramount Pictures, to cutting and designing multi-screen installations for museums and theme parks.
AMONG THE MAGIC MOUNTAINS
Among The Magic Mountains
Writer/Producer/Director of 30-minute Narrative Documentary in which the filmmaker learns about a family secret. The LA Times called it, "...a real heart-tugger, Kalynn Huffman’s irresistible “Among the Magic Mountains.”
LA Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Winner, University Film and Video Association Grant
San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX
U.S.C. School of Cinema-Television Alumni gathering and on-campus screening and talk-back.
Curated and screened regularly in the “Identity and Home” exhibit of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C. 1993.
Shot on 16mm and Super 8 film, 1991