Thursday, July 18

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Theater students Oscar Revelins and Frank Demma play a cold caller and a satanic magician whose fates become intertwined in "The Answer to Your Prayers," an upcoming play. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)
Theater students Oscar Revelins and Frank Demma play a cold caller and a satanic magician whose fates become intertwined in "The Answer to Your Prayers," an upcoming play. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Dan Mindel, UCLA's cinematographer-in-residence, returns to the Star Wars franchise in December with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The key to franchise films is in finding a balance between keeping the tone set by the creators of the previous trilogies while finding a way to give audiences a fresh film, Mindel said. (Courtesy of Simon England)

Q&A: New cinematographer-in-residence talks filming process of ‘Star Wars’ and more

Magic is in the mistakes we make, said Dan Mindel. The recently announced 2019-2020 cinematographer-in-residence at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television has worked on a number of films, including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Mindel will return to the “Star Wars” franchise in December with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” In working on the film, Mindel said he focused his efforts on retaining the parables and legacy left by the filmmakers of the original franchise. Read more...

Dan Mindel, UCLA's cinematographer-in-residence, returns to the Star Wars franchise in December with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The key to franchise films is in finding a balance between keeping the tone set by the creators of the previous trilogies while finding a way to give audiences a fresh film, Mindel said. (Courtesy of Simon England)

Ulani Mafate, a second-year English student, and Kevin Jang, a third-year political science student, will perform a duet at Spring Sing. Their song "Yungin'" aims to highlight the difficulties African Americans face. Jang said the track exemplifies his and Mafate's interest in social commentary. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Ulani Mafate, a second-year English student, and Kevin Jang, a third-year political science student, will perform a duet at Spring Sing. Their song "Yungin'" aims to highlight the difficulties African Americans face. Jang said the track exemplifies his and Mafate's interest in social commentary. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

William O’Brien Jr., an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on Monday in Perloff Hall as part of the latest iteration of UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design lecture series. His talk will highlight his recent works with William O'Brien Jr., or WOJR, his independent design firm. (Courtesy of Andrew Markham)
William O’Brien Jr., an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on Monday in Perloff Hall as part of the latest iteration of UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design lecture series. His talk will highlight his recent works with William O'Brien Jr., or WOJR, his independent design firm. (Courtesy of Andrew Markham)

Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Michael Goi, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's former cinematographer-in-residence, directed two episodes of the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." (Daily Bruin file photo)
Michael Goi, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's former cinematographer-in-residence, directed two episodes of the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." (Daily Bruin file photo)