Short Film

Hey guys, so, since everyone should support each other, go check out my friend Sam Felman’s short film!!! It’s kinda trippy but it got me thinking! I loved it. Click HERE!

“But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What’s appealing is that you don’t have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.

Jane Campion

Capstone: Blogging Gratification Part Two by Elia Pacheco



Hello again!

My name is Elia Pacheco and my specific Capstone research paper is specifically on blogs, it’s called: BLOGGING GRATIFICATION: UNDERSTANDING HOW READERS AND BLOGGERS PERCEIVE BLOGS.

It has been quite difficult to find information on blogging, which, in one part, is a good thing because this means that my Capstone paper will actually be relevant in the real world. On the other hand, it makes my topic that much more difficult. I have recently finished my methodology section, in which I have decided to use a survey in order to answer my research question and my five follow up hypothesis. These are:
Research Question: Do people get gratification from reading other people’s blogs?

  • Hypothesis 1a: People read blogs for entertainment. [pastime]
  • Hypothesis 1b: People read blogs for escapism.
  • Hypothesis 1c: People read blogs so they do not feel alone anymore [affection]
  • Hypothesis 1d: People read blogs for their…

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I’m going to be on the radio!!!

Hey everyone!

As promised last week, I will be on Golden Eagle Radio’s awesome host Marcus aka Phenex 101’s show todayyy [ Monday May 11 @ 3 p.m. & Tuesday May 12 @ 4 p.m. pacific time ]!!!

The topic is break ups! Just some insight from two of  Cal State LA’s most awesome Communication majors (; No, but really, if you’ve recently broken up, are in the process of breaking up, or thinking about breaking you, you should totally tune into this show at: !!!

No, I did not talk about my most recent break up. Well, I did mention it but I did not go into details. That’s private!!!

I’m really proud of both of us, this was my first time actually being on the radio, so, be nice!

I hope you guys enjoy. Please give us your feedback via Facebook or Instagram.

“With radio, the listener absorbs everything.”
– Bob Edwards

Big Girls Don’t Cry… Much.

Just a little preview of something I’m going to be recording on Cal State LA’s Golden Eagle Radio… Stay tuned… (:

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” Fergie (May 22, 2007) (click the link!)

Da da da da

The smell of your skin lingers on me now
You’re probably on your flight back to your home town
I need some shelter of my own protection, baby
To be with myself and center clarity, peace, serenity

I hope you know, I hope you know
That this has nothing to do with you
It’s personal, myself and I
We’ve got some straightenin’ out to do
And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
But I’ve got to get a move on with my life
It’s time to be a big girl now
And big girls don’t cry
Don’t cry
Don’t cry
Don’t cry

The path that I’m walking I must go alone
I must take the baby steps ’til I’m full grown, full grown
Fairytales don’t always have a happy ending, do they?
And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay


Like the little school mate in the school yard
We’ll play jacks and Uno cards
I’ll be your best friend and you’ll be my Valentine
Yes, you can hold my hand if you want to
‘Cause I want to hold yours too
We’ll be playmates and lovers and share our secret worlds

But it’s time for me to go home
It’s getting late and dark outside
I need to be with myself and center clarity, peace, serenity


La da da da da da


So, as you guys may or may not know, I’m part of a couple different organizations here at Cal State LA. One of them is Cinematic Visions. We are Cal State LA’s film club, and we are super excited because we have a huge event coming up! If you are a Cal State LA student and would like to join, please contact one of the Board Members, via Facebook! Click the link above!!!

I had a one on one quick little interview with the Cinematic Visions President: Cruz Castillo and this is what he had to say:

E: “What is Cinematic Visions?”
C: “CV is Cal State LA’s official film club and it’s been around for over 10 years; we work in tangent with the Golden Eagle Film Festival. It’s a place for students [of any major] who are interested in the Entertainment Industry to come together and work on projects, make films, produce products, network and teach each other new things.”


The Golden Eagle Film Festival is Cal State LA’s annual film festival, and we [Cinematic Visions] are super ecstatic to run it!unnamed

E: “What are you doing for the Golden Eagle Film Festival?”
C: “The club has been in charge of gearing all of the paper work up for the event since the beginning of the year, [the club] has been in charge of keeping up with all of the social media relating the festival, [the club has] been in charge of setting up local bands and other school groups like Golden Eagle Radio and Golden Eagle TV, so they can work in tangent with us [Cinematic Visions]. We are going to have Cal State LA organizations like the Animation Club, HerCampus, Golden Eagle Radio, among others, have their own local booths at the festival, because the purpose of this festival is to network and advertise.”

E: “What are you personally doing for the festival?”
C: “I am the director of the film festival, I deal with the budget, the paperwork and all of the people involved.”


E: What are you hoping to get from the Film Festival?
C: “I am hoping that this will be an opportunity for students to showcase their work. Since Cal State LA is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States, and Los Angeles is the heart of the Entertainment Industry, it would be a great chance for all students to come together and let Los Angeles know what they’re all about.”

GEFF action shot

E: How are you funding the Golden Eagle Film Festival?
C: “We are getting money from a lot of different venues. ASI [Associated Students Inc.] is helping us a lot. Also, Dr. John Ramirez, the head Chair of the Television, Film and Media Studies Department here at Cal State LA, is helping us get money through the TVF 454: Special Topics in BCST class. Cinematic Visions has also been fundraising all year long to raise money for the festival. We have an IndieGoGo page.”

GEFF Submissions

E: Can you explain what IndieGoGo is?
C: “IndieGoGo is a way to campaign to raise money for independent projects, so please help us out and donate!”

If you are interested in donating to our wonderful cause, please watch this INDIEGOGO Video, and hopefully you will be convinced to help us out!

The GOLDEN EAGLE FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON: May 29th 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. and May 30th 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. At Cal State LA. Free of charge.

This is one of the many amazing organizations that I am part of here at Cal State LA, and if you are interested in joining, please be sure to contact us!