We've planned a site visit to American Film Institute on March 5, 2012, at 2:30pm, to determine if it will work as the venue for the free Drupal Design Camp conference we're planning for May, 2012. In the tradition of several other site visits that we've gone on, this visit is open to anyone and is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in starting to help organize this event.
Several of us are meeting beforehand at Benno's, the venue of last year's LA Drupal Governance meetup and the Hollywood Drupal meetups. We will be leaving Benno's promptly at 2pm. You are welcome to meet us no later than 2pm at Benno's (where parking is free for 2 hours) or at 2:30pm on the AFI campus.
Please sign up or comment below if you're interested in joining us as we tour the facilities. Those who sign up will be on this site visit's mailing list. We'll send you our phone number and any last-minute details if there are any.
What to bring
Bring a camera if you have one.
About the American Film Institute
AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, named the #1 film school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter. AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.
As a non-profit educational and cultural organization, AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI is the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States and offers film enthusiasts a variety of annual programs and special events throughout the year, including the AFI Life Achievement Award; the AFI Awards; and AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles, which in 2011 celebrated its 25th year.
For 40 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the Institute's almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year.
After we finish the tour, a group of us might go to a nearby restaurant or pub to talk.
Directions to AFI
American Film Institute
2021 North Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The AFI Campus (map, PDF) is located in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, at 2021 North Western Avenue.
From the Golden State Freeway (I-5): Exit Los Feliz Boulevard West. Drive approximately two miles on Los Feliz past Griffith Park until Los Feliz curves sharply to the left before becoming Western Avenue. The AFI entrance is the first driveway on the right. If you pass Franklin Avenue, you've gone too far.
Directions to Benno's
Casa y Cine de Benno's
6618 De Longpre Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
If you're meeting us at Benno's, be sure to arrive a few minutes early. We will be leaving Benno's promptly at 2pm.