The Wave: Light Painting


On a warm afternoon in July, our lovely/talented friend Finn (aka Fionnuala Bradley) was nice enough to stop by and give us a lesson on cameras. She taught us about Light Painting and how to create our own cool photos with just an SLR camera, flashlights, and some glowsticks! All we had to do was take our light sources and draw or write whatever we wanted – backwards. All of us each took turns with Finn using a dark bathroom and created some really cool images in a pretty short amount of time. Take a look!

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The Wave: Gettin’ Collage-y With It


Last week, the Sunset Media Wave team got cutty and creative for Campbell’s student lead activity –– making collages out of magazine clippings and images plucked from the internet that represented their personal styles. In part two of the task, members were asked to get introspective and answer the following questions in five words or less:

1. My style is…

2. Fashion means to me…

Through these D-I-Y works of art, the Wavers were able to highlight their unique, quirky, fierce and fabulous fashion senses while also expressing the importance of clothing in their lives. Continue reading

The Wave: Gif the Faves


The Sunset Media Wave team sat around the table, unsupervised, alone and confused. Miranda was their only guide.

Jokes aside, she decided to get each member to create an image gif and a couple sentences about their favorite things. She wanted to find a little bit more about each person in the group and these are the results.

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The Wave: Advice to Young People! (Pt. 2)


During our first cycle here at SMW, we completed this project, and were simply blown away by the creativity and expressive cut-up’s people made. Now in our summer cycle, we decided to bring back this innovative activity with many new members, and a few repeating members. Before getting started on this activity, however, we got heavy inspiration from American novelist, William Burroughs, who was famous for his cut-ups. We then cut up famous quotes from a variety of inspirational people to make our very own meaningful, and in some cases humorous, quote. Enjoy!

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The Wave: 2014 Promotional Video

Hello lovely Sunset Media Wave readers! This is Riley Kubota, the unofficial DJ, official Environmental Vibes Expert, and Professor of Sneakerology here at Sunset Media Wave! Have you ever wondered what we bloggers do BEHIND THE SCENES? Have you ever thought about joining, but were intimidated by all the awesomeness? Well WONDER NO MORE!!! I created this video with people like you in mind, especially those who may be thinking about applying to Sunset Media Wave! I hope you guys enjoy it! (If you don’t, we will ban you from the internet. NBD.)

The Wave: Thanks for the Glemories!


The Wave would like to formally congratulate our former grape-tossing, disco-dancing, bespectacled pun-loving blogmaster on his new full-time gig as Managing Editor for XLR8R! We are going to miss him, but thankfully we have countless glemories (Glenn memories) to keep us on our toes! Here are some of our favorites:

Serina: “Oh snap, is it too late to send a Glemory? Uh, okay, let me think. Glenn is cool because he read my dumb lot rant and my flaming Porta Potty rant and thought it was interesting and funny instead of insane, trivial, and insanely trivial.”

Martin: “Glenn edited my first post. He brought me from nothing to an internet superstar in mere minutes.”

Mindy: “It was really funny how Glenn told Bonnie to text Erica to say that he was crying because she wasn’t coming to SMW. Also, I will always glemember how Glenn says ‘Sure!’ a lot and ‘I see what you’re saying’ in a very Glemorable voice.”

Esther: “I remember when Glenn didn’t know what ‘hypebeast’ meant, so we tried explaining what it meant with weird analogies and explanations.”

Bonnie: “ Although I just started here at SMW, it has been Glenn-tastic knowing you. My grammar will go downhill from here. Danks bud. see what I did dare? Don’t miss my horrible grammar too much!”

Max: “My favorite Glemory has to be his disco moves around the snack table.”

Miranda: “I really appreciated how Glenn introduced me to the wonderful world of his roommate, The CatMan of West Oakland! Glenn also had the eternal ability to solve an issue, which I had thought about for hours, in a simple sentence. Thank you, Glenn, no one could possibly fill your shoes.”

Riley: “Whenever Glenn attempts to catch grapes in his mouth. Although he catches them about 80% of the time, it’s funnier when he doesn’t catch them.”

Jasmine: “My favorite memory of Mother Glenn is a compilation of every pun, laugh, and uncomfortable joke we shared both as parts of a group, as well as partners in RHYME. His presence at Sunset Media Wave was vital to our growth as bloggers and people, and we are forever thankful.”

Stanlee: “Thanks for giving me support on my game: you are truly Glenn-cellent!”

Darren: “My favorite Glemory was when Glenn helped me with me first post. (I will probably come on Sunday to make a few final glemories).”

Yu Ling: “My favorite glemory was when I found out Glenn makes his own music. I stalked his entire Youtube and Soundcloud channel, so that was pretty fun and creepy at the same time.”

Michael: ” Man, It’s too hard for me to pick one glemory. Jim Glennson had wit and vibes that were second to none. He always brought the party, the K to the FUN, and being from San Diego (as well as a Caucasian), I’m not sure where his sick dance moves come from! No matter, you know he has the skills to get tha $krills!”

Jon: “This quote sums up John Glennon in a nutshell: ‘It was so cold last night that I almost turned on the heat in my apartment.’ Runner up to that quote is a quote of a quote: ‘I wish that I had Jesse’s girl! [sung like Frank Sinatra + Joe Cocker + Billy Joel].'”


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The Wave: Apply to be a Part of Sunset Media Wave

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The Wave is happy to announce that we are opening up the summer cycle to motivated teens! Passionate high school students from across S.F. are encouraged to apply.

At Sunset Media Wave, you’ll have access to a variety of resources and equipment to help you realize your visions and generate all kinds of interesting media with a crew of similarly creative high school students. Whether you’re into music, film, photography, or the good ole written word, Sunset Media Wave can provide a collaborative platform to help share your passion with the world.

If you’re interested in helping us take over the World Wide Web, HEAD HERE TO APPLY and get more information about our program.