Videos by Cesar Moreno
There is little care for accuracy into high school life in most forms of media. Particularly, there is little care for the nuances between circles, schools, and communities. My parents may claim that “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” encompassed school in the 80s, but I cannot find a single piece of similarly mainstream art that describes the meme-y, grungey, hooking up, hanging out, public transporting, AP-testing, innovative, and extraverted culture that is current teenhood. So, of course, the burden to create this art falls on the teens themselves.
This prompt, or perhaps this need to offer a glimpse into our lives, blooms artists like Cesar Moreno. An entirely self-taught videographer, screenwriter, and cinematographer, he captures the real-life of Los Altos High School. The silliness of his friends goofing off in class, the excitement of college announcements, the mundane routine of getting ready for school. It’s all there, raw.
Cesar A. Moreno is 17 and is a senior at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights. Check out the rest of his channel here.
Commentary by Amelia Anthony.