GAME PRODUCTION LAB
In addition to pinball machines and freestanding arcade games, this lab is home to multiple stations where students can learn the art of game production. Stations are equipped with Alienware Aurora ALX computers, dual 30-inch displays, Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles, and Nintendo Wii consoles, allowing the students to create, port, and test their work all in one station using a variety of industry-standard software.
20 Alienware Aurora ALX computers with dual 30-inch displays
20 Microsoft Xbox 360 game consoles
10 Nintendo Wii game consoles
COMPUTER ANIMATION LAB
The Computer Animation Lab is an all-digital art studio. Built around loaded computers and WACOM Cintiq interactive displays, and with Autodesk Maya and Pixel Logic Z-Brush software installed at each station, students work in this digital domain to create their animation projects.
25 Wacom Cintiq 21 UX Interactive Pen Displays
25 Dell XPS 730 PC’s with Intel Core2 Quad processors
2 Sony VPLFE40 1080p Full HD Projectors
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER DX NITRIS LAB
The unique Advanced Post-Production Lab features networked and fully loaded Avid Media Composer workstations with triple displays, each running High-Definition content on Dell Precision computers. Using the peripheral hardware, students can transfer their projects from standard- or high-definition sources into the stations to complete the post-production process.
25 Avid Media Composer Nitris DX Editing Workstations
25 Avid Video RAID RTR 1.25TB RAID Array
25 12-Core Mac Pro Media Workstations with 24GB of RAM and three Dell Precision HD Monitors
Sony HDCAM and XDCAM Hi-Def Capturing
2 Sony VPLFE40 1080DP Hi-Def Projectors
PANAVISION CINEMATOGRAPHY LAB
Cinematography, in its most basic form, is the control of lighting and camera placement in shooting film or video. At once art and science, cinematography is one of the most critical elements in filmmaking, and our Panavision Cinematography Lab is one of the most important labs that students will work in.
Dedicated to one of the biggest names in the movie business, the Panavision Cinematography Lab is a small soundstage with a self-leveled concrete floor. Blackout curtains enclose the interior of the room, and a full lighting grid hangs from the ceiling, allowing for easy light placement and manipulation. Students use this lab to practice and explore a variety of lighting and camera techniques.
PRODUCERS LAB AND MEETING ROOMS
The producer plays one of the most important roles in film production. From fundraising to hiring key personnel, shoot coordination to film distribution, a producer’s work is never done. Producers are involved in all phases of the filmmaking process from project development to completion.
The Producers Lab and Meeting Rooms at The Los Angeles Film School were designed to give students a base of operations for their role as producer on a film shoot. It’s a true production war room complete with a Hollywood mailing address. The lab is equipped with 13 producing cubicles, each featuring telephones, fax machines, mailboxes, and computer workstations with Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling software.
PRODUCTION DESIGN LAB
In the film and television world, the production designer works in conjunction with the producers, director, and art department to establish an overall look and style for the project. From sets and locations to costume design,and everything in between, the production designer’s job is to breathe aesthetic life into a project.
In the Production Design Lab at The Los Angeles Film School students are encouraged to play the role of production designer and explore their artistic side. The lab is equipped with 10 drafting tables, an extensive library of art and design books, a conference table, armchairs, and a couch to allow students to create in comfort. It also features an exquisite view of Hollywood and the lush Hollywood Hills., and is the perfect place to design sets for student films.
ANALOG CONSOLE LAB
One of the first stops for recording students, the Analog Console lab is centered around sixteen Soundcraft Ghost LE 24-channel analog mixing and recording consoles, housed in Argosy studio furniture. Each station also includes a 24-track hard disk recorder, CD recorder, and outboard signal processing. The lab features a central Pro Tools system, allowing instructors to feed eight channels of audio simultaneously to all stations for recording exercises.
This 16-station lab features Apple’s Logic Pro software on 27-inch iMac computers and M-Audio Axiom MIDI controllers. The MIDI Lab introduces students to Logic Pro and the world of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Students use this space to create and edit MIDI sequences, employ plug-in software, and learn basic music theory.
The Mastering Lab is designed to train students in the art of audio mastering and CD authoring. The lab features 16 stations with 27-inch Apple iMac workstations and Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 audio interfaces. Students train on Steinberg Wavelab software and Waves plug-ins.
The Outboard Lab is specifically designed to train beginning audio students in the use of outboard signal processing equipment. The room features 20 student stations featuring equipment from TC Electronics, DBX, and Aphex among others, and includes Tascam CD recorders for students to record their results for further study. The stations are fed audio from a central Avid Pro Tools system that instructors use to lead the class in various exercises.
ADVANCED DIGITAL AUDIO LAB
This advanced Pro Tools lab is where students complete their 201 and 210M coursework within the Avid Pro Tools Certified Operator curriculum. The lab features Apple Mac Pro workstations with dual 24” LCD screens running Avid Pro Tools HD systems, M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI controllers and the Command 8 control surface. The benefits of Pro Tools HD are further explored by integrating outboard effects processors by Lexicon and TC Electronics as well as Yamaha Motif ES synthesizers.
MIXING CONCEPTS & TECHNIQUES LAB
This multi-station Pro Tools lab is where students begin to learn the delicate art of the final mixdown. They’ll be working with 27-inch Apple iMac computers, Avid Artist Series control surfaces, and an assortment of third party audio plug-ins to develop pro-level mixing skills that can be applied anywhere a digital audio workstation is available, including their own MacBook Pro laptops.
DIGITAL AUDIO ESSENTIALS LAB
The Digital audio Essentials lab is where students begin their Pro Tools Certification training. This multi-station lab provides a vehicle for the Pro Tools 101 and 110 curriculum using 27-inch Apple iMac computers, M-Audio Oxygen 25 MIDI controllers, and Avid 002 interfaces.
INTERMEDIATE FILM SOUND LAB
This lab is where students complete the Avid 210P coursework in the Pro Tools Certified Operator curriculum using Pro Tools HD systems running on Apple computers. Students study the art and science of sound design, dialogue editing, and other techniques common to postproduction for feature films, television programs and video games.
SYSTEMS SUPPORT LAB
This lab is where students learn to install, maintain, and fix the crucial equipment used in the industry today. Both analog and digital disciplines are covered. Students will learn how to make and repair cables and wiring using soldering stations and digital multi-meters, but will also explore the world of computer maintenance starting with their own MacBook Pro laptops. Routine operating system maintenance, troubleshooting, and installing professional software, such as Avid Pro Tools and iLok copy protection keys, are covered. Other analog equipment, such as an Otari MTR-90 24-track analog tape machine, oscilloscopes, and various speakers and amplifiers help to round out this lab where every problem has a solution.