A HISTORY OF THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL

In the spring of 1999, a group of Hollywood professionals with a love for all things film founded The Los Angeles Film School. Their goal was to establish a film school where current industry professionals could share their knowledge of production with a new generation of filmmakers.

The Los Angeles Film School set up its home in the heart of Hollywood at the historic RCA Building located at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. The venerable building had previously been used as a recording studio by legendary artists such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and Henry Mancini. From the beginning, The Los Angeles Film School’s commitment to education and promoting the art of entertainment media has been paramount.

The extensive renovations that the founders began in 1999 continue today, and include the construction of a theatre with seating for 340, as well as several soundstages, media editing labs, sound design labs, a dubbing stage featuring Digidesign’s Icon D-Control mixing surface, and many other amenities. There’s also an equipment room stocked with a robust inventory of Arri, Canon, Panavision, RED and Sony cameras, along with an array of lighting and grip equipment.

In 2009, The Los Angeles Film School introduced Associate of Science Degree programs in Computer Animation and Game Production, broadening the scope of its educational offerings significantly. And in 2010, The Los Angeles Recording School became a division of The Los Angeles Film School, providing an intensive hands-on recording engineering program that complimented the existing degree programs. The school saw continued growth with the inclusion of its first Bachelor of Science Degree in Entertainment Business in 2012, and in 2013, The Los Angeles Film School introduced an Associate of Science Degree in Music Production. The expansion of our programs is ongoing with the launch of our online Bachelor of Science degree programs in Digital Filmmaking and Entertainment Business in 2014 and we see more room for growth in our future.

All classes, labs, sessions, shoots and workshops are taught by industry professionals who are dedicated to passing their knowledge and techniques onto the next generation of audio professionals, using the most current industry-standard equipment in our classrooms, labs, studios, and soundstages.

A Passion for Sound

A HISTORY OF THE LOS ANGELES RECORDING SCHOOL, A DIVISION OF THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL

The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The Los Angeles Film School, was started in 1985 (then called The Los Angeles Recording Workshop) as an intensive, hands-on job-training school for recording engineers. All classes and workshops are taught by industry professionals who are dedicated to passing their knowledge and techniques on to the next generation of audio professionals. Our mission is to provide the best possible Recording Arts training for students interested in starting or improving their careers in professional audio production and music recording. Through our Recording Arts program, we aim to provide our students with the clearest possible explanation of professional audio equipment and techniques, as well as to give our students structured hands-on training on industry-standard equipment and software. To facilitate this instruction, a faculty comprised of professional recording engineers and music producers provide an unparalleled education to our students and equip our graduates with the greatest possible opportunities for career advancement.

THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL TODAY – MORE THAN JUST A FILM SCHOOL

The art of storytelling has evolved, and today, the only limit to the movies, music, games, and media we create is our imagination. The Los Angeles Film School remains committed to providing the best possible education to storytellers looking to start their careers in animation, film, video games, recording arts, music production, and entertainment business. Keeping up with the ever-changing entertainment industry is a constant mission, and that’s why The Los Angeles Film School has expanded both its campus and curriculum over the years. Today, we offer five Associate of Science Degree programs in Film, Game Production, Computer Animation, Music Production, and Recording Arts and five Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Film Production, Digital Filmmaking (online), Entertainment Business (on campus and online), Game Production & Design and Animation & VFX. We have added more than a dozen new classrooms, four new soundstages, thousands of square feet of production area, and new computers and gear throughout, all in an effort to provide the best possible environment for learning. All of these elements have gone into creating a school that truly celebrates the world of storytelling in its many forms, and shows why The Hollywood Reporter called The Los Angeles Film School “…one of the best-equipped private learning centers in the country.”