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Dream To Screen

Our Film Program is home to artists, storytellers, and visionaries, and our students live and breathe cinema while creating a motion picture legacy

When you begin the career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science Degree program at LAFS, you join a unique group of people who understand and share that desire. You’ll explore every aspect of modern filmmaking, from pre- to post-production and everything in between. Get ready — it’s time to tell your story.

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  • Advanced Post Production 2

    Core Class

    Continuation of the audio concepts and techniques introduced in the Sound Design class as well as an exploration, critical analysis and interpretation of how the aural elements of a film’s soundtrack support and enhance the visual storytelling process in narrative filmmaking. Using Avid Pro Tools students are encouraged to create a soundtrack for their thesis films along with assigned lab-work/homework covering uses of sound design and audio in narrative storytelling.
    3 Credits

    Art Direction

    Core Class

    The use of classroom presentations and hands-on experience to teach professional methods of designing towards the implementation of a set. Working with an established script, the student will receive instruction on computer pre-visualization, research, plans and elevation, scenic painting, set dressing, props, costumes, and model building. This month is pre-production for the shoots in Production 2 where the designs will be realized as built sets.
    3 Credits
  • Cinematography / Directing

    Core Class

    Cinematography/Directing provides students with the opportunity to begin integrating the basic skills introduced in the preceding Cinematography and Directing courses, respectively, and to communicate precise emotions to an audience. The Director and the Cinematographer work harmoniously to engage the audience and use their respective skills to enhance the visual stories that they are telling. The aesthetics of lens choices and the use of color to communicate emotions will be introduced. The course will solidify and expand on concepts central to cinematographic principles, including lighting and electrics, camera operation, composition, and camera placement and movement. The directing classes will focus on: creating floor plans, the placing of the ubiquitous unwritten character, staging for the camera, and coverage which anticipates assemblage of sequences exhibiting narrative clarity. Emphasis will be placed on casting, auditions, table reads, rehearsals, and on-set function.
    4 Credits

    Intermediate Cinematography / Directing 1

    Core Class

    This course will build upon the skills taught in Cinematography/Directing. The Cinematography portion will address procedures and protocol. The inter-relationship between Director and Cinematographer will be examined and demonstrated in their pursuit of a common esthetic. Students will learn how to organize a crew, how to complete the assigned shots of the day in an appropriate, timely, and efficient manner. Students will work with lighting tools such as tungsten, HMI’s, fluorescent lights and LED technology. The importance of pre-production and the connection between cinematography and other departments (Production Design, Art Direction, Wardrobe, Make-Up) that work together to create images will be demonstrated. The directing portion focuses on students reinforcing their understanding of transposing scene analyses into blocking and staging for the camera. They will demonstrate increasing familiarity with identifying the spine, the pivot, the characters, their relational dynamics, and the emotional and narrative beats of a scene, pre-visualization, and crew/set etiquette.
    4 Credits
  • Production 2

    Core Class

    Students produce short films by serving in many of the positions involved in a professional film production. These short films are prepared in the preceding months in Art Direction and Cinematography/Directing I. Subjects covered include set construction, scenic painting, set decorating, prop rentals, directing prep, working with talent, cinematography, lighting choices, lens selections, production organization and hierarchy, with a focus on safety, collaboration and the role of the crafts in storytelling.
    4 Credits

    Producing Independent Film

    Core Class

    An exploration of the world of line producing, production management, and the infrastructure of various forms of production. Students will learn how to breakdown a script, the scheduling process, budgeting, casting, crewing, location scouting, and a wide range of concepts pertaining to planning and executing a successful production. In addition, they will learn how to navigate the regulatory and legal aspects pertaining to production.
    3 Credits
  • Cinema History

    Core Class

    An exploration of motion pictures as an art form, as a business and as a representation of society. Students examine how film has become a dominant force in American culture through studying subjects like the birth of the film, the golden age of silent films, World War II, non-Hollywood films, the New Cinema of the 1960s, and the Hollywood Renaissance.
    3 Credits

    Visual Effects

    Core Class

    The production of visual effects to enhance the visual story telling through the collaboration between Director and the Cinematographer’s preparation and execution of the imagery that is passed on to visual effects to complete the scene. Students will study the art and craft of compositing, how to execute motion tracking to properly integrate the effects with the live action shot. Students will understand what must be pre-visualized to communicate an idea or concept to all members of the visual team, from Cinematographer to the digital composing artist in order to plan shots effectively. Green screen methodology will be taught.
    4 Credits
  • Production Design

    Core Class

    A focus on the techniques of pre-visualization that are used in the art department to communicate to the Director, Special Effects departments, Set Decorating and Construction departments, Producers and Cinematographers. It introduces the principles of Production Design and addresses the language of design for film: How to tell the story in the physical aspects of filmmaking, character, and story manifestations in the environment of the film through set design, location modification, color, shape, and costumes. In addition, the student will learn drawing, drafting, exploring 3D space, and computer programs that are used in the industry.
    3 Credits

    Intermediate Cinematography / Directing 2

    Core Class

    Intermediate Cinematography/Directing 2 builds upon topics previously introduced. Students are challenged to apply their increasing knowledge and skill sets to produce original images and sequences. Special emphasis is placed on image analysis and using the script as the main guide for film lighting design. The Directing portion of the course focuses on the responsibilities of the director through all phases of the filmmaking process (pre-production, production, and post-production), working with actors and understanding the actor’s process and vocabulary.
    4 Credits
  • Screenwriting 1

    Core Class

    The foundations of the art and craft of screenwriting, including proper screenplay formatting, story structure, character development, dialogue, descriptive prose, visual exposition, narrative strategies, and thematic exploration. Primary emphasis will be placed on the short format through the examination of skills and concepts applicable to short films, commercial advertising, and various forms of web-based content. Secondary emphasis will be placed upon the art and craft of adaptation from various literary forms.
    3 Credits

    Documentary / Reality Production

    Core Class

    An examination of various techniques necessary to produce and direct documentary and reality projects. Documentary focus will be research, use of archival footage, planning & pre-production and field production with an emphasis on editing and storytelling. Reality Programming will focus on the difference between followed and planned stories, story producing, interviews and creating and pitching a reality show.
    3 Credits
  • Production 1

    Core Class

    The production of part of a 30-minute comedy or drama. Students crew for, and are mentored by, a Director, 1’st Assistant Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Sound Mixer, and Script Supervisor -- the key positions normally found on production. The students learn the specific skills required in the various departments and the communication channels and collaboration essential to becoming successful filmmakers.
    4 Credits

    Television Production 1

    Core Class

    The techniques and technologies required for creating live television productions using HD cameras. Starting with the basic camera principles and setups, students explore the details of ENG and EFP production and live multi-camera television studio production. This course also addresses directing, production audio, lighting and all the positions necessary for television studio production.
    3 Credits
  • Cinematography

    Core Class

    An introduction to the process of creating motion footage that communicates both narrative and emotional content to an audience. The understanding of how motion footage was created with film technology and photochemical processes will prepare students to better understand the functions of a digital camera and non-linear digital work flow. This course will train the students in the safe use of standard grip and lighting equipment, as well as understanding electricity and proper power distribution on a set. In depth training on the terminology that is used in the world of Cinematography, as well as proper training on the operation and choices that one has when using a digital camera will be examined here in this introductory class.
    4 Credits

    Advanced Cinematography / Directing

    Core Class

    This course builds upon the topics introduced previously. Through the pre-production, production, and post-production of selected scenes, students will apply their expanding familiarity and facility with the foundational skills central to both cinematography and directing. Screenings of finished products will provide the opportunity to analyze, assess, and discuss the quality and effectiveness of the students’ work. Directing students will work together with Cinematography students to define, pre-visualize, and execute the desired visual imagery to evoke specific emotions in an audience. Camera placement and movement, lens choice and composition, the use of lighting and color to reveal (or to hide) the nature and character of the actor will be demonstrated. Emphasis will be placed on editing transitions. There will be instruction on the relationships with the producer, 1st assistant director, cinematographer, production designer, editor, composer, and VFX supervisor
    4 Credits
  • Directing

    Core Class

    The fundamental skills and theoretical principles crucial to successful film direction. Topics covered include: film language and grammar, script analysis to identify emotional and narrative beats, the spine of the story, the characters and their relational dynamics, pivotal moments, working with actors, blocking, staging for the camera, the 180 degree rule, screen direction and film time.
    4 Credits

    Post-Production

    Core Class

    Non-linear postproduction using Avid Media Composer editing software. Students learn timing and transitions to enhance the storytelling process while working with the media they created in Production 2. Topics include methods of turnover to sound, including creation of AAF files and formatting workflow between picture and sound. Students will be expected to complete at least two editing sequences from scenes previously shot in Production 2.
    3 Credits
  • Storytelling

    Core Class

    Storytelling explores the fundamentals of various storytelling techniques, including lyric, epic, and dramatic forms, poetry and prose, a wide array of narrative structures, and various approaches to thematic content. Through the historical examination of selected works of fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema, and homework and in-class writing assignments, the student will become familiar with key strategies in the creation of effective and engaging narratives. Special emphasis will be placed upon the manner in which both narrative and thematic content is communicated through the image.
    3 Credits

    Final Project 1

    Core Class

    Final Project 1 allows students to apply what they have learned throughout the program by working on short form "thesis productions" scheduled for 1-3 days. The student will work in different roles on several different student-produced productions with faculty visiting each production to ensure they are adhering to industry and safety standards. The projects will be finished for inclusion on student demo reels and festival submissions.
    4 Credits
  • Visual Storytelling

    Core Class

    This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental technical skills and aesthetic concepts central to understanding and executing basic photographic techniques. Through the theoretical analysis of paintings, still images, and motion pictures which focuses on composition, light, narrative and thematic elements, the technical operation of the camera and lenses, and practical application of concepts covered in class, the student will begin to develop a familiarity and facility with the foundations of photography toward aesthetic, journalistic, narrative, and thematic purposes. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the conception, creation, and viewer’s reception of the image.
    3 Credits

    Final Project 2

    Core Class

    Continued development of "thesis productions" scheduled for 4-6 days with an increased level of complexity. The student will work in different roles on several different student-produced productions with faculty visiting each production to ensure they are adhering to industry and safety standards. The projects will be finished for inclusion on student demo reels and festival submissions.
    4 Credits
  • Screenwriting 2

    Core Class

    Screenwriting 2 will build upon the foundational premises established in Screenwriting I, with attention to all forms and formats, including feature length screenplays. By exploring the central principles underlying formatting, idea generation, story structure, character development, dialogue, exposition, thematic exploration, and market expectations, Screenwriting 2 will help the student become facile with the rigors and complexities of writing effective and engaging dramatic narratives.
    3 Credits

    Advanced Post Production 1

    Core Class

    A focus on the high definition non-linear postproduction process using industry standard software and workflow. Advanced editing theory will demonstrate methods of storytelling such as timing and transitions to enhance the storytelling process. Students also go over the post-production process of taking the film from raw footage to final release, including deliverables for the post audio team, the music composer, and the visual effects vendors.
    3 Credits
  • Sound Design

    Core Class

    An introduction to the use of audio in filmmaking, specifically as it pertains to post-production. Using Avid Pro Tools software along with materials generated in the Post-Production class, students are taught the basic elements that comprise the audio portion of a film’s soundtrack inducing dialogue, music, sound effects, Foley and background ambiences. Special emphasis will be on ways in which sound is employed to engage the viewer emotionally by creating an audio landscape which reinforces both the story and the film’s thematic conceits.
    3 Credits

    English Composition

    General Education

    The English Composition course is designed to help students refine their own writing processes while developing an in-depth personal and intellectual inquiry into a subject of their choosing. The course connects personal reflection with critical analysis, providing varied opportunities for wiring and for strengthening language skills. As the course unfolds, a series of assignment lead students through a continually deepening creative research process, which then develops into a complex and detailed written project.
    3 Credits
  • Creative Writing

    General Education

    The Creative Writing Course trains students to explore writing in a variety of genre forms. Building on the knowledge gained in English Composition, students in this course incorporate common literary devices and narrative structures into creative endeavors. The course covers topics such as, Brainstorming, Narrative Structure and Causality, Literary Devices, Criticism and the Editing Process and Final Revisions.
    3 Credits

    Professional Selling

    General Education

    The Professional Writing course is designed to introduce students to a variety of factors that contribute to strong and well-organized writing skills. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop and sharpen personal writing skills that will be essential for writing projects throughout the program. Students identify different styles, forms, and purposes of writing that are critical to becoming a successful communicator in a professional setting. Students who successfully complete Professional Writing will be able to organize their thoughts in a logical manner and present their ideas effectively, identify and utilize the appropriate style of writing for a given situation, and efficiently convey concepts.
    3 Credits
  • Aesthetics and Culture

    General Education

    Aesthetics and Culture is designed as a chronological survey of the social organizations, systems of government, intellectual/philosophical traditions, aesthetic assumptions, art and architecture, theatre, music, and literature of a wide array of historical periods and geographical regions. While examining important artists, cultural figures, theorists, critics, genres, and experimental forms, Aesthetics and Culture will attempt to illustrate how fluid cultural values have affected the various manners of artistic conception, creation, and reception. Primary emphasis will be placed upon locating and defining the idiomatic, idiosyncratic scheme of cultural assumptions, socio-political structures, and aesthetic values which characterize the various epochs and regions under consideration; secondary emphasis will be placed upon the manner in which those values have influenced our own tastes, trends, and attitudes.
    3 Credits

    Contemporary Art

    General Education

    The Contemporary Art course provides an in-depth study of key modern artwork. A study of contemporary art’s succession of contending and often conflicting ideas, styles, and movements such as pop, minimalism, and conceptualism are examined. The course provides an overview of the impulses, interests, and innovations that have driven the art world from the middle of the 20th century to the present. Students who successfully complete the Contemporary Art course will be able to identify themes and stylistic movements in modern art, employ the language commonly used to describe the works, and demonstrate knowledge of the most significant artists of the period through their work.
    3 Credits
  • College Mathematics

    General Education

    The College Mathematics course is designed to enable students to build skills and confidence in algebra that are required to succeed in math and core courses. First-time algebra students or those needing a review will begin with basic concepts and build upon these ideas by completing work that uses algebra in practical situations.
    3 Credits

    Pathways to Personal and Professional Productivity

    General Education

    This course helps students develop persistence and high achievement skills to establish a foundation upon which to build essential academic skills for enhanced and continued learning. The concept that individuals are responsible for their own actions and can regulate their own behavior and success through goal setting, self-reflection, self-management, and self-evaluation are central to the philosophy for this course. Students are exposed to basic motivation and success theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles. The nuances of professional and technical communication are introduced and students develop critical thinking skills through reading and written exercises. The elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing and presentation design are taught in the context of completing assignments and communicating ideas. The course takes all students from the “thinking only” mentality to putting action to their personal, professional, and academic goals and aspirations.
    3 Credits
  • Behavioral Science

    General Education

    The Behavioral Science course introduces students to the psychology of self-evaluation, self-motivation, self-awareness, and self-focus. This course provides an overview on current and historical theory as it pertains to the above-mentioned areas. Students are also introduced to the techniques of time management, organizational skills, active listening, and producing effective presentations.
    3 Credits

    Technological Literacy

    General Education

    The Technological Literacy course is an exploration of technological concepts and their impact on individuals, society and human culture. Technology as a human adaptive system and its relationship to sociological and ideological systems is explored. Upon completion of the Technological Literacy course, students will understand the effect of changing technology on society, identify trends and patterns in technological evolution, and assess the potential impact of new technology.
    3 Credits
  • Interpersonal Communications

    General Education

    The Interpersonal Communications course is designed to guide students through career exploration and planning processes and helps provide the strategies and skills necessary for a lifetime of career-related decision-making. Students engage in a variety of self-discovery initiatives, exploring personal interests, values, and abilities. By establishing clear goals and a clear approach for attaining those goals, students are able to increase their own self-confidence with respect to the transition from the student life to professional life.
    3 Credits

Total Credits: 60

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  • Our Brain Lobby is a gateway to a world of learning and discovery. A light and airy place to take a meeting, relax and eat a snack, check your email using our high speed wifi or watch movies and TV on our giant 12 foot Stewart Filmscreen StarGlass display.  

  • It seems like a pretty simple idea, but we at The Los Angeles Film School believe that movies are meant to be watched in a movie theater. Checking out a DVD in the comfort of your living room is great, but when you’ve just spent a year learning the art of filmmaking, you deserve to see the movie that you’ve created brought to life on the big screen, with amazing sound, and in front of an audience. Experience your films in The Los Angeles Film School’s Theater. It’s a complete theatre-going experience, designed to showcase the best our students have to offer.

    • Screening facility for 35mm & 16mm film, 4K, High Definition and most other video formats
    • 345-seat stadium-style theater
    • 24P 4K Sony R320 High Definition Projection System with an integrated DCP server
    • THX Certified and complete with Dolby Digital SR-D plus Dolby EX surround sound capabilities
  • In the far corner of our Brain Lobby there’s a doorway to the career path of your dreams. It’s the starting point of a facility tour that will capture your imagination. A 32 seat HD screening room that showcases the work of our students and alumni. It’s an image and sound experience that will open your eyes wide and shake your seat.  
     

    • Sony 24p HD Video Projection
    • JBL/Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound audio system
    • Stewart FilmScreen adjustable aspect ratio high contrast video screen
  • The sets have been struck, the soundstages swept, and the picture locked, but the work on your film isn’t done yet. You need to make sure your movie sounds as good as it looks, and that’s where The Los Angeles Film School’s Dubbing Stage comes in. Pull up a chair behind the mixing console, queue up your footage on the big screen, and get to work; this is the final stage of post-production. The Dubbing Stage at LAFS is a fully functional movie theater with Digidesign ICON 64-fader D-Control ES running the show. All of the sound, including the actors’ dialogue, sound effects, and original score will need to be mixed into the final cut before it’s ready for an audience. 

    TECH SPECS:

    • 64-fader ICON D-Control ES
    • Digidesign Pro Tools HD 3 Accel Digital Audio System
    • Avid V10 Media Station
    • Digidesign Sync I/O HD Modules & 192 Digital I/O Modules
    • THX Certified Stewart Filmscreen Corp. Video Screen
    • Lexicon 960L Multichannel Digital Effects System
    • ION/ATOM Series 8000 Control Module
    • VIRPAD Motion Controller
    • 3 Terabyte storage system
  • CHAPLIN • FELLINI • HITCHCOCK • KEATON

    The Los Angeles Film School’s Midterm Production Spaces are named in honor of some of the greatest film directors of all time. Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock, and Buster Keaton have found their places in motion picture history, and by naming these production spaces after them, we encourage our students to remember these masters as they complete their own films.

    These four work areas of various sizes are in constant states of production. During a shoot, you might visit the Chaplin production space and find that it’s a newsroom bustling with activity. The next day, the very same space could be set as an alien planet. One of the best things about the Midterm Production Spaces is that they’re always changing. And in this fast-paced industry, these film sets are as real as it gets. Get ready to set up, shoot, tear down, and do it all again the next day.

  • A film production comes to life on set. And here at The Los Angeles Film School’s Sunset Soundstage, we’re continually in production. Just about every day of the year, you'll find students hard at work, lights staged and adjusted, and students hustling to pull their films together on this elaborate, permanent film set. 

    This 3,000-square-foot soundstage boasts a full interior and partial exterior of a multi-architectural-style bungalow, and uses age-old industry tricks to simulate the surrounding exterior environment: a green screen, 16-by-40-foot hand-painted background of the Malibu coastline, and a back-lit high-resolution photograph imprinted on translucent film, known as a trans-light. A suspended catwalk hangs from the ceiling grid to give maximum lighting flexibility, and students can control lighting configurations with a Strand GSX computerized dimming console that features unlimited pre-programmed settings and cues. The stage is outfitted with Mole Richardson fixtures, which include the impressive Mole Space Lights for daylight reproduction and giant Mole Sky Pans to illuminate the trans-light. There’s even an 18-foot oak tree in the backyard.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    TECH SPECS:

    • 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

We Are The Hollywood Connection

It's no secret: an important part of being successful is being connected. Our location in the center of Hollywood offers our students unparalleled access to entertainment industry professionals who speak with our students and share their insight and experience. Some industry leaders we've hosted are Kevin Smith, Jeff Bridges, Quentin Tarantino, Cheech & Chong, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, among others.

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    Graduation Day

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    Event Recap: Whiplash Screening and Q&A with J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller

    Event Recap: Whiplash Screening and Q&A with J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller

    On Tuesday, October 7, The Los Angeles Film School hosted a screening of Whiplash, a film depicting the struggles of a drummer (played by Miles Teller) and his mercurial conductor (played by J.K. Simmons). The film is an intimate illustration of fervent passion and perseverence, and channels remarkable performances by its two leads. Read More

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    Event Recap: I Am Ali Screening

    Event Recap: I Am Ali Screening

    On Monday, The Los Angeles Film School hosted a screening of I Am Ali, followed by a Q&A with writer Leo Quinones. Special thanks to everyone who attended the screening, and check your emails frequently for news regarding upcoming events! Read More

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    You're Invited to Sunscreen Film Festival 2014

    You're Invited to Sunscreen Film Festival 2014

    The second annual Sunscreen Film Festival West is coming up this weekend, October 10-12, and it will be taking place in the South Bay at Hermosa Civic Theater and Hermosa Beach Community Center. Read More

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    You're Invited to Sunset & Dine 2014!

    You're Invited to Sunset & Dine 2014!

    TONIGHT! The Los Angeles Film School proudly invites you to join Sunset & Dine 2014, a culinary event celebrating the best of Los Angeles cuisine.  Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Where: Taglayan Complex 1201 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA Ticket Cost: $25 Read More

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    Social Network Solutions!

    Social Network Solutions!

    In today's world there are dozens of social networks clamoring for our attention, each with its strengths and weaknesses. Here is a breakdown of best practices for updating each network, and maximizing your marketing efforts Facebook Read More

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    You're Invited: Made In America

    You're Invited: Made In America

    A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival, created by rap superstar Jay Z and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard. Read More

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    Event Recap: Mall Screening and Q&A with Director / Linkin Park member Joe Hahn

    Event Recap: Mall Screening and Q&A with Director / Linkin Park member Joe Hahn

    On September 23rd, The Los Angeles Film School hosted a screening of the film, Mall. Afterward, Joe Byron, our Director of Student and Alumni Engagement, joined a Q&A with Director / Linkin Park member Joe Hahn to discuss the production of the film. Read More

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    You're Invited to a Screening of Men, Women and Children!

    You're Invited to a Screening of Men, Women and Children!

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    Event Recap: Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

    Event Recap: Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

    On September 19th, The Los Angeles Film School hosted the 2014 Brazilian Film Festival in our THX-Certified Main Theater. Guests from all over the world attended the event, where Brazilian filmmakers celebrated their latest work in our 347-seat theater. Read More

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    You're Invited to a Screening of Two Night Stand!

    You're Invited to a Screening of Two Night Stand!

    Students are invited to attend an advance screening of Entertainment One’s new film, TWO NIGHT STAND.  TWO NIGHT STAND Tuesday, September 23rd @ 7:30 PM Arclight Hollywood 6360 W Sunset Blvd Read More

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    Attend a Panel with The Creative Team From The Simpsons!

    Attend a Panel with The Creative Team From The Simpsons!

    The Academy of Scoring Arts is proud to present a very special panel discussion with the creative team from THE SIMPSONS!   Read More

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    You're Invited to a Screening of Mall, followed by Q&A with Linkin Park Bandmember Joe Hahn!

    You're Invited to a Screening of Mall, followed by Q&A with Linkin Park Bandmember Joe Hahn!

    Join Joe Hahn for a very special screening of his feature film directorial debut, Mall. Read More

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    How We Make Movies event at Canon

    How We Make Movies event at Canon

    The next How We Make Movies(HWMM) will be this upcoming Tuesday, Sept 23rd at Canon Hollywood. Students can RSVP and get details here: hwmm.eventbrite.com Read More

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    Event Recap: Godzilla screening and Q&A with screenwriter Max Borenstein

    Event Recap: Godzilla screening and Q&A with screenwriter Max Borenstein

    On September 17th, Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein arrived at our campus for a screening of Godzilla. Afterward, a Q&A was held with Jeff Goldsmith, producer and host of the podcast, Backstory. Max imparted on the audience some of the lessons he's learned while writing the film. Read More

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    Event Recap: Kyle Newacheck's Short Film Screening

    Event Recap: Kyle Newacheck's Short Film Screening

    On September 16th, Workaholics creator and Director, Kyle Newacheck returned to our campus for an evening of short and wacky films. His brother, Director Adam Newacheck, joined him, along with LAFS alumnus Jason Alacrity aka Jason Jensen (August 2004). Read More

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    Black List LIVE!

    Black List LIVE!

    Students can receive discount tickets to the Black List Live! event - starring Nathan Fillion, Alison Brie and more! With the code LAFilm, they'll be able to access $20 tickets (that's $15 off!). Read More

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Program News

  • Program Premiere: Film Bachelor of Science degree

    December 7th, 2014

    Your time is now. We are proud to announce our Film Bachelor of Science degree program. Featuring industry-standard gear, award-winning faculty, and a prime location in the heart of Hollywood, you'll have the tools to become tomorrow's great storyteller. 

  • You're Invited to IndieCade 2014!

    October 3rd, 2014

    What it is: IndieCade is a three day independent game festival full of panels, workshops, and lots of games. We celebrate independent games from around the world and advocate for and with artists, designers, programmers, developers, and storytellers whose projects impact and define a new generation of entertainment.

  • Whelmed Productions Seeks CREW MEMBERS FOR AN UPCOMING SHORT FILM:

    September 29th, 2014

    Whelmed Productions is shooting an ultra low budget short film on November 1, 2, 8, and 9. We are in need of a:- GAFFER- BEST BOY- KEY PA

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