August 30 – September 2, 2021
FAME Week 2021 is a virtual event celebration that brings students and alumni together to experience creative workshops with industry leaders like SONY, Record Plant, Facebook and Google. You won’t want to miss our BIGGEST event of the year!
The Spotlight Awards
FAME Week will culminate with the Spotlight Awards Ceremony, which will stream on Thursday, September 2, 2021. A new class of distinguished alumni will be inducted into the 2021 Spotlight Academy Class.
FAME Week Calendar of Events
A professional and presentable resume makes the difference between a maybe and a hire. Do you need to create a new resume or do you have one that you’d like to clean up? Join an expert group of Google executives in this resumé-building seminar for great ideas to showcase your skillset and build a creative resume.
Looking to raise money for your next dream project but don’t know where to begin? Writer and Alumnus Rylend Grant has assembled a panel of creative professionals who have run successful film and comic project crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter to show you the way. Panelists include: David Avallone (Filmmaker/Comic Writer), Ryan Colucci (Writer/Producer), Dawn Jones Redstone (Writer/Director), and Liz Cook Mowe (Sr. Director of Film at Kickstarter).
Alumnus and Emmy-nominated comedy writer/director Matt Mazany is back and this time he’s breaking down some of his funniest scripts beat by beat! We’ll learn how some of Matt’s most popular sketches went from script to video and everything in between.
Ready to show off your gaming skills and go head-to-head with other gamers? Come mix, mingle & compete during our virtual game night!
We will have various game modes including King of the Hill, Team versus – and did we mention that various prizes will be given out?! Don’t miss the fun!
3rd Annual Virtual Gear Day at The Los Angeles Film School. An Expo event that takes place during FAME Week where you get an inside look at prominent companies like Sony's new technologies. Students/alumni not only be able to watch every technical demonstration but will have the chance to win cool prizes from each company and much more!
Companies: Sony, Roland, Quasar Science, Mo-Sys, Avid, Apple, Arturia, Western Digital
Quasar Science 11:30-12:00pm
Western Digital 1:30-2:00pm
LARS highlights Record Plant President and LARS Alum, Jeff Barnes, as he strikes a candid and laid-back conversation about pursuing your dreams and creating a long-lasting legacy in the music industry.
A virtual panel that will take a deep dive into what it’s like to work on a team like those at Facebook, Oculus and Beat Saber. As we go beyond the ever-changing and cutting-edge technology that drives these companies – guests will get an up-close and personal conversation on what it’s like to be a part of the teams who help design projects that are at the forefront of virtual reality.
Ever wonder what goes into creating some of the world’s most famous Google Doodles? From recreating Pac-Man, to a Freddie Mercury Tribute, to a fun game celebrating the anniversary of Hip-Hop music, Google Doodle has continued to keep us engaged, educated and entertained. We are excited to introduce Angelica McKinley and Matthew Cruickshank, two Google Doodlers who are both are responsible for creating these magical moments that inspire and connect us all.
Angelica and Matthew will talk about their personal career experiences, and how they use and incorporate art, graphic design, and technology in Doodle creations.
Students check your email or Connect for link to join!
In this live interactive presentation help Corey Drake, our 2021 Spotlight Inductee, control a battle between robots and monsters. You’ll be able to control DMX lighting output, special effects triggering, animatronic control that will trigger the destruction of iconic buildings that will reveal prizes that you can win. Viewers in the chat type in these commands, and the real-world action unfolds!
2021 Spotlight Academy Inductee, Daniel Zaidenstadt, is a hit-making machine! Daniel has worked with everyone from Zayn Malik and Lady Gaga to the inimitable Bruce Springsteen, cranking out platinum and gold hits! Join us to learn the magic behind the music as he takes us beat by beat, sharing what makes a song work and offering sage advice to those entering the industry.
20+ questions on movie and tv trivia, focusing on "The Sitcom." Whoever can answer the most question quickly and correctly will be the winner. Bonus points for a "sitcom" themed virtual Zoom background and/or costume.
Students & alumni check your email or Connect for link to join!
Reconnect with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff. Learn what is new and exciting on campus and online. Have a breakout virtual reunion with classmates. Show and see videos and trailers. Play and hear music and beats. Pitch your work and ideas to other important alumni. Networking, networking, networking... and don’t forget there will be celebrity guests and prizes you won’t want to miss!
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Get ready to celebrate the 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards on September 2, 2021. Six alumni will be inducted into The Los Angeles Film School Spotlight Academy. Watch the ceremony on YouTube!
Every year the Spotlight Awards ceremony inaugurates a new class into #LAFSSpotlight on the final day of FAME Week. These individuals have shown their unyielding commitment to excellence in their professional careers and selfless contribution to our students. We are proud to announce Kevin Atkinson, Corey Drake, Angelina Faulkner, Alex Ferrufino, Ari Levine, and Daniel Zaidenstadt as our Spotlight Academy Class of 2021.
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