Vanessa Spinetti
04 Apr 2019

Recording Arts Alumna Spotlight: Vanessa Spinetti

Vanessa Spinetti shares the roots of her nickname “Swizzy Spaghetti” and her love of mixing, songwriting and singing It’s music festival season and we’re dedicating the month of April to recording arts and live sound! Most of the spotlights featured will be alumni from The Los Angeles Recording School, a

Zatina Gardner
26 Mar 2019

Music Production Alumnae Spotlight: Zatina Gardner

Music Production Alumna talks singing gospel in church to performing at the Apollo Theatre Meet Zatina. She’s a recent graduate with serious ambition. We interviewed Zatina at the last alumni mixer and gleaned so much positive insight into her experience in the music industry. Zatina shares the importance of always

SXSW
20 Mar 2019

LAFS Alumni at SXSW

South by Southwest just wrapped its 9-day festival and we are still celebrating Every year all eyes turn to Austin, Texas, as SXSW takes over the city giving musicians, artists, filmmakers and creatives a chance to showcase their talents. In its more than 30-year run, SXSW has become synonymous with

Lumiere Awards
13 Mar 2019

The Ultimate Résumé Booster: A Peek Inside the 2019 Lumiere Awards

A production crew made up entirely of LAFS students and graduates get their first big Hollywood moment In January, during the height of awards season, a team of 7 students and graduates were at the helm of production for the Advanced Imaging Society’s (AIS) 2019 Lumiere Awards Ceremony. Every year,

Kylie Hazzard LA Film School
12 Mar 2019

20th Anniversary Alumni Spotlight: Kylie Hazzard

This recent film school graduate landed a gig at Zeiss and still freelances here and there. At 22, Kylie has carved out her space in the film industry. Her love of cameras radiates through her photography and film reel. We featured Kylie Hazzard a while back and asked her to

Kiarra Graves LAFS
04 Mar 2019

20th Anniversary Alumni Spotlight: Kiarra Graves

The Path to Filmmaking with Military Veteran and LAFS Alumna Kiarra Graves From enlisting in the military to enrolling in film school, Kiarra Graves’ journey to The Los Angeles Film School is unique. After spending four years in the U.S. Navy, Kiarra decided to pursue filmmaking full time. She quickly

associate degree recording arts
19 Feb 2019

20th Anniversary Alumni Spotlight: Darryl Crutchfield

A recent graduate shares insight on life after graduating with an associate degree in recording arts. Meet Darryl. Aka The one-and-only Dorell. He’s a big-hearted entertainment business professional who spends his time serving the veterans’ community through a project called Saving All Kids. When he’s not working on his side

Black Panther
29 Jan 2019

Alumni Success at the SAG Awards

21 Alumni worked on 12 productions earning 24 nominations and 4 wins at the SAG Awards! The 2019 SAG Awards were on Sunday, and LAFS alumni were involved in many of the productions! In all, 21 alumni worked on 12 productions which earned 24 nominations and 4 wins. The alumni

Matt Mazany Gay of Thrones
16 Jan 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Gay of Thrones Producer, Matt Mazany.

This Emmy-nominated producer went from teaching kids to creating viral videos at Funny or Die. Late last year, we sat down with film alumnus Matt Mazany to talk shop and learn more about how he got into filmmaking. As a talented producer, writer, and director, Matt has his hands in