Get insight into the Entertainment Industry from Los Angeles Film School and LA Recording School Alumni and learn about their latest projects.

Ari Levine Record Producer

Meet Grammy-winning Producer and Audio Engineer Ari Levine

With a GRAMMY win to his name, Ari Levine has accomplished so much early in his music career. Follow along Ari's journey to become a 2021 Spotlight Academy member at The Los Angeles Film School.
Corey Drake Technical Artist

Meet the Technical Artist Behind the Coolest Animatronics

Corey Drake is a modern-day puppet master. Spend 10 minutes with Corey and you’ll witness him transform computer animations into tangible 3D models with a few clicks of his mouse. As a technical artist, Corey programs everything from the NBA 2K video game to lifesize animatronics for Disney’s theme parks. He builds both digital and physical elements utilizing 3D printing, mechanical engineering and augmented reality. Find out more about our 2021 Spotlight Award recipient, Corey Drake.
L.A. Film School Spotlight Awards

Announcing the 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards and FAME Week

The Los Angeles Film School will host its 3rd annual Spotlight Awards ceremony honoring six new members of the Spotlight Academy Class of 2021. This year’s celebration will air from Hollywood, California, with special guest appearances from entertainment industry leaders. Read more about The Spotlight Awards.
Nicole Fletcher

Interview with a post-production audio mixer

The Career Development team met with 2009 Recording Arts alumna Nicole Fletcher to learn more about her journey into post-production audio for Disney. Nicole shares her story about how she broke into the post-production business. Read her full interview.
Academy Gold

Students and Alumni Intern for The Academy

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We are proud to announce that 14 students and graduates have been selected to participate in the 2021 Academy Gold Rising program. This is the largest class yet from The L.A. Film School, and the fifth year in a row LAFS has participated in the Academy Gold program. On behalf of the school, we wish our students and graduates the very best as they embark on another step toward a future in the entertainment industry.
Caledonia Hanson

Alumna Interview with Filmmaker Caledonia Hanson

We’re always looking for opportunities to highlight alumni with cool industry credentials but who are also relatable to current students. Well, it doesn’t get more relatable than someone who describes themselves as "a full-time Ace Hardware cashier by day and a screenwriter by night" For this alumni interview, we chatted with Caledonia Hanson, a recent Film Production graduate. Read more about Caledonia's journey into filmmaking.
AAPI

Celebrating AAPI Alumni Around The World

Our international alumni network continues to expand across the globe. From Hollywood to Bollywood, our international community is thriving in the entertainment industry. Many of our international students have made Los Angeles their new home while studying entertainment arts. In honor of Asian Heritage Month and our international alumni community, we're spotlighting Helen Wu, Le Quy Duong, Kartik Vijay, and Zoey Yun.
Phillip Bladh Sound of Metal

Recording Alum Phillip Bladh Wins an Oscar for Sound of Metal

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Oscar-winning production mixer Phillip Bladh went to The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School in 2008. Now, in 2021 Phillip has won his first Oscar for his production mixing work on Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed.
Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is Everywhere Right Now

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The pandemic hasn’t seemed to slow LAFS alumnus Flying Lotus down. Not only will his music be featured on the soundtrack of Netflix’s new anime series Yasuke out Thursday, April 29, but he’s also collaborating with Pitchfork on a new Sunday event series. Flying Lotus will DJ Lord Jones Sunday Bath Sessions, which takes place Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m. EST.