Murder Mystery Kyle Newacheck
08 Jan 2020

This Alum Directed Netflix’s Most Popular Movie of 2019

Murder Mystery is the cutthroat comedy that killed its competition for the number one movie spot on Netflix Netflix has come a long way since it debuted its first original series House of Cards in 2013. By 2019, Netflix spread to 190 countries offering an overwhelming selection of original and

LAFS 20th Anniversary
26 Dec 2019

What a Wonderful Year It’s Been!

Top Moments of our 20th Anniversary! This year came and went in a flash. Twenty-nineteen felt especially memorable as we celebrated 20 years in entertainment education. From high-ranking accolades to honoring our alumni at the Spotlight Awards, and the small moments in between, it’s been a tremendous year of growth

16 Oct 2019

Practical Effects vs. CGI

Here are a few things to keep in mind as a VFX artist While practical effects and CGI both have clear benefits and shortcomings, the technique you choose for your artistic expression will likely vary from project to project based on factors we discuss below. The production of Jurassic Park

Unbanned
14 Aug 2019

Editor from Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

Alex Trudeau Viriato worked in branded content for Nike, The North Face, Blue Origin and Verizon before editing Hulu’s “Unbanned” documentary. Narrowing the Focus I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2008 with a degree in Marketing. I tested the waters of the business industry very briefly before I

09 Aug 2019

Introducing The Spotlight Academy

  Here’s to 20 Years in Hollywood!   To commemorate our 20th anniversary, we created our first-ever Spotlight Academy. The Spotlight Academy recognizes the sustained and significant accomplishments of our alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the entertainment arts, including film, television, music, audio, gaming and media industries. Our

Coachella
10 Apr 2019

Both Coachella and The Los Angeles Film School Turn 20 in 2019

Can You Guess Our Top 20 Moments of Coachella? Let’s take it back allllll the way to the year 1993. Jurassic Park graced the silver screen that summer. Bill Clinton became president. Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club—while boycotting Ticketmaster for its service fees. Six years after Pearl

01 Apr 2019

Best Movies To Watch During Spring Break

Spend the next week watching these movies instead of going to the beach The first two films on the list might lead you to believe this is a post dedicated to writer/director Harmony Korine, but we assure it is not. He just happens to make movies that highlight the carefree/alternative

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,

22 Jan 2019

20 Unbelievable Oscar Snubs

For over nine decades, Hollywood’s most glamorous night celebrating the year’s greatest achievements in cinema hasn’t been without a lengthy reel of snubs. Among the most beloved films in history, there are a variety of surprising omissions that may very well shock you. Movies and directors you would think are