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

Joe Byron LAFS
09 Jan 2019

A Look Back—The Early Days At LAFS

  In Honor of The Los Angeles Film School’s 20TH Birthday   The Los Angeles Film School is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019 and we’re marking the milestone with our #LAFSTURNS20 campaign all year long. Over the past two decades, we’ve welcomed eager students excited for their first day,

LAFS Animation Program
20 Sep 2018

Your Animation Degree Questions Answered!

How to Make the Most of Your Animation Degree As an animation student at The Los Angeles Film School, you have access to industry-experienced instructors and advisors, a hands-on curriculum and classrooms equipped with the same tech professionals use. While every department commits to enhancing the academic experience of its