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John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Best Practical Effects in Horror Movies

CGI was not always what it is today. Through the years, its progression and advancements has been fast-moving, making a film that included CGI look dated a handful of years later. To lengthen the life of their films, many directors opted…
Get Out

Subtle Ways to Boost Terror in Your Horror Film

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner And Never Leaving: Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) in Get Out. Production Design Hacks to Heighten the Horror Much of what makes a good horror film, well, a good horror film relies on aspects…
LAFS Film Student

Free (or nearly free) production resources for film students

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Small Production Budget? Here are Creative Ways to Stay Within Budget. Let’s face it. Filmmaking can be expensive, and sticking to a slim budget can be hard. But, it can be done. There are a lot of resources available specifically…
Vampires vs. the bronx

7 New Releases We'll Be Streaming This Fall

It's Officially Fall! Here's What's New and Good in Streaming Looking for some new streaming content for the upcoming season? From new seasons of your favorite shows to remakes and reboots of classics, there’s quite a bit of fresh…
LAFS Film program

How Hollywood is Bouncing Back

The Film Industry Gets Back to Work We could all use some good news, right? These days, the current climate makes good news hard to find. But it’s out there - we know it is. In the entertainment industry, the good news orbits a single…
Issa Rae

Seen & Heard Documentary Looks at The History of Black Television

Issa Rae's new Seen & Heard HBO doc premieres this Fall HBO is producing a new two-part series on the history of Black television. On August 5, HBO announced that they are teaming up with Issa Rae, the star and co-creator of Insecure,…
LAFS Media Communications Online

How To Build a Better Brand in 2020 (and Beyond)

Start Your Journey in Entertainment. Earn Your Media Communications Degree. Great news! We are developing even more ways to support students and prepare them for the entertainment industry. Starting this month, The Los Angeles Film School…
LAFS FAME Week

The Best of FAME Week 2020

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https://vimeo.com/502805595 Highlights From Virtual FAME Week at The L.A. Film School We flipped the script on our annual FAME Week this year. Instead of hosting events in-person, The Los Angeles Film School held its FAME Week festival…
LA Film School

Five Things Filmmakers Can Offer Entrepreneurs

Filmmakers' Advice to Business Entrepreneurs As "normal" life has drastically changed in 2020, many people are discovering new ways to make a living. If you’re a recent college graduate looking to start a new business venture, we think…