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Juneteenth

In Honor of Juneteenth

Here are 20 Social Justice-Centered Films to Watch Now Today we honor Juneteenth, which marks a date of major significance in American history. Why is Juneteenth so important? Juneteenth refers to the emancipation day celebrated by African…
Malcolm X

'90s Movies Focused on Black Narratives

Spike Lee and Denzel Washington in Malcolm X A LIST OF ’90S FILMS THAT IMPACTED AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY The 1990s brought a surge of films that impacted or drew focus to the Black experience. From blockbuster hits to…
12 Principles of Animation

History and Use: 12 Principles of Animation

What are Disney's 12 Principles of Animation? When you think of wildly successful animation, one of the first studios that comes to mind is Disney. From the original Mickey Mouse all the way through their newest feature film, Disney…
Animated TV shows

What Were Your Favorite Animated Shows as a Kid?

How Animated Shows Became a Standard in American Television If someone asked what shows you watched the most as a kid, it’s likely the majority of your answers would be animated series. Animated TV series have been an important part…
Anamorphic Lens

Working with Anamorphic Lenses

Alumnus Brandon Trost was the DP on Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Kristen Wiig, Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgård. Everything You Need to Know About Anamorphic Lenses Anamorphic lenses have a long history of capturing the world in…

Make Your Typography Stand Out

Image by Aleksandar Popovski via Dribble Whether it’s a movie poster, your graphic design résumé, or a new logo, choosing the right font can make or break any design. At The Los Angeles Film School, we know all about how the “simple”…
Travis Betz

How to Become a Screenwriter in Hollywood

A Day in the Life of a Hollywood Writer with Travis Betz Every Hollywood filmmaker has an origin story. For decades, movies have shaped and inspired writers to tell their own stories on the silver screen. Novice filmmakers learn from…
Film and Game Releases

Film & Video Game Releases: April 2020

CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF FILM & GAME RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF April 24, 2020! Want to know the latest video game releases and upcoming films? From Deliver Us The Moon to Predator: Hunting Grounds, here is our schedule of the games…
Ed Rakochy L.A. Film SchoolL.A. Film School

Inside Look: Cinematography

What Does a Cinematographer Do? When it comes to movies, visual storytelling is the most important part. Why do people go to movies anyway? Essentially, we go to see and hear something beautiful. Without cinematographers, there is…