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L.A. Film School

Advantages of Going to Film School

Is Film School Worth It? We think so. Many students pursuing careers in the film industry are faced with the decision to attend film school or take the no film school path. If you are someone who believes in the value of a…
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Emily Durkin is a Filmmaking Powerhouse

To conclude our celebration of Women's History Month, we shine the spotlight on Emily Durkin—L.A. Film staff member Emily was born in Waco, Texas and raised in Eudora, Kansas. After moving back to Waco, she graduated from Baylor University…
Truman Show

Movie Terminology Our Instagram Followers Are Curious About

Industry Insider: Movie Terminology Movie terminology is inside baseball for most filmmakers and crews. As a film student, you should know basic movie terms even if they aren’t widely used on set. When we asked our  L.A. Film School…
LAFS 20th Anniversary

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…

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…

Who is The Most Convincing CG Character Ever?

Is it Alita Battle Angel, Caesar from Planet of the Apes, Thanos or someone else? If you had to choose the most realistic CG character of all time, who would it be? We asked our Twitter followers the same question and there was an overwhelming…

The Age of Audio: Best Podcasts

Here are the best entertainment podcasts according to our Instagram followers A few months back, we conducted an Instagram poll asking our followers to share their favorite film and entertainment podcasts. We received a ton of great podcast…
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The Phantom Of The Opera's Surprise Invitation

Image via Playbill     The Los Angeles Film School has it's Very Own Phantom of the Opera at Ivar Theatre     Derrick Davis, current star of The Phantom of The Opera North American tour, surprised LARS audio instructor Derek Olds with…
Coachella

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…