LAFS Spotlight Academy 2019
25 Sep 2019

The Spotlight Academy Class of 2019

Celebrating our Spotlight Academy Inductees at #LAFSSpotlight On Friday, September 20, The Los Angeles Film School community came together to honor the first five inductees of our Spotlight Academy. President Tammy Elliott and Alumni Relations Director Joe Byron were the hosts for the awards show and opened with a heartfelt

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Josh Gitersonke
16 Sep 2019

Winners of Creative Arts Emmys Announced!

Congratulations to Osmany Rodriguez and Joshua Gitersonke on their Emmy Wins! Round one of the Creative Arts Emmys took place on Saturday, September 14, and two alumni from The Los Angeles Film School went home with the gold statue. The preliminary awards ceremony honors creative and technical production in the

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Digital Filmmaking Online
10 Sep 2019

Advice From an Online Film Alumnus

#LAFSTURNS20 Alumni Spotlight—Darryl Tarver For our 20th-anniversary spotlight series, #LAFSTURNS20, we’re shining the spotlight on Digital Filmmaking Online alumnus, Darryl Tarver. We interviewed Darryl Tarver to find out about his online film student experience. Darryl says the key to making the online class experience a productive one is to network

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Booksmart
16 May 2019

Two LAFS alumnae design the set of Booksmart

The new movie Booksmart is a high-school teenager’s dream We’d like to recognize two of our alumnae who worked on the movie Booksmart, which hits theaters nationwide Memorial Day weekend. Film alums Katie Byron and Rachael Ferrera worked as production designer and set decorator, respectively. This is actress Olivia Wilde’s

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70th Primetime Emmys
02 Aug 2018

LAFS Alumni Nominated in the 70th Annual Emmys

A total of 48 LAFS alumni worked on 37 different productions that earned 154 Emmy nominations. It’s Emmy season! Nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, July 12. And many of our very own Los Angeles Film School graduates worked on Emmy-nominated shows. Some of TV’s

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Mission: Impossible-Fallout
23 Jul 2018

LAFS Alumnus Assisted Writer/Director, Christopher McQuarrie, on Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

A LAFS Alumnus landed what most would consider a dream job. Finally, the summer action movie franchise we’ve all been waiting for—Mission: Impossible – Fallout, opens in theaters on Thursday, July 27. This is the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible series and the second written and directed by Christopher

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Sean Cooper
01 Aug 2017

Sean Cooper

Sean Cooper – Sound Designer and Composer Sean Cooper has more than ten years of experience in sound design, working with hip-hop and R&B artists like Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx all the way to Brandy and Mary Mary, a contemporary gospel duo. Cooper has worked on albums that have

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Kevin Otte
01 Aug 2017

Kevin Otte

Kevin Otte – Production Coordinator As you might expect of the co-founder of Ghost Watch Paranormal, Kevin Otte isn’t your average film school graduate. Boasting more than 90 credits for work on professional sets for feature films, reality TV shows and web series, honors graduate Otte has built a Hollywood

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01 Aug 2017

Gary Lopez

Gary Lopez – Compositor Since graduating in 2012, Gary Lopez has been building his career as a digital compositor, crafting visual effects for movies like the 2016 reimagining of Ghostbusters, Furious 7, and the TV series Marco Polo and Limitless. After graduating with a computer Computer animation Animation degree from

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