Dialogue Editor Angelina Faulkner

Meet the Emmy-Nominated Dialogue Editor Behind What We Do in the Shadows

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As a two-time Emmy-nominated dialogue editor, Angelina Faulkner keeps adding more impressive show credits to her filmography. She's worked on movie trailers and popular TV shows, including the Jurassic World trailer and the Emmy-nominated FX series What We Do in the Shadows. Find out Angelina's journey to the Spotlight Academy.
Ari Levine Record Producer

Meet Grammy-winning Producer and Audio Engineer Ari Levine

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With a GRAMMY win to his name, Ari Levine has accomplished so much early in his music career. Follow along Ari's journey to become a 2021 Spotlight Academy member at The Los Angeles Film School.
Corey Drake Technical Artist

Meet the Technical Artist Behind the Coolest Animatronics

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Corey Drake is a modern-day puppet master. Spend 10 minutes with Corey and you’ll witness him transform computer animations into tangible 3D models with a few clicks of his mouse. As a technical artist, Corey programs everything from the NBA 2K video game to lifesize animatronics for Disney’s theme parks. He builds both digital and physical elements utilizing 3D printing, mechanical engineering and augmented reality. Find out more about our 2021 Spotlight Award recipient, Corey Drake.
L.A. Film School Spotlight Awards

Announcing the 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards and FAME Week

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The Los Angeles Film School will host its 3rd annual Spotlight Awards ceremony honoring six new members of the Spotlight Academy Class of 2021. This year’s celebration will air from Hollywood, California, with special guest appearances from entertainment industry leaders. Read more about The Spotlight Awards.
Soul Food Dinner scene

Important Food Scenes in Black Cinema

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Whether we realize it or not, the food showcased in films gives important context to the characters and story. It helps ground the characters in reality. It helps to enhance the story's narrative. And it gives movie-goers a chance to see delicious foods from other cultures. Here are the different ways food appears in Black cinema and how it enhances the story by directly and indirectly speaking to the audience. Read our full movie list.
Phillip Bladh Sound of Metal

Recording Alum Phillip Bladh Wins an Oscar for Sound of Metal

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Oscar-winning production mixer Phillip Bladh went to The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School in 2008. Now, in 2021 Phillip has won his first Oscar for his production mixing work on Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed.
Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is Everywhere Right Now

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The pandemic hasn’t seemed to slow LAFS alumnus Flying Lotus down. Not only will his music be featured on the soundtrack of Netflix’s new anime series Yasuke out Thursday, April 29, but he’s also collaborating with Pitchfork on a new Sunday event series. Flying Lotus will DJ Lord Jones Sunday Bath Sessions, which takes place Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m. EST.
93rd Oscar nominations

Our Alumni Work on Oscar-Nominated Projects 2021

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Congratulations to the L.A. Film School alumni who worked on Oscar-nominated projects for the 93rd Academy Awards. We are proud of the six alumni who contributed their talents to three Oscar-nominated projects.
Beyonce Grammys

The Grammy Winners from L.A. Film School

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We are proud of our talented alumni from The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School for their GRAMMY® wins. Jaycen Joshua (LARS 2003) won Best Engineered Album for Beck's Hyperspace. Jaycen also contributed to GRAMMY-winner Megan Thee Stallion who won for Best New Rap Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song (Savage).