The best hacks for new students.

College can be a bit of a culture shock. As a student, you probably have a lot on your plate. Selecting the best program for your interests, navigating your new found freedom and juggling a courseload are all intimidating. We want to make student life more manageable while you’re here at the L.A. Film School. Whether you just made the move to Hollywood or are a seasoned Angeleno, this list provides helpful resources for students. Why not take advantage of your time in Hollywood, and make the most out of our campus and the city?


Get To Know Our Campus.


THE LIBRARY

As a student, it’s great to tap into as many of our campus facilities as possible. And yes, the library is one of them. Located on the 5th floor of Building 1, the library is available for students M-F from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays its open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Students can check out movie scripts, Blu-ray Discs, books, CDs, magazines and more.

Visit your campus portal to find a list of free student resources. Access Library World to reserve books, movies, games and more!

library

FREE Research Databases:

Google Scholar:
Access scholarly literature through Google Scholar. You can search across many disciplines and sources including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions. All literature comes from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites.

Lynda.com:
Go beyond the classroom. Lynda.com is an online learning platform that offers video tutorials to registered members. It’s available to LAFS campus and online students for free through your campus portal. Watch instructional videos like this one:

**Additional resources are available on the student portal.**


FREE & Downloadable Music Archives

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of legal audio downloads founded by legendary freeform radio station WFMU. In addition to enjoying and downloading free music, site visitors can set up their own accounts, make profiles, become friends with other listeners, create and share mixes of FMA music, and write posts on their personal blogs. (Info from FMA)

FREE Collaborative Music Software

Splice allows users to collaborate with artists from anywhere. Artists can work simultaneously or individually on Splice. Create music projects with easy-to-share software and unlimited storage—for free.

COMPUTER ANIMATION LABS

Our animation labs are located on the first floor of Building 2. The labs are equipped with Wacom Cintiq displays and AVID workstations. Need to work from home? Students can check out Wacom Intuos Pro tablets from the equipment room to use at home or for personal projects.

animation


FREE EVENTS AT THE L.A. FILM SCHOOL

We bring the industry professionals to you, right here on campus. Attend one of our countless movie screenings, professional panel discussions and Q&A sessions with directors, actors, music artists and more.

Be sure to check out our events page to find out what’s happening each month. Our Career Development team hosts donut days, ice cream socials and more.

Writer/Director Aaron Sorkin with Jeff Goldsmith at Molly’s Game Q&A.


NEW TO L.A.? JOIN A MEETUP.

Attending school in the entertainment capital of the world has its perks. While you’re a student, take advantage of the endless free events and meetup groups around town.

Interested in Filmmaking? Try This.

NewFilmmakers L.A. Meetup

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. (Info from NFMLA)

Interested in Photography? Try This.

Monthly Photography Mixer

Meetup, network and shoot. This is a monthly rooftop mixer for anyone who is interested in meeting other photographers, expanding their portfolio and finding models for test shoots.


DISCOUNT OFFERS

Hungry? Grab lunch in Hollywood. The L.A. Film school partners with local restaurants to give students meal discounts (up to 20% off). Be sure to ask your local restaurant if they offer student discounts and show your badge. Here are some participating restaurants:

33 TAPS
Discount: 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.

TINHORN FLATS
Discount: 10% off discount on regular priced food & non-alcoholic beverages.

UMAMI BURGER
Discount: Burger, fries and a non-alcoholic drink for $15.

THE PIZZA PRESS
Discount: 10% off regular priced food & non-alcoholic beverages.

STELLA BARRA
Discount: 10% off regular priced food & non-alcoholic beverages.

BLUE C SUSHI
Discount: 10% off regular priced food & non-alcoholic beverages.

FROG FROZEN YOGURT
Discount: Happy Hour prices from 3-5pm.

MEL’S DRIVE IN
Discount: 10% off regular priced food & non-alcoholic beverages.

BIBIBOP
Discount: 10% off regular priced food.

CONTINENTAL KITCHEN
Discount: 10% off regular priced food.

POCKET POINTS APP
Download Pocket Points and rack up points to get free food. Activate the app and keep your phone in lock screen mode while in class to start earning points!


YOGAWORKS
Fitness
Discount: Free week of yoga & discounted rates.

LAST STOP PROPS
Film & Rentals
Discount: 20%/25% discount.

CINEMA SECRETS MAKE-UP
Film
Discount: 20%/25% discount.

ELECTRIC PONY STUDIOS
Film Studio
Discount: Student Rates


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