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The Best of FAME Week 2021

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The 3rd Annual FAME Week celebration and Spotlight Awards were a huge success! The annual event showcased some of the biggest names in the entertainment and tech space. Google, Facebook, Roland, and many other companies joined The L.A. Film School during FAME Week to host live gear demos, virtual panels and giveaways. Read the full FAME Week recap.
FAME Week 2021

Ready for the Biggest Event of the Year?

Get ready to join our biggest event of the year! FAME Week is a virtual festival celebrating our academic legacy and alumni community. This year, we are proud to bring YOU a ton of amazing event panels and workshops with industry leaders from Sony, Google, Record Plant and MORE. Be sure to check out all our full event calendar so you don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and students!
Alex Ferrufino

Meet Up-and-Coming Film Director Alex Ferrufino

Before attending The Los Angeles Film School, Alex Ferrufino PA'd on various productions around Los Angeles. Each PA job he got led to another and soon Alex had enough experience under his belt to find bigger jobs while attending film school. His breakout project, Slipping Into Darkness, gained the attention of HBO Latino and won the 2019 Latinx Competition. Find out more about Alex Ferrufino.
Daniel Zaidenstadt record producer

Daniel Zaidenstadt is a Master of Music

Growing up in Tel Aviv, Daniel Zaidenstadt wasn't exposed to American music genres like rap and hip hop until he made the trek to the United States. While studying music at The L.A. Recording School, Daniel collaborated with students from other programs and got to experience popular American music firsthand. After graduating, he worked as an assistant in recording studios around Hollywood. This was an early turning point in Daniel's music career. Find out more about Daniel Zaidenstadt's career as a record producer and engineer.
Kevin Atkinson

Meet the DP Behind Detroiters, Alone Together and Bless This Mess

As a student from the inaugural class at L.A. Film School, Kevin Atkinson worked with his classmates to create short films and learned how to operate film cameras. He fell in love with filmmaking. Soon after graduation Kevin found his niche in comedy sketches at Funny or Die with fellow alumni Oz Rodriguez, Matt Villines and Matt Mazany. Each job he landed led to slightly bigger jobs in the industry. Find out more about Kevin's journey as a cinematographer.
Dialogue Editor Angelina Faulkner

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

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

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

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

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.