Return to Campus
Now welcoming new students to campus! The L.A. Film School is excited to announce the safe return of our faculty, staff and all students to campus in 2022! If you are a future student of The L.A. Film School, visit the return-to-campus alerts page to read more about the new guidelines and safety protocols implemented to keep our school’s community safe and healthy while on campus. We’ll see you in Hollywood!
Create Your Future in Visual Effects
Turn fantasy into reality. Create out-of-this-world visuals using computer-generated imagery and VFX techniques taught by industry-experienced professionals. If you’re an aspiring compositor, visual effects specialist or 3D animator who wants to work in post-production, then our visual effects concentration is the path for you.
Our hands-on curriculum allows students to improve their technical abilities and apply those enhanced skills to their chosen profession. As a student, you’ll be exposed to every stage of the animation process from storyboarding to compositing and scene finishing.
- Our Bachelor of Science in Animation Degree with a concentration in Visual Effects is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length.
- Each class is studied exclusively during a four-week period allowing students to focus on one particular subject at a time.
Learn to build virtual worlds. In this course, visual effects students are introduced to compositing and integration techniques commonly utilized by film and video professionals. Learn how to accurately reconstruct and composite computer-generated elements to properly match a high-definition film or video source, while working in a node-based compositing environment.
Matchmoving & Integration
Learn to seamlessly add computer-generated effects to film. This course provides an overview of the production process and the integration of 3D elements into live backgrounds. Students will learn the techniques of integrating and tracking 3D animation and special effects into live footage. As the course advances, students explore techniques in matte generation, tracking, color correction and image compositing.
Visual Effects Production
Turn fantasy into a reality on the big screen. Students start with an introduction to the previsualization process and traditional storyboard techniques. Students practice essential techniques such as camera angle projections, perspective, which will allow students to understand the advanced software techniques used in the industry today. Upon completion of this course, students will advance onto Production II and III.
Creative people need creative tools. As a digital animator, your computer becomes your canvas, palette and paint brush all-in-one. As a student, you’ll receive a TechKit, which includes an Alienware laptop with instructions on how to download your software package.*
*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.
Not Your Average Classroom
Step onto our sets and get a first-hand experience of our
Multiple Soundstages • Green Screen Stage • Dolby-Approved Dubbing Stage • 300-Seat Movie Theater • Avid Editing Lab and more!
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