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NOW OFFERING THREE DAILY TOURS! 11:30 A.M., 2:30 P.M. AND 6 P.M.*

If you're considering a career in the entertainment industry, stop by and see us in person. Daily tours are offered at 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM and 6:00PM, Monday through Thursday, and 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM on Fridays (excluding holidays).

*No 6:00 PM tour on Fridays

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  • Recording Arts


  • Film

  • Game
    Production & Design

  • Animation & VFX

  • Entertainment
    Business

  • Music
    Production

Welcome To Campus

With a world-class campus featuring soundstages, media labs, a THX-certified theater, green screen and more, The Los Angeles Film School provides valuable hands-on experience using industry-standard equipment.

Explore Your Campus
  • Our Brain Lobby is a gateway to a world of learning and discovery. A light and airy place to take a meeting, relax and eat a snack, check your email using our high speed wifi or watch movies and TV on our giant 12 foot Stewart Filmscreen StarGlass display.  

  • It seems like a pretty simple idea, but we at The Los Angeles Film School believe that movies are meant to be watched in a movie theater. Checking out a DVD in the comfort of your living room is great, but when you’ve just spent a year learning the art of filmmaking, you deserve to see the movie that you’ve created brought to life on the big screen, with amazing sound, and in front of an audience. Experience your films in The Los Angeles Film School’s Theater. It’s a complete theatre-going experience, designed to showcase the best our students have to offer.

    • Screening facility for 35mm & 16mm film, 4K, High Definition and most other video formats
    • 345-seat stadium-style theater
    • 24P 4K Sony R320 High Definition Projection System with an integrated DCP server
    • THX Certified and complete with Dolby Digital SR-D plus Dolby EX surround sound capabilities
  • There’s even a legit theater stage & concert venue on campus. The historic Ivar Theater was the location of Elvis Presley’s film Loving You and Tom Waits recorded his 1970’s Double Live Album “Nighthawks at the Diner” on stage at the Ivar. The Grateful Dead also recorded a live album at the Ivar on February 25, 1966. We’ve recently restored it to a live venue after using it for several years as a film production stage.

  • Our school library is a mix of old school and new. More than a mere collection of books and magazines, a library is a refuge for learning—a sanctuary, and a place to sit back with a book, script, CD, or DVD and be transported to another world. Inside our Library, we have computers connected to databases to help you find the answers you need in a hurry. And we also have an analog collection of manuals, textbooks, magazines, and screenplays, so even if digital isn’t your thing, you can find a quiet corner of the room and lose yourself in words, images, and songs.   

  • In the far corner of our Brain Lobby there’s a doorway to the career path of your dreams. It’s the starting point of a facility tour that will capture your imagination. A 32 seat HD screening room that showcases the work of our students and alumni. It’s an image and sound experience that will open your eyes wide and shake your seat.  
     

    • Sony 24p HD Video Projection
    • JBL/Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound audio system
    • Stewart FilmScreen adjustable aspect ratio high contrast video screen
    • Admissions Theater
    • Admissions Theater
    • Admissions Theater
    • Admissions Theater
  • The sets have been struck, the soundstages swept, and the picture locked, but the work on your film isn’t done yet. You need to make sure your movie sounds as good as it looks, and that’s where The Los Angeles Film School’s Dubbing Stage comes in. Pull up a chair behind the mixing console, queue up your footage on the big screen, and get to work; this is the final stage of post-production. The Dubbing Stage at LAFS is a fully functional movie theater with Digidesign ICON 64-fader D-Control ES running the show. All of the sound, including the actors’ dialogue, sound effects, and original score will need to be mixed into the final cut before it’s ready for an audience. 

    TECH SPECS:

    • 64-fader ICON D-Control ES
    • Digidesign Pro Tools HD 3 Accel Digital Audio System
    • Avid V10 Media Station
    • Digidesign Sync I/O HD Modules & 192 Digital I/O Modules
    • THX Certified Stewart Filmscreen Corp. Video Screen
    • Lexicon 960L Multichannel Digital Effects System
    • ION/ATOM Series 8000 Control Module
    • VIRPAD Motion Controller
    • 3 Terabyte storage system
  • A film production comes to life on set. And here at The Los Angeles Film School’s Sunset Soundstage, we’re continually in production. Just about every day of the year, you'll find students hard at work, lights staged and adjusted, and students hustling to pull their films together on this elaborate, permanent film set. 

    This 3,000-square-foot soundstage boasts a full interior and partial exterior of a multi-architectural-style bungalow, and uses age-old industry tricks to simulate the surrounding exterior environment: a green screen, 16-by-40-foot hand-painted background of the Malibu coastline, and a back-lit high-resolution photograph imprinted on translucent film, known as a trans-light. A suspended catwalk hangs from the ceiling grid to give maximum lighting flexibility, and students can control lighting configurations with a Strand GSX computerized dimming console that features unlimited pre-programmed settings and cues. The stage is outfitted with Mole Richardson fixtures, which include the impressive Mole Space Lights for daylight reproduction and giant Mole Sky Pans to illuminate the trans-light. There’s even an 18-foot oak tree in the backyard.

    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
    • LAFS Sunset Soundstage
  • Cinematography, in its most basic form, is the control of lighting and camera placement in shooting film or video. At once art and science, cinematography is one of the most critical elements in filmmaking, and our Panavision Cinematography Lab is one of the most important labs that students will work in.

    Dedicated to one of the biggest names in the movie business, the Panavision Cinematography Lab is a small soundstage with a self-leveled concrete floor. Blackout curtains enclose the interior of the room, and a full lighting grid hangs from the ceiling, allowing for easy light placement and manipulation. Students use this lab to practice and explore a variety of lighting and camera techniques.

This is Your Classroom

The Los Angeles Film School's prime Hollywood location gives students unparalleled access to the entertainment industry, with many of LA's hot spots and most treasured landmarks within walking distance.

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Social Media Buzz

  • We are SO excited to announce the launch of our brand new Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Animation and VFX! #StartCreating your future today: http://www.lafilm.edu
  • #FlashbackFriday to one of our favorite 90s animated films, #Antz! @losangelesfilmschool now offers Bachelor
  • Co-Writer and Co-Writer/Director take audience questions about #MuppetsMostWanted!
  • Do you dream of being a #Hollywood executive? Consider an Entertainment Business Degree from The Los Angeles Film School: www.lafilm.edu
  • #animayo continues! #hollywood
  • #animayo has been a huge success! #losangeles #hollywood
  • #Animayo has begun in the #maintheatre! #PursueYourPassion #ComputerAnimation #LifeatLAFS
  • The #Animayo film festival is about to happen! #DamienPerea
  • #LAFS is excited to host #Animayo2014 tonight! Come celebrate all things creative . #animation #visualeffects #games
  • CONGRATS GRADS! This is just the beginning #PursueYourPassion
  • Our first class of #EntertainmentBusiness students receive their diplomas! Congrats! Continue to #PursueYourPassion .. We believe in you!
  • "You now have the building blocks of business in your hands...you
  • Our grads are about to take their seats! #EntBiz #Film #Game #Animation #PursueYourPassion #LifeatLAFS
  • #MCLyte is here adressing our #recording graduation! #hollywood
  • Graduation is happening noe in the #maintheatre!
  • Congratulations, #recording graduates! We are so proud of you! #lifetlafs
  • The world premiere of #captainamericathewintersoldier is happening now at #elcapitan! #lifetlafs
  • #pursueyourpassion in the heart of #hollywood.
  • #PursueYourPassion #CreativityIsContagious #LAFS
  • The launch event for #respawnentertainment
  • Special thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to play a fantastic game, created by one of our #gameproduction students,  #JavierGarcia! #LifeatLAFS #Hollywood
  • #titanfall is here!!
  • #Titanfall launch is going great at #gamestop!
  • Alumni Spotlight

    Alumni Story: Glory Gale

    Though it may sometimes seem like it, Hollywood isn't just a "boys' club" anymore. We chatted with 2005 grad Glory Gale on what she's been up to since attending The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS). 

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  • Event Spotlight

    Blue Ruin Screening and Q&A

    On Wednesday, April 16th, a special screening of Blue Ruin took place, followed by a Q&A hosted by Jeff Goldsmith, and attended by Screenwriter/Director Jeremy Saulnier, and Macon Blair, the star of the film. The movie has made the r

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  • Faculty Spotlight

    Congratulations to MiMi Le Blanc for her award-winning book, "Evangleline: Paradise Stolen"

    Entertainment Business Professor MiMi Le Blanc has had her debut novel of historic fiction published about the history of the French Acadians who became the Cajuns (EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN, 560 pages, Caeruleum Publishing) has won multiple bo

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