Women in the Animation Industry

We Chatted with four alumnae whose animation jobs include 3D Generalist, Level Designer and 3D Modeler Animation Program Director Joffery Black moderated a panel with four LAFS alumnae animators who are currently working in the industry. The virtual animation panel included Swathi Ashok, Jennifer Chamorro, Cynthia Hernandexgarcia and Samantha Pedregon. These animators have worked for […]

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Slipping Into Darkness Streaming on HBO

Meet the Winners of HBO’s Latinx Short Film Competition HBO launched its inaugural U.S. Latinx Short Film Competition in partnership with the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival this past year. HBO’s project aims to give more creative authority to Latino filmmakers, creators and storytellers. Two Film Production alumni entered their short film, Slipping Into […]

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We Interviewed Music Guru, Jonathan Garcia!

This live sound aficionado earned his Associates Degree in Recording Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Entertainment Business See how Jonathan Garcia got his start in comedy at 10 years old and then went on to DJ at live events. Watch the full interview on our YouTube Channel! Want to see more of these alumni […]

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Recording Arts Alumna Spotlight: Vanessa Spinetti

Vanessa Spinetti shares the roots of her nickname “Swizzy Spaghetti” and her love of mixing, songwriting and singing It’s music festival season and we’re dedicating the month of April to recording arts and live sound! Most of the spotlights featured will be alumni from The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The Los Angeles […]

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Music Production Alumnae Spotlight: Zatina Gardner

Music Production Alumna talks singing gospel in church to performing at the Apollo Theatre Meet Zatina. She’s a recent graduate with serious ambition. We interviewed Zatina at the last alumni mixer and gleaned so much positive insight into her experience in the music industry. Zatina shares the importance of always staying true to your vision […]

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LAFS Alumni at SXSW

South by Southwest just wrapped its 9-day festival and we are still celebrating Every year all eyes turn to Austin, Texas, as SXSW takes over the city giving musicians, artists, filmmakers and creatives a chance to showcase their talents. In its more than 30-year run, SXSW has become synonymous with cool and creative. The festival […]

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20th Anniversary Alumni Spotlight: Darryl Crutchfield

Darryl Crutchfield in Chaplin A recent graduate shares insight on life after graduating with an associate degree in recording arts. Meet Darryl. Aka The one-and-only Dorell. He’s a big-hearted entertainment business professional who spends his time serving the veterans’ community through a project called Saving All Kids. When he’s not working on his side projects, […]

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