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Issue: Fall 2015

Learning the Craft in LA


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS

1336 N. La Brea Ave. (800) 463-8990. See article this issue. www.aada.edu

LA FILM SCHOOL

6363 Sunset Blvd. (323) 860.0789. Accredited by the ACCSC and committed to providing the best possible education to start students' careers. It offers Associate of Science Degree programs in Film, Game Production, Computer Animation, Music Production, and Recording Arts as well as Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Film Production, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Entertainment Business, Game Production & Design and Animation & VFX. Students develop skills working on real projects using industry-accepted workflows and practices from conception and planning to production and delivery. Students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment with instruction by working professionals to prepare for a career in the entertainment business-all set on a historic campus in the heart of Hollywood. www.lafilm.edu



GNOMON SCHOOL OF VISUAL EFFECTS,

GAMES & ANIMATION

Called the "MIT of visual effects" by Fast Company Magazine, offers unrivaled experience for students boasting a 2014 placement rate of 93%. For over 15 years, its alumni includes many of the world's best digital artists. The school offers a variety of options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry with two and three year full time programs, specialized courses for high school students, and over 100 individual courses for professional enrichment. The facility has seven state-of-the-art computer labs, a green screen stage, theater dedicated sculpture labs, drawing studios, lecture spaces, student lounges, student store and The Gnomon Gallery. 1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (323) 466-6663. www.gnomon.edu

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AFROS & ASS WHOOPINS. Photo by Joe Funk

TAKE YOUR STUPID SERIOUSLY

AT THE SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD!

6560 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 464- 8542For over 50 years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from legendary performers. Its training center is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world. "Second City was everything to me. It had a great deal to offer - and still does to anybody who wants to take their stupid seriously." ~ Stephen Colbert. It offers adult and youth classes for ALL levels and all are encouraged to try something new for FREE.  Call for a FREE 2-hour improv workshop (323) 464-8542 and say you'd like the FREE DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD TASTE OF SECOND CITY! If you'd prefer to just watch the funny happen, see shows nightly! Just remember, "There are no mistakes, only opportunities." ~ Tina Fey. www.secondcity.com


LOS ANGELES CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY (LACP)

1515 Wilcox Ave., (323)-464-0909. LACP is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting photographers and the photographic arts. The organization provides high-caliber classes, local and travel workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and community outreach efforts, including grants, need-based scholarships, and focused programming for youth and low-income families. Devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages, LACP offers nearly 150 classes and workshops each year with some of the most respected photographers in the world. Certificate programs are available in addition to a One-Year Professional Program. LACP supports its Members through one-person and group gallery exhibits in addition to producing four annual contests/exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.. www.LACPhoto.org