September Blog 2022

As we prepare to usher in the new season, join us at the LAFS Library in our efforts to capture the cozy autumn spirit!
We’ve got a few things up our sleeves, as well as some tips to keep the end of summer fun and eventful.

The library team has been working hard to shake things up on campus!

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to get in some last minute Summer excitement! If you’re in need of some suggestions, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few events we found online. Let us know what your Labor Day Weekend plans are!

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards (2)

The first day of Fall is fast approaching! That time of year for gloomy skies, falling leaves and your favorite sweater. The kids go back to school, and the summer heat finally begins to let up. It’s our signal that the end of the year is soon to come and a reminder of how precious time truly is. 

To many people in the United States, Autumn is an opportunity to acknowledge everything we have to be grateful for. It’s the season of harvest and abundance – the season of reflection and new beginnings.

This year, the first day of Fall is September 22nd. So mark your calendars and cozy up with your loved ones. We’ve taken the liberty of creating a September Songs playlist, and a September Watchlist to make getting into the Autumn spirit as easy as pumpkin pie. 

Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, a warm blanket and relax with our September Songs Playlist.

Better Youth Immersive Storytelling : The Future of Animation

Better Youth Immersive Storytelling : The Future of Animation

It’s no secret that technology rules when it comes to immersive storytelling, especially when it comes to animation! In this roundtable discussion, join LAFS Online Program Director Ken Norman along with: Emmy-Award winning director of Apple TV’s LUCK, Peggy Holmes Screenwriter of Apple TV’s LUCK, Kiel Murray and Better Youth Program Participant, Chrisie Morris!

Barrier Breaker: Alan Cao, Film and TV Licensing Manager for BMG

Barrier Breaker: Alan Cao, Film and TV Licensing Manager for BMG

Come by and meet alumni Alan Cao, Film and TV Licensing Manager for BMG. Alan a Military Veteran and LAFS alumni, he will speak to his experience as a Music Coordinator in the television, film, and music industry. Find out how his triple degree in music and a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business, helped him develop his skill set as an audio engineer, combined with social media engagement, artist relations, and staff coordination led to his career today.

Barrier Breakers with Marlon Rivas, moderated by LAFS Animation Program Director, Joffery Black.

Barrier Breakers with Marlon Rivas, moderated by LAFS Animation Program Director, Joffery Black.

Join us for a conversation with animation alumnus Marlon Rivas! Moderated by Animation Program Director, Joffery Black The two will chat about Marlon’s career as an AE Compositor, 3D Modeler, Tracking Artist, Rotoscope and Character Rigger. We will explore Marlon’s trajectory from the Military to his work on Aquaman to Where The Crawdads Sing, and his most recent work on Avatar 3: The Way of Water. You won’t want to miss it! Marlon’s other credits include: Westworld, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stranger Things, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw and more!

Q&A with filmmaker David Henry Gerson, Documentary – THE STORY WON’T DIE, Moderated by LAFS Alumna, Mario Novoa

Q&A with filmmaker David Henry Gerson, Documentary - THE STORY WON'T DIE, Moderated by LAFS Alumna, Mario Novoa

Rapper Abu Hajar, together with other celebrated creative personalities of the Syrian uprising, a Post-Rock musician (Anas Maghrebi), members of the first all female Syrian rock band (Bahila Hijazi and Lynn Mayya), a breakdancer (Bboy Shadow) and choreographer (Medhat Aldaabal), and visual artists (Tammam Azzam, Omar Imam and Diala Brisly), use their art to rise in revolution and endure in exile in this new documentary reflecting on a battle for peace, justice and freedom of expression. It is an uplifting and humanizing look at what it means to be a refugee in today’s world, and offers inspiring and hopeful vantages of a creative response to the chaos of war. THE STORY WON’T DIE premiered at 2021 Hot Docs, went on to screen at AFI Docs, Watch Docs and won Best Director at Doc LA and Best Feature Doc at FIC Autor Guadalajara