DO NOT Upgrade to the new macOS!

APPLE MACOS INFORMATION - DO NOT UPGRADE JUST YET! PLEASE READ THE COMPATIBILITY LIST FIRST BEFORE UPGRADING YOUR MAC

DO NOT UPGRADE TO MACOS 11 BIG SUR

Apple released macOS 11 Big Sur on November 12th, 2020. While the operating system upgrade is currently available, do not upgrade unless all of your music production devices and software are officially deemed compatible by their respective manufacturers.

Please check below the list of which apps won’t work with Big Sur:

macOS 11 Big Sur Compatibility List provided by SweetWater

macOS 11 (Big Sur) and M1 Support for Avid Products Knowledge Base Article provided by Avid

LAFS IMT supports the current version: macOS Mojave 10.14.2 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk Support page

Turn Off Auto Updates

We recommend you turn off auto-updates on your Mac until Catalina has been tested with your program’s software. You may still continue to receive notifications to update to the new macOS, but please resist the urge to move forward with the installation as it can affect how your software functions.

DO NOT UPGRADE TO MACOS 12 MONTEREY

Apple’s macOS 12 Monterey is the latest version of macOS and was announced for official public release on October 25. We are excited to start using the new software but, at the same time, are extremely cautious. Pro audio and music production users probably should not upgrade until all of their respective third-party software and hardware are officially supported by their respective manufacturers.

Please check below the list of which apps won’t work with Monterey:

macOS 12 Monterey Compatibility List provided by SweetWater

LAFS IMT supports the current version: macOS Mojave 10.14.2 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk Support page.

Turn Off Auto Updates

We recommend you turn off auto-updates on your Mac until Catalina has been tested with your program’s software. You may still continue to receive notifications to update to the new macOS, but please resist the urge to move forward with the installation as it can affect how your software functions.

Vaccines 2021

Vaccines Available on campus August 11, 2021

The Los Angeles Film School is hosting a mobile vaccination unit on campus on Wednesday, August 11 between 9:30am – 2:30pm for students, alumni, faculty and staff to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Protect yourself and others, schedule your appointment today if you haven’t already received a vaccine.

ABOUT OUR MOBILE VACCINATION UNIT:
There will be nurses on-site to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccines available are Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. For the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, second-dose appointments will automatically be scheduled by the third-party nurses.

For individuals who have already received their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, you may complete your series at this event. Based on the vaccine availability by The Los Angeles County Department of Health, you will be notified to which vaccine, Moderna or Pfizer will be available on August 11, 2021. Your name will be provided to the nurses 3-5 days before the event, and they will be prepared with your second dose.

Once you sign up, you will receive confirmation of your scheduled time slot for your vaccination three days prior.

Important Notice: Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw End of Life

Important Notice: Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw End of Life

Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw will be discontinued for iOS and Android and will no longer be available for download, starting July 19th, 2021. Existing users can continue using the apps until January 10, 2022.

For a seamless and interruption-free experience, easily migrate to Fresco with all your assets intact.

For more information, please see the article from Adobe – https://helpx.adobe.com/hk_en/mobile-apps/help/sketch-draw-end-of-support.html

Navigate the Student Connect

Updates on the Student Homepage of Connect (April 2020)

Students,

We have updated the Student landing page of Connect!

The Connect site is your one stop shop for all school related activity, news & events, classes, educational resources, support, and helping you get the information needed from all departments. This Facebook-like style will help you get across the page more smoothly and easily.

New Features Added:

    • View your Class Schedule and your meeting days/times for your current class
    • View your current GPA
    • View your e-Codes for your Software

Visit the new Connect site today and check below for the tutorial.

If you are having technical issues, please CLEAR your browser history & data and QUIT out of your browser, instructions on how to do so can be found here.

Connect Site looking like this???

If you see this error, please clear out your web browser history & data. Follow the instructions below.

Don’t get hooked by a Phishing email!

Don’t get hooked by a Phishing email(s)!

Dear Students,

Phishing emails are scams that seem to come from a trusted source but trick you into giving up private information or taking risky actions. Remember these things when you get any message, even if it looks like it is from a trusted source.

Read the 3 tips below.

Check the sender

Hover over the email address of the sender and make sure it matches what you were expecting.

Check the link

Hover over any hyperlinks and make sure that it is for a credible site before clicking any links. You can always directly type a known URL into your browser instead of clicking a link

Report anything suspicious

If anything doesn’t add up, report it by forwarding the email to Helpdesk@lafilm.edu

– The Los Angeles Film School IMT

COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

As Los Angeles Film School (“LAFS”) continues to closely monitor this evolving global public health situation, we remain committed to keeping our community informed regarding our university’s plans and the CDC’s recommendations as events develop.

Below is a list of some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19, how it might affect the LAFS community, and resources for additional information. 

Q1. What is COVID-19?

Q1. WHAT IS COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Learn about COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Q2. HAS ANYONE at The school BEEN INFECTED?

No case of COVID-19 has been reported at LAFS. Should a case be positively identified, appropriate communications as guided by the Department of Health will take place. For additional information regarding locations impacted by COVID-19 visit the CDC’s global map and the California Department of Public Health’s website.

Q3. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS THAT COVID-19 CAN CAUSE?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 symptoms.

Q4. HOW DOES THE VIRUS SPREAD?

Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person to person between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet). The virus spreads via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their droplets either land in the mouths or noses of nearby people or are inhaled into their lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and touching their mouth or eyes before washing their hands, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. For more information, visit the CDC page on How COVID-19 Spreads.

Q5. HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) the best preventative steps for any communicable disease include simple but important measures to practice as part of your daily routine, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm or into a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands soon after.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.

Additional information is available from the CDC.

Q6. I AM not feeling well AND NEED TO MISS CLASS/Work. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • Campus students who are ill should not attend class. They should contact their instructor or student advising (advising@lafilm.edu) to discuss appropriate accommodations.
  • Online students who are ill and unable to complete coursework should contact their instructor via the LMS or student advising (onlineadvising@lafilm.edu) to discuss appropriate accommodations.
  • Faculty who are ill should not attend work. Please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone or by text to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.
  • Staff who are ill should not attend work. Please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.

Q7. WHAT IF I HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE, I BELIEVE TO HAVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?  

  • Take your temperature twice a day and remain alert for fever, coughs, or difficulty breathing.
  • If you develop a fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing, self-isolate and contact your primary care physician.
  • Students: in addition to seeking medical assistance, contact your instructors via email or telephone to discuss appropriate class adjustments or accommodations. You can also contact your student advisor directly or advising@lafilm.edu (campus students)/onlineadvising@lafilm.edu (online students) for assistance.

 

  • Faculty: in addition to seeking medical assistance, please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone or text to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.

 

  • Staff: in addition to seeking medical assistance, please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.

 

Additional information and guidance can be found by visiting the CDC pageInterim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Travel-associated or Community Settings.

Q8: WHAT WILL THE school DO IF THERE IS A POSSIBLE CASE IDENTIFIED AMONG STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF?

Should a case be positively identified and confirmed, appropriate communications as guided by the California Department of Public Health will occur and CDC protocols will be followed. Protocols are in place for cleaning campus facilities, classrooms, labs and workspaces of affected students, faculty and staff. Administrators will work to make accommodations for extended student/staff absences. 

HOW IS THE school KEEPING STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF INFORMED? 

LAFS is communicating with our community through the following channels:

  • Via All Users Email Blasts – To Staff and Students
  • Website: lafilm.edu/alerts
  • Via LAFS’s Emergency Notification System –“School Messenger”.
  1. Is THE school PROVIDING MASKS?

The CDC is not recommending the wearing of masks at this time.  

  1. Will Additional cleaning materials and hand Sanitizer be provided for on campus use?

The LAFS will be providing additional hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in areas across campus for student, staff and visitor use.

  • WHERE DO I GO FOR MORE INFORMATION?
    • Contact your medical provider for personal health questions.
  • Non-medical support resources:
    • Students: contact your Student Advisor
    • Faculty/Staff:  Contact HR Department

 

 

Messaging to Students & Staff Regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19

Messaging to Students & Staff Regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19

To: Students, Staff, Faculty and our Los Angeles Film School Community

Regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19

The Los Angeles Film School continues to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation and is prepared to respond appropriately, as reported cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the globe.

What we are doing to prepare:

To assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, as well as any potential impact to our campus and scholastic community, the Los Angeles Film School is taking the appropriate steps to implement precautions listed below:

  • The School remains in contact with national and local agencies to stay up to date on planning and guidance from state and federal health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • We will continue to provide the latest information for the awareness of our students, staff and overall community via our various communications platforms.
  • The School will continue to perform routine environmental cleaning as recommended by the CDC.
  • Any staff member or student with immediate concerns or questions are encouraged to contact their supervisor or student advisor.

What you can do:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or into a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands soon after.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Prepare to have items at home including clear liquids, canned soups and any required medications.

 

Additional Information and Resources:

More information can be found at the CDC and World Health Organization websites as well as Los Angeles Film School’s list of frequently asked questions at www.lafilm.edu/alerts.

Safari Books Online Current Issue

O’Reilly Safari Books Online is Having Intermittent Issues

Safari Books Online is Having Intermittent Issues due to California Fires.

Additionally, For those Students and Faculty who uses O’Reilly’s Safari Books, we advise you to not use Apple’s Safari web browser since there are current issues with it. You can use other web browsers such as Google Chrome or Firefox to view your O’Reilly reading materials. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

If you need further assistance with this please call LA Online Support at 844.349.3456. Daily Hours: 6am – 12am midnight (PST)