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
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.
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
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