SOURCE: The Los Angeles Film School

November 25, 2008 08:07 ET

Computer Animation Scholarship Offered in Los Angeles Film School Animation Competition

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - The Los Angeles Film School announces that it will offer a $20,000 Computer Animation scholarship to the winner of its innovative LA Film School Computer Animation Competition.

The competition, which will be made up of contestants that create and submit themed animation projects, will be open to the general public. The contestant with the most imaginative project will receive a $20,000 scholarship towards The Los Angeles Film School's Computer Animation Associate Degree program.

Artists will be eligible to submit their original work from November 25 to December 22. On December 26, a winner will be announced.

Recognized graphic artist and Los Angeles Film School Computer Animation Program Director Bobby Milly will oversee the competition and eventually choose the winning project.

"This is a truly great opportunity for talented individuals to showcase their abilities and jumpstart their career," Milly said. "I can't wait to see the work of these aspiring designers and animators."

Since the project is open to the public, applicants are not required to have prior computer animation experience.

"This competition is unparalleled, as I have never seen a computer animation program offer such an opportunity," Milly added. "The idea of it should send shockwaves through the creative world."

To register or learn more about the LA Film School Computer Animation Competition, please visit http://www.lafilm.com/ASCAcompetition.

About The Los Angeles Film School

Founded in 1999, The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS), an accredited college, is located in the heart of Hollywood at the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. The private post-secondary educational degree-granting college, which has quickly become a leading academic center for aspiring filmmakers, offers degrees in film, computer animation and game production with an exceptional curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities.

The 87,000 square foot building where the school partially resides had previously been used as production facilities by legendary artists such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Henry Mancini and John Williams, who recorded the orchestral score to "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" there in 1983. In addition, the college has recently expanded its campus by adding 100,000 feet of labs, studios, classrooms and administrative support facilities. The highlight of the expansion is a new Hollywood set, which is a two-story 3,000 square foot Victorian house in the main stage that utilizes age-old industry techniques such as green screen, painted backgrounds and a back-lit illuminated trans-light. The campus also includes the 8,000 square foot Ivar Theater, which has held many significant performances, including Lord Buckley, The Grateful Dead and The Doors.

Their faculty of industry professionals has earned credits on a number of major motion pictures and video games. Graduates have also been honored as winners in numerous Independent Film Festivals throughout the world; in addition, The Hollywood Reporter named LAFS "One of the best-equipped private learning centers in the country."

For more information about LAFS, please visit www.lafilm.com.

Contact Information

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