A film crew that included several Seattle Film Institute alumni has recently finished shooting "The Killing Joke," a full-length independent film. This movie tells the story of a standup comedian on the brink of his big break- until a series of murders trail him and chaos ensues. The story is a creative integration horror and comedy, planning to reach the film festival circuit next year.
Seattle Film Institute and the Gdynia Film School in Gdynia, Poland are starting a unique cultural exchange through film. Through this program, students from Seattle’s Polish sister city and SFI will create an intercontinental film crew made up of students from both cities.
October is here, which means it’s horror film season. This year, Seattle Film Institute is hosting a unique horror filmmaking extension class taught by SFI alumni Jeff Ferrell. Ferrell is a horror film creator, actor, and connoisseur known for his internationally distributed films Ghostlight and Dead West.
Motion Graphics and Visual FX are rapidly growing branches of filmmaking, and are highly transferable skills across various digital arts. Seattle Film Institute's Motion Graphics and visual FX MFA concentration teaches students hands on uses for these skills, as well as the business skills needed to put these skills into action as well. We polled our community about some of their favorite examples of motion graphics in television and film.
Film competitions come in all shapes and sizes, but film racing poses a specific set of challenges. Film races are expedited competitions where participants are given a strict time limit, typically 24, 48, 72, or 100 hours, to make an entire film. Filmmakers are emailed three elements that must be included in a story which include a prop (for example, a water bottle), an action (answering a phone), and a theme (Identity Theft).
At Seattle Film Institute, our students create films and other digital stories in a number of different media. Our students benefit from a hands on education across the film industry and beyond, in order to succeed in the post-graduation. Today, we’re spotlighting one of our Alumni, Zak Pauls who graduated in 2014 with a Motion Graphics Certification.
At Seattle Film Institute, we offer a number of programs in various aspects of filmmaking. From sound design to motion graphics, our students take a hands on approach to learning the craft and apply it across industries after graduation. Our Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and Producing offers a Motion Graphics and Visual FX Focus which combines film, audio, graphic design and animation.