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Noteworthy Picks For Creative Use of Motion Graphics

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.

8 Pro-tips for Film Racing

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).

Alumni Profile: Zak Pauls, Motion Graphics Artist at What’s Next Media

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.

SFI Spotlight: Keith Rivers and Careers in Motion Graphics

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.

SFI Students Awarded “Best Student Film” in 72 Hour Horror Film Race

A group of students from Seattle Film Institute were recently awarded “Best Student Film” and named among the Top 15 finalists in a recent international 72 Hour Horror Film Race. Their film “Gratuity” was an 11-minute psychological thriller well suited for the horror genre.

Are You Interested In Sound Design For Film?

If you’ve found your niche in music for movies, are ready to create the next great jingle, or aspire to score a feature film soundtrack one day, our sound design program may be just what you’re looking for. One of the few Sound Design and Recording Arts Programs in the Pacific Northwest, this program’s holistic approach, internship program, and top notch faculty can get you where you want to go.

Alumni Profile: Ben Park, Director of Photography/Videography at Marketeering Group

At Seattle Film Institute, we cater to a wide variety of students and interests. Our goal is to give all of our students an immersive education in film and related fields of study. We believe in giving our students hands on experience so they have the tools they need to succeed in life beyond school.

5 Tips for Choosing The Right College For You

Choosing which college you will attend is a huge decision. From the big things, like picking a major and financing your higher education, to smaller things such as extracurriculars and what kind of food options are available, there are so many factors to take into account. Whether you’re about to finish your senior year of high school and have no idea what’s next on your horizon, or you’ve decided it's time to go back to school after spending some time in the workforce, here are a few tips to help you during your decision making process.

5 Recent Films You Didn’t Know Were Shot on Film

In the age of all things digital, a lot of people think all film cameras disappeared with pagers, home telephones, and The Spice Girls. Dark rooms, toner, dodging and burning, and all of the other things you used to spend hours in the dark room doing, however, didn’t end at the end of the millennium. In fact, there have been many independent and larger name films that weren’t fully digital in the last