Careers and Internships

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Take a look at the credit roll at the end of any film or television production. They represent the careers, jobs and opportunities made possible through our programs here at Seattle Film Institute.

Internships
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our long running internship program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea, our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.

At SFI, you’ll gain the education and skills to land that job you’ve dreamed about in the entertainment industry. What’s more, we’ll connect you to those jobs and the experience that will give you an edge through our internship program.

 

 

Grad Stories

"Applying to the Master of Music degree program at PNWFSP will stand up as one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in life… through the rigorous, breakneck pace I sweated and toiled. I came out the other side like a mother of dragons with the dramatic underscore to match, and graduated with the confidence, connections and tools to blaze my path forward."

Susan Wood, 2013 MM in Film Composing

After working several years as an editor at Screaming Flea productions on Hoarders and other shows, Jerush is now working as an editor in Los Angeles.

Jerusha Thom, 2010 Certificate in Film

I'm very happy to say that SFI helped me get to where I am now.  I took the program, worked really hard, and was placed in a really good job in a year, which helped me get to the point I'm at now.

I was working for a youtuber with over 12 million subscribers, in his production company, as an editor.  It really fine tuned my skills, and forced me to be creative everyday.

Corey Embring, 2014 Certificate in Film

"The Master of Music program was by far some of the best music instruction I've ever gotten. The material is contemporary, relevant, and practical, and is perhaps the first time I was truly taught how to write music, and how to achieve particular effects. Dr. Mann makes sure that every note we write matters. What's great is that the program also teaches you about the industry, such as finding work, using different music tech, and also giving you the best opportunity of all: conducting live, professional ensembles. I don't think there is a better all-around film music program out there."

Thomas Kresge, 2015 MM in Film Composing

After graduation, Bennet Appleset went to work at Sierra Media as a full time editor and effects creator, working on videos for Intel, Blue Cross and Fluke test instruments, and the Northwest Live youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nwlivetv .

Bennet Appleseth, 2010 Certificate in Film

As it stands now (2009) I am currently the Daybreak Producer for KVII-TV Pronews 7 in Amarillo Texas. I began there as a Photographer and improved my shooting skills through taping live news as it took place, I then was given chance to showcase some of my writing skills(again thanks to David Trees) and was moved to the position of reporter. I was then asked If i could take over producing two evening newscasts and i took right too it. Now after about two years working at the station I am in charge of my own hour and a half broadcast, writing stories, choosing the line up, editing the video, setting interview, and all the other wonderful craziness involved with life television. I could not be where i am today, doing what i love, making good money, without the education I received at the Seattle Film Institute. And not only did the faculty give me an education, they have given me YEARS worth of support to carry me farther than I could have dreamed. I love you guys"

Bryan Oliver, 2003 Certificate in Film

"Attending the PNWFS program was an incredible experience. Hummie is a great teacher and really cares about the success of his students. I learned so much more than I thought I needed to know, and then some. The program gave me an amazing skill set that I have greatly benefited from that I will be able to use all throughout my career."

Steven Scott, 2015 MM in Film Composing

"Since graduating Hummie's program I have obtained a lot of great work in LA through networking, but would not have been able to work thoroughly and efficiently without the help of the PNWFS team. Thanks to you all!

 

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Music Prep, Orchestration Assistant
  • Trolls, Orchestration Assistant 
  • American Idol, Music Prep

 

  • Dead List (Feature), Composer 
  • Wild Boar (Feature), Composer 
  • The Bus Ride (Short, Miami International Film Fest, Hollywood Screening Fest), Composer
  • My Mechanical Romance (Short, North Hollywood Cinefest), Composer”
Bobby Brader, 2015 MM in Film Composing