Filmmaking

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Bachelor of Arts | Certificate

Filmmaking: Hands-on training in all aspects of filmmaking in our working film studio in a uniquely collaborative environment. SFI students film a 16mm short drama on a Seattle Sidewalk

SFI is the destination for students who are ready to turn their dreams and aspirations into reality. For one intense year students live, eat and breathe filmmaking in class, and on the set.

The Filmmaking Concentration provides a comprehensive and integrated foundation in all aspects of filmmaking, in an environment where students collaborate with their fellow classmates on crew-based projects and also with students from all of the other field-specific concentrations at SFI and will have a portfolio of work that includes producing, directing, editing, cinematography, sound design and more.

Students complete a 5th quarter capstone project working with classmates from all of our other disciplines in a truly unique and collaborative experience that readies them for real world career work in their chosen discipline.

Seattle Film Institute is the only film school in the United States bringing together all of these filmmaking programs within the immediacy of one building.

Program Highlights

Gain Experience in all Aspects of Filmmaking

• Directing
• Cinematography
• Editing
• Writing
• Narrative and Documentary

Hands-on and Project-Based

• Shoot your first film roll the first week of class
• Work in Film
• Work in HD / 4k Digital with both large and small format cameras
• Learn Filmmaking by Making Films as you complete 10-15 projects
• Rotate Crew Positions
• Write a feature-length screenplay

Career-Focused and Professionally-Driven

• Develop a professional demo-reel
• Craft a work-related resume with a range of crew positions
• Professional Internship Program

 

Career Services and Coaching

All our students benefit from SFI’s commitment to career services and coaching. SFI helps our students gain valuable professional experience, contacts, and take the critical first steps toward launching their careers. 

Grad Stories

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

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