With technology being able to turn a small project in to a multi-national, million dollar best selling movie, learning the basics from the ground up is where you begin. If you have the will, the work ethic, and the creativity, there is nothing stopping you from becoming the next great Hollywood icon. Watch the videos at the bottom to learn some fun film techniques. When looking for a good film school, actual breadth of facilities should be your #1 concern. How many cameras per student? should be your first question.
"You can build a solid core of knowledge in film, video, photography, and new and emerging media. Scriptwriting, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and editing are all part of the mix of professional skills you'll learn here to prepare yourself for a career as an artist creating compelling stories for public knowledge and action."
(Provided By: American University)
In this signature academic program, learn how to manage pre-production skills, storyboards and budgeting. Our rigorous and hands-on curriculum ensures that students are prepared for careers in the film and television by creating local training opportunities."
(Provided By: Dillard University)
"The educational goal of the film major is to provide a solid grounding in the history and theory of film and as well as place the study of film in relation to other art forms. Students are introduced to visual storytelling, film technology, and the economic and sociopolitical context of the film industry. While the course of study is rooted in film history and theory, all majors take workshops in screenwriting and filmmaking and produce a script and a short film."
(Provided by: Barnard College)
"In the Film Program at CCA, mastering the fundamentals is only the beginning. We help you move beyond convention to break new ground in storytelling and the art of filmmaking -- on the big screen, on small screens, and beyond. Your BFA in Film prepares and inspires you to become a creative visionary of the future."
(Provided by: California College of the Arts)
"You’ll explore every aspect of the filmmaking process at CCAD—from pre-production through post-production and distribution—working with faculty who not only teach, but also practice professionally. Whether you want to make films, fine art installations, commercials, documentaries, or music videos, you can make them all at CCAD with all the professional industry gear and tools."
(Provided By: Columbus College of Art and Design)
"In your first two years at UNCSA, you will direct and shoot numerous digital projects as you take hands-on courses in every facet of modern film production. Then you’ll choose a concentration—animation, cinematography, directing, editing & sound design, producing, production design, or screenwriting—and collaborate with classmates on original short films, submitted to festivals around the world."
(Provided By: UNCSA)
"As the only media school in the world that teaches all the major disciplines of the Cinematic Arts, SCA offers a uniquely interdisciplinary learning experience. Our students take classes across seven divisions that cover the breadth of film, television, and interactive media. They are exposed to the latest technological advances and storytelling techniques of the industry and have opportunities to meet and network with some of its most successful practitioners"
(Provided by: The University of Southern California)
"Use three professional soundstages, green screen cycloramas, a scenic shop, Arri and RED cameras, a 3-ton grip truck, stop motion and motion capture stages, high-end editing suites and mixing studios at both our Loop Campus and DePaul Cinespace Studios, a 32,000 square foot production facility."
(Provided By: DePaul University)
"During their time here, Cinema Studies students will hone their critical voice, develop a trained eye and ear, and practice in-depth, careful analysis of moving images."
(Provided by: New York University)