Film School Weekend Getaway!
Coming February 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013 – Special Guest Speaker, Tracy Boyd (The Descendants)
10 am to 5 pm – special evening events, too!
Get a Taste of Life at Film School.
Come up to Sedona and check out our program. You can hang out at the campus, learn more about the classes and watch some student films. We will show you our great gear and even bring in Financial Aid reps and Student Services to help answer your questions.
Call Rue @ (928) 649-4257 for a schedule of the Weekend events and updated info on special hotel rates!
A REAL Film School Right in Your Backyard!
If you want to study Filmmaking you can go to UCLA, USC or NYU and pay, on average, $40,000 a year. And you know what you’ll be after your first year? A sophomore.
How many films will you have made? Zero.
Best Hands-on Program in the Country
Yet one of the very best hands-on filmmaking programs in the country is right here in Northern Arizona. At the Sedona Film School (SFS) you will be working on your first film within the first three weeks of the first semester. You will make eight collaborative short films and write and direct your own twenty minute thesis film in the first year of study! That is more than you will do at most of the Big Name schools in FOUR years! And your (in-state) tuition will be about ONE-TENTH the cost at any of the Big Name schools. Saving money will make you happy.
You will also be pleased that your credits are transferable, and in fact you can earn your BA at Northern Arizona University (NAU) with a minor in Filmmaking through the Sedona Film School.
What Do the Experts Say?
Did you ever see the movie “Juno” or “Up In The Air” or “Thank You For Smoking?” Those were all produced by Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning producer, Dan Dubiecki. Dan was a special studies registered student in the very first class at SFS. In addition, he has been a frequent guest lecturer in our “Guerrilla Filmmaking” workshop. Here’s what he has to say, Sedona Film School shares an intensity in its hands-on approach to storytelling through motion pictures, matched only by the top film schools in the country. I’m thrilled to be a supporter of such a wonderful school.
Have you heard of “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” or “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” from Academy Award winning sound editor, the late, Frank Warner? He was a mentor and advisor in setting up the state of the art post production sound facility at the Sedona Film School. Here’s what he said, “This isn’t a film school. It’s a film MAKER’S school!”
You Will Make Movies
At SFS you will take what you learn in theory and IMMEDIATELY put it into practice making short films each week, eight of them in your first semester! Then in your second semester the entire school is in production mode. This is when you will write and direct your twenty-minute thesis film. You won’t spend two years in a classroom dreaming about equipment. You will learn by picking up your gear to MAKE movies.
Award Winning Lecturers
You will learn from instructors and guest lecturers who are some of the leading figures in the motion picture industry. Click here for the most up-to-date list.
The Technology You Need
You will work with state-of-the-art digital equipment including a computer lab with forty Mac computers, all of them equipped with the Adobe suite of applications. If you have EVER thought about studying filmmaking, you owe it to yourself to attend our Weekend Film School Getaway. Follow your passion – and you’ll be happier!
Come and tour the film school, meet our staff, watch some movies, check out the exciting equipment demonstrations and enjoy refreshments. Student Services and Financial Aid representatives will be on-site to answer questions.
Special hotel rates and restaurant discounts will be available in Sedona – Call for details: Rue (928) 649-4257.
Special thanks to: