Advanced Certificate in Filmmaking
Focusing on the business of feature filmmaking the new curricula gives an even deeper experience in the crafts of filmmaking.
All who have successfully completed at least one certificate program at the Sedona Film School are invited to apply.
Reality Check Productions produced feature documentary, Reality Check. In cooperation with the school, students in the Advanced Class of 2008 gained experience on the project.
The feature length documentary explores the varied and unpredictable world of human nature. Anthropologists, authors, clergy, and the average Joe discuss their perceptions of reality. From coping to escapism the film explores the many different ways in which people view the world.
Walking Through the Process of Feature Filmmaking
AZ Film Link produced the independent feature film last year with the advanced class. In cooperation with the Sedona Film School at Yavapai College, students were immersed in the process.
“Working on a production of this scale is an incredible experience for the students,” said Stephan Schultze, former director of the film school and the feature film. Everyone chose a specific area of interest they wanted to develop. Professional mentors taught on the set while students took on roles and responsibilities in specific departments.
“This is the first feature film the film school has participated in and we invite more production companies to create partnerships with the advanced class,” said Schultze.
Three years ago, students worked on the Eastman Kodak Company sponsored “35mm Project.” Valued at 70 thousand dollars, the grant provided film, equipment use and services from several film industry vendors including Dolby Surround Sound, Arri, Mole Richardson Lighting and Foto Kem labs. After touring the labs in Los Angeles the filmmakers returned to Arizona with a five-ton truck filled with lighting gear and equipment.