FilmSchoolSF 10th Anniversary Celebration

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It has been an exciting 10 years since the San Francisco Film School has been helping filmmakers achieve their goals. On Saturday February 7th we are planning a special day to celebrate the schools 10th anniversary and the students who have made our success possible. From 2pm until 10pm we will be having forums, student screenings and SPECIAL GUESTS, in the evening there will be food, drink and live entertainment. Please join us for an exciting day of celebration and honoring those that have made this the best filmschool in San Francisco! Keep an eye on your inbox for more details!

Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7s Review - 4K vs ISO

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Two brand new video cameras with different strengths going head to head is always a ton of fun. Not quite as fun as having to make the decision of which one of these cameras to purchase. We all know by now that nothing beats the A7s in low light and the 4k in camera shooting of the GH4 definitely has it’s advantages. So which one of these cameras should take its place in your camera bag, let’s find out.

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking has become a nationally accredited school

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The San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking participates in all Federal Student Financial Aid Programs by the Department of Education. Students who are accepted into the Digital Filmmaking Program are eligible to receive Title IV funding, including Pell Grants and federal loans. FilmSchoolSF President and Co-Founder, Jeremiah Birnbaum, says "Last year we became a nationally accredited institution and this year we are able to offer financial aid. With our students having access to federal grants and low cost loans, we continue to enhance and improve the FilmSchoolSF experience." When you click apply today is should go to the FAFSA web site. www.fafsa-application.com

Canon Collaborations: The Crew of VICE on HBO and their Go-To Gear

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VICE on HBO takes you deep into the world's biggest political and cultural clashes. To capture the hair-raising stories you see on screen, VICE Media's Director of Photography Jake Burghart and Segment DP Jerry Ricciotti are no strangers to shooting in extreme conditions -- and need reliable gear to keep up with their immersive documentary shooting style. Find out why Jake and Jerry turn to the Canon EOS C300, XF105, XF305, and 5D Mark III to get the job done and learn how they configure their cameras while shooting in hostile environments.

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking has an average job placement rate of 92%

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Our Digital Filmmaking Program is designed to prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry, one of the largest segments of the economy. Graduates are typically getting jobs in four fundamental areas: film/television, corporate, documentary/non-profit, and internet/new media. Film & Television - Graduates of our program have recently worked on dozens of feature films shot locally including Woody Allen's Oscar-winning film, "Blue Jasmine" and Ryan Coogler's Sundance & Cannes-winning film "Fruitvale Station." In addition, graduates have crewed on many of the HBO productions filmed in San Francisco. There are also a number of local production companies that specialize in "reality-based" television and some of our recent graduates are working steadily with them.

FilmSchoolSF Approved to Offer Financial Aid

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The San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking is thrilled to announced that it has been approved to participate in all Federal Student Financial Aid Programs by the Department of Education. Students who are accepted into the Digital Filmmaking Program are now eligible to receive Title IV funding, including Pell Grants and federal loans. FilmSchoolSF President and Co-Founder, Jeremiah Birnbaum, says "Last year we became a nationally accredited institution and this year we are able to offer financial aid. With our students having access to federal grants and low cost loans, we continue to enhance and improve the FilmSchoolSF experience."

Award-winning Writer / Producer joins FilmSchoolSF faculty

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FilmSchoolSF is delighted to announce that award-winning writer/producer Fred Ritzenberg has joined the faculty. Fred has been in the film business for over twenty-five years, writing and producing motion pictures. His latest feature, the acclaimed film, ZAYTOUN, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before being distributed worldwide.

Sammy Maamar Interview with 6 month documentary filmmaking class international student

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Sammy: Hello, my name is Sammy Maamar, I'm from Tunisia, North Africa. We just had the revolution in 2011. Everybody knows Tunisia now, it was unknown before that happened. No oil or anything. I'm just kidding. So yeah, I've been in San Francisco for a while. I just discovered this school, not long ago and signed up for the 6 Month Documentary Program. It's been two months now in the program and it's been great. It's a hands on program. I'm doing my documentary on Community Gardens in San Francisco. Urban Community Gardens and I've got a lot of feedback and help from peers as well as from teachers. The facility great here, its downtown, in the heart of San Francisco. Easy to get to. I went to the Art Institute for four years but i didn't finish because of some financial difficulties. Also they didn't offer any night classes versus here you can also have a professional life and go to work, 9 to 5 and then come to school and pursue your hobby or future career or whatever you want to do with this program. The admission process was very easy, it was a couple of weeks emailing back and forth with the admission manager. It was very easy and straight forward. No problems. You just fill out the application, talk about the financial stuff and you're good to go. But it's really up to you, if you want to be serious and pursue your documentary making you can do it. If you're just going to blame others and be lazy, you're not going to do it. It's more up to you, it makes you more responsible to make your own films.