We have two state-of-the-art sound stages, the Main Stage and Mission Street Stage. The Main Stage has 400 amps of power to handle any professional film lighting requirements and a beautiful custom-built Green Screen for shooting special effects. The Mission Street Stage has 200 amps of power and a large HD projector for movie screenings.
Apple Computer Lab
All of our computer equipment lab/classrooms offers students brand new 21.5-inch Apple iMac computers running the latest editing and sound design software including the industry-standard Final Cut Pro Studio. In addition, students who shoot green screen on our state-of-the-art sound stage learn compositing using specialized plug-ins and Adobe After Effects.
High Definition Camera Equipment
From the first day of class, our students work in HD video using the latest professional-grade cameras. Students learn the craft of cinematography shooting on DSLR’s, Panasonic HVX200, Sony EX1 and the RED One and Scarlet cameras – all of which are tapeless. Professional Sachtler tripods, matte boxes and hi-end tech monitors will round out every students camera package.
Sound Recording Equipment
Our students learn the craft of production audio recording using the best professional digital filmmaking equipment. At traditional film schools audio is often ignored, but not at FilmSchoolSF. Our students use Sennheiser microphones and headphones, Fostex hard disc recorder/ mixers and Light Wave boom poles.
Lighting & Grip Equipment
According to Stephen Kopels, one of FilmSchoolSF Founders, “lighting is everything.” Our extensive list of lighting and grip equipment attests to this philosophy. Students use Arriflex, KinoFlo, Mole Richardson, Chimera, Matthews and Century lighting / grip equipment – all the same digital filmmaking tools used on professional movie productions.