Profiles of Film Programs & Schools

Film Schools in Virginia September 1, 2015

Virginia Film Schools

Virginia’s history and scenery make it a popular backdrop for many films. In fact, Hollywood has made many trips to the state to film blockbuster movies such as Argo, J. Edgar, Lincoln, War of the Worlds, Hannibal, Minority Report, Mission: Impossible, Patriot Games, Silence of the Lambs, Dirty Dancing, and Coal Miner’s Daughter. Film productions, both big and small, have kept the state’s film community very busy over the years. A large number of television production studios, documentary filmmakers, and global ad campaigns play a significant role in the employment scene as well.

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Film Schools in Texas August 20, 2015

Texas Film

Texas is not on the outside looking in. The Lone Star State is as much a part of the film scene as any other top ten state and the industry here is growing. More than 1,000 projects have been filmed in Texas over the years, including some of the most controversial films in history. Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), Apollo 13 (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), Boys Don't Cry (1999), and Kill Bill (2003) are just a few of the best films shot (or partly shot) in the State of Texas. Some of Texas’s most recent film credits include Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)The Tree of Life (2011),Spy Kids 4 (2011), True Grit (2010)There Will Be Blood (2007), and No Country for Old Men (2007). The television series Dallas (1978-1991)Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), and The Lying Game (2011-2013) filmed in Texas as well.

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Film Schools in Wisconsin October 29, 2012

Wisconsin Film

The State of Wisconsin is just right. It’s not the largest state in the U.S. and it’s not the smallest. Just over 5.7 million people live in The Badger State, making it the nations 20th largest state. While the people of Wisconsin are famous for being football fanatics, the state does have a softer side. In fact, Wisconsin is has some of the regions most beautiful landscapes, unlimited outdoor sports and recreation, and an art and culture scene that filled with top museums and unique galleries. 

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Film Schools in Utah October 15, 2012

Utah

Utah may be the nation’s 34th largest state, but it still has a hearty population of more than 2.8 million inhabitants. The Beehive State is also home to several places that offer plenty in the areas of art and culture and entertainment. For starters, the state is home to renowned art museums such as the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Utah MOCA), and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University.

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Film Schools in Vermont October 15, 2012

Vermont

From the resorts and small towns of Central Vermont to the vistas of Northern Vermont, The Green Mountain State has been the backdrop for dozens of Hollywood films from classics such as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) to modern sci-fi films such as Sucker Punch (2011). Other credits include Thank You For Smoking (2005), What Lies Beneath (2000), The Spitfire Grill (1996), and Wolf (1994).

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Film Schools in Rhode Island September 11, 2012

Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be small, but this beautiful state is big on charm. The nation’s smallest state is home to one of the country’s most scenic major cities—Providence. It also boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the U.S. Rhode Island has a plethora of firsts to brag about as well—especially in the world of sports. “Little Rhody” is home to the first open golf tournament, the first National Lawn Tennis Championship took place here, and in 1876, Polo became a first for the entire country—right near Newport.

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Vancouver Film School

Vancouver is home to the third largest film and TV production city in North America, earning it the nickname Hollywood North and attracting significant industry attention, professionals and (surprise, surprise) jobs. It’s little wonder that a healthy dose of animation programs have cropped up on the lush Pacific shores of Canada in the last few decades, but one in particular is tough to beat. Vancouver Film School offers three distinct animation programs that each draw wide industry praise while beckoning students from around the world.

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Roger Williams University

Degrees Offered: B. A. Graphic Design Communication, B. F. A. Visual Arts Studies with Concentration in Film, Animation and Video or Photography and Digital Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $29,976 for the 2012 - 2013 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,642 per year.

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Rhode Island School of Design

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Film/Animation/Video, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Digital + Media, Graphic Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $41,022, graduate $41,022 for the 2012 – 2013 school year

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How to become a movie editor in Alaska

These days, more and more multimedia artists in Alaska are choosing editing as their main area of focus.  All motion pictures and media broadcasts need editing.  Editors cut away extraneous information and appropriately arrange audio-visual media into coherent, well-timed presentations.  Recent global technological advances have increased the number of available jobs in Alaska for film and radio editors.

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