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Check out the film resources and schools we recommend!

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Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University prepares aspiring professionals in the fields of design, communication, and the arts by delivering excellent undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and portfolio development programs. The Academy has over thirty state-of-the-art facilities that house classrooms, studios, galleries, and more. Students interested in all aspects of film and theater—from acting to screenwriting, directing to costume design—have access to cutting-edge equipment including studio-quality cameras, green screens, lighting systems, and sound stages. Selecting from twenty-eight areas of study, students aspire to earn A.A., B.A., B.F.A., B.S., B.Arch., M.A., M.F.A., or M.Arch. degrees either on-site in San Francisco or through the Academy’s flexible online programs.



BlackRapid has set the standard for camera slings since 2008. Founder/ CEO Ron Henry invented a system in which the camera hangs upside down by its tripod mount. When ready to shoot, the camera can easily glide up the webbing into position and then be placed back down at the photographer’s side, hands-free. BlackRapid combines the comfort of a well-made shoulder pad with the convenience of a highly functional sling system.


LMU School of Film and Television

The School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University offers aspiring filmmakers a strong liberal arts education with a focus on developing craft, storytelling and technical expertise. Recognized as one of the top ten U.S. film schools (The Hollywood Reporter), the school offers undergraduate degrees in animation, production, screenwriting and recording arts; and graduate degrees in production, screenwriting and writing and producing for television. Selected LMU alumni include Brian Helgeland (42, Mystic River), Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay–Part 1 & 2), Van Partible (Johnny Bravo), Emily Spivey (Up All Night) and James Wong (American Horror Story).

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We are Gorilla, a Creative Agency based in West Michigan and Los Angeles. We are a community of filmmakers and artists that believe in valuing people over products. We take risks in order to empower those around us, consider every opportunity for its potential, and co-create even when it’s hard. Ranging from commercial content to full length documentaries and narrative feature films – we are simultaneously failing, learning, and growing – striving for greatness in our work, relationships, and story.

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The National YoungArts Foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society. To date, YoungArts has honored more than 20,000 alumni, including Don Hertzfeldt, Jenji Kohan, John Ridley, Daniel Arsham, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington, with over $12 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $60 million in college scholarship opportunities in the past two years; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, such as Marina Abramović, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Robert Redford and Bruce Weber.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film

The Film & New Media Emphasis (FNM) at the Johnny Carson School offers a four-year undergraduate degree for students who are creative, organized and interested in discovering how technology and creativity combine to tell stories. Behind the camera or on the computer, Carson School students receive a comprehensive media education and plenty of opportunities to apply their talents making movies.  Focus areas include: filmmaking, production design and digital visual effects.   Alumni of the program are now working for Universal Studios, ILM, Disney Channel and DreamWorks Animation.  Others have started companies and are producing film, television and digital media nationwide.