Learn the Art of Visual Storytelling
Learn to shape stories that inspire, inform and entertain through the art of visual storytelling, our culture’s most powerful medium. Make a difference in the world. At George Fox, students in the film and video production concentration within the cinema and media communication major learn to write, shoot, direct and edit their own films with the artistic sophistication today’s audiences expect.
Get Practical Experience in Filmmaking and Broadcasting
In small classes, you’ll study film history and examine the creative and analytical facets of film, television and other creative art forms. You’ll gain a strong foundation in all the practical skills of filmmaking, including scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, sound and editing. This groundwork will enable you to gain the practical experience of filmmaking and broadcasting – and put theory into practice as you master film and video technologies.
Hands-on projects range from short personal projects to large-scale films suitable for film festivals. Throughout the program, you’ll have access to professional industry-standard equipment, honing your skills on gear ranging from Arriflex 16mm film cameras to Digital Cinema cameras.
Graduates Have Worked in Hollywood, Portland Film Community
The range of careers in film and video production is diverse. George Fox graduates have gone on to work in Hollywood or in the Portland film community on shows including Grimm, The Librarians, and Portlandia – or for employers ranging from the Portland Trail Blazers to Luis Palau Ministries.
Newer content delivery methods, such as mobile devices or online TV, present an evolving range of career opportunities. Graduates may create media for instructional purposes, produce video for churches, produce documentary films, or create media for nonprofits and businesses.
Get Guidance from Faculty Mentors Who Know You by Name
Christian professors who know you – personally, academically and spiritually – will encourage you to find your own creative voice and express your ideas authentically. Whatever your career goals, George Fox faculty mentors will guide your professional development while emphasizing the importance of becoming a filmmaker of integrity and strong character. Students enjoy an uncommon sense of camaraderie and cooperativeness among their peers, markedly different than the competitive environment that characterizes many film schools.
If you’re a storyteller at heart who wants to prepare for an impactful profession alongside other visionary students, the film and video production concentration at George Fox may be an ideal fit for you. Learn your craft supported by outstanding professors and the broad resources of Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university.
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