Our Teaching Philosophy
The age of two-hour powerpoint presentations is over. Our classes provide an interactive experience that includes theory, instructor-led demos, and follow-up assignments. Weekly labs solidify knowledge in a real life setting.
Because no two students have the same aptitude, smaller class sizes allow us to provide more individualized training. In addition, a tutorial assistant is on hand every day to help students apply what they have learned in class.
In storytelling, we push our students to take risks. Film isn’t supposed to be safe or easily defined. It’s about developing a unique voice that avoids mainstream formulas. It’s also about taking artistic risks and seeing what unfolds.
Seizing the Digital Age
Films inspire, provoke, entertain and inform. With the rapid growth of digital storytelling, creative professionals with artistic and technical know-how are in high demand. Visual literacy is as important as textual literacy in the 21st century. As images and videos are increasingly becoming our primary form of communication, it is essential for filmmakers to remain on the cutting edge. Our programs incorporate new media streams including web series and crowdfunding.
InFocus is committed to helping grads with their future goals, whether that is making their own feature film or getting their foot in the industry door. We hire alumni to collaborate on films with partner organizations and provide ongoing mentorship from InFocus Film School’s instructors.