TESTIMONIALS

What are people saying about their time at InFocus?

While I was interested in film, I never had any formal technical training and really despised the idea of having to enrol in another 2 to 4 year film school program upon graduating (not to mention covering the tuition!). InFocus’s program was a great hands on way to learn the ins and outs of basic filmmaking and how to construct a short film. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who has an interest in filmmaking and wants to learn the basic skills to launch a career. You will find future opportunities based on your portfolio of work and through your networks, both of which will get a nice boost through the school.

Devon Wong

I took the documentary filmmaking course at InFocus and loved every minute of it. I learned more about film making than I thought possible, my documentary project advanced by leaps and bounds, and the instructor was brilliant. I highly recommend this school to anyone that wants a fun, personalized environment.

Monika MarcoviciGreenworx

I came to InFocus with some experience in filmmaking, but from a decade ago. After writing, directing and acting in mostly theatre, I wanted two things from InFocus: 1. to kick-start myself back into shooting and telling stories for the screen, and 2. I wanted to find a community of like-minded filmmakers; InFocus gave me both and more. The class is simple and effective. The instruction, encouragement and support are invaluable. If you’ve read the course outlines and have any hesitation– just do it! Take the course that speaks to you, jump in, and you will find yourself swimming with new friends and collaborators. In the end, I co-directed a short PSA of which I’m very proud, but moreover, I made new friends, willing to embark on new filmmaking adventures.

Russell Bennett

InFocus Film School (formerly Pull Focus) is an amazing training ground for emerging media makers! Since graduating, the skills I gained through the program gave me the confidence to forge forward in a multitude of creative ventures both in film and arts. The abilities you acquire are transferable to many fields of communication if you are, like me, up for professional adventures. The school itself was an environment of collaboration and creative freedom, with a necessary touch of toughness that motivated us all to get the job done. Highly recommended.

Katherine Anca

I did the Documentary Film Program at InFocus Film School (formerly Pull Focus) in 2014 and it was a great experience. The teachers were all working filmmakers with a lot of experience in the filmmaking art and craft. The staff was incredibly supportive and the general environment one of creativity and camaraderie. I highly recommend it.

Milena Salazar

I joined Pull Focus (now “InFocus”) for the documentary program when I first arrived in Canada in September 2013, coming from a background of design and amateur photography. Since the beginning I loved the way the whole school team – particularly the director Steve Rosenberg – followed and cared about every single student and every single project we made. Even now, over 2 years later, I’m still in contact with several teachers, alumni, and today’s students, collaborating in projects and hanging out for events and meetings.
I’ve also been witnessing a huge improvement in the program structure and the gear made available for the students. Fun way to learn and make new contacts in the business: definitely recommended!

Daniele Simone

A boutique film school perfect for beginners, hobbiests and even pros looking to enhance their skills. The instructors are professional, knowledgable and most of all..they care. I took an editing class in 2010, and it gave me the confidence to start bidding on local work. Fast forward 6-7 years, I now have my own production company (and still use some of the techniques I learnt). Would recommend In-Focus to anyone looking to get into the video production industry.

Props to Steve and the entire team!

Jaeger Mah

I did the 6-month program here and it has been a huge boost to the skill set and services I can now offer to my clients. In addition, the networking and connections that are made through doing a program here are invaluable to any indie filmmaker trying to find their way. Steve and his staff are great fun and the atmosphere at the school is one of enthusiastic encouragement. I highly recommend any of the programs and/or workshops they offer.

Sam Steele

The experience was like joining a movie making family. I was given all the tools and support to build my confidence and change careers to make documentaries. Amazing teachers with all of their own styles and experiences that I could emulate and grow with. Now unfortunately I have no excuse but to go out there and chase my dreams!

Jonathan Winberg

I decided to attend InFocus (then Pull Focus) film school in 2015 after I decided to make a radical career change from working as a youth worker for a non-profit, into a career of working in the film industry. The class size was very small which ensured we all got a lot of individual attention. I was able to develop my skills in all aspects of filmmaking and ended up discovering a passion for camera work and editing. The teachers were very knowledgeable and helpful in developing our skills and ideas. Because of the skills I developed while attending InFocus I am now entering the film industry as a camera trainee and will soon begin interning on union sets around Vancouver. Attending InFocus was a great decision and has completely changed the trajectory of my life. Thank you Steve and everyone at InFocus!

Maryel Sparks-Cardinal