Film and Video Production

Communicate your passions through film.

Everyone loves movies. There are few mediums that can make us laugh, cry, or think differently about a topic. Film can change us.

Curating Modern Stories

The Film and Video Production degree program exists to create storytellers of excellence and influence. Through a multi-skilled, generalist philosophy, you'll learn the breadth of filmmaking and choose one area to study in depth, experiencing story from construction, idea generation and development, through image and sound capture, to the post-production reconstruction of the story in visual and audio editing.

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Film and Video Production Program?

 

Rebecca Wallace '16 | Major: Film and Video Production

"One of the strengths of the Film and Video Production program is the hands-on experience. We learn mostly by doing, balancing our classroom time with doing things we can expect to see in the field."

 


Sam Syn '17 | Major: Film and Video Production

"I have been able to use some of the latest technology through the Communication and Media Division. I have learned the basics of film as well as the new and innovative techniques that are shaping the industry. My professors are never hesitant to put the extra effort in or assist with outside projects."

 

What can I do with a major in Film and Video Production?

As a Film and Video Production major, students can work in areas such as feature films, corporate and commercial filmmaking, church media, wedding and documentary film both in corporate production companies and as freelance media artists.

The type of careers revolve around the core skill sets – writing, directing, cinematography, sound recording and editing, visual designer, and postproduction visual editor or any form of media generalist that requires a mixture of these skills.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in Film and Video Production.

4 Year Film and Video Production Degree Plan

Where can I locate examples of undergraduate student work?

A Game of Chess

3:10 at Rosie's

Purple

To view additional examples of work completed by undergraduate students, visit the division's Vimeo account.

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the Film and Video Production program?

  • Area Churches
  • Feature Films or Short Film Productions
  • Los Angeles Film Studies Center
  • Production Companies
  • Television Stations

What are graduates of the Film and Video Production program doing now?

  • Dan Martinez ('10) currently works for 15Four, a branding video company, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Katie Kregel ('10) is the director of media at a large church in Lansing, MI.
  • Josiah Staggers ('09) is a freelance camera assistant and digital intermediate technician on film sets around Atlanta, GA.
  • Katie Webb ('12) – Production manager – worked on several features such as Dogman, Rumors of War and the upcoming feature film Suspended
  • Matthew Miller ('13) – Owner/Director ShadowShine Pictures specializing in corporate and wedding videos   www.shadowshinepictures.com 
  • Christine Praniewicz (’11) – Recruiter for Disney Animation 

With a major in Film and Video Production, what classes will I take?

Students study story telling as a basis for all of the craft areas.  Freshman and sophomore classes are connected with learning the skills, knowledge and attributes of the generalist filmmaker in both fiction and non-fiction film production.  In the upper classes, students will take at least one production class per semester where they will choose their own content (fiction or non-fiction) and begin to develop a specialization in a craft area. 

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Film and Video Production?