CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!
FILM SCHOOL REDEFINED
A TRUE FILM SCHOOL
Sharp Focus Creative Academy specializes in training future filmmakers how to effectively write, produce, shoot, edit, and deliver high-quality video content to real-world clients, all of which can be credited on a resumé.
The SFCA teaching staff is comprised of a rotating group of professionals and experts who remain up-to-date on modern industry techniques by consistently working in the field.
ALL OF THE EXPERIENCE,
NONE OF THE 🐂 💩
ACT 1: THE SET UP
There’s an old saying, “a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none…” That phrase has been around for centuries, but thanks to the Digital Revolution that continues to blossom with each passing year, many professionals are finding it necessary to become qualified in more than one area of expertise.
It’s no big secret that modern technology has a very unpredictable shelf life, and workplace responsibilities are on the rise like never before. To sum it up, if you’re not willing to remain relevant by learning new techniques and expanding your skillset, then pursuing a career in today’s entertainment industry is going to be even more of an uphill battle than it already is.
ACT 2: THE CONFLICT
Unlike most other occupations, the entertainment industry does not care about what degree you have or what “prestigious” university you attended. Aside from having a killer demo reel built up over years of trial and error, it honestly comes down to who you know that can get your foot in the door, and what you know that can keep you there.
Traditional film schools have earned a negative reputation of wasting valuable time and money under the false premise that “you get what you pay for.” The truth is, you’re no closer to landing a real job just because you have an expensive piece of paper hanging on your wall. Gaining professional experience is the absolute best way to make a lasting impression on your peers and potential employers. That’s where we come in…
ACT 3: THE RESOLUTION
At Sharp Focus, our mission is to provide affordable industry training for individuals and groups who desire to become successful filmmakers, and encourage them to build a valuable skillset that can help acquire sustained employment. We don’t recommend that anyone attempt to utilize every single one of their skills on every single project. Instead, we teach a solid understanding of how each department works together to create all types of digital media, along with the importance of being versatile in all types of work environments.
Our students can strive to be resourceful entrepreneurs by starting their own production company, or they may choose to pursue an interesting new talent that they never knew existed. One way or another, our graduates will be prepared to start navigating their careers without the hot stench of crippling debt breathing down their necks for decades to come.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Scott is an accomplished Producer / Director / Cinematographer / Editor / and Graphic Designer with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. His career highlights include having managed film crews on everything from documentaries, narratives, music videos, and commercials through CRAWLEYWOOD Productions. He's also worked with practically every major studio in Hollywood at various creative advertising agencies.
Dave began his professional journey in the film and television industry all the way back in 1994 (he may be old, but at least he's still so darn handsome). In 2002 he established Vision Media Group and Dream to Screen Productions, through which he has produced, directed, shot, edited, crafted 2D / 3D animated visual effects,
engineered live sound at major venues, photographed and created graphic art for a variety of scripted and unscripted projects.
“I walked in unsure of a lot of things, most importantly not knowing the job that was right for me… and my mind was immediately set at ease with the thoughtful guidance of the staff at Sharp Focus and the experience provided during my time there.”