San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA) – Focused Cinematography Training
Liberal experimentation is the key principle that SFSU’s School of Cinema is built upon. It emerged in the 1960s and,
in a nod to that era, it proudly declares to this day that it “continues to celebrate cinematic expressions that challenge social and artistic norms.” Programs include animation, screenwriting, media and culture, and film and media studies. Its filmmaking (documentary, experimental, and fiction) programs are worth considering in terms of visual training that is not the norm. Classes include Cinematography and Lighting, Digital Cinematography and Experiments in Cinematic Form.
On-campus clubs such as the Cinema Collective help filmmakers become better in their craft and produce quality films.