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Film has the power to change lives, empower self-expression, and create community. Since the School of Magic Movie's founding in 2009, it has been a place where thousands of individuals have found and cultivated their personal voices as storytellers. Its classrooms and facilities bring a diverse cross-section of community members together for skill-building, friend-making, and technical support. The School of Magic Movie is a center where access, aesthetics, and action combine to help people realize their aspirations and where new films and filmmakers are launched into the community.

Free Open House at FilmSchoolSF

Tour our Stage, talk with the faculty about our unique hands-on, digital filmmaking programs!IMAGINE a school where the movie set is your classroom and you are telling your story in motion pictures; where you are actually shooting with High Definition cameras, setting up lights on a real sound stage,producing, and making tough creative and technical decisions.

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Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop – 1 Day

MAGIC MOVIE’s one day Introduction to Filmmaking class is the perfect place to start ! In this hands-on intensive class, students are offered instruction in the basics of storytelling and screenwriting, pre-production and planning, film camera composition and shooting, lighting for the camera, editing techniques and Final Cut Pro basics, and strategies for launching a career in the filmmaking industry.


  • Creative Visual Storytelling
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Food Styling
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Screenwriting: Fundamentals
  • Sound Design and Foley


  • Avid for Final Cut Users
  • Basic Lighting
  • Canon XA-10 Camera Operation
  • Grantwriting for Film
  • Sound Recording
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