Associate in Applied Science - Digital Filmmaking
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer - Digital Filmmaking
Spokane Falls Community College
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If you like movies and telling stories with video a career in filmmaking may be right perfect for you!
The SFCC Digital Filmmaking degrees are an interdisciplinary study of cinematography, acting, directing, and writing that prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of related fields such as commercial advertising, corporate video production, social media marketing, broadcast television, filmmaking.
The program draws upon the strengths of the photography, drama, and film departments to help develop the skills necessary for you to succeed in various, rapidly evolving fields centered around digital video production.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Digital Filmmaking AAS-T map
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Total Credits: 95
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.
Heather Bellerud joined the staff at SFCC in December 2016, shortly after moving to Spokane with her family. She has a broad range of experience in education and the arts; she has worked as a cultural and natural resource interpretive ranger for the National Park Service in New Mexico and Arizona, taught art and environmental education in Colorado and Western Washington, and managed museum education programming for school and family audiences. Heather is an artist, a gardener, a bit of a bookworm, and a cargo bike nerd. She is happy to be serving as a Guided Pathways Curriculum Advisor in the Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts Pathway.
Rebecca began teaching photography at SFCC in 2021. An active member of the Washington film community, Rebecca Cook got her AAS in Radio Broadcasting at SFCC and her BA in Theatre from EWU. She has worked as an actress, director, costumer, make-up artist, accountant, producer, and director throughout the region. For the last several years, she has worked on over 20 feature films, several commercial productions, and all 5 seasons of Syfy Channel’s Z Nation, as well as directed several award-winning short films. She founded her own company, Thundering Kitten Productions and the volunteer organization Spokane Women in Film & Television (SWIFT). In her passion for the film industry, she serves as Vice President for IATSE Local 488, serves on the board of Washington Filmworks, and is also President of Spokane Film Project. She has narrated various commercial and documentary voice overs, as well as brought to life over 90 audiobooks.
Keeping to her theater roots, she produces two original works festivals for Spokane Stage Left Theater annually. For the past eleven years, she's had the pleasure of being a living history actress at The Campbell House and bringing to life their cook from 1910, Hulda Olsen. She even enjoys rescuing feral cats from time to time. Because of her diverse background in the industry and entertaining style, she teaches classes and has been asked to speak to many students and local professionals about her journey creating a life in the arts.
Ira Gardner joined the photography faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 1997. He majored in communication studies and journalism at Eastern Washington University and has pursued graduate studies in fine art, media theory and filmmaking at Vermont College and the New School University in New York. Ira has worked full time as a professional photographer since 1989 and was nationally certified as a commercial photographer by the Professional Photographers of America in 1995. He has served on the board of directors for the Professional Photographers of Washington and is currently chair of the Northwest Region of the Society for Photographic Education.
Marc Harvey graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Communications. He also holds an AAS in Photography and is currently working on a MFA in Screen Writing from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
He has a Professional Photography and Filmmaking studio at the Riverside Event Center in downtown Spokane. He is an active independent filmmaker and owns the film production company, Abbi Rose Productions.
Kayla Marr is alumna of the Spokane Falls Community College Photography Program graduating with her AAS in 2018. During her time there she was heavily involved in the Photo Arts Club. Her passion is for conceptual fine art photography. She has been involved in the Spokane filmmaking community participating in multiple film festivals and competitions including 50 Hour Slam, and Northwest Horror Film Festival. She joined the SFCC Photography Department team in 2020.
Collin Masteller graduated from the digital media production program at Spokane Falls Community College and joined the photography program team in 2017. As a student, he was the treasurer of the Photo Arts Club and photo editor for The Communicator. He filmed groups and events around Spokane, including Spokane Film Project and The 50 Hour Slam Inland Northwest Film Competition and Festival.
Colin Mulvany is an award-winning multimedia producer and staff photographer at The Spokesman-Review. He has been honored for his photography and multimedia in Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, Society of Newspaper Design, the National Headliners Awards and the National Press Photographer Association's Monthly Multimedia Contest. In 2005, he was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as being a leading expert in the emerging field of multimedia storytelling and is a sought-after national speaker. He has been teaching classes in the photography program at Spokane Falls Community College since 1999.
Erik Sohner joined the faculty in the photography department at Spokane Falls Community College in 1998. He teaches beginning and advanced application/theory and lighting classes in both studio and location environments. With over 25 years of professional experience, Erik operated his own studio and worked in commercial advertising and catalog photography for top studios in the region. He holds an AAS in photography from SFCC, a BA from the Brooks Institute, and an MFA in photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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