Film students at Georgia State have the opportunity to hone their production skills at the Georgia Film Academy and may have opportunities for film writing careers in the future.
The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) was founded in 2014 by the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia and its main objective is to train film students in film production in order to keep up with the demand for film crews in Atlanta.
Georgia State is one of the GFA’s 14 partner institutions; film students wanting to participate in the Georgia FIlm Academy’s programs must complete GFA Course 1. This course introduces students to the skills needed to operate professional equipment and follow on-set procedures.
The Georgia Film Academy internship, which is the second course at the academy, allows students to work with grips, electric, lighting and set decoration. Jeffrey Stepakoff, Executive Director of the Georgia Film Academy, explained that this course is taught by professionals to give students everything they need to work in film production.
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