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Living Arts has been preparing high-end talent for the studios for over 20 years.
Find out how we discover, develop and graduate the NEW creative talent.
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 LIVING ARTS?

You must learn at the studio level!

This top film college in North Carolina takes creative skills to a new level for the independent filmmaker. The student from Living Arts competes using a vast array of real world competencies gained beyond the usual classroom. He or she is prepared with new media know-how seldom seen in an academic setting. Find real world level 4K production here. Get your hands on Arri ALEXA and Sony CineAlta F55, the gear known in Hollywood and beyond. Move along to a director's skillset gaining competencies to generate story content that connects with audiences. This is the best film school dedicated to using the incredible studio tools supporting the development of the Creativity Professional. Connect with Living Arts as—REAL FILMMAKERS ONLY!

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 LIVING ARTS?

One school creates the storytellers, producers and the critics.

Living Arts graduates are different, unique and experienced. They have labored working under a tough faculty of critics mastering the art of storytelling. They have also learned that film is a business that thrives on creativity and exciting audiences. The Producer in them has learned how to stay on budget and on time and make it a wrap. They are the filmmakers who have learned production from script to screen. Living Arts Film School is the place for ... REAL FILMMAKERS ONLY!

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 LIVING ARTS?

Wanted: real filmmakers only!

REAL FILMMAKING isn't going to school to go learn how to shoot video cameras, edit on a MAC and paste together a reel. It's much different here. At Living Arts the mission is to turn dreams into stories to be shared via digital imagery. This translates to working at the studio level with the top studio gear and crew ... with Living Arts faculty and staff who know what it is to make real films. Living Arts is the film school where we prepare to earn screen credits because we are real filmmakers! Program content includes:

Foundation Study - Visual Construction - Color Construction - Creative Thinking - Personal Branding Strategies - Web Design & Self Promotion - Studio Business Practices - Advertising Design - Media Delivery - Practical Marketing

Film Design Studio - Language of Film - Story Development - Conceptual Design - Cinematography & Lighting - Production Studio Series - Broadcast Design - Production Editing - Cinematography & Lighting - Independent Producing - Audio Engineering - Sound Design - Project Studio - Portfolio Studio Series

General Education (partial listing) - Art Appreciation - Computer Applications - Civics and Economics - Oral Communications - Geometry - Environmental Science - Life Science - Geography - Sociology - Psychology

Website Marketing & Development - Website Campaign & Control - Website Design & Production - Website Front-end Coding Option - Website Media Design - Website Marketing

Portfolio Development - Portfolio Studio I & II - Portfolio Critique & Development

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No video gear here—just studio level tools

WHY is this the real thing? You won't find a video camera here. But, you will find the Arri ALEXA ... cinematographers real world camera choice. And, you'll learn special cinematography skills shooting plates for Visual Special Effects.

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 Cinematography and VFX

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The studio turns classroom theory in reality

At Living Arts we live in the studio (or, on location) for this is where the art of applied filmmaking takes place. You move ahead faster at this film production school.

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 Classroom vs. Studio Reality

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The secret leading to incredible filmmaking

At Living Arts your Producer may STOP you for a Greenlight REAL APPLICATIONS WORKFLOW critique. This is our way of guiding you to making better films by stopping production to encourage and guide you before it's too late. Top film programs are built on understanding that high production values are expected.

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 GreenlightRAW

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Learning digital tech is learned hands-on

Attending full time means there is no compromise in studio time or depth of learning. Here is a studio arts education with exceptional digital tools taught by an involved faculty, who know today’s strategies for creating incredible moving images.

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 Digital know-how

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Earning Director status

Becoming a film director is a challenge met by only those who exercise the passion and practice of filmmaking. We provide the "practice" here!

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 Gaining Director status

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The Editor is the best friend of the Director

The Editor is the best friend of the Director

The student who will become an editor will soon learn he or she can be a worthy partner to the director in telling the film story. Your Greenlight critiques will explain this. Ask for the details.

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 The talented Editor

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Lighting know-how comes before Director status

Creativity comes to the filmmaker who first learns the principles and practices of studio level production design (composition, lighting, and lensing).

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 The lost art of Lighting

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Why you must become a Producer before Director

Creativity can be learned and developed to the extreme if the cinematographer is mentored to tell stories that connect with audiences first … and the film crew, second. Living Arts College is the film school in North Carolina that's pioneered feature production at the 4K studio level.

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 Producing

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The Business of Filmmaking

Creativity is necessary for success, but so is an understanding of Business. Today's world of Filmmaking is an intense arena of production, marketing, sales, competition and advertising.

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 The Business of Filmmaking

Let us help you move
your potential into the studio!

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Javin Griffin
Digital Filmmaking Student

“My name is Javin Griffin. I am a Film major here at Living Arts College. I am currently in my fourth quarter at the school and I am really loving it. A lot of the classes, especially the ones pertaining to my major are very hands on and a ton of fun. The courses here are challenging, but still allow students to be creative in the product we produce. The staff and faculty at the college are awesome and helpful with not only class assignments, but also with personal work, extracurricular activities, and even networking. Living Arts College is an amazing school.“

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Klara Doyle
Digital Filmmaking Student

"The staff I met during my first tour of the school were very helpful and informative. I really liked the atmosphere and environment the school had. I like the location of the school. It has multiple places to go to within walking distance or a short drive. Within my first year here, I had gotten a second job as an event videographer with a company here in town. All thanks to the people I've been able to network with here at the school."

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Nick Doup
Digital Filmmaking Student

“I’ve had a GREAT experience at the college. Everyone I spoken with has been professional. This College sometimes doesn’t even feel like school but feels like I’m in my career!”

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MY CREATIVITY: BECOMING A MEDIA SPECIALIST


Moving forward, graduate Brian Bethea has become a Media Specialist at The Journey Principles thanks to his studies at Living Arts College. Brain has specialized in production studio, motion graphics, color construction, sound for picture, visual construction, and broadcast design projects during his years at the College.


THE FILM "UNION BOUND" PRODUCED WITH LIVING ARTS COLLEGE STUDENTS

The film "Union Bound" produced by Uptone Pictures, won a Gold award at the Peak City International Film Festival last week where it was also screened for the first time to the public. Producer Michael Davis is seen in the picture talking at the podium about the film. "Union Bound" is a Civil War movie and was filmed locally in NC. Many students from Living Arts College worked on the film. Our Audio instructor Craig Brandwynne was the supervising sound editor. Nicholas Bagwell was the dialogue editor / sound mixer. Students, Jeremy Allred, Maxwell Gratzer, and Arnold Hernandez were sound effects editors. Thomas McCullough, Louis Roussell, and Brian West were boom operators.

Living Arts' student working on new Hollywood movie.


Living Arts' student working on new Hollywood movie. Dimitri Hale is seen here ready to go on set on the new Tupac movie "All Eyez On Me". Check out the IMDB page here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1666185/ The movie is a chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur.






ALUMNI WORK SEEN ON FOX50


Digital Filmmaking Bachelor's degree puts our graduate to work in TV. Film graduate David Wilson is now working as a videographer. David graduated in 2014 and his work can be seen on Fox 50. FOX 50 (WRAZ TV) is a FOX affiliate locally owned and operated by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Read more abot Fox 50 at www.fox50.com


ALUMNI WORK SEEN ON FOX50


Digital Filmmaking Bachelor's degree puts our graduate to work in TV. Film graduate David Wilson is now working as a videographer. David graduated in 2014 and his work can be seen on Fox 50. FOX 50. WRAZ TV is a FOX affiliate locally owned and operated by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh. Read more abot Fox 50 at www.fox50.com


LIVING ARTS STUDENTS GET REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE ON THE SET


Film students are working on three shorts shot in the span of three days, with International director Heart Fensch. The first film is an experimental work, the other is a film noir and the third is a film spoken in Chinese. The students are benefiting from this by learning how to develop films for multi-cultural audiences


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