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We Make Movies.



Yes, they're shorter than a two-hour feature, but they're still serious movies. And we're serious about teaching you how to make them.

Today there's not much difference between movies, television, and a good missions film. Ten years ago we used different equipment and even different techniques to shoot each of those. Not any more.

But there's still a huge difference between what an amateur or poorly trained "prosumer" shoots, and what true filmmakers create. 

We call that difference "cinema."

Cinema. Cinematic. Knowing the artistic difference between a 24mm lens and an 85mm lens.  Knowing what "ratio" means and how to use it, what a "beat" is and how to define it for your story, what to say to an actor just before "action" to get that mind-blowing performance.

And hundreds, and hundreds, of other tools, techniques, procedures, concepts, philosophies, and skills you'll learn here.

All of it so that, when you're the Director and your cast and crew of fifty students, professionals, and hired actors ask you those hundreds of questions, you know the answers. Inside out. Without hesitation.

All of it so that you can make your own movies.

This is film school. It's not about pushing buttons. It's about learning how and when and why to push those buttons to tell meaningful stories and impact lives.

It's about making movies instead of videos. Even if they're only thirty seconds long.

Welcome to The Film School @ NNU!


A Submarine In Our Studio - "Articles of War"

Part of making a movie is building big sets. One of our students wanted to tell a WWII submarine movie, so we did.  We built a submarine in our studio and here's the result.


What can you do after Film School?

Parents and students often ask, "Where do graduates of the Film School go after graduation? Do they really get jobs?"

Well, yes!

And those students who applied themselves most -- those who took their school work seriously and took advantage of all the great opportunities we provide -- got the best jobs.

Here's a sampling of where a few of our film school alums have been hired or are working:

  • ESPN
  • Dreamworks Studios
  • Local TV stations
  • Own production company in Seattle
  • Producing a series for The History Channel
  • On the mission field in South America and Africa
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • As head of video production for another college

Dutch Bros Coffee highlights 2014 Film School graduate TJ Dooghan


So You Want To Work In Hollywood . . .