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SHORT TERM.
LOW COST.
HIGH VALUE.
FILM SCHOOL, REDEFINED.

SHARP FOCUS CREATIVE ACADEMY specializes in training students how to effectively write, produce, shoot, edit, and deliver high-quality results to real-world clients.  The SFCA teaching staff is comprised of a rotating group of industry professionals who remain up-to-date by consistently working in the field.  Future guidance, support, and potential employment opportunities are readily available to SFCA’s extensive graduate network.

What are people saying about SFCA?

“Sharp Focus is the kind of school I have always wanted but didn’t know existed… until now!”


Tamara P.

5.0
2019-06-13T21:49:39-07:00

Tamara P.

“What I LOVE most about my experience at Sharp Focus, is it’s not just some school that I went to… I now have friends in the industry, always willing to help me out when trends and technology change!”


Luther M.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:24:18-07:00

Luther M.

“Where other film schools would have you spending months reading about film theory before actually getting to touch a camera, Sharp Focus allows you to immerse yourself into the film production world from day one. You’ll get to experience all the different aspects of filmmaking, from lighting a scene to editing your final cut for a client.”


Barron W.

5.0
2019-06-14T00:01:34-07:00

Barron W.

“It’s fast and affordable, but you only get out what you put in. I know it sounds cliche but it’s true. They will challenge you and show you the way, but they’re not doing the work for you.”


Eric K.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:19:14-07:00

Eric K.

“Anyone who is seriously interested in a career in video production, or wants to know more about the always changing landscape of the film industry should check this out now! SFCA is an excellent and affordable hands-on film school primer perfect for all ages!”


Garret S.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:13:18-07:00

Garret S.

“They were very hands on and passionate about the subject, and cared about the students learning everything. I’m looking forward to taking more classes with Sharp Focus!”


Lusine M.

5.0
2019-06-26T12:46:29-07:00

Lusine M.

“I can tell you that Sharp Focus Creative Academy will give you the skills, training, and knowledge required to succeed in the entertainment industry.”


Matt C.

5.0
2019-06-13T23:47:03-07:00

Matt C.

“Owned and operated by some of the best working professionals in the game. It’s the perfect place if you’re looking to sharpen your skills.”


Antonio R.

5.0
2019-06-13T23:11:37-07:00

Antonio R.

“I would highly recommend that anyone looking to go to film school, editing school, production school, etc., check out this place first!”


Jennifer K.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:01:11-07:00

Jennifer K.

“For the money and what you get out it, there is hands-down no better place.”


Joel B.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:46:33-07:00

Joel B.

“Great instruction! You really get what you paid for here! I came out feeling way more confident with the knowledge that I had gained.”


Dave V.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:31:04-07:00

Dave V.

“I didn’t expect to love this place so much and have that much fun in class. In fact the program exceeded all of my expectations.”


Allyson G.

5.0
2019-05-31T08:02:51-07:00

Allyson G.

“The Filmmakers Bootcamp is short, sweet, and will give any student the tools they need to find their lane in Hollywood, with only a fraction of the debt that most film students take on when graduating elsewhere. I wish I would have known of a program like this before I jumped into the big pool of Hollywood film schools.”


Jason A.

5.0
2019-06-26T13:09:45-07:00

Jason A.

“They create an atmosphere of learning and understanding that challenges each student to become more collaborative and creative with their projects and crew members. After the student has developed a level of competency, they’re set free to learn from their mistakes and successes. By doing so, the students begin anchoring the finer points of new media production and post production.”


Gary F.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:21:15-07:00

Gary F.

“Sharp Focus is owned, managed, and taught by world class people. Even after graduating, I can still go back to them for guidance, and they always lend a hand without hesitation. This place is a rare school truly dedicate to the betterment of its students.”


Channing A.

5.0
2019-06-26T13:03:14-07:00

Channing A.

“If you want to jump into filmmaking with both feet and have the support you’ll need to succeed once you’re in the thick of it, go to Sharp Focus. If film and video are already your life and you want to sharpen and step up your game, then also go to Sharp Focus.”


Neil D.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:45:12-07:00

Neil D.

“My girlfriend didn’t have much experience with even a camera before taking the program, and within 4 months she’s now able to produce, direct, shoot, and edit professional projects. I gotta say that I’m impressed.”


Tom T.

5.0
2019-06-11T01:37:43-07:00

Tom T.

“From lighting, to camera work, to editing, you will learn it all. I would recommend Sharp Focus to anyone looking to get into the film/video production industry. You won’t be disappointed!”


Jeff G.

5.0
2019-06-26T17:30:55-07:00

Jeff G.

“Scott has been building a legion of followers because of his clear, easy to understand teaching methods, likable personality and great location for many of us in the industry who work closely with Hollywood.”


Todd P.

5.0
2019-06-11T01:40:25-07:00

Todd P.

“As a ten year industry professional, I know that in order to succeed, you need experience to get your foot in the door. That’s where Sharp Focus comes in. They provide hands-on training that’s necessary to advance in the film and television industry.”


Pete E.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:34:14-07:00

Pete E.

“Scott loves what he does, and this is evident in the way he does it. He has a talent for delivering imperative info in a clear and organized way.”


Kyle J.

5.0
2019-06-26T13:07:49-07:00

Kyle J.

“If it wasn’t for Scott and SFCA, I wouldn’t have landed my first full time job editing at a post house. Not only did I get the job, but I also got it before I even graduated. All because they focus on helping you become extremely professional in todays competitive job market.”


Averill L.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:27:38-07:00

Averill L.

“Scott is an absolutely incredible human. He’s truly just a wealth of knowledge with a great sense of humor. He also helped to get me a job as an Assistant Editor, which I am extremely grateful for and he’s continued to guide me whenever I need it on this job.”


Aneesa N.

5.0
2019-06-26T12:44:39-07:00

Aneesa N.

“This academy is professional, effective, and one of a kind! I would recommend it to all individuals interested in advancing their knowledge and career!”


Cheyenne B.

5.0
2019-06-14T00:37:34-07:00

Cheyenne B.

“Wow, what a great experience! I was looking for a technical school to expand my skill set in Premiere Pro and other Adobe applications, but not drop a crazy amount of money. I ended up getting a real bang for my buck here.”


Robert H.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:04:31-07:00

Robert H.

“The instructors were instrumental in providing the knowledge and equipment needed to get my podcast off the ground.”


Stacey M.

5.0
2019-05-31T08:01:40-07:00

Stacey M.

“What’s great about Scott’s classes, is that he comes from a point of view that’s current in the industry. He comes from a wealth of experience, and is exceptional at communicating to you on a non-condescending level. He’s fair, and at the same time he will push you to do better.”


Eric S.

5.0
2019-06-26T17:23:27-07:00

Eric S.

“It’s one thing to learn the fundamentals, but putting them to use and being able to figure out what you are really good at is what separates Sharp Focus from other schools. Scott teaches in a way that made me understand and feel confident in my abilities. He knows how to evaluate what the client needs, and how to translate their vision into a creative and effective video.”


Kenneth C.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:17:29-07:00

Kenneth C.

“You will be working on real projects for real clients. There really is no better way to get your Demo Reel started! And last but not least, the school has the chillest vibe EVER – Great people, education, and location! What more could you ask for?”


Trevor L.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:06:30-07:00

Trevor L.

“I knew that most film schools can leave you up to your eyeballs in debt (-$100,000…no thank you, plus no one who works in film in LA cares about your college GPA or degree) but Sharp Focus Creative Academy is an affordable one-stop education to learn every aspect of filmmaking. From writing, to casting, to lighting, to shooting, and post-production, we covered it all. After which, I decided to focus my career on editing and LANDED A DREAM JOB!”


JoJo J.

5.0
2019-06-26T17:35:16-07:00

JoJo J.

“Being book smart is one thing, but being able to use that knowledge is another. Scott Crawley shows you how to make that knowledge work for your career. You hold the keys to your future, and he shows you how to open the doors.”


Steven B.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:15:10-07:00

Steven B.

“If there was a way for me to travel back in time to 10 years ago when I first moved to LA, and this course existed then, I would have taken it already!”


Mike S.

5.0
2019-06-13T22:02:23-07:00

Mike S.

“Great school to start your career in the film industry, or even expand your arsenal of knowledge to stand out from the rest.”


Ryan H.

5.0
2019-06-26T12:40:10-07:00

Ryan H.

“Sharp Focus Creative Academy does more for their students than any other film/video school. The courses are affordable, and the amount of on-set experience you get is the best, bar none.”


Walter M.

5.0
2019-06-26T17:41:35-07:00

Walter M.

“I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from everyone involved. In addition, I was provided excellent feedback to make my projects stand out even more. There is never a dull moment in class!”


Glenn P.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:11:53-07:00

Glenn P.

“Scott was incredibly patient (I’m certain I asked a lot of dumb questions), and he focused on teaching me the techniques that would most apply to my photography needs. I intend to take more classes with Scott in the near future, and I hope that he’ll offer classes for kids too.”


Julia D.

5.0
2019-06-26T12:48:03-07:00

Julia D.

“If you are looking for an affordable and extremely thorough production education, then Sharp Focus Creative Academy is the place to go.”


KJ V.

5.0
2019-06-11T01:39:33-07:00

KJ V.

“I walked in unsure of a lot of things, most importantly not knowing the job that was right for me… and my mind was immediately set at ease with the thoughtful guidance of the staff at Sharp Focus and the experience provided during my time there.”


Shawn E.

5.0
2019-06-26T13:14:02-07:00

Shawn E.

“Surprisingly, no one has come up with a workable solution to the age old problem of how to get experience without a job and vise versa… until now! Sharp Focus Creative Academy (SFCA) has effectively “re-written the code” with a proprietary learn/work training program.”


Jonathan S.

5.0
2019-06-26T17:49:31-07:00

Jonathan S.

“This film school is FANTASTIC for students wanting to get in the industry. Not only do you get real life application, but you also get connections and networking with people actually working in the industry. I am a film producer and I have personally hired several of their students for various projects. I can count on the fact they know what they are doing, are professional and talented.”


Sepi H.

5.0
2019-06-26T18:03:25-07:00

Sepi H.

“The best bang for your buck. You will learn so fast, get experience, make connections, and start working on sets. If you are passionate about achieving these skills, Sharp Focus will push you in the right direction. I wish this was the first school I went to, as I would have saved so much more time and money.”


Jovan D.

5.0
2019-06-26T17:51:21-07:00

Jovan D.

“Not only will you learn all of the “ins and outs” of video production, but you also have mentors who will help you excel further than the program itself. Check ’em out!”


Blaze F.

5.0
2019-06-26T13:11:38-07:00

Blaze F.

“You get a chance to try out a ton of different types of jobs so you can quickly discover what it is you enjoy doing. Overall, a great place to gain a ton of experience in a short amount of time.”


Tony K.

5.0
2019-06-14T00:34:35-07:00

Tony K.

“Scott C. taught a fun and informative Photoshop 101 class. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and open to questions. Great experience! Highly recommend!”


Lisa B.

5.0
2019-06-26T12:52:17-07:00

Lisa B.

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