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Motion Picture Production

When you study Motion Picture Production Technology at Palm Beach State, you don’t just learn from a book. You’ll receive hands-on training from award-winning professionals, using the latest technology for film, animation and sound production.

College Credit Certificates

Digital Animation
Develop the 3-D animation skills needed to get your foot in the door of film, television or advertising companies. Using the leading industry software – Autodesk’s Maya® and 3ds Max® – students experience the entire animation process, including modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering and compositing scenes.

Post-Production Technology
Gain marketable skills in film and sound editing as well as film production. Students add to their résumés by serving in production crew positions on student film projects.

Recording Arts
Learn the latest Pro Tools® software that allows musicians to mix tracks and create recordings digitally. Graduates will be ready to assist in recording performances live or in a studio, and shape the soundscape of a film or television show.

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Associate in Science Degree

Motion Picture Production Technology
Concentrations: Digital Animation, Production or Recording Arts

Taught by professionals, students in the A.S. degree program put together projects from the ground up, using cutting-edge equipment and technologies. Throughout the program, exposure to theory and fundamental principles is balanced by a practical emphasis on current industry standards and techniques

Hands-on courses encompass directing, screenwriting and cinematography, in addition to concentration area subjects like digital story development, studio recording or film producing. Student projects and internship opportunities in the local/regional film industry offer an extensive amount of real-world experience and often lead to employment.

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Your Career Path

Many career paths start with an A.S. degree in Motion Picture Production Technology. Examples of entry level positions include:

Digital Animation
3-D modeler, animator or digital production specialist

Camera assistant, video editor or film crew member

Recording Arts
Audio technician, mix assistant or assistant audio editor

Organizations employing graduates include: Video and film production companies, recording studios, video game producers, software and multimedia publishers, advertising agencies, television networks and corporations.

Options for a Bachelor’s Degree
Program courses may transfer into PBSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, as well as colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program.

Video Resources

On the Palm Beach State Film Department Channel you'll find instructional videos designed specifically for department students as well as student short films and projects, behind the scenes videos, and more.


Some students prefer to work on campus through the work study or student assistant programs.  To qualify for these programs the process begins by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate on question No. 28 of the FAFSA your interest in part-time employment as part of your financial assistance.

Faculty Contact Information
Name Department Email
Roger Arnold Recording Arts
Patrick Baker Animation and Post-Production Management 
Timothy Benham Production Sound
Thomas Cznarty Department Chair; Film Studies, Cinematography and Lighting & Grip
Jesse Haggett Film Studies
Francesca La Scala Film Studies
Carlos Miller Screenwriting and Film Studies
Karen Nir Picture Editing
Jeffery C. Palmer Recording Arts, Production and Post-Production Sound
Dr. Roger Rawlings Film Studies
Samantha K. Salzinger Film Studies
Michael Seminerio Film Studies, Screenwriting and Production
Tas Sheikh Cinematography and Film Studies

Check out the Palm Beach State Film Department on Youtube!


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