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Cincinnati Campus

(513) 813-4962

Columbus Campus

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Miami Media School

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Colorado Media School

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O'Hare Campus

(630) 796-4651

Chicago Campus

(312) 884-8000

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Video Production & Film Classes in Chicago, IL

Moving toward your dream career in filmmaking requires dedication, direction, and a solid grounding in the skills the industry is looking for. The BeOnAir Network of Media Schools creates learning opportunities to give our students what they need to pursue their goals. Our film and video production program has classes to spark your interest and creativity. With two convenient Chicago campuses, we can show you what it takes to make it in the film industry.



We can help you pursue your passion and take your film production career to the next level! At M&S Media Schools, our Film & Video Production program will empower you to advance your education and career.



The Film and Video Production Program provides contemporary and traditional skills in modern production of digital video content. The program helps the intermediate, or experienced multimedia professional learn more about modern styles and technical skills.



The program prepares students for their field with history, pre-productions, shooting, and editing skills. This program offers advanced education with the ever changing contemporary techniques of lighting, shooting, and editing.



Our film production courses provide students with all the tools they need to succeed behind the lens or in front of the camera. Best of all, many of our film modules give students the chance to put their learned skills into action and build an impressive portfolio.


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Whether you’re an aspiring film producer, film editor, or a recent graduate exploring your options, M&S Media Schools has the courses, state-of-the-industry tools, and professionally taught classes you want and need.



At our film school, you won’t find boring lecture halls or unhappy classmates. You’ll just find teachers and students who are doing what they love!

What Will You Study?

Film and video production is a term that covers many different roles. Just a few of the jobs in this industry include film producer, camera crew, and film editor. An effective education in the field must start with a broad understanding of the skills needed to find your niche within the industry.

The BeOnAir Network of Media Schools provides instruction from experienced industry professionals to give you a clear overview of what’s involved in film and video production. The industry is rich with innovation, so it’s essential to work with people who stay on top of what’s happening.

You can expect to get a thorough grounding in the basics, such as using the different kinds of equipment you’ll work with, navigating the pre- and post-production processes, and how visual aesthetics affect your work. At the same time, you will also learn about the current trends, so you can finish your education ready to enter the field today.


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What Does The Program Cover?

We carefully select the topics we include to give you a broad understanding of filmmaking in the modern world. That requires a look back at what came before, an in-depth understanding of how the industry works today, and preparation to adapt to the changes ahead. Here’s a look at what you can expect to learn.

History of Film and Television

Study the classic films and legendary filmmakers who have shaped the industry.

Fundamentals of Motion Pictures

Explore the skills you’ll need to create compelling movies.

Pre-Production, Screenwriting, and Story-Boarding

The work starts long before the cameras arrive. Learn how to be prepared to hit the ground running when it’s time to film.

Cameras and Lighting

Learn the technical aspects of how to create visually compelling scenes.

Scene Shooting and Set Roles

Who does what on the set? Learn about the different positions and the skills they require.

Video Editing and Post-Production

Learn how to take your raw footage and turn it into a work of art.

Advanced Post-Production and FX

Fine-tune post-production skills and learn to use special effects to bring your vision to life.

The Future of Broadcasting

Stay on top of the direction the industry is headed and learn how to remain up-to-date.

Film and Video Project

Create your polished video to include in your portfolio so you can show potential employers what you’re capable of.

You can pursue your dream of working in filmmaking, and BeOnAir is here to give you the skills and information you need to get started working toward that goal. Our video production and film classes are designed to prepare you to find your way in a creative and ever-changing industry.

Jumpstart your career in filmmaking with BeOnAir’s film program in Chicago

If you’re ready to invest in your future in the film industry, we would love to be a part of preparing you to succeed. The future you’re hoping for may be closer than you think. We have two convenient campuses in Chicago and an innovative and engaging video and film production program. Contact us to enroll online or call (331) 215-4762 for more information.


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Take the first step toward achieving your dream career in the exciting field of media by applying to the Media Schools today. Our campuses offer financial assistance for those who qualify, as we firmly believe that career dreams should be attainable for everyone. If you have any questions about our programs or locations, simply contact our offices for more information. No matter your needs, we’ll help to ensure that you are capable of attaining the career you’ve been dreaming of!

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