We have worked on short films, a surfing documentary in Israel, live broadcast television, music videos, TV commercials, live concert DVDs, large multi-cam events, and won “Best Documentary” twice at the 168 Film Festival in LA… We’ve been busy! We’ve graduated our 5th class last June, and we’re just getting started!
If you’re wanting to get your start in Film and Television production there’s no better place to start than here!  If you’re looking to launch or further your career in film, television, or design, with a strong faith based foundation, then Kings School of Media is the place for you! Utilizing an innovative approach to education that is both immersive and project-based, our program is designed to reflect the real-world needs of the entertainment, media, and arts industry, while teaching them how to be salt and light in the work they do.

Subjects covered:

  • Marketing
  • Storytelling
  • Scripting
  • Cinematography
  • History and study of Cinema
  • Lighting
  • Editing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • DVD authoring

PRO FILM AND TV PROGRAM – COURSE DESCRIPTION

1ST SEMESTER

An overview of all aspects of Basic Production including Lighting, Camera, & Audio
5 units
A survey of the History of Art through the centuries, exploring art criticism, and the trends and evolution of art, and how it affects Modern Media.
3 units
Classes covering Matthew 5 Sermon on the Mount with small group time focused on building your walk with God. Also Weekly prayer and worship time together as a class.
3 units
Introduction to the concepts of editing and technical interface of Adobe Premiere. Students begin to learn pacing and emotion, editing for Film and Multicam editing for Live events and Music Videos.
3 units
A critical look at the media we consume and how it reflects or contradicts our faith and world-view. Also we look at how we can execute good storytelling in the films we create that will impact our culture for the Kingdom.
4 units
Hands on Experience facilitating the multi cam production for Local events, & Broadcast TV jobs and student productions. At the end of the Semester our class works as crew on a professional music video for International artists.
5 units
Introduction to writing for TV and Film, creating engaging characters, and developing good story arc and flow. You will learn the basics of film script structure and format, and produce a series of scripts to build your skills as a storyteller.
3 units
Our students produce a music video at the end of their semester. We work with professionals Directors of Photography to shoot the video and each student competes in the editing process to get the published cut. Students work as camera assist, grips, and produce the video from concept to completion.

2ND SEMESTER

Students continue to learn scripting and story telling culminating with a 30-90 page script.
3 units
A survey of Marketing and Advertising with the push of how to identify and reach your target audience with the different Ad techniques that have been developed. We learn the theory and practice our knowledge by working on an ad campaign for a local ministry or event.
3 units
Classes with a program called D60 – developing spiritual habits and growing your walk with God. Small group time and weekly prayer and worship time together as a class happen twice a week.
3 units
A continuation in the art of editing. Learning elementary Visual FX, Simple compositing, Color Correction, and overlays. Utilizing the more advanced edit techniques and plugins to create a visual style.
3 units
A critical look at the Oscar nominees and winners for the season, and what made them stand out from the rest of the year’s releases. We analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the film commercially and artistically and look into the effort and techniques that set them apart.
4 units
Hands on Experience facilitating the multi cam production for Local events, & Broadcast TV jobs and student productions. Our students work on teams producing short films for our Oscars Mini Festival and produce a short film together as their end of semester project.
5 units
Our students produce a low budget Short film as a team towards the end of their semester. As well graduates of the school and local film-makers join with our class to produce short films for our local film festival in mid semester.

3RD SEMESTER

Students learn the use of full size ENG Cameras, Steadicam, Helix brushless Gimbal systems, Camera Cranes, Dolly, and more. Work on advanced shooting techniques and Lighting for Cinema with advanced lighting and camera gear.
3 units
Introduction to Graphic Design, Print Design, and Motion Graphics using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & After Effects. Develop your own production company logo, business cards, and design graphics for commercials and show open sequences.
5 units
Classes focus on defending and sharing the faith, covering a sample of apologetics from Scientific, Historical, Cultural, and World Religion topics. The entertainment industry will challenge your faith and our course seeks to build a strong foundation for the hope we have in Yeshua. Small group time and weekly prayer and worship time together as a class happen twice a week.
3 units
A survey of the History of Cinema, from the nickelodeon and first edits to what we consume in media today, and how storytelling has evolved.
4 units
Hands on Experience facilitating the multi cam production for Local events, & Broadcast TV jobs and student productions. Our students work on Short Videos that share their faith or promote a cause that they are passionate about, as well they take part in the production of the School produced Music Video.
5 units
Our students produce a short video that shares a aspect of faith. Using the marketing techniques and cinema skills that they learned they promote important causes or create thought provoking films that will impact their world with the Gospel or an important cause.

4TH SEMESTER

Students are responsible for the completion of a final film, and Demo Reel. Pre-Production of a feature length film starts in their 3rd semester, the Goal is to pick a film our students wrote themselves, but we also have used scripts from professional writers around the world. The Objective it to create a powerful film as a culmination of their training in KSM.
3 units
Students are taught the details of Producing a project (large and small budget), from Legally starting a Company, getting releases, to planning and building a crew.
6 units
Bible classes developing spiritual habits and growing your walk with God. Small group time and weekly prayer and worship time together as a class happen twice a week.
3 units
Students are Challenged to emulate different styles and effects both visually and in the audio mix. Advanced effects and Compositing are taught using After Effects, Color Correction and treatment in Davinci Resolve, and students can learn Avid Media Composer as a elective.
4 units
A critical look at the Oscar nominees and winners for the season, and what made them stand out from the rest of the year’s releases. We analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the film commercially and artistically and look into the effort and techniques that set them apart.
4 units
Students learn the basics of journalism and using the camera to capture a story, including an Internship at CBN News.
3 units
Our students produce a low budget Short film as a team towards the end of their semester. As well graduates of the school and local film-makers join with our class to produce short films for our local film festival in mid semester.

Learn at your pace!

At Kings School of Media you’ll learn as fast as you can, you’ll have access to our studio and equipment 24/7!  Most schools limit your time and access to computers but we leave the opportunity to grow is up to you, learn at your pace, on your time!  That’s something you won’t find at most schools, we also have a subscription to tutorials on virtually any subject or production software available, so when you’re a bit foggy on a subject like editing, you can go back and review the video!

Israel has such a diverse landscape of cultures and views, mountains to seas, ancient to cutting edge modern desert mountains to lush fields, all condensed into one small country!  Discover Israel, the birthplace of our faith, the melting pot of the major religions of the world and Jerusalem a city of ancient wonders and modern advancement!  Our Movie theatres will blow your mind, the IMAX and Cinema 4D Theatres are some of the most advanced in the world, there’s no experience like it!  Israelis Love cinema, and it shows!  It’s not just ancient ruins and beautiful desert hills, but Jerusalem is home to lush parks, beautiful mountain forests, high tech industry and the best restaurants and shopping you could ask for!  And we’re located in the center of downtown with amazing markets, and a thriving art community that’s fueled by artist from all around the world!  Traveling around Israel is easy, our public transportation is one of the best in the world!  Explore the land and journey to the locations where our faith is rooted, be inspired by the land of the bible!  Click here to learn more!

Cutting Edge Technology

At Kings School of Media we’re using the best equipment and software in the industry!  Our Line of EX3 and PMW-320 series CineAlta Sony Cameras have incredible creative controls and create beautiful images.  We also have a line of HDSLR cameras we train on like our Canon 5DmkIII, GH4, and Sony A7S with Letus 35 MCS rigs!  As well for larger shoots often Rent 4K cinema cameras like the Sony F5 4K RAW camera system with PL-Mount Cinema Prime Lenses!!!  You’ll be trained on the latest camera support gear, with our stedicam, Helix Brushless Gimbals, Wireless Follow Focus, CamMate Jibs, DJI Drones, and professional HD production switchers, our equipment is on the cutting edge of the industry standards!  As well we’re using the latest production software from Adobe with After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere Pro, we also have optional tracts to learn Avid Media Composer!  At Kings School of Media we believe that Christian films should have the highest standard, so we stay up to date with the latest tech available!

Real experience from real jobs!

In today’s production world what gets you the job isn’t just a degree but what’s on your portfolio, your boss wants to SEE what you can do.  Kings School of Media operates inside of a production company, so you’re working as the crew for a high end production company here in Jerusalem providing programming for networks like GodTV, feature films and documentaries, and live concerts and events, so in the end when you leave, you’re reel is stacked with real broadcast projects!  Working on set on real production shoots with real deadlines prepares you for the leap into the real world, you’ll get to connect with professionals, and learn their techniques on set!

Professional Staff

GSwork

You’ll be trained by the writers, editors, and producers of:

  • To Save a life  (feature film)
  • America’s next top Model (UPN)
  • Supernanny (ABC)
  • “Battle Cry LIVE Events”
  • “Acquire the Fire” Events
  • Skillet and Pillar Music Videos
  • Comedy Central – Israel
  • Chanel 2 Israel
  • CBN News

We didn’t give up our aspirations and goals as film-makers to come teach, we bring every bit of the dedication, creativity, and experience into the projects we do with our students.  We have weekly writing sessions from one of the top writers in Israel TV, and camera training from CBN News’ lead camera op in the Middle east, other instructors have produced music videos for Sony Records, and top end commercials in Europe.  You’ll be able to learn editing, using the actual script and raw Red-1 footage from the Feature Film “To Save a Life” edited by our own Sarah Williams!  As well we’re constantly bringing in professionals from various fields to share their insight

School hours and holiday breaks

Each semester lasts 5 months with a month break in-between (10mo/yr).

Fall/Winter August 1 – Dec 14
Winter/Summer Jan 15 – June 15.*
*subject to change based on calendar daus

Classes are 5 days a week, 3 hour units, from Sunday to Thursday or Friday depending on which year you are in.  Saturdays are off except for special production days, eg. events and major productions (which are rare.)

Also our students have discipleship every Wednesday from 1:30-4pm and are on rotation to film Sunday services with setup at 4pm and finishing at 7pm.

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PRO FILM AND TV PROGRAM – Vision

Our goal is to give each student a rounded experience of the business while helping them discover and develop their strengths.   The School will also be continually involved in creating content for and running different shows and events coming through the Pavilion and AV Gear Israel production companies getting experience in live stage and television production, on location shooting and producing, editing for international christian network TV shows and much more as the program develops.

The Basis of the school is a production company business model, the education of each student is interwoven with real broadcast jobs in which they operate as employees of a production company.

In the first year the majority of the time spent will be in a classroom setting, but as the basics are covered and a foundation is laid the class will be phased out to periodical teaching sessions with more focus on the students working and applying and sharpening the knowledge they’ve learned through these projects.

As the first year is complete, these students then transition into project leaders who also help train the new students as they arrive.  The training model at this point is a mentorship style system where students shadow the instructors and new students the project leaders.  Part of our vision is teaching not just the text book but the skills of problem solving that are necessary to function in this industry.  The students work their way up into larger and larger projects and as they grow we seek to discover and then hone their skills into the areas of their strength.  In the end the goal is that each student gets a broad exposure but one and at most 2 really focused skills as they leave.

Breaking into the entertainment industry isn’t as easy as just getting a degree and expecting a job, a piece of paper can hardly vouch for what you are capable of.  9 times out of 10 the guy with most experience and broadcast work will win over the guy with the degree, that’s the great part of Kings School of Media.  Unlike other film schools where you come away with one or 2 student projects, at Kings School of Media you’ll be working on many broadcast projects with real deadlines.  By the time you are finished you’ll have a diverse production reel full of broadcast material.

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