At Spotlight Film School we teach film acting and filmmaking. Each tract offers classes that are progressively more challenging.

Film Acting and Filmmaking

One advantage of being a film school in a working theater is having access to live events to practice skills. Live productions are most challenging.

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After browsing at our site, if you have any questions or wish to enroll, contact the Film School Director at [email protected]

Chad Hembree – Director


Film Acting Class

Spring Semester (Feb 12 – Jun 11)
Tuition Cost – $20 Month
(4 months = $80 total)
No Enrollment Fee

Class Day and Time – Saturdays 2:30pm-3:30pm

Film Acting class with cover the basics of film acting, how to navigate a set, work with film directors, speak the lingo, audition, and different types of on-film acting will be practiced: including – Interviews, Drama, Action, Vlogs, Comedy, Commercials, and Documentary (voice-over).

We will have lots of fun and each student will get ample screentime. This class will be a prerequisite for advanced acting classes in the future.


  • Age 9+
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Reliable transportation to class and projects


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Spring Semester (Feb 12 – Jun 24)
Tuition Cost – $20 Month
(4 months = $80 total)
Enrollment Fee – $30.00
Class Day and Time:
Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm
Film Lab Available:
Tuesdays 4pm-5:30pm & 6:30pm-8pm

Picture – The Dark Room – Short Film

The primary focus of this semester will be giving students a general grasp of the field of filmmaking.

Lessons this semester will include:

  • The mechanics of a camera and how it works.
  • Basic Photography
  • Basic Cinematography
  • An introduction to basic tools of the trade. Booms, Slides, Gimbals, etc.
  • Basic Screenwriting
  • Basic Editing

Picture – Spotlight Film School uses Adobe Film Software to prepare students for real world experiences in the film industry.

48hr Film Competition

We will have many fun projects and adventures, but our final project will be a 48hr film competition.

Each week students will have assignments to complete to practice the skills they are learning to prepare for the competition.

Picture – Mr. Chad can be seen three times in this frame from Born to Clean. A Sci-fi movie about cloning, this film won best Sci-Fci and Best Special Effects at a National Film Festival

Practice Makes Perfect

A Film Lab will follow Filmmaking class each week. Students only have to stay for the lab when they have an active project. Students may stay for lab anytime they wish to help, practice skills, or collaborate.

Filmmaking Students are required to work on the film crew for one Spotlight recording, commercial, or live event each month. Finished projects will be graded and reviewed for tracking each students progress.

Picture – Spotlight played a larger role in the production of the TV series Freedmont produced for Blip TV and later Revision3 who were early channels and pioneers in streaming entertainment.


  1. Age 13+ (Younger students may be accepted conditionally at the directors discretion)
  2. Predictable and reliable transportation to class, labs, and projects.
  3. A reliable camera, capable of Full HD video at 30fps with plenty of recording space. We will use Spotlights cameras often for projects and class, but many assignments will require a personal camera to complete.
  4. A sturdy tripod for your camera or phone. (I have phone clips to attach most phones to a tripod.)
  5. (Optional) A fairly new computer with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite will be needed for practicing editing at home. Optionally the lab will have limited availability of computers for students to share.
      • Windows 10 and 11
      • macOS 10.15 (Catalina) through macOS 12 (Monterey)


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