The Film/Video Department at Columbia College Chicago seeks to cultivate artists with a unique vision and the desire to express that vision on film. At the same time, we strive to develop the technical skills that supports this creative passion. Believing that the best way to learn filmmaking is to make films, we stress collaborative film and video production: classes are taught through a project-based, hands-on, student-centered process. Our diverse student body, imaginative faculty and state of the art facilities combine to develop the creative, conceptual, and technical skills needed to become a working film or video professional.We value the making of individual films or videos that develop students creative potential and reflect their technical abilities.These films become the all-important sample reel needed to begin a professional career. Of course, making movies cost money. To help defray the expense of advanced productions, the Film/Video Department created a production fund.