The Society for Student Filmmakers’ (SSF) President, Adam Ghossein said, “When I was younger I would try writing stories but it wasn’t satisfying enough to just to tell a story, I really wanted to show my stories to my audience.”
On Oct. 1 the Society for Student Filmmakers held their first meeting with Ghossein enthusiastically welcoming members and students of filmmaking to take part in pursuing their aspirations in filmmaking.
The president of the club has positive visions for their direction.
Ghoessein wants filmmakers to participate in extensions of films and video production programs available on campus and local communities. Ghossein wants more recognition like other popular clubs and Greeks on campus.
The Society for Student Filmmakers, also known as the Film Club, has accomplished a lot since they began in the spring 2011, thanks to mass communication majors.
During the summer, the club was able take part in the 48 hour Inland Empire Film Festival, which is a fun and crazy weekend where filmmakers completed a short film: create a script, directing, using props, and editing within 48 hours.
Three members of the SSF received recognition; Kirk Cohen won Best Director and Ben-Christopher David won Best Cinematography in the film “Shot.”
Inno Sita was given recognition for the short film “Interested”. Not only did Sita edit he also direct the film.
“Interested” was nominated for the title Best Editing.
Society for Student Filmmakers short film “Interested” was nominated for Best Script and Best Editing at the 2013 Valley College Film Festival.
Not only were the members able to be a part of 48 Hour Project, but they also attended the Directors Guild of America, which supports film, television directors and aspiring filmmakers.
Former members of the SSF gained experience in the art of filmmaking, learned how to operate a camera, and digital editing.
Some members have gone from doing internships for Ontario Reign and some became assistants for TBS. Through SSF members are able to gain knowledge of how to work in front and behind the cameras.
Being a part of SSF, members were able to produced promo videos for clubs on campus including Nutritional Student Association, Underground Music Society, and Computer Science and Engineering Club.
This year SSF will be part of more film festivals and members able to share their ideas for upcoming videos.
Film Club gives CSUSB students an opportunity to experience the film industry and understand the fundamentals that are necessary in creating a film.
Chris Burns’ reason for joining the film club was, “to do something before graduating. I enjoy watching films and I would like to know how it all works.”
The Film Club next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 located in the studio lab in UH-013.
“I want everyone to know that this is the place to be,” said Ghossein.
You will be able to learn how to film, set design, act, create screenplays, visit places such as The Egyptian Theatre in LA, and enjoy watching great films.