Help us fund the Film Lab:

Do you want to help provide workforce development and arts education in the Athens area?

Film Athens is raising funds to purchase software and equipment for the FILM LAB housed inside the Athens Community Career Academy.

So far we have received $4,220.00 of our $10,000.00 goal!



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Fund the Film Lab!

Do you want to help provide workforce development and arts education in the Athens area?

Film Athens is raising funds to purchase software and equipment for the FILM LAB housed inside the Athens Community Career Academy.

To Purchase Software & Equipment
For Training Classes & Workshops
To Create Job Opportunities

Independent Filmmakers
Clarke County Students & Teachers
Athens & Surrounding Community Members

Investing in film, art and digital technology education benefits our local economy and individuals looking to develop new skills.
Film and TV production is booming in Georgia. In 2014 the film industry generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion, 77,900 jobs and $3.8 billion in wages. 

Film Athens is a non-profit organization that serves and educates the film community and fosters the growth of the film industry in Northeast Georgia. Film Athens has been providing resources, workshops, film exhibitions, and community outreach since 2004. 

Film Lab (the plan!)

The Film Lab

The film industry in Georgia is growing every year, with an estimated 5.1 billion dollar impact on our state's economy. With an even more skilled workforce of Georgians, we can continue to build on those economic numbers and keep quality, good paying jobs right here in Athens.

But these new professionals are going to need the right skills to compete and that's where the Film Lab comes in.

To bring the Film Lab up to date, we're looking to raise $10,000 to upgrade our post-production facilities.

This will bring in all of the software programs on the Adobe Cloud. Editing software, effects programs, sound design, animation, everything for complete post-production suites. Also, we'll be able to access, a set of over 3000 professional-level web-based tutorials. Finally, we'll be able to bring in a sound recorder and microphones for ADR sound recording.

Once we accomplish this first coal we will be able to invest in tools to improve our production and pre-production education.

Sound Lab

The Sound Lab

The Sound Lab is a room within the Film Lab that has sound mixing, recording and ADR capapbilities.

Our plan is to outfit this room with post production sound software ProTools and improve the sound recording ability with a new microphone and sound proofing.

Career Academy

The Athens Community Career Academy

The ACCA is a Charter Program and is a partnership between the Clarke County School District, Athens Technical College, the University of Georgia and OneAthens.

The program is located on the historic H.T. Edwards Complex Campus, with state-of-the-art technology and courses taught by both university and high school faculty.
ACCA website >>

Film Lab inside the Career Academy

The Film Lab classroom will allow Film Athens to better provide education opportunities to both ACC students and the Athens area community. Workshops of varying sizes are being organized with both volunteer and for-pay instructors.

This space will be set up with software to allow for self-teaching during open lab hours. Workshops, speakers, and training are open to all ages and levels of experience.

Film Lab web page >>

PRESS: Film Athens & Clarke County School Partnership (Athens Banner Herald)
PRESS: Film Lab Open House (Athens Banner Herald)

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Hello from Film Athens!

We're still getting everything together for this fundraiser.

Some exciting things in the works!


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