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Hey! I'm Jon Sams, a film student at Florida State. I'm also a portrait and lifestyle photographer on the side. Ask me questions.I love questions.

Please do take me up on it, I’m just editing my thesis right now so I’m at school all day anyway. 

All I can tell you is that for my year, 10 transfers were accepted. This has changed since the program has been split into the two separate Production/Digital tracks. I would expect 5 transfers to be accepted from each track, but the Digital track is much different than the production track. Still very cool though. 

My Doc about kylejthompson was featured in this article about it’s recent screenings in DOCUTAH. Check it out.


The honest truth is: be yourself. Which is so cliche, but it really is what they look for. Don’t try to make yourself a good fit, because you probably already are. They look for passion, they look for people who are eager to learn, and people with stories. 

I’d suggest practicing your writing, because the school has started to give a prompt for a script, to be submitted with the application. 

If you get a chance, volunteer on a set, see if the program is what you think it is. This fall the 2nd year production students shoot their F3’s (Their third narrative project), and the 1st year students shoot their F1’s. If you ask someone in the school they can probably tell you the exact dates, if not lead you to someone who can. 

If you have any more questions about the program please don’t hesitate to ask, or if you’d like to see the school I’d be more than happy to show you around. 


Find out what you like! FSU looks for passion, not set experience. They want people that they can teach, and work with. People who can grow. 

Find a movie you love, see if you can find the script and read how it was written. De-construct it, find out how it was made. Keep the inspiration and keep the motivation, it will bring you a long way. 

Also if you don’t get in the first time, keep applying, keep on it. They respect that. Remember they’re picking people who will work together well, so if you don’t work well for one class, you might be perfect for another.