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Welcome to the Winston-Salem Film Academy (WSFA) where we champion the spirit of "Run it like you own it!" At WSFA, we take pride in delivering exceptional training to budding filmmakers and videographers who are not only interested in creating a quality produce but also want to learn how to make money doing it,


Founded by Tracy Misner, a Content Creator and Instructor with over three decades of industry experience, we stand at the forefront of film education. Our curriculum is designed around the core principles of videography, production, and storytelling, ensuring that our academy is the go-to hub for anyone aspiring to build a business master the art of quality content creation. 

Join a Session Today!


Social Media for
Your Business

Come explore how to use a variety of social media platforms for your business! In this class you'll learn about the basics of Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube and how to create videos that are perfect for each platform.

By the end of the class you'll leave with a list of free and paid tools that will enhance the production of social media content.

Ages 18+

April 23, 2024

Video Production
Using Your Phone

Join us to get started with creating videos with just your phone! In this class, you will learn how to tell an engaging story, edit with Capcut, and best practices for using audio.  By the end of the class, you'll have all the basic skills to be on your video production journey!

At the end of the class, you'll also have a list of free and paid resources to enhance your production! 

Ages 18+

April 30, 2024

WSFA Summer Session

Learn to get paid for doing work that you love!

In this week long summer program, students will learn how to shoot and edit video to tell powerful stories. This program also teaches students how to monetize their work.

10:00AM to 3:00PM
Monday through Friday.

Open to rising 9th -12th grade students

June 17-21, 2024


Tracy Misner has been working in media since 1985-first as a recording engineer-then as a media producer and a film instructor. He began teaching in high school film in 2009 and n 2012, he established his first First Film Academy in Alpharetta, GA. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Misner led his students to 32 Student Production Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Now retired from teaching, Tracy stays active as the content creator for his company Misner Media and has established the Winston-Salem Film Academy to continue to provide young people with a passion for film the knowledge they need to be successful.  

Our Curriculum 

In the Winston-Salem Film Academy's 20 hour session students will learn how to shoot and edit video to tell powerful stories. This program also teaches students how to monetize their work.  Students will learn how to: 

  • Establish a YouTube Channel (designed to host and share your productions)

  • Edit Video on Final Cut Pro

  • Camera composition on professional film cameras

  • Camera composition on iPhone

  • Transfer footage

  • Acquire professional sound

  • Do voice-overs

  • Understand Foley production

  • Conduct an interview

  • Use light

  • Use green screen

  • Tell a story

  • Use skills in a social media setting

  • Monetize your production/skill set

  • Produce a sustainable business plan

  • Understand financial literacy (taught by Piedmont Federal Bank)

  • Plan for financial well-being even if your income is not steady

Thank You To Our Supporters!

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Financial Assistance Available

Thanks to a generous donation by the Reynolds American Foundation and the Ray and Lynn Clarke STEAM Scholarship Fund, tuition assistance for families in need is available.  Qualified applicants can receive up to a 75% discount on tuition.  

Contact or call to inquire, 336.265.7362

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