Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques

Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC)

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC)
Year of Foundation:
1973
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
2014
Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
1997
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
CNCP
Name of Director:
Jérome ENRICO
Address :
21 rue de Cîteaux - 75012 - Paris
Country:
France
Website:

Mission & Strategy

The ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'ETUDES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES (ESEC), is a private school centrally located in Paris. With 43 years of existence, the ESEC developped an international recognition.

Certified by the French Ministry of Labour the school has a close partnership with the Sydney Film School organising Students exchanges. The school is proudly giving Intermediate Level English classes to all students.

The school emphasize on a collaborative practice-based learning and the students achieve over 60 films per year.

Having high connexions with the Film Industry, the ESEC takes part in the professional integration of its graduate students through required internships at the end of their studies.

Through its under graduate and graduate programs, the ESEC prepares its candidates for carrers in:
- Directing for Film and Video, with optional sections in screenwriting and documentary filmmaking,
- Film and video production,
- Video editing and digital special effects for film and video,
- Screen writing.

Preparatory course:
You may follow the one-year course if you have not passed you high-school degree or A-Level, or if you wish to acquire a good level of basic education and a suitable method of working.

First Year/ Second Year:
The first and Second year prepare the students for the ESEC Diploma. They take place over a school year lasting from mid-october through the end of june or early July.
Oral and written exams, tests, supervising individual exam or team work as well as year end productions allows for an evaluation of students's skills during these two years. The student is elligible for the diploma when he/she has maintained an average of 10/20 over the course of tests and exams.

In the Cinema department (only), the student will only be a recipient of the diploma upon completion of an internship at the end of the second year.

Non-curricular projects: Some non-curricular projects are selected by the School according to their pedagogical value. They include participating in festivals (Cannes, Clermont, Sarlat), productions with outside partners or taking part in cultural events, or in technical fairs and meetings.

With over 400 students (265 under gratuates and 145 graduates), coming from over 20 countries, ESEC delivers its own diplomas in cinematography and audiovisual techniques.
- Registered with the Ministry of Education in 1973, member of the FEMIS national college since 1986 until 1998, ESEC is a professional school, training students in the fields of cinema, audiovisual mediums, and multimedia applied to various audiovisual mediums.
- As with other national schools, ESEC delivers its own diplomas in cinematography and audiovisual techniques, which are french and international diplomas at level II.
- These diplomas are recognized as among the most important diplomas delivered in France and are recognized by other universities and professional schools in France and abroad, including in 70 other countries. Notably in the USA, at USC (U. o

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total
State Funds:
0%
Public Funds:
0%
Private Funds:
0%
Students’ Fees:
100%
Sales of School Product:
0%
Rentals of Premises/Facilities/Equipment/Services:
0%
Donations:
0%

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total
Cash:
100%
In-Kind :
0%

Degree areas

Bachelor degree Assistant Director (Adjoint à la réalisation d'oeuvres cinématographiques, Full-Time)
Bachelor Degree in Editing and SFX (Monteur/truquiste en numérique d'oeuvres cinématographiques, Full-Time)
Bachelor degree Production (Adjoint à la production d'oeuvres cinématographiques , Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
No
Advanced Training of Professionals:
No

Student incentives

Total value of scholarships for
tuition per year:
33 000 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
research per year:
0 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
living costs per year:
0 Euro
Total value of fee reductions per year:
0 Euro
Percentage of students receiving
scholarships per year:
1 %
Percentage of students receiving
full fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
partial fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
paid internships:
75 %
Percentage of students using
institutions residential halls:
0 %
Percentage of students using
institutions canteen :
0 %

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
0
25
Teaching Assistants:
0
0
Industry Professionals:
0
125
Administrative Staff:
5
0
Technical Staff:
2
0

Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

Key guest lecturers (Visiting for Masterclasses, Seminars, Workshops, etc.)

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Total Area of the Institution:
1100   sq.m.
Total Area of Recreational & Social Facilities (gyms, pools, bars, lounges, restaurants, parks, etc.):
Roof terrace, ca  sq.m.
LAN Access Area :
yes  sq.m.
Wi-Fi Access Area:
yes  sq.m.

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes
Specialized Books on Film/TV/Media/Arts/etc. (Total):
200
Professional Films on 35 mm (Total):
none
Professional Films on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. (Total):
1300
Student Films (Total):
150

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.
Lecture Auditoriums:
1*82 - 1*90 - 1*80
Computer Auditoriums:
1*60 - 1*25
Sound Stages:
none
TV Studios:
1*170
Theatre Stages (for work with actors):
none
Editing Studios:
6*10
Sound Studios (recording, editing, mixing, foley):
none
Music Recording Studios:
none
Still Photography Studios:
none
Visual Effects Studios:
none
Animation Studios:
none
Film Labs:
none
Screening Halls (with capacity less than 50 people):
none
Screening Halls (with capacity between 50-350 people):
2*80
Screening Halls (with capacity more than 350 people):
none

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21
Film Cameras 35 mm:
none
Film Cameras 16 mm:
none
Digital Cinema Cameras:
1*ARRI Alexa,
HD Cameras:
4*Sony FS7, 4*Sony NEX-EA50, 4*JVC GY-HM100, 4*Panasonic HPX301
SD Cameras:
none
Broadcast Cameras:
none

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID
Film:
none
Digital:
15*MacPro FCPX, Avid Media Comp, Premiere Pro

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic
Basic Field Recording Equipment:
3*SoundDevices 302, 2*SoundDevices Mix-Pre-D
Advanced Film Recording Equipment:
1*Nagra LB
Editing Sound Stations:
none
Basic Mixing Tables:
none
Advanced Mixing Tables:
none

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac
Basic:
10*MacPro with AfterEffects and Photoshop
Advanced:
none

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.
Carpentry:
none
Moulding:
none

Total Annual Production:

Hours
35 mm:
none
16 mm:
none
Video:
2565
Digital:
750

International research/creative/pedagogical collaboration

Sydney Film School/ESEC exchange

Strategic alliances with the industry

TRANSPALUX
TRANSPACAM
TRANSPAGRIP
D.C.A

Past successful graduates

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