Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Owner of Capstone L.A. Entertainment
The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University
Listen to others and explore possibilities. Keep creativity flowing and make it fun to do hard work when needed. Deborah Capstone , Owner of Capstone L.A. Entertainment Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinema & Video Production, 2015 , The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University
Deborah Capstone is the owner of Capstone L.A. Entertainment, where she oversees production and casting. A typical day in her North Hollywood, California office includes meetings, writing, and pre-production. “This industry is ever-changing and evolving,” she says. “Creating an atmosphere where I continually look for opportunity is important. If I stop, the work stops.”
Deborah works closely with her production crew because she understands that movie making is a team effort. She explains that she felt the same camaraderie in the classroom—working together with instructors and classmates to complete projects. Deborah adds that she was an older student when she started her studies. “I had the fear that I wouldn’t be taken seriously. The reality is that [being older] gave me wisdom to pass on and it was appreciated by my peers in the classroom.”
She encourages current students to network and learn directly from those in the field. “Be open minded to new ideas and ways of working with people and communicating. Listen to others and explore possibilities. Keep creativity flowing and make it fun to do hard work when needed.” She recently wrote a feature film that was shot in February 2016—and is expected in theaters in fall 2016. She’s also had two screenplays optioned and is shooting a pilot in Guatemala alongside other alumni of Art Institutes schools.
Deborah, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinema & Video Production from The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, says that learning from her professional instructors gave her a real-world glimpse into the industry. She says that success happens when you stick with projects, especially when they are difficult. “There are going to be times when you want to quit. But often those are the moments that stretch, grow, and define you.”
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