Get the inside perspective of a student at F.I.R.S.T. Institute! Find out what brought film school student Luis Martinez to the Film and Video Production program at the Institute, and hear how a photo shoot with Alex Fatt, Latin hip-hop legend, has evolved into a gig as a videographer for an upcoming international tour. From scripting to filming to video editing, Luis is making his film career happen with us!




Luis Martinez offers a fantastic insight into what is possible for students when they combine their film career with passion with dedication. He discovered his interest in filming and video editing while in high school, and called F.I.R.S.T. Institute based on a teacher’s recommendation. About a month later, he was getting started in our Film and Video Production program and experiencing all that one of the top video production colleges in Florida has to offer!

He took full advantage F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s film school resources, scheduling extra sessions at the sound stage to practice with the equipment and working directly with his instructors to get the most out of his projects and prepare for his film career. When he ran into challenges editing his commercial and testimonial project, he knew he could call on his instructors for guidance, and as a result, he got the most important outcome of all: satisfied clients. As he says, the instructors at F.I.R.S.T. Institute will “be with you from start to end, and they’re always here to give you one-on-one help.”


Following an official photo shoot with Alex Fatt, pioneer of Latin hip-hop, Luis was already booked to film for an international tour. After graduation, he will be filming events all over the world and getting behind the scenes footage for Alex Fatt’s upcoming reality series. He has also worked with reggae legend Junior Reid and Jimmy Kang, Vice President of Wu Tang Clan Management and CEO of Str8up Entertainment, alongside various other local directors and producers. This is what it’s all about, and we couldn’t be happier for Luis! He has shown a great initiative, a great hunger for knowledge, and a great attitude in all that he’s achieved so far, and we cannot wait to see what he’ll do next!


There are many careers in the film industry available, and you can start on the road to yours by enrolling at F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Film and Video Production School. Learn hands on, in real studio settings, with small class sizes. Faculty at F.I.R.S.T. Institute are working film industry professionals who have a passion for mentoring the next generation of filmmakers. Contact us today for more information on how you can launch a career in the film industry and even take a video tour of the campus. Start on your path to a career in the Film and Video Industry at one of the best film schools in Florida today!