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Become A Solo Filmmaker

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“For the first time in my life, I think I’m finally grasping these concepts!”
—Faye M., Musician & Marketing Director

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE COHESIVE-LOOKING VIDEOS?

Not just a montage of clips slung together on iMovie.
Yes, maybe that montage is artsy looking, but it doesn’t tell a story.

Your dreams are bigger than just making a nice vacation video.
There’s some creative idea that you can’t let go of. Maybe it’s a short film series. Maybe it’s doing interviews with interesting people. Maybe it’s creating music videos for the songs you write.

Whatever your dream, you need some technical skills and a basic foundation in visual storytelling.

I was just like you

I started dreaming about filmmaking when I was a kid.
In my early 20s I almost went to film school, but the price tag turned me off. In 2013, I finally committed. I bought a Canon Rebel T4i, and I started learning everything I could. I read filmmaking books, watched hundreds of hours of tutorials, and haunted the forums.

A year later I had my first client project. Five years later, I’ve made hundreds of videos, learned A LOT, and built a filmmaking business that I love.

You can learn these skills – I’m sure of it.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, or what your background is, if you can power up a computer without having a meltdown, you can learn the basic skills of solo filmmaking and get good at them.

By the way, now is the perfect time to pursue your filmmaking dreams.
Amazing technology is actually affordable. And professional editing software that used to cost $700 bucks a pop can be paid for monthly. (Because no you can’t use iMovie forever!)

For real, the cost of getting started has never been lower.

You just need some creativity, patience, and the willingness to be a life-long learner.
And yeah, it does help to have an encouraging guide along the way. That’s me, BTW.

Story Envelope is freedom

Freedom is being able to grab your gear and go make a movie by yourself.
No crew. No assistants. No insane $50,000 cameras. Just you, your compact set-up, and the story you’re telling.

My goal with this website, and the courses and content I make, is to help you experience creative freedom as a solo microfilmmaker.

SOME DEFINITIONS

Solo Filmmaker:
Someone who makes films by themselves. No crew. Just one person and some gear.

Micro Film:
A short film created specifically for the online space (not for the big screen!) Also, the greatest art form of the 21st century, IMHO.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE

To help you tell the stories that you’re excited about.

The more skills you have, the more confidence you have, the more you’ll be able to create story-driven videos that inspire your audience and create change.

The people who make the culture change the culture.

You can be part of that change.

Use your voice to tell the stories that matter to you with the most powerful medium on the planet: moving pictures.

Now what?

1. Go to the BLOG and start checking out the topics that interest you.

2. Get the The Dispatch, Story Envelope’s free weekly email, that’ll keep you inspired and learning the filmmaking skills that actually matters.

3.  Take the free filmmaking course, Seven Super Powers. It’s a short video course that’ll teach you 7 skills that’ll take your videos from blah to “Hot Damn!”

 

P.S. If you’d like to check out some of the micro films I’ve created over the last few years, head on over to my Portfolio Page here >>>>>