No time for film school? No problemo!
In 2014, I bought a DSLR camera (go team Rebel T3i) and I started re-teaching myself filmmaking. I'd had two years of film studies in high school, but that sure as heck wasn't enough to launch my freelance career. I made a lot of mistakes, and my goal is to help you avoid most (or all!?) of them. If you're on the path to becoming a full-time creative, a solo filmmaker, or you dream of making narrative films, welcome! You're in the right place. Yes, you can do this alone. But it's a lot more fun, if you've got someone hanging out with you.
As a solo filmmaker, you call the shots. You run the camera, sound, lights. And you're in charge of the edit! Become as solo filmmaker and gain a solid skillset in this 3 month course. LEARN MORE>
Friend, there isn't anything more important to filmmaking than getting the lighting right. Not perfect. Just...right. You need to know how to manage daylight, mixed light, and work with studio lights. It's a lot easier than you think! LEARN MORE>
There's no sense having a whole heck ton of technical skills, if you're not confident in your abilities as a storyteller. How to get there? Learn about story structure and the emotional elements that create good stories. LEARN MORE >
This is me with my very first DSLR camera. The itty bitty rebel T3i.
12-WEEK SOLO FILMMAKING PROGRAM
Go from beginner to intermediate in 12 weeks. Yes, this course is tough. It's an intensive! But it'll fast-track you, if that's what you're into. Want to go it slow. Take the course at your own pace.
If you find lighting confusing or intimidating, then the 30-day Cinematic Lighting Course is for you. It's designed to give you the practical know-how you need to shoot and light anything you get inspired to create. No more confusion or ruined shots.
Do you want to tell better stories? Do you have good filmmaking technique, but you're worried that your stories lack heart and soul? Find the stories that live within you with this quickie storytelling course.
FACT: you don't need fancy gear to get started with filmmaking. But you do need some basics. This guide and checklist will walk you through the simple gear that you need to start filmmaking. If this is the year YOU become a filmmaker, then this is for you.