Become a Solo Filmmaker This Year

You've had a filmmaking dream for a long time. But for thousands of reasons, you haven't been able to pursue it fully. If you don't have time to spend endless hours watching YouTube tutorials or dropping everything to go to film school, this program is for you. 

INTRODUCING the solo filmmaking mentorship program

without spending $100k on Film School and fancy gear 

An online filmmaking program for multi-passionate creatives who want to tell their stories and make movies that matter. 

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Learn the technical filmmaking skills and visual storytelling essentials that’ll take you from enthusiastic beginner to confident solo filmmaker and visual storyteller.

Cultivate Confidence and Skill as a Solo Filmmaker 

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You’re a busy professional or multi-passionate creative with the dream of making films, but you don’t have time to drop everything and go to film school.

That’s a 4 year full-time commitment. Who has time for that? And of course there's also the cost of traditional films schools... ($100K anyone?)

So instead you spend hours writing screenplays, or watching YouTube tutorials, or taking a bunch of random mini courses.

The problem is that you're not making anything. You're stuck thinking about filmmaking rather than actually creating films and learning in the process.

What to do?  

Who Has Time for Film School?

Stop Losing Time

Instead of trying to make a feature film right out of the gate (or spending 6 months getting a short narrative film off the ground), you can start making visually compelling films as a solo filmmaker.

You'll learn how to shoot, edit, tell cohesive stories, become a better visual storyteller and producer. You'll gain confidence from practicing in the field. 

Solo filmmaking is the answer for anyone who doesn't want to keep pushing back the timeline on making films. It's a great primer for you no matter what your future filmmaking goals happen to be. You'll learn how to do everything so you won't be relying on a crew. You'll become a producer, director, and confident shooter and editor.

However, it's best suited for creatives who love storytelling and are ready to take small consistent steps. If you like the idea of creative freedom and not waiting for permission to make films, solo filmmaking is the right path. 

Why This Filmmaking Program Works

GAIN SERIOUS SKILLS!

Most programs just give you a bunch of information but no skills. In this course, you’ll gain all the skills you need to become a solo filmmaker. And you'll create your first outstanding portfolio film.

TAKE YOUR TIME

You can take as long as you like. This course is yours for life. You'll also get Office Hours and a live community for 40 weeks. But you can go as fast or as slow as you like with the course materials. 

STEp-BY-STEP lEARNING

You’ll learn these filmmaking skills in a step-by-step way, slowly building your confidence and technical abilities. Each lesson builds on the previous, so you're never lost or stuck.

Tell the stories that matter to YOU.

You don't have to do this alone!
Build your filmmaking skills as you work with a coach and teacher who cares about your dreams and success.

BECOME A VISUAL STORYTELLER

Shot sequences and actions sequences are are the building blocks of all films. Yet, it's a foundational element that not a single online filmmaking course focuses on.  But with my training method, you’ll start creating shot sequences right away. As the course progresses your visual storytelling skills will become second nature, which means you can focus on being creative. 

master the grammar of filmmaking

What You Can Expect

If you’ve done some online learning in the past, you might be used to hearing big promises and seeing very little results. 

This program is different. It’s designed to get you making films right away. It replicates my filmmaking journey of going from enthusiastic beginner to pro. This course is focused on getting you results. It provides tons of support while also giving you the education you need to succeed on your filmmaking journey.

It will meet you where you’re at technically—with the gear that you have access to—and elevate your skills quickl

ENGAGING TUTORIALS

It’s tough to enjoy learning and finishing a course when the tutorials keep putting you to sleep.

I’ve worked hard to create up-beat tutorials that are also easy to follow. So you don’t have to down handfuls of chocolate-covered espresso beans just to stay awake. 

Bonus: you’ll actually enjoy the learning process.

ENJOY LEARNING 

NO FANCY GEAR REQUIRED

A short and easy gear list is included in this course. But here's a mini breakdown.

You’ll need a camera - any DSLR or mirrorless camera is fine. You can also do this entire course with an iPhone or other smart phone. You'll need a computer and a subscription to Premiere Pro editing software. ($20/mo) You’ll also need a tripod and an audio recording device — which you’ll be guided on how to buy. You can also start with a free audio recording option. 

So again: you DO NOT need to spend thousands on gear to take this course. You’ll learn how to make films based on skill not fancy gear.

COMPUTER + PREMIERE PRO + CAMERA.

SOLO FILMMAKING

This course focuses exclusively on solo filmmaking skills.

As a solo filmmaker you need to know how to capture audio, plan a production, come up with a story, and edit your footage. With no outside help. 

But because you'll know how to do everything, you'll also be able to hire or work with a a crew in the future if that's part of your master plan.

YOU DON'T NEED A CREW

CLEAR LESSONS

I spent over two years developing this course to make sure it would work. It’s based on proven teaching techniques.

This course has clear and detailed step-by-step lessons, so you won’t miss a step or get lost. 

By getting rid of confusion, you’re able to focus all your energy on the thing you do best: being creative.

BASED ON WHAT WORKS

LEARN TO PRODUCE

Without a production system, you’ll probably never finish your filmmaking projects. Or if you do, it’ll take months longer than it should. In this course, you’ll learn a production system that’s fail-proof, scalable, and repeatable.

You’ll have the solo production skills necessary to bring any filmmaking project to life.

Plenty of people can use a video camera or shoot decent clips on their cell phone. But almost nobody knows how to take a solo filmmaking project from idea to completion. Because that’s not a technical skill - that’s a production skill.

BECOME A PRODUCER

Colette Nichol

I’ve been making micro films since 2013. 

Technically I started learning filmmaking when I was in high school. I took a two year “Film and TV” class, which was basically an example of the blind leading the blind. Most of our projects never saw the light of day. 

But in 2013, I bought a DSLR and started teaching myself filmmaking. 

Going to film school wasn’t an option. I didn’t want to go back to school full time. Nor did I want to spend hours learning a bunch of theory. So I got to work teaching myself solo filmmaking.

I made 25 short videos in the span of a year, improving with each one. My goal was to start a business once my work was good enough. The going was rough. I made a lot of crappy videos. 

I spent a lot of time doing things wrong. I spent too many hours watching YouTube videos that made me feel like an idiot. 

But I stuck with it, and eventually my work improved. 

In 2015, I launched my business, Story Envelope Media, and started producing brand videos and promo videos.

Over the next few years I grew my skill set and my business. I went from charging $250 for a video to $15,000+ per project.

I LOVE the online filmmaking space, and my goal is to help you gain a solo filmmaking skill set that will help you achieve your goals and dreams in this online space. 

Whether you want to take this as a jumping off point to eventually become a big-screen director or you just have some personal projects you’re itching to make, this course is designed to help.

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Hi! I'm Colette

SOLO FILMMAKER & STORY STRATEGIST
VANCOUVER, CANADA

How It Works

Enroll in the online course. You'll get a login for the member space right away where you can get started on the Prep Week and your gear list. 

ENROLL

There are 12 Lessons and a Prep Week. You'll get live support for 40 weeks and a live community experience. Plus the program is yours for life.

SCHEDULE IT

 You'll start building your body of work and create your first portfolio film. Project-based learning means you'll gain a skill set as you go. No waiting to become a filmmaker!

START FILMMAKING

AND START MAKING FILMS THIS YEAR!

Step 1: GAIN THE TECHNICAL SKILLS

You can read about the technical aspects of filmmaking in a book.  But most of the info is directed towards crew-based filmmaking. And reading massive filmmaking texts is hugely time-consuming.

Instead, save time. Every single technical skill you’ll learn in this filmmaking program is designed to help you make excellent story-driven micro films by yourself. It's designed to get you filmmaking right away. No more waiting!



✅ The Manual Exposure Cheat Sheet - your key to getting every last drop of goodness out of your camera

✅ How to capture skin tones and lifelike colours even if you’re dealing with weird lighting

✅ Buyer’s Guide for sound recording gear with options for all budgets (from $0 to $1000)

✅ The Stringout Method of video editing that will get even a beginner working quickly

✅ The two rules of video editing and why you must NEVER break them

✅ The Magic Bin System of clip organization and why it’s so important to your long term success as a video editor

✅ The Five Star lighting technique and why it will never let you down

✅ How to create a basic shot list which you can work from on the fly

✅ The three basic camera settings you need to master if you want to build a strong foundation

✅ How to master the first ten seconds of a micro film

✅ How to record interview audio so it’s nice and crisp and clean even if you’re dealing with a noisy background

✅ Why framing a shot the right way will draw your viewer into the story

✅ The two types of light and why shadows are actually more important than light

✅ Colour temperature settings and why this is a game changer for your footage

✅ Light sources, and why paying attention to light bulbs will save your ass

WHAT YOU'll GEt:

I wanted to learn how to do things on my own. 

"It was one of the best experiences ever!"

I had spent time googling and it was frustrating so it made sense to take a class that had everything jam packed from start to finish on how to make a mini film

The way you present information…it seems you and I think similarly and therefore I loved the details you use in your teaching. It was also so great that we could talk about struggles and you would take the time to create an editing tutorial video to get me past whatever the struggle I was facing.

You could honestly make each one of these sections in the course their own course taught over some time. There is literally so much material that you could extend this or make each thing its own course.

This course has given me the insight I need to be able to piece things together. It has also really shown me this is what I want to be doing and keep going for it.

And you have been such a huge source of encouragement!

Recently a friend asked me to look over a script the other day and I was able to break some things a part and tell them what was needed to bring more life to the story!

Don't quit doing any of this. You are an amazing teacher. I am so thankful to have found someone to teach me this that literally understands how I function. It was one of the best experiences ever!

-MONIQUE EFTA,
VOICEOVER ARTIST & MULTI-pASSIONATE CREATIVE

What STUDENTS ARE Saying:

IN HER OWN WORDS: MONIQUE'S STORY

BY LEARNING TO PRODUCE

Step 2: MAKE FILMS THAT MATTER TO YOU

This course teaches you the production skills you need to be your own producer. 

A lot of creatives are great at idea generation but not so great at staying organized, keeping a project moving forward, and gathering all the elements needed to create a successful finished film. 

This course will teach you a simple production process that means you’ll be able to make anything you want without getting lost or stuck, or never finishing.

✅ The Foolproof Shoot Plan and how to use it make sure you get the story and the shots you need even if you only have a few days (or hours!) to prepare

✅ A production system that has been tested on over 100 film shoots without ever failing

✅ Printable checklists and cheat sheets that simplify the filmmaking production process from start to finish and prevent you from missing anything or getting lost

✅ Why planning is your main defence against bad footage + how to quickly plan every single shoot

✅ A repeatable production system that can scale up for bigger projects but is simple enough to keep small projects moving forward quickly (no spreadsheets or complex docs!)

✅ Why shot lists will save you from yourself and ensure you’ve got enough footage to edit

✅ How to put your subjects at ease so they bring their best selves to the interview

✅ The Hour of Genius: Choosing the right time of day to do your interviews based on sound, lighting, and your subjects’ ideal schedule

✅ The only framing rule you’ll ever need....

✅ How to choose your filming location to maximize production values

WHAT YOU'll GEt:

Very easy to follow as a beginner student.

"FOR THE FIRST TIME A VIDEO EDITING PROGRAM IS MAKING SENSE"

I’m loving this course! 

I love the way you have broken the editing up into thirds, and the way you’re pacing the content through the lessons. 

It makes it so much easier to digest everything and learn how each piece fits together. I'm finding it a lot of fun to dig into Adobe Premiere. I'm literally just following your instructions step-by-step and finding for the first time ever that a video editing program is making sense.

I've been really into working with the manual settings and tried out a bunch of different videos over the past couple of weeks. Your explanation about the Exposure Triangle really made sense and for the first time in my life I think I'm finally grasping these concepts! So kudos to your teaching.

Awesome videos, btw. So helpful and very easy to follow as a beginner student. I'm just going to have to keep revisiting them until the process feels natural. It's also really helpful to have both the video and the pdf script.

And, I LOVE your sound guide. Seriously. It's funny, entertaining, helpful and informative all at the same time. And trust me, I've watched a lot of sound gear/what to buy guides over the years and "entertaining" is not a word I would use to describe these types of videos.

I appreciate how you broke everything down really clearly and also laid out different options for people with different budgets in the Sound Gear Buyer’s Guide.

I'll be coming back to this guide to continue to learn from it the more I feel ready to step up my game!

-FAYE MALLETT,
MUSICIAN & Multi-passionate creative

What STUDENTS ARE Saying:

BY MASTERING STORYTELLING FOR FILMMAKING

Step 3: LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE

From using shot sequences to digging into character psychology, you’ll be guided on a journey that will deepen your storytelling skills. 

You might have a background in journalism or acting or creative writing, but how do you apply that knowledge to a micro film? Or you might have no storytelling experience at all. It doesn’t matter!

This story journey will get you where you need to be so you can start telling stories that capture and keep attention.

✅ The Hero’s Journey story structure method for micro films

✅ How to keep your viewers’ attention through careful shot selection

✅ The Power Triangle of moving pictures and how to leverage it to make better micro films

✅ The two most important aspects of powerful filmmaking and how to use them in your own online films

✅How to find interesting subjects all around you, easily and without stress

✅ The one thing actors can teach filmmakers about storytelling

✅ How to use the power of visual desire to create your shot list even if you leave it until the last minute

✅ The three main shots used in micro filmmaking and why they’re vital for online viewing

✅ Using your inner toddler to judge your footage and why this’ll make your edit tighter

✅ How to use lighting to create a mood and tell a story

✅ Why everything in your micro film has to be motivated by the story and how to actually apply that practically

WHAT YOU'll GEt:

I know that I would not have been able to just pick this stuff up just by watching some tutorials on Lynda.com or YouTube etc.


"This course saved me time"

What often stopped me from studying filmmaking was that it seemed like there were so many different tools and techniques that go into filmmaking, such as cameras, lighting, sound, and editing that I felt overwhelmed.

I decided to take this filmmaking program because I was beginning to make short films at my work, but really had no idea what I was doing. I was learning bits and pieces here and there on the internet, but I needed more structure to my learning. And I didn't have the time or the money to enroll in film school. 

This program seemed like a good fit for me, the way it was structured. I could learn online at a reasonable pace. The course is full of common-sense approaches and taught in a language I could understand. The course is both personable and professional.

The entire filmmaking course is fantastic, but what was most useful for me was the insightful feedback and positive encouragement that would come after I was finished a project.

I also loved the tone of the teaching. It's funny and personable and at the same time practical and professional. I really like having both the text to read through alongside the video and audio instructions.

This course saved me time compared to what it would’ve taken to learn this on YouTube. 

Looking for the right tutorials on YouTube can be time-consuming and filled with distractions. YouTube can't teach you a course on filmmaking that is put together in a cohesive and comprehensive way and then follow it up with feedback specific to your learning needs.

Because of this course I was able to assist in the planning and shooting stages of some filmmaking projects where I work as well as fully edit some videos. I am beginning to create tutorials for a YouTube channel that I started as a side project for myself.

It’s hard to articulate this stuff, but I really appreciate your teaching and mentoring this last year. I know that I would not have been able to just pick this stuff up just by watching some tutorials on Lynda.com or YouTube etc.

I really appreciate how much thought you put into the course, how you structured it, and the mentoring feedback loop woven into the assignments.

-WADE,
PAPER ARTIST & MULTI-PASSIONATE CREATIVE

What STUDENTS ARE Saying:

Create A Portfolio Film That You're Proud to Share

As part of this program, you’ll complete a full story-based online short film that will become the cornerstone of your portfolio. You’ll be able to use this piece to grow your filmmaking dreams and pursue further filmmaking opportunities. 

Faye decided to create a short documentary about a music studio that’s an important part of her community. While you can choose to do a narrative fictional short, I recommend starting with something that's based in real life as it's much easier to achieve for your first time round.


Dates & Times

ENROLLMENT

You'll gain instant to the full course materials. You'll also have access to the program community where you can ask questions. You'll get 40 weeks of support.

ONLINE SUPPORT

Live mentorship and Q&A Calls are twice per month. You'll get 20 calls over the course of a year. Calls are at 3:30 pm PST on Thursdays.

LIVE MENTORSHIP CALLS

A real confidence booster.

"I'M SO GLAD I FOUND YOU ON THE INTERNET."

This course was a real confidence booster for me personally. I feel confident in my ability to tell stories and feel I’m on a good path to learn more about this process, and to become more technically capable in film production and editing.

Having a few finished films I can now show people has already led to some interesting projects people are proposing… volunteer so far, but that is a good start. Before the summer I was all talk and no show!

Your course is very well thought out and it is obvious you have put a lot of time, creative thinking, and content development into making it effective for learners.

I really appreciated your responsiveness to my many questions, and how you added new content to the course along the way if something new emerged that would be helpful to me and others.

 I’m so thankful I found you on the internet and am very appreciative of all your help, guidance, and encouragement over the past several months!

-COLIN FIELD, MUSICIAN & MULT-PASSIONATE CREATIVE

What STUDENTS ARE Saying:

IN HIS OWN WORDS: COLIN'S STORY

ONE OF COLIN'S PORTFOLIO PIECES

Over 65 videos including editing tutorials, coaching, teaching, and examples.

What's Inside?

12 Lessons and 10 Micro Projects. Plus a Prep Week to help you plan for success.

65+

12

what you're going to get

Solo Filmmaking Community Member Space where you can ask questions and get feedback.

01

+ Audio lessons. An audio recording of every lesson plus prep week and the Sound Guide.

14

Live Mentorship Calls where you can ask questions, get help, and discuss projects.

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You won't be waiting to start editing. This key skill isn't hard when you have a step-by-step process. Learn the unbreakable rules of editing and start putting together your first micro edit. 

Program Curriculum

Editing Essentials

LESSON 2

LET'S BREAK it DOWN

Get to know the most fundamental elements of your camera, whether it's a cell phone or DSLR. Plus learn shot sequencing and start filmmaking by shooting your first even sequences!

Camera Basics

LESSON 1

There are three things that make moving pictures the most powerful medium of all times. You'll learn these three things and create your next micro shoot with more advanced shot sequencing.

The Power Triangle

LESSON 4

Take your edits from rough cuts to picture lock. This means you're learning the art of refining an edit. And you'll be doing this with a shot sequence that you've created.

Editing Fine Cut

LESSON 3

If you don't know how to capture realistic colours based on colour temperature science then your images will always be somewhat off. Learn how to get skin tones right every time!

Mastering Colour

LESSON 6

If you want to fully master your camera, you need to be able to boss it around. This means grasping manual exposure so deeply that you'll never forget it.

Mastering Manual

LESSON 5

This is something that many beginners struggle with even if they have a background in photography. Learn to frame up your shots so that they capture attention and look great. 

The Art of Framing

LESSON 8

To make a solid short film, you need to be able to edit like a pro and have some special skills up your sleeves. Take your editing to the next level in this week's lesson!

Advanced Editing

LESSON 7

Every single week has a fun assignment that will get you either shooting or editing. This is an active and engaging process of learning to help you gain a skill set that will be yours for life!

SHOOT | EDIT | PLAN | PRODUCE 
REFINE | TELL STORIES | SHARE

At this stage it's time to go a little deeper into lighting. Up until now you've used just natural light. You'll learn about lighting strategy and how to use studio lights. Then you'll shoot a practice micro film where you focus on storytelling.

Lighting for Film

LESSON 10

Here's where you become a REAL filmmaker. Yep, this is something almost no aspiring filmmaker ever achieves: capturing clean sound and making real films. You'll shoot your first interview this week and learn how to handle sound.

Capturing Sound!

LESSON 9

This is something that many beginners struggle with even if they have a background in photography. Learn to frame up your shots so that they capture attention and look great. 

The Art of Framing

LESSON 8

To make a solid short film, you need to be able to edit like a pro and have some special skills up your sleeves. Take your editing to the next level in this week's lesson!

Advanced Editing

LESSON 7

Leading up to this lesson, you've been thinking about and prepping for your first real portfolio film. Now you get to make it! You'll prep for your first big shoot using my Foolproof Production Cheat Sheets. Then you'll do the shoot, dive into the edit, and complete your very first film. Oh, wait..? I think that means you're officially a filmmaker now!

Your First Big Shoot!

LESSON 12

This massive lesson in storytelling will really help you hone your storytelling skill set. Because here's the truth: filmmaking is ALL about storytelling. Yet, it's most people's weakest skill set. But not anymore! You'll be a confident storyteller after this.

Storytelling Boost

LESSON 11

BONUSES

Share your work and get feedback within the week to help you stay on track and make speedy progress. 

VALUE: This is priceless! Getting one-on-one feedback is one of the most valuable things you can have as a new filmmaker.

Avoid major filmmaking mistakes with personalized one-on-one written FEEDBACK

If you join the Premium Version you'll get coaching calls for one year. If you join the Standard Version, you'll get coaching calls for four months.

In these calls you can ask questions, get support, and discuss complex creative topics. These calls are priceless when it comes to developing your abilities as a filmmaker.

Calls are twice per month on Thursdays at 3:30 pm PST.

VALUE: $2000

LIVE MENTORSHIP & COACHING CALLS

These five advanced bonus lessons include Lens Magic, Storytelling Secrets, Advanced Exposure, Advanced Sound Recording, and Audience Building.

VALUE: $500 US

5 advanced bonus lessons to boost your skill set

Learn how to frame and craft images so that they tell a story. Being a great visual storyteller is what will make your work stand out and capture an audience's attention.

VALUE: $95 US

VISUAL STORYTELLING secrets

It's normal to get stuck in the midst of a complex edit. In this value-packed training I'll walk you through how to get yourself unstuck.

VALUE: $95 US

HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR FIRST REAL SHORT FILM EVEN IF YOU GET STUCK IN THE EDIT!

Since Facebook is an absolute circus of distractions, I've created a community space where you can share your work and get feedback. It's not a social media platform. It's a completely private community space hosted by a company called Circle.io. 

You'll get answers to your questions M-F for 40 weeks out of the year. There are four breaks which total 12 weeks off. 

Please note that this is an asynchronous platform—not live chat. You can write in anytime, and you'll get feedback or answers to questions within 1-2 days, Mon-Fri.

VALUE: $3000 US

40 WEEks of SUPPORT on the SOLO FILMMAKING PRIVATE COMMUNITY

Even the "busiest" of people can create time to become a filmmaker. I know because I tend to pack my days and weeks with A LOT of things. In this training I'll show you how to manage your time and energy to make room for filmmaking.

VALUE: $95 US

HOW TO SEAMLESSly FIT FILMMAKING INTO YOUR LIFE

Cut your editing time in half with shortcuts! Once you get the hang of editing, you'll want to speed things up.

VALUE: $95 US

blueprint to speedy editing

 Premium Bonuses

Not everyone wants to earn an income as a filmmaker. But if you want to work with clients and earn money to pay for gear, your next filmmaking project, or even build a business, then this bonus is for you! You'll get the documents and strategies I used to get my first $2k client. This bonus alone will pay for the entire program (and then some!).

VALUE: Well, what's getting your first paid gig worth? This training is worth the entire cost of the program if you're interested in doing paid gigs. 

HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST 2k CLIENT with a an outstanding portfolio film

Not everyone wants to earn an income as a filmmaker. But if you want to work with clients and earn money to pay for gear, your next filmmaking project, or even build a business, then this bonus is for you! You'll get the documents and strategies I used to get my first $2k client. This bonus alone will pay for the entire program (and then some!).

VALUE: Well, what's getting your first paid gig worth? This training is worth the entire cost of the program if you're interested in doing paid gigs. 

HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST 2K CLIENT WITH AN OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO FILM

2022-2023
Break Schedule

SUmmer break | Aug 13 to sept 12

Fall break | oct 29 to nov 6

winter break | Dec 17 to jan 15

SPRING BREAK | MAR 18 TO APRIL 2

2x calls per month | Thurs @ 3:30 pst

The course is yours for life. So you can take as long as you like. But when you join, you get access to the community space for 40 weeks of the year. This is invaluable.

Upon program enrollment, you will receive access to the program. This course is yours for life. All pdfs and audio recordings are yours to download. Videos are permanently hosted online.

In addition, you get program support for 40 weeks and live calls 2x per month for a year, when you join the Premium Program.

What This Is All About

You’ll learn the production basics, visual storytelling, lighting, framing, sound recording, video editing, and storytelling skills necessary to make films by yourself.

LEARN SOlo FILMMAKING

Get LIVE (and recorded) Mentorship Calls and community support from March thru June. Plus, the course is yours for life, so you can take as long as you like to go through it.

LIVE & SElF-PACED

This course is totally focused on getting you out there, in the field, making videos, every single week. You shoot and then you edit. Rinse and repeat.

PRACTICE-BASED

What This Isn't About

You won't learn special effects in this course. Yes, you'll learn how to use some basic editing effects. But no green screens or fake blood. 

SpECiAL EFFECTS

This course isn't about how to go viral on YouTube. We're focusing on craft and classic techniques, which will help you make better films.

VIRAL VIDEOMAKING

This isn't about how to hire or put together a crew. Though you will end up being better equipped to put a crew together since you'll know how to do the basics of every job by the end of the course.

NOT CreW-BASED

THIS IS FOR YOU IF

YOU CARE ABOUT TELLING STORIES

YOU'RE A CREATIVE AND KIND HUMAN

YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF CREATIVE FREEDOM

YOU ARE COMMITTED TO LEARNING

THIS ISN'T FOR YOU IF

YOU ONLY WANT TO MAKE FEATURES

YOU ONLY WANT TO DO CREW-BASED FILMMAKING

YOU CAN'T STAND DOCUMENTARIES

YOU'RE NOT UP FOR A CHALLENGE

But...

WHO IS THIS FOR?

YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE (THIS AIN'T EASY!)

YOU ENJOY GETTING POSITIVE AND USEFUL FEEDBACK

YOUR main interest IS SPECIAL EFFECTS 

YOU DON'T WANT TO LEARN HOW TO EDIT FILMS

Not sure if this course is the right fit for you? Well, it isn't for everyone. But if you're a kind and curious multi-passionate creative, my bets are that you will love this learning experience and get a lot out of it. If you like encouragement and skill-focused education, then this is for you! 

You don't like project-based learning

Still Not Sure?

Send any questions to colette@storyenvelopeacacademy.org

That's okay!

Money Back Guarantee

This program works. As long as you do the assignments it is impossible to fail. BUT, if you decide within 14-days of enrollment that you no longer want to learn filmmaking, you can get a full refund. No questions asked. Easy-peasy!

On TOP of that, if you do all ten assignments and aren't completely blown away by how much your work, skill, and confidence as a filmmaker have improved, I will personally refund you the full amount of the program.

If you're willing to roll up your sleeves and do the (extremely fun!) work, then this program will completely change your creative life forever.

4 Month Program

Solo Filmmaking Program

A transformational filmmaking program that'll skyrocket your skills.

Advanced Lessons
You get 6 bonus lessons to take your skills even deeper.

Visual Storytelling Secrets
Learn the art of telling stories with moving images and metaphor.

4 Months of Live Coaching
10 live coaching calls for support, questions, and mentorship.

Avoid Major Mistakes with Personalized Written Feedback
You have 4 months to use this opportunity for written feedback on your work.

$1995 US
or 4 payments of $549

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12 Month Program

Solo Filmmaking Program

A transformational filmmaking program that'll skyrocket your skills.

Advanced Lessons
You get 12 bonus lessons to take your skills even deeper.

Visual Storytelling Secrets
Learn the art of telling stories with moving images and metaphor.

12 Months of Live Coaching
20 coaching calls with support, questions, and mentorship.

Avoid Major Mistakes with Personalized Written Feedback
You have 12 months to get written feedback on your creative work.

BONUS: Time Made Simple
How to seamlessly fit filmmaking into your life, even if you're busy. 

BONUS: Blueprint to Speedy Editing
Cut your editing time in half.

BONUS: How to Get Your First 2k Client and Start Getting Paid for Your Passion!

40 Weeks of Community Support
Ask your questions and get answers M-F in the community space.

$2975 US
or 12 payments of $270




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I want to make sure that you're successful. That's why this course has a live component. If you’ve taken online programs before you know there’s usually minimal connection with the teacher and very little feedback. That’s not the case with this program. If you’re ready to accelerate your learning and start improving your filmmaking skills then this is the program for you. 

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You'll be sent to a membership sign-up page with instant access to the course materials as soon as you complete the enrollment process.

You'll have access to the prep week and other course materials immediately.

If you sign up for Premium you'll receive an invitation to the Solo Filmmaking Community within 48 hours of enrollment. Call details will be emailed to you.

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered, please email me: colette@storyenvelopeacademy.org


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