There are more ways to learn the art of filmmaking at this moment than ever before. While film school is still one of the best ways to network and learn the fundamentals, nothing beats on-the-job experience.
Filmmakers Academy bridges the gap between the fundamentals and real-world experience. In fact, the Filmmakers Academy app is like having an expert in your pocket. It’s the closest way to get job training without walking on set or into the editing bay.
What sets Filmmakers Academy Apart From Other Online Film Programs?
Filmmakers Academy is not a replacement for film school. Yes, our courses are instructed by industry experts across various filmmaking genres. And yes, our lessons start at the fundamentals and progress to advanced tiers.
But, Filmmakers Academy is not like other online film schools. We deliver an actual job training program for on-the-job experience. More specifically, Filmmakers Academy is an educational response from the industry to prepare filmmakers for the rigors of the job. Our instructors are industry leaders who actively work in the film and entertainment industry and serve as established mentors. They provide practical training and information that will impact your career as a filmmaker.
Filmmakers Academy also makes it possible to interact with our mentors. We offer 1-on-1 mentorships to get career advice, notes on a project, and more in-depth training on a particular piece of gear or software.
WHAT FILMMAKERS ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE SAYING
Filmmakers Academy suits every kind of filmmaker. Cinematographers. Camera team. Directors. Documentary filmmakers. Colorists. Editors. Grip & Electric. Producers. Advanced. Beginners. Just out of film school.
Your peers grew their careers as Filmmakers Academy members. But don’t just take our word for it, listen to what they have to say.
We Help Filmmakers Think Like Industry Experts
Justin Snyder feels that Filmmakers Academy helps him think outside the box. This is very important for elevating your craft and wowing the client!
“Being a Filmmakers Academy member has really pushed me as a filmmaker. It really makes you think, how can I be better on this project or production, and really whatever you’re working on. There really is something for every filmmaker in Filmmakers Academy.” –Justin Snyder, Director of Photography
Filmmakers Academy is a one-stop-shop for filmmaking information
LeRoy Kincaide finds that Filmmakers Academy is ideal while in the throes of production. He can simply pull up the FA app and discover what he needs to know in the heat of the moment!
“Been a member of the Filmmakers Academy for about 3-4 years now. And to be able to learn at will at a click of a button, it’s just been an absolute one-stop-shop for information.” –LeRoy Kincaide, Director of Photography
Expand Your Career Trajectory
“Filmmaker Academy has taught me so much. I went from shooting music videos to DPing my own movie. So between Shane, the rest of the mentors, the people in the groups, it has been the single biggest factor in my personal success in my career.” –Karl Whinnery, Director of Photography
Benefit From Filmmaking Tools and Resources
Pacson Bertha enhanced his skillset as a director, cinematographer, and overall filmmaker with our tools and resources. Pacson enjoys how he can watch a video lesson and then reference the textbook lesson to cement his knowledge.
“Being a Filmmakers Academy member has definitely given me a lot of knowledge and a lot of tools in being a DP and a director. I’m super excited to be an FA member.” –Pacson Bertha, Director of Photography
Quickly Gain the Experience that Took Our Mentors Years to Learn
Director of Photography Pow Shilo lensed projects for over a decade. It was when he joined Filmmakers Academy, that he evolved into the next phase of his cinematography career.
“Because in only 3 years of studying this Academy, I had more knowledge than in my 13 years of practice in the cinematography life. Filmmakers Academy is my source of cinematographic knowledge, and I hope it can be for you, too.” –Pow Shilo, Director of Photography
The Bottom Line
With all of the online film schools out there, it’s tough to find the right one. Filmmakers Academy is more than an online film school. This means that we are best suited for working filmmakers or those who want to pursue a career in the film industry.
From our filmmaking lessons and industry-leading mentors to community features and a powerful app, Filmmakers Academy is uniquely designed to fit the needs of filmmakers.