Make 2022 the year you master your craft with the best online filmmaking courses. Never before has it been easier to learn directly from filmmaking professionals and grow in your filmmaking discipline.
Every filmmaking course and lesson is streamable on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and smart TV with the Filmmakers Academy app (available at the App Store, Google Play, Roku, and Amazon). We even offer a basic account where you can get your feet wet with a few free lessons.
2021 was all about hitting the tarmac in our inaugural year – but now as we’ve fired up our engines and we’re speeding onward – there’s one word that will define 2022 at Filmmakers Academy.
Prepare yourself for more industry-established mentors, more filmmaking subjects, more high-quality filmmaking courses, and a community feature that will bring us all together! Take a look below for our upcoming milestones and 2022 roadmap to see what we have in store.
Likewise, learn about our, mentors, courses, user experience, and popular FAQs with Filmmakers Academy: A Complete Guide.
Expect to learn how to succeed as a producer with Jamee Ranta, the finer details of editing with Joaquin Elizondo, how to juggle directing, producing, and shooting documentaries with Gabrielle Blackwood, and how to manage your health and filmmaking lifestyle with Lydia Hurlbut!
Filmmakers Academy makes it possible to learn from and even interact with industry-professional mentors. Similarly, here’s a quick glance at the rest of our other mentors available.
- David Cole (master colorist)
- Sherri Kauk (cinematographer)
- Jordan Brady (director)
- Derek Edwards (1st key camera assistant)
- Chris Herr (gimbal tech and camera op)
- Derek Johnson (DIT & colorist)
- Shane Hurlbut, ASC (cinematographer)
Our content is provided as high-quality streamable videos with supplemental written lessons and breakdowns to further aid your learning experience. For instance, you can even download videos if you want to save data or will be out of reach of Wi-Fi. So far, Filmmakers Academy offers a wide range of filmmaking subjects.
Filmmakers Academy subjects:
As we continue to unveil our new mentors throughout 2022, we will add new subjects like producing, editing, documentary filmmaking, and wellness.
Courses are released regularly each month granting All Access members a variety of film subjects that are taught by industry professionals who practice what they preach. Enhance your mastery of each subject or pick and choose per your interests.
That is to say, don’t know where to start? That makes sense since there’s so much content available at the All Access level, and it could be a bit jarring to new filmmakers. One way to begin is by navigating to your favorite subjects like cinematography or directing. So, if you’re new, there are filmmaking courses for beginners like David Cole’s Color Correcting: Terms & Techniques and The Playbook Unscripted Camera Operating with Sherri Kauk.
Also, courses are curated in sideways scrollable playlists like Theory, Camera & Lens Tests, Lighting for Nighttime, and Getting Started in Your Career, among plenty of other helpful categories. We particularly recommend the Build the Path for Your Career category where you can choose from beginner and advanced career pathways, like directing and cinematography!
Live Online Events
In addition to our highly produced pre-packaged filmmaking courses, we also provide live online masterclasses that are instructed by mentors. In other words, you have the opportunity to learn crucial skills and techniques and get your questions answered in real-time!
Camera, Lens, and Filter
Filmmakers Academy’s next live online masterclass is Camera, Lens, and Filter with Shane Hurlbut, ASC.
In this live masterclass, Shane shares crucial tips, various camera builds, and advanced methodologies acquired from his 30+ years working as a director of photography.
Discover how to be creative with camera settings and color science, as well as how the camera, lenses, and filters work in unison to capture the best imagery.
Duration: 3 hours
When: 10:00 AM PST on January 29, 2022
Price: $250 (50% off for All Access members)
The Filmmakers Academy community feature is currently in beta mode but will be perfected throughout the year. This is exciting news! Networking is essential to growing and expanding a career in the film industry.
However, the community feature is only available in the app. After opening your smartphone or tablet, you will notice the Community section listed at the bottom menu.
Above all, this is where you can ask questions, contribute stories, and interact with other filmmakers from all over the world! You can also follow mentors as they share experiences and show off equipment and cutting-edge gear.
Learn filmmaking at Filmmakers Academy
Filmmakers Academy is expanding in mentors, subjects, courses, and community features. New content is released on a regular basis, and in 2022, will include courses from new mentors like Gabrielle Blackwood, Jamee Ranta, Joaquin Elizondo, and Lydia Hurlbut.
So, if you’re wondering ‘How can I learn filmmaking online?’, the answer is with an All Access subscription to Filmmakers Academy. Most importantly, our mentors are working industry professionals who are constantly innovating in their fields.
In the app, you can interact with filmmakers from around the world, share production stories, talk shop, and follow mentors with our Community feature. Just note that it’s currently in beta at the moment.
To sum up, you can learn more about Filmmakers Academy and what we have to offer, we recommend Filmmakers Academy: A Complete Guide.
Master Your Craft!