Unleash your filmmaking skillset
and advance your career
One platform. Countless hours of educational videos and resources.
Access a video-on-demand catalog of 800+ hours training videos across the most popular filmmaking disciplines. Learn practical on-the-job knowledge from industry-leading filmmakers in their natural environments.
More like on-the-job training videos, premium courses are instructed by industry leaders who dig into the minutiae of their discipline.
Courses range from Beginner to Intermediate and Advanced. In addition to video lessons and lectures are downloadable textbook lessons and resources.
Gain cutting-edge industry knowledge to make you competitive in your craft. Trust in lessons that are taught by the masters that inspire confidence and guide your career.
Our videos are as practical as Gaffer tape. Quickly reference lessons on the job whether you’re looking up a certain light or seeking advice in the color
Tune in to LIVE virtual events streamed exclusively on the Filmmakers Academy platform and interact with the mentors! For example, a past event was Shane Hurlbut, ASC’s demonstration of the RED Raptor camera system.
Online livestream events are exclusive/free to All Access members.
Listen to the latest industry trends, learn about navigating the film industry, and get expert advice! We offer three premium podcast series including the Inner Circle Podcast hosted by Lydia and Shane Hurlbut, ASC.
Industry titans like Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, Deborah L. Scott, and Camille Friend drop into the Filmmakers Academy studio to discuss their careers and latest projects.
Finding the Frame is Filmmakers Academy’s flagship podcast series hosted by Brendan Sweeney. The series features industry professional cinematographers, directors, costume designers, producers, and more!
A hybrid of a TED Talk and on-the-job training, LIVE Masterclasses are led by featured mentors and provide an intimate look into a filmmaking discipline. Throughout the 2+ hours of the LIVE Masterclasses, members can virtually interact with the mentors via the chatbox and get their questions answered in real-time.
LIVE Masterclasses are part of the Annual All Access membership. Monthly All Access members receive a hefty discount.
One of our mentors is featured in each coaching session livestream. 30 members are selected to attend virtually and encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time for the featured mentor to choose from.
If you are a member that wasn’t selected, no worries! You can follow along in real-time via the Filmmakers Academy platform and post in the LIVE chatbox!
A robust network is absolutely essential to advancing your career as a filmmaker. No one knows that better than us. As part of our Filmmakers Academy community, we encourage you to meet with like-minded filmmakers and expand your network.
Our mentors are not just industry professionals, they’re industry leaders! As a member of Filmmakers Academy, you learn from the experts who develop workflows and have mastered every aspect of their particular craft.
Stream our content at any time no matter if you’re in the throes of production or learning on your schedule.
Become a member and get access to hundreds of hours of highly produced educational content released weekly, take advantage of coaching sessions with our mentors, and join a global community of filmmakers.
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What is Filmmakers Academy?
Filmmakers Academy is a versatile, premium online filmmaking platform that unlocks a whole new realm of educational possibilities for creatives. We teach you what you don’t learn in film school and blend that with on-set Hollywood training into one unique educational experience for both professionals and aspiring visual creatives.
What’s included in a Filmmakers Academy membership?
Filmmakers Academy offers two membership tiers: Annual All Access and Monthly All Access.
All Access includes unlimited access to all of our regularly updated courses and lessons as well as entry to our Private Facebook Group for Global Referrals + Collaboration, access to downloadable resources, and our Career Paths feature that includes Cinematography, Directing, Lighting, G&E, Camera Assisting, Post-Production, Producing, and more!
Both memberships include nearly the same features and content and only differ with access to live masterclasses. Live masterclass events are included as part of annual All Access while monthly All Access receives a special discount for each.
Annual and monthly All Access memberships also differ by mode of payment. An annual All Access membership is the best value paid one time per year. The monthly All Access membership consists of a recurring monthly payment.
What filmmaking topics does Filmmakers Academy provide?
Filmmakers Academy offers an impressive range of topics that include Cinematography, Directing, Lighting, Grip and Electric, Color Correction, Post Production, and more!
Can I watch videos on my phone or tablet without using an app?
Yes. Our website adapts to phone and tablet browsers so you can watch our content anywhere!
Who can I contact if I have a question?
Please contact Customer Service by sending an email to email@example.com or by phone at 747-999-5321.
Expand your knowledge with our on-demand courses and training videos taught by industry professionals, find inspiration, and collaborate with fellow creatives and crew members.
Book a one-hour video call with a mentor of your choice. Here’s where you will receive crucial advice, be able to ask questions, and review your work! Benefit from a professional mentorship and advance your craft!