Classes and Courses

Audio Post-Production Course

Audio Post-Production Course
George Lucas famously said that sound is the other 50% of the moviegoing experience.  While bad sound can take your audience out of the moment, good audio will add to the emotion of the scene.  In the FilmSkills Audio Post-Production Kit, you will learn the entire process from editing dialogue and ADR to creating realistic Foley sounds.  Learn how... to continue reading, click Learn More.
10 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Audio Post-Production Course

Audio Post-Production Course
George Lucas famously said that sound is the other 50% of the moviegoing experience.  While bad sound can take your audience out of the moment, good audio will add to the emotion of the scene.  In the FilmSkills Audio Post-Production Kit, you will learn the entire process from editing dialogue and ADR to creating realistic Foley sounds.  Learn how... to continue reading, click Learn More.
10 Lessons 12 weeks Learn More

Audio Post-Production Course

Audio Post-Production Course
George Lucas famously said that sound is the other 50% of the moviegoing experience.  While bad sound can take your audience out of the moment, good audio will add to the emotion of the scene.  In the FilmSkills Audio Post-Production Kit, you will learn the entire process from editing dialogue and ADR to creating realistic Foley sounds.  Learn how... to continue reading, click Learn More.
10 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Audio Recording Course

Audio Recording Course
George Lucas famously said that the sound is the other half of the movie-going experience, and a good audio track will engage the audience as much as poor audio will push them away.   In the FilmSkills Audio Recording Course, you will learn the step-by step approach to recording high-quality audio on set, from choosing the right microphones to learning how to use a b... to continue reading, click Learn More.
11 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Breaking into the Film Industry Course

Breaking into the Film Industry Course
Learn how to break into the film industry with this incredible course. Over 100 A-list Hollywood filmmaking weigh in on challenges facing aspiring filmmakers, and how to overcome them to succeed in the industry. Whether you want to break into Hollywood or simply work in your local market, this course will teach you everything you need to know, from how to network, realities ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
12 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Camera and Lens Course

Camera and Lens Course
“EXT. French Rivera Resort – Day” doesn’t look great when it’s out of focus or underexposed. No matter how brilliant the acting, vibrant the set, or spectacular the script – the entire world created by a talented cast and crew must pass through the lens and be captured on camera.  So understanding how the camera lens can shape the world is one of the most power... to continue reading, click Learn More.
16 Lessons 12 weeks $149.00 Learn More

Cinematography - Advanced Lighting Course

Cinematography - Advanced Lighting Course
Continuing where the FilmSkills Basic Lighting Course left off, the FilmSkills Advanced Lighting Course takes you even deeper into the tools and techniques used by Emmy and Oscar-winning cinematographers.    Learn advanced techniques for reducing, softening and shaping light as well as how to work outside with the sun to get the look you want.  Learn advanc... to continue reading, click Learn More.
13 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Cinematography - Basic Lighting Course

Cinematography - Basic Lighting Course
In theater, actors hear “find your light” which literally means stand in your spot light – actors are nothing without it – TV and Film are nothing without it. Lighting is a character in and of itself – its color, brightness, position, wraparound, and falloff help craft emotion all while meeting the technical demands of the medium.  Understanding light and how to ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
11 Lessons 12 weeks $149.00 Learn More

Cinematography - Framing and Composition Course

Cinematography - Framing and Composition Course
Cinematographers can drench the entire world in sadness, leave characters in a haze of confusion and even show us the manic feelings of a first love. Cinematography isn’t just about understanding the techniques of lighting or effectively using the lens, but the art of how to craft the image within the frame.  Designed for both directors and cinematographers, the FilmSkil... to continue reading, click Learn More.
13 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Cinematography - Grip and Rigging Course

Cinematography - Grip and Rigging Course
If you ever stepped foot on a movie set, the first thing you notice is all the equipment.  Stands, clamps, and elaborate rigs are constructed to position the camera and lighting to get the perfect shot.   In the FilmSkills Grip and Rigging Course, you will learn how to use the most commonly-used grip equipment, proper rigging techniques, how and when to use clam... to continue reading, click Learn More.
13 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Cinematography Technique Course

Cinematography Technique Course
Working Inside the Box - How to Make the Most of Your Frame   Cinematographers can drench the entire world in sadness, leave characters in a haze of confusion and even show us the manic feelings of a first love. Cinematography isn’t just about understanding the techniques of lighting or effectively using the lens, but the art of how to craft the image within the fr... to continue reading, click Learn More.
12 Lessons 12 weeks $149.00 Learn More

Directing - Casting and Working with Actors Course

Directing - Casting and Working with Actors Course
Most directors can frame a shot and know where they want the camera, but freeze when they are staring into the eyes of an actor looking for direction. The role of the director is to get the right performance out of the actors, and in the FilmSkills Casting and Directing Actors Course, we give you the tools you need to get a convincing, emotionally rich performance from even the... to continue reading, click Learn More.
12 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Directing - Directors Craft Course

Directing - Directors Craft Course
Once the director yells, “Action,” a dance begins between the actor and the camera. The director’s role is much more than that of directing the actors. The director must also craft the visual story by planning the coverage of each scene, blocking the camera and actors, and establish the overall look of the story.   In the FilmSkills Director’s Craft Course, y... to continue reading, click Learn More.
12 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Documentary Filmmaking Course

Documentary Filmmaking Course
Learn the entire process of making a documentary from some of the industry’s most recognized documentarians.  Learn how to find the story and develop the story structure for your film, learn the right gear to choose and how to prepare for a life shooting in the field.  Gain advanced techniques on finding and interviewing your subjects, choosing the right locations, ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
12 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Editing Course

Editing Course
In the FilmSkills Editing Course, Emmy-winning television and film editors take you inside the process and psychology of film editing. Learn how to properly shoot your footage on set to maximize your options in the editing room, when to cut from one shot to the next, how to choose your shot selection, how to work with the editor, and how to create the most emotion in each scene... to continue reading, click Learn More.
16 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Marketing and Distribution Course

Marketing and Distribution Course
You’ve made your cinematic masterpiece, now what? One of the most secretive and difficult processes of filmmaking is selling your movie to distributors.  When you’re at the negotiating table, of all the people at the table – sales agents, distributors, agents, and managers – you are the least knowledgeable person there, and they know it.   The FilmSkills... to continue reading, click Learn More.
13 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Producing Course

Producing Course
Producing is the business of movie making. Producers assemble the raw talent, and equipment for the director to build his vision on the set.  But the business of filmmaking is like no other – the demands are constantly changing and each scene requires its own unique approach to be successful.
 
In the FilmSkills Producing Course, you will learn how to ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
13 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Production Design Course

Production Design Course
Become a Better World-Builder   The production designer creates the world in which the characters live - from a Texas farm setting or an exotic fantasy location to 1970’s set dressings or science fiction prop guns.  Constructing this world is a delicate balance of discovering the story and understanding the characters while still having the pressures of the sc... to continue reading, click Learn More.
10 Lessons 12 weeks $149.00 Learn More

Safety Training Course

Safety Training Course
The FilmSkills Safety Training Course seeks to training crew persons in current safety standards to reduce the risk of accidents, injury, or death on set. The FilmSkills Safety Training Course adapts the Industry standard California OSHA and Contract Services Safety Pass program for student, independent, non-union, and union crew persons.  This program is modeled after the... to continue reading, click Learn More.
14 Lessons 12 weeks $149.00 Learn More

Scheduling and Budgeting Course

Scheduling and Budgeting Course
A director may have a sweeping vision for how to tell the story, but producing that vision into a tangible product comes with a price tag. That price tag could be in the 100 millions, and knowing how to come up with that number is paramount to creating a profitable movie.   Understanding how to break down the script, creating a schedule for the overall production as ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
9 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Screenwriting Course

Screenwriting Course
Every great movie is made from a great script. It doesn’t matter how big the budget gets, how authentic the actors perform, or how magnificent the visual effects appear unless the screenplay is engaging, dynamic, and believable. Films with high production values have been known to flop because the scripts couldn’t handle the weight of their own plots, structures or even mai... to continue reading, click Learn More.
18 Lessons 12 weeks $199.00 Learn More

Screenwriting - Final Draft Course

Screenwriting - Final Draft Course
Final Draft is the industry's leading screenwriting software. Final Draft Vice President of Sales, Zack Gutin, "Breaking Bad" script supervisor Jenn Carroll, screenwriter of "Now You See Me," Eduard Ricourt, take you through the step-by-step guide to working with Final Draft.
6 Lessons 12 weeks $99.00 Learn More

Working on Location Course

Working on Location Course
Shooting on location adds vibrancy to the world of your story – whether you’re shooting at the Eifel Tower or a dark back alley, the real life always tends to look more…real. But this realism comes at the price.  The cost of transporting the cast and crew, working with the public, handling permits, working with local government, dealing with annoyed neighbors, and fi... to continue reading, click Learn More.
9 Lessons 1 week Learn More
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