Learn the Art of Filmmaking

Improve your craft with professional online filmmaking courses developed by Academy Award and Emmy-winning filmmakers

A Complete Curriculum

Learn every aspect of filmmaking - from screenwriting and directing to cinematography and editing - all from master filmmakers.

FilmSkills has partnered with Emmy and Academy Award winning filmmakers to produce a professional online filmmaking courses that combine in-depth videos based on industry best practices, constantly-updated illustrated tutorials, downloadable resources, projects, and exercises. FilmSkills delivers the content of a four-year film school for a cost less than a single semester.

Whether you want to make better independent films, TV commercials, documentaries, or industrial videos, join the inner circle of master filmmakers whose work has grossed tens of billions of dollars around the world.

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325+ Comprehensive Lessons

FilmSkills lessons are packed with current, in-depth information about each topic, making it easy to learn and absorb. From detailed on-set video tutorials and illustrated guides to downloadable contracts and forms, it’s all here.

150 Hours of On-Set Video Tutorials

In-depth video tutorials shot on Hollywood sets feature Emmy and Academy Award winning and nominated filmmakers. Chapterized for easy access.

Hundreds of Illustrated Articles

Packed with behind-the-scenes photos, anecdotes, and real-world tips and techniques, beautifully-illustrated articles bring difficult concepts to life.

Projects and Exercises

Practice the skills you learn at home with hundreds of DIY projects. Whether you are working with an iPhone or Alexa, we help you become a better filmmaker.

Hundreds of Downloadable Resources

Download real documents from working TV and movie sets, plus hundreds of blank templates for use on your own productions.

Web Links

Discover the players in the industry from equipment vendors, staffing agencies, networks, studios, and production companies with our extensive list of online resources.

Learn From the Masters

Your instructors have won or been nominated for over 70 Academy Awards, Emmys, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes.

This is no ordinary film school. We partnered with industry leaders whose work is seen every day in TV shows and movies, from Stranger Things to the MCU. They generously share their knowledge and experiences with you through engaging, professional online filmmaking courses, revealing techniques to enhance your skills and shave years off your career path.

From the teams behind Star Trek, Star Wars, Spiderman, Avatar, and dozens of other top productions, you will learn from the very people who define today’s television and motion picture industry.

Are you an educator?

Do you teach filmmaking at a university, high school, film commission, or production company? Check out FilmSkills Academic where you can build your own fully-branded online film training program.

Used by over 125 film schools and film commissions

FREE 1-hour filmmaking course

Learn my top 10 secrets to making your content more professional, how to accelerate your career, and how to make money in this $14 billion/year industry.

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Discover What's New

We are constantly updating our lessons to bring you the latest techniques. FilmSkills Unlimited members receive these updates for free… for life!

Crew Job Shadows

There are a lot of craftspeople on a film set, and in this all new 23-part series, working Hollywood filmmakers take you behind the scenes

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Learn to Direct Actors

All new lessons reveal how professionals direct actors on set for convincing, authentic performances. Lesson 1 Analyzing Character Characters, like people in real life, function

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Shooting on Location

We partnered with the powerhouse Location Managers from Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Transformers 2, Top Gun 2, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Grey’s Anatomy to give you

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Discover What's New

We are constantly updating our lessons to bring you the latest techniques. FilmSkills Unlimited members receive these updates for free… for life!

Crew Job Shadows

There are a lot of craftspeople on a film set, and in this all new 23-part series, working Hollywood filmmakers take you behind the scenes

Read More »

Learn to Direct Actors

All new lessons reveal how professionals direct actors on set for convincing, authentic performances. Lesson 1 Analyzing Character Characters, like people in real life, function

Read More »

Shooting on Location

We partnered with the powerhouse Location Managers from Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Transformers 2, Top Gun 2, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Grey’s Anatomy to give you

Read More »

Meet a few of your 150 instructors

These are no ordinary online filmmaking courses. You will learn from the best of the best. Our instructors have been honored with over 70 Academy Award and Emmy wins and nominations.  No film school on Earth has this caliber of instructors.

FilmSkills is WORLD CLASS. I don’t know how you did it Jason, but thank you for building such an incredible site.  I never thought I’d be able to learn from the directors, producers, cinematographers – basically everybody behind my favorite TV shows. The lessons are so concise without the fluff. Thanks to you, I got my first paid production job.  Thanks Jason!

– Nathan M, Chicago, IL

THANK YOU JASON! I bought your book, “Filmmaking,” and learned so much. Then I found FilmSkills and it seriously blew my mind. Thanks to you and your incredible team. My productions improved dramatically. I nearly doubled my clients, and am earning about $2000 a DAY. 

– Christian P, Atlanta, GA

I decided to drop out of engineering school and take the plunge as a filmmaker. I didn’t want to start over, so I was stoked when I found FilmSkills. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. You literally tapped the Hollywood inner circle and have brought so much valuable knowledge to us aspiring newbies. If I ran a film school, I’d be scared. FilmSkills is a powerhouse.

– Barry C., Des Moine, IA

Are you ready to get started?

Check out our flexible professional online filmmaking courses designed for every interest level and budget.