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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 of the film production crew – from how to and a job to collecting the paycheck. 3 Lessons The Producers In this three lessons series,

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New Scheduling and Budgeting Lessons

In this engaging new series, learn how to balance the business of filmmaking with the art through effectively breaking down the shooting script, developing a realistic shooting schedule, and how to develop and manage an accurate budget. Lesson 1 Breaking Down the Script Learn to properly break down the script, 

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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 on different levels. They often don’t say what they mean, are driven by their own ambitions, and are shaped by their past – whether that

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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 professional guidance on finding, managing, and shooting on location. Check out a free preview of from “Working with Location Owners” And as with all FilmSkills

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New On-Location Cinematic Lighting Demos

Emmy-winning cinematographer Jason Tomaric goes on set to block, light, and shoot 9 sample scenes, methodically walking you through every step of how to achieve professional cinematic results. Whereas previous FilmSkills lessons focus on the tools, this series applies that knowledge to practical, real-world settings. In this comprehensive series, you

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All New Cinematic Lighting Lessons

Announcing all new cinematic lighting lessons, which visually guide you through lighting tools and techniques practiced on professional movie sets around the world.  Emmy-winning cinematographer Jason Tomaric partnered with LEDGO, Arri, and Kino-Flo to produce an intensive, on-set series that demonstrates key lighting tools in visually-engaging video tutorials. Learn how

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Learn Professional Grip and Rigging Techniques

Are you getting the most out of your grip gear? From clamps to stands, learning how to rig a light or lighting control instrument where you need it, safely, is an important skill in achieving the desired cinematic look. That’s why we partnered with Matthews Studio Equipment to produce an

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New Directors Craft Lessons

We are proud to announce the all new Directors Craft lessons. Designed to methodically guide you through director’s role in visual storytelling, the seven new lessons combine interviews with Hollywood directors, on-set tutorials, and step-by-step approach to the director’s process.  https://youtu.be/3nsWXX0zkEM Meet Your Instructors Meet some of the industry professionals

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Record the Perfect On-Set Audio

Announcing a massive update to our already comprehensive on-set audio recording series. Engaging video tutorials feature Academy Award and Emmy winning filmmakers who methodically reveal industry best practices and techniques for recording high quality audio on set. Watch a Free Lesson Meet Your Instructors Meet some of the industry professionals

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46 Tips to Writing Your Screenplay

The foundation of a good movie is a good script. The foundation of a good script is a good story.  The foundation of a good story is inspiration, research, and the ability to develop the idea into a commercially-viable product that audiences will want to see. While filmmaking is one of

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All New Screenwriting Lessons

I’m excited to announce the release of our all-new 25 lesson screenwriting series, where we tapped into the knowledge and experience of Academy Award and Emmy-winning filmmakers to guide you through the entire screenwriting process. Lessons: 25 core lessons, averaging 20 minutes per lesson Total Video Length: 8 hours Learn

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Announcing 20 All New Lessons

We are excited to announce a suite of 20 all new lessons -our best yet!! Each lesson is jam-packed with on-set video tutorials, written companion guides, downloadable files and quick-reference guides, and much more. You can access these new lessons in a number of ways: If you are a film

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