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Learn about the latest news and updates at FilmSkills

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 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 to

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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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New Cinematography Lessons

We are excited to announce an all new lesson, Imaging Sensor and ISO. The imaging sensor is the heart of the camera system. It converts light into the electrical signal that becomes the image we see on screen. But understanding how it works and its limitations will help you improve your

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New Lesson: Prepping the Camera

Getting prepped for a shoot is the first step in making sure your production goes smoothly. We met up with Drew Lauer, cinematographer and owner of Hollywood Special Ops. Drew has worked on over a hundred TV shows, and specializes in slow motion cinematography.  In this comprehensive tutorial, he takes

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How to Network in Hollywood

Let’s say you’re looking to hire a professional. Maybe it’s a doctor, or a plumber, or an auto mechanic. While you can certainly go online and search for someone, you’d probably feel much better getting a referral from a friend or family member. Working on a film project is no

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FilmSkills Powers State of Kentucky

We are excited to announce that FilmSkills is powering the State of Kentucky online film training program. Kentucky offers aggressive tax incentives for film production, making it one of the more affordable film production locations in the United States. Due to the growing number of films coming to the state,

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