Individual Training

Bringing Hollywood to You

The film industry is extremely difficult to break into, and the people who have made it rarely share what they’ve learned with those trying to get in… until now.

Where Your Teacher has an Emmy

FilmSkills takes you deep inside the inner workings of Hollywood to learn where film schools can't take you - to the set itself. Access lavishly illustrated how-to articles, downloadable industry resources, and most importantly, over 75 hours of video training featuring insider info from over 150 top Hollywood talent like the producers of Avatar, Steven Spielberg’s location managers, and over 60 Emmy and Academy Award winners and nominees. Not only has FilmSkills been embraced by thousands of individual learners, it's also in use in over 45 top film schools like UCLA, Yale, and the Art Institute.

Put Your Money Into Your Film... Not Your School

Film schools are incredibly expensive and staffed by professors who don't have recent experience. Aspiring filmmakers increasingly question the relevance of film school, yet there are few reliable places to turn. Despite the recent boom in online training, most of what's currently available from competitors is software training. Why? Because it's far cheaper to produce screen-capture courses than it is to demonstrate live-action filmmaking techniques - exactly what FilmSkills does.

How to Access FilmSkills

You have two options for accessing FilmSkills:

Subscription Plan

Subscription Plan

When you purchase a subscription package, you will have access to the FilmSkills content library. Learn on your own and watch the content you want, when you want.
  • Access select FilmSkills modules
  • Learn from Oscar and Emmy-winning instructors
Choose from 3 packages:
Bronze Package
  • 3-Months of access
  • 50 modules
  • $59/month
  • Payable with credit card

Silver Package
  • 6-Months of access
  • 150 modules
  • $69/month
  • Payable with credit card, bank account, upfront or in monthly payments

Gold Package
  • 12-Months of access
  • 230 modules
  • Includes Final Draft Training
  • Includes the entire FilmTalks Series
  • $79/month
  • Payable with credit card, bank account, upfront or in monthly payments

Certification Courses

Certification Courses

FilmSkills Courses provide a more structured learning environment.  In addition to accessing the related modules, you will also receive:
  • Testing and feedback for each lesson
  • Exercises and projects to improve your skills
  • One-on-one discussions with FilmSkills Instructors
  • A certificate of Completion upon passing the course
  • Entry in the national Certification Database confirming your training
  • Option to subscribe to the modules at a discount after the course concludes.


Choose from over 19 courses:

  • Safety Training Course
  • Development Course
  • Screenwriting Course
  • Scheduling and Budgeting Course
  • Producing Course
  • Finding Actors Course
  • Directing Actors Course
  • Director's Craft Course
  • Production Design Course
  • Locations Course
  • Camera and Lens Course
  • Cinematography Technique Course
  • Basic Lighting Course
  • Advanced Lighting Course
  • Grip and Rigging Course
  • Audio Recording Course
  • Documantary Production Course
  • Editing Course
  • Distribution Course