SPOTLIGHT COURSES

Film Directing Masterclass with Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese has made some of the most iconic movies in the history of film, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Departed. In his first-ever online class, the Oscar winner teaches his approach to filmmaking, from storytelling to editing to working with actors. He deconstructs films and breaks down his craft, changing how you make—and watch—movies.

Filmmaker in a Box: Learn How to Make a Low Budget Feature Film

FILMMAKER IN A BOX is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of a micro-budget (meaning REALISTIC BUDGET!) feature film. This is a look into how a professional near-no-budget film is made – with EVERY DETAIL available at your fingertips! FIB examines the EVERY detail (Over 18+ Hours) of the making of an independent movie called 2 Million Stupid Women (a comedy written by a woman!), which was made for only $100,000, made within the “Hollywood” system. If you want to make a feature, you need to take this course.

Philip Bloom's Cinematic Masterclass

Join filmmaker, educator and pioneer Philip Bloom as he embarks on his most adventurous project to date. From the wind-swept coast of Ireland to the unforgiving heat of the Mojave desert, USA, travel with Philip as he guides you through the art and science of filmmaking, and shares his most important advice for capturing the style of cinematic images that have made him one of the world's most beloved independent filmmakers. This eight hour journey that will educate, entertain and inspire you.

Screenwriting and Story Blueprint: The Hero's Two Journeys

In more than 4½ hours of lecture, discussion and Q&A, Michael Hauge, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read; and Christopher Vogler, story analyst and author of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers, unite to reveal the essential principles of plot structure, character arc, myth and transformation.

Hollywood Filmmaking & Television Directing Masterclass

Veteran film and television director Gil Bettman teaches you how to enhance the drama in a scene, heighten the action by using different lenses and how to move the camera in your next film and video production. The key here is that camera movement must be invisible. It should serve the story without calling attention to itself. Next, learn How To Move the Camera most effectively by systematically fulfilling Five Tasks when designing each moving master shot. Finally, learn how a master of visual design like Zemeckis customizes his application of these Five Tasks to the unique demands of each scene.

SCREENWRITING COURSES

The Definitive Screenwriting Course - Led by Richard Walter UCLA Head of Screenwriting

I've had professional screenwriters Paul Castro (August Rush) & Jim Uhls (Fight Club) on the show. They discuss how they owe everything they know about screenwriting to one man, Richard Walter, the head of the legendary UCLA Screenwriting Program. Now you can have the same education as they did in this revolutionary screenwriting course taught by Richard Walter himself. Get ready to be inspired!

10% Off - COUPON CODE: INDIE

Television Writing Masterclass with Shonda Rhimes

When Shonda Rhimes pitched Grey’s Anatomy she got so nervous she had to start over. Twice. Since then, she has created and produced TV’s biggest hits. In her class, Shonda teaches you how to create compelling characters, write a pilot, pitch your idea, and stand out in the writers’ room. You’ll also get original pilot scripts, pitch notes, and series bibles from her shows. Welcome to Shondaland.

Dramatic Writing Masterclass with David Mamet

David Mamet sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with the inspiration for American Buffalo. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Glengarry Glen Ross takes you through his process for turning life's strangest moments into dramatic art. He'll teach you the rules of drama, the nuances of dialogue, and the skills to develop your own voice and create your masterpiece.

How to Pitch & Sell Your Screenplay in 60 Secs

You walk on an elevator and just before the door closes Steven Spielberg gets on. You have 60 secs to pitch him you latest screenplay. What do you do? Your career can be made in 60 seconds - if you make the right pitch! Master the Elevator Pitch, even when you've got less than 60 seconds. Get your screenplay read by the major power of Hollywood - guaranteed!

The Million Dollar Screenplay

Paul Castro the original writer of the Warner Bros. hit film, AUGUST RUSH.He is a produced, award winning screenwriter and world-renowned screenwriting professor. Out of film school Paul signed a 3 picture deal worth ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Success leaves clues and so do masterfully crafted screenplays that sell for millions of dollars.

The Business of Screenwriting with Paul Castro

Screenwriters are creative, but not all understand how art and commerce merge to create wealth and a lasting career. This course unveils the intricate maze of the business of the entertainment industry biz-ness. Go from a want-to-be to a fine-tuned professional making a healthy living while sharing your creative genius with the world.

DIRECTING COURSES

Guerrilla Filmmaking Academy: Learn How to Make a Short Film

This course houses a collection of short films by international award winning writer/director Alex Ferrari, founder of Indie Film Hustle. Included in this collection is over 9 hours (and growing) of a guerrilla indie film school (over 50 videos). Filmmaming Hacks goes through pre-production, production, post production and what to do after you're done shooting your indie film.

Filmmaking Masterclass with Werner Herzog

When the legendary director Werner Herzog was 19, he stole a camera and made his first movie. 70 films and 50 awards later, Werner is teaching documentary and feature filmmaking. You’ll learn storytelling, cinematography, locations, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your ideas to life. By the end, you’ll make uncompromising films.

Working with the Actor: USC Film School Course with Nina Foch

Produced by George Lucas and Randal Kleiser, this series of lectures are excerpts from Nina Foch’s directing class conducted at the University of Southern California in 2002. The lectures, organized into sections, cover script analysis, casting, directing, and acting. Spend some time watching Nina, learn from her and implement her ideas into your own work. You’ll be amazed how far she can take you.

Directing Actors Masterclass

Years in the making, Directing Actors is the most comprehensive acting and directing training in the world. Created by Per Holmes, the course teaches a better way to be a Director, by having extremely strong technique, and the right philosophy and personality on the set. Through almost a thousand examples, we cover literally every acting and directing technique, every interaction between Actor and Director, and we cast, rehearse and shoot 9 scenes.
30% Off - COUPON CODE: HUSTLE

Visual Effects for Directors

The course is completely unique, in that it's about understanding exactly what to do on the set, so that more of the budget ends up in front of the camera instead of being wasted on fixing impossible problems in post -- and trust us, it happens every day, even by big guys who should know better. This is training that everybody needs, from Directors and DPs, to highly professional Visual Effects Artists, because the challenge is the same: to make some really good decisions during shooting that you know for a fact will work easily in post. Even many Visual Effects Artists haven't explored this aspect.
30% Off - COUPON CODE: HUSTLE

FILM PRODUCTION COURSES

Lighting for Film and Television Masterclass

A 6-hour, deeply immersive look into cinematic lighting for film and television. They cover common mistakes, hard and soft light, using shadows, proper exposure and exposure tools, lighting technique, creating a mood with light, all built around meeting the ARTISTIC GOALS of your film/video project. They talk about all of the lighting and grip gear, have an interview with Levie Isaacks, A.S.C, and more. Excellent course for newbies and pros alike.

Recording Sound for Film and Television Masterclass

This 2.5-hour course is ideal for beginners, excellent for intermediates who want to better understand the topics, and great for professionals as an easy reference. It will be a program you come back to again and again. They'll get you on your way to professional-sounding audio, from two very simple but extremely important recording techniques which will solve nearly 80% of your audio problems, to choosing the correct microphone for your project and the right way to handle your microphones on set. A must for any low budget filmmaker.

Filmmaking Secrets! Write a ZERO Budget Indie Film

Learn from a professional that has successfully produced 8 movies for under $1000 that were picked up by studios Lionsgate, E One and Paramount. This brand new course shows you the secrets to write screenplays for feature films that can be produced for under $1000. Stop waiting for funding for your script and write one that you can film NOW! Join the other successful filmmakers that have adapted to the new changes in the movie industry. A course that is a must for ALL filmmakers that are low on cash!

The Complete Video Production Bootcamp

This online video production course will teach you how to make amazing videos, whether you use a smartphone, webcam, DSLR, mirrorless, or professional camera. Whether you're a YouTuber, blogger, vlogger, business owner, aspiring filmmaker, or just someone who wants to create videos, you will learn how to make professional videos with this course.

Guerilla Filmmaking: with Film Riot's Ryan Connolly

In this course, you’ll explore the step-by-step process of making a film from start to finish. You’ll learn how to script, storyboard, location scout, and cast films. Ryan will offer insights on how to best work with your crew to make your sets fun, collaborative, and professional places to be. Ryan will demonstrate the process of getting the light you want for the shots you’ll need, whether you’re working with DIY lighting structures, available light, or gels and diffusion. You’ll build a post-production workflow for editing, adding visual effects, and more to ensure you’re getting the pro look every time.

CINEMATOGRAPHY COURSES

Illumination Cinematography Workshop - Shane Hurlbut ASC

Join Hollywood DP Shane Hurlbut ASC as he guides you through his complete cinematography playbook. This comprehensive workshop covers both theory and practical application of lighting, lensing and composing scenes, giving you unlimited on-set and behind-the-scenes access with Shane.

Cinematography Course: Shoot Better Video with Any Camera

This online Cinematography Course will teach you how to shoot beautiful videos with any camera.This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of professional cinematography - the art of making motion pictures. While there are plenty of video courses, it's hard to find a comprehensive course that teaches you everything you'd want to know about shooting video.

DSLR Filmmaking: How to Make Your Indie Film or Video More Cinematic

This course is targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting better video, course covers cinematography basics, DSLR pitfalls to avoid, important gear, and guerrilla filmmaking with your DSLR. Along the way, discover how to choose lenses, record audio, and make shots more professional.

The Definitive Super 16mm Film Masterclass

Why the hell have you created an online Super 16mm Film Course? Because believe it our not there are a ton of television productions, feature films and indie films that are shooting on Super 16mm film. The need for education in the craft of shoot celluloid is great. After getting many requests for this information instructors Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle) and Egon Stephen Jr. (Cine VideoTech) decided to put together the DEFINITIVE Educational resource for anyone interested in shooting in Super 16mm film.

Hot Moves: The Science of Awesome

This course is all about making single shots and master shots look absolutely awesome. Hot Moves focuses on a very different angle of how to make single shots look super expensive and sexy for their own sake. What is fascinating is that the vast majority of truly awesome and trailer-worthy shots come from just a handful of techniques, which we explore in Hot Moves.
30% Off - COUPON CODE: HUSTLE

360 Video Academy

If you want to learn the crazy new world of VR and 360 video, then look no further. Your instructor, Josh Gibson, going to be continually adding content, and am wanting to build one place where everyone from aspiring filmmakers to professionals can come to learn and be updated on the latest and greatest with 360º and VR video creation technology.
85% Off - COUPON CODE: HUSTLE25

iPhone Filmmaking MasterClass

This inspiration packed course is the most informative and revealing masterclass for iPhone filmmakers anywhere. I combine over 20 years experience in the advertising, marketing and filmmaking worlds to bring you ALL my best experiences and insights so you can master filming on your iPhone. From filming on the streets to winning at Sundance London, I'm going to share with you (in 6 easy-to-follow chapters

The Master Course In High-End Blocking & Staging

Years in the making, The Master Course In High-End Blocking & Staging is the most comprehensive and ambitious camera blocking course in the world. A groundbreaking learning tool used by everyone from beginners to Academy Award winners, the course teaches high-end camera work through over 9 hours of 3D animated instruction.Besides working with actors, blocking is one of the most important things a Director does, and should be really good at. Yet most books, videos and many film schools barely touch the basics.
30% Off - COUPON CODE: HUSTLE

Drone Film School: MasterClass in Shooting with Drones

This course covers basics from selecting your drone, editing software and aerial camera. It has some guidance on initial flying skills and exercises for producing good aerial productions. The course then goes beyond the basics and introduces, with extensive aerial footage to illustrate the points, a unique framework to guide all your flying and filming missions. This focusses on the extraordinary outcomes you should be aiming for in your aerial imagery and the flying you should be doing to get those outcomes.

Introduction to the World of RED Cinema Cameras

Have you ever wanted to learn about the hottest digital cinema camera in the world? Well that camera is the RED Cinema Camera and this course will introduce to this amazing camera system! In this introduction course, you will be shown the basic elements of the camera – from RED history and myths to clever little tricks you can use on set, and also delve into the advantages and disadvantages of such cameras.

POST PRODUCTION COURSES

Video Editing with DaVinci Resolve + FREE Software

Whether you're filming an award winning feature length film you will need software to edit your video on. I believe that Software should be accessible and easy to use. DaVinci Resolve is FREE and accessible to everyone! It's just as powerful as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro. Way more powerful than Sony Vegas or Camtasia. This course will introduce you to the software and get you up and running editing videos like a pro.

The Cutting Edge with SNL Editor Adam Epstein

In this course, Saturday Night Live film unit Editor Adam Epstein shows you exactly how he takes a project from an empty timeline to a network broadcast in under 24 hours. Combining all elements of post production including sequencing, audio, motion graphics and compositing, Adam shares his tips, techniques and theories to maximize your results on any project.No other course provides you with professional level theory, raw footage to practice on and a guided tour through the creative editing process.

Film Editing Pro - Movie Trailer Editing Masterclass

Trailer editing is a lot more than just picking the best parts of the film and stringing them together. A lot of work goes into connecting these seemingly unrelated moments together logically, visually and musically. This course is a one-of-a-kind course for anyone wanting to learn the craft of editing a trailer, regardless of genre.

Inside the Edit: Definitive Creative Editing Course

Inside The Edit is the world’s first creative editing course. This highly specialised training program has been developed over three years by a prime time editing team working at the very highest level of television. The Creative Editing Course goes way beyond basic editing theory. You will learn hundreds of structural, journalistic and creative techniques used in documentary and entertainment television. From the fundamentals to the highly advanced. No other course provides you with professional level theory, raw footage to practice on and a guided tour through the creative editing process.
25% Off - COUPON CODE: HUSTLE

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: The Complete Video Editing Course

We've created a brand new course on Premiere Pro using the latest version of CC (creative cloud). Check it out. This course, you're looking at right now, is taught mostly in CS6, with some lessons in CC. If you are looking for a video editing application that will allow you to edit videos however you want them, Adobe Premiere Pro is the best answer. Premiere Pro is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start editing.

Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve + FREE Software

Rob Bessette, a professional colourist from Boston, MA joins you for this colour grading and colour correction course. This is an eight part course, which starts off with the basics of colour correction and moves on to advanced techniques such as motion tracking and colour keying.Rob uses the DaVinci Resolve software package from Blackmagic Design which is an industry standard post production application.

Understanding the VFX Pipeline: Creating Great Looking Shots

This course covers how the VFX process works from starting with an idea for a project, taking it into concept and then going through the process to get to the final. Follow me as I build this shot going through all the different stages. We will focus on the overall picture on what each stage implies and will not get into the technical aspect of the softwares but rather learn what we do in each stage and how we go from one step to another for example: how we start with a storyboard, previs it, move into shooting our footage and so on.

Adobe After Effects: The Complete Guide to After Effects

You're here because you want to create video effects and motion graphics with Adobe After Effects, right? It's great to have you here. I LOVE AFTER EFFECTS! Maybe you're brand new to After Effects, or maybe you have a little experience. This course is perfect for anyone that wants to learn After Effects from scratch to create your own graphics and make your videos better.

SELF DISTRIBUTION COURSES

Film Festival Hacks: How to Submit to Festivals Like a Pro

Can't get your indie film into film festivals? Are you tired of spending TONS OF CASH, you don't have, on submission fees? Want to get the inside secrets to give your film the best chance on being accepted to film festivals? Save TIME and MONEY by learning what film festivals are looking for and how to position your short or feature film to have a fighting chance of being accepted.

Crowdfunding Your Film with Emily Best

Raising money and gathering resources is crucial for making movie dreams a production reality. In Crowdfunding Your Film, Emily Best will lay out your options for getting early support and identifying the fundraising sources that will bring your work to life. You’ll learn how to develop a community of contributors and supporters that ensure you have the resources you need to make your vision come to life. You will also learn to build momentum so your audience will follow your film creation from beginning to end and your film has an audience from the beginning.

Indie Film Distribution MasterClass: Sell Your Film Now

Now more than ever the opportunity to become a full-time filmmaker is within reach for those who are willing to take a few risks. The key to building a career in show business is the ability to consistently get projects funded and then make money back for your investors. In this course, an abridged version of the Indie Film Academy's November Masterclass, we talk with 10 experts in film distribution about what you can do to make sure your film sells.

Distributing Your Indie Film Using Streaming & VOD

Your film doesn’t have to appear in theaters to find its audience. Distributing an indie film online is an effective way to increase the visibility of your movie, get compensated for your efforts, and validate your work. Maverick independent film entrepreneur Scilla Andreen was done with the one-sided deals brokered by the big guys. She wanted independent filmmakers and producers to have more options, so she built one: IndieFlix – a platform for DIY film distribution that In Distributing Your Film Online, Scilla will detail the distribution landscape and teach you how to find your audience online.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING COURSES

Twitter Hacks: Get 10,000 True Fans in 10 Weeks

Are you not getting the results you want from Twitter? Haven't cracked the Tweet code yet? Are you ready to take your Twitter game up to a whole new level? Then is the course for you. You'll learn NEW SKILLS that they don't teach you on YouTube. The "secret sauce" I use is a gold mine. I'll teach you how to find, engage and eventually monetize true fans of your brand, website or product.

Facebook Hacks: Mastering Marketing and Branding on Facebook

Are you a business owner struggling to generate leads (and exposure) for your indie film, production company or online business? Tired of having that gut-feeling like you're “missing something" and want to FINALLY learn a PROVEN (step-by-step) system for marketing on FB that actually WORKS!?! This course is for you.

Instagram Mastery: The Beginners Guide To Marketing On Instagram

Instagram has become one of the most popular social networking channels for businesses of all sizes. If you’re ready to harness the power of Instagram, this course will detail every marketing technique that works.Through straightforward, easy-to-understand instruction, you’ll move through seven courses that are packed with information that you can apply right away.

Snapchat Mastery

Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social networks of the decade. Since its inception in 2011, it has grown to 10 billion daily video views (head to head with Facebook) and 150+ million daily active users. Keep yourself in the know by learning the fundamentals that will help you seamlessly use the platform with confidence.

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