Classes and Courses

Production Assistant Course

Production Assistant Course
Every film production is a complex machine of people, equipment, and resources, and one of the most valuable roles on set is that of the production assistant. This entry-level position provides support to assistant directors, production office, or assigned department head, and will expose you to virtually every aspect of the production process.  In this course, we’re goi... to continue reading, click Learn More.
7 Lessons 12 weeks $75.00 Learn More

Welcome to the Film Industry Course

Welcome to the Film Industry Course
Welcome to FilmSkills! You should feel proud that you took the first step towards your career in filmmaking. You are about to step into one of the most amazing industries in the world; an industry that strikes a balance between unlimited creativity and advanced technologies to help realize it; an industry that works to tame a location and transform it into an imaginary setting;... to continue reading, click Learn More.
11 Lessons 12 weeks $100.00 Learn More

Audio Department Course

Audio Department Course
George Lucas famously said that the sound is the other half of the movie-going experience, and a good audio track will engage the audience as much as poor audio will push them away.   In the Audio Recording Course, you will learn the step-by step approach to recording high-quality audio on set, from choosing the right microphones to learning how to use a boom mic... to continue reading, click Learn More.
10 Lessons 12 weeks $175.00 Learn More

Camera Department Course

Camera Department Course
“EXT. French Rivera Resort – Day” doesn’t look great when it’s out of focus or underexposed. No matter how brilliant the acting, vibrant the set, or spectacular the script – the entire world created by a talented cast and crew must pass through the lens and be captured on camera.  So understanding how the camera lens can shape the world is one of the most power... to continue reading, click Learn More.
12 Lessons 12 weeks $200.00 Learn More

Electric Department Course

Electric Department Course
The electric department is responsible for running power in and around the set, setting and rigging lights, and overseeing anything having to do with electricity.   In the Electricians Course, you will learn the jobs and responsibilities of the electric department.   In order to receive certification to work in the Electric Department you must take the fol... to continue reading, click Learn More.
9 Lessons 12 weeks $125.00 Learn More

Grip Department Course

Grip Department Course
If you ever stepped foot on a movie set, the first thing you notice is all the equipment.  Stands, clamps, and elaborate rigs are constructed to position the camera and lighting to get the perfect shot.   In the Grip and Rigging Course, you will learn how to use the most commonly-used grip equipment, proper rigging techniques, how and when to use clamps and st... to continue reading, click Learn More.
13 Lessons 12 weeks $150.00 Learn More

Lighting Course

Lighting Course
In theater, actors hear “find your light” which literally means stand in your spot light – actors are nothing without it – TV and Film are nothing without it. Lighting is a character in and of itself – its color, brightness, position, wraparound, and falloff help craft emotion all while meeting the technical demands of the medium.  Understanding light and how to ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
9 Lessons 12 weeks $100.00 Learn More

Locations Department Course

Locations Department Course
Shooting on location adds vibrancy to the world of your story – whether you’re shooting at the Eifel Tower or a dark back alley, the real life always tends to look more…real. But this realism comes at the price.  The cost of transporting the cast and crew, working with the public, handling permits, working with local government, dealing with annoyed neighbors, and fi... to continue reading, click Learn More.
6 Lessons 12 weeks $100.00 Learn More

On Set Safety Course

On Set Safety Course
As filmmakers, it’s easy to feel we are impervious to injury and even death; that somehow, the protective bubble of the filmmaking process will insulate us from accidents.   Unfortunately, in the real world, we know the laws of physics - gravity, electricity, and momentum - apply to everyone; as does the unstoppable force of our legal system. Tragically, dozens of ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
8 Lessons 12 weeks $200.00 Learn More

Production Coordinator Course

Production Coordinator Course
The Production Coordinator is a member of the production department and is responsible for researching and assembling all the people, equipment, and resources needed on set. In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of the department, and the necessary skills to work on set as a production coordinator. In order to receive certification to work in the Accounting and ... to continue reading, click Learn More.
10 Lessons 12 weeks $175.00 Learn More

Set Construction Course

Set Construction Course
The production designer creates the world in which the characters live - from a Texas farm setting or an exotic fantasy location to 1970’s set dressings or science fiction prop guns.  Constructing this world is a delicate balance of discovering the story and understanding the characters while still having the pressures of the schedule and budget.   In the Prod... to continue reading, click Learn More.
9 Lessons 12 weeks $150.00 Learn More
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