Film Schools 4U DVD Course Set - About Us
||I have been a commercial filmmaker for the last twenty years and have had numerous film students work for me. Mycompany had several projects with over 120 crew and post-production professionals and generated over one million dollars in income. I’m not saying this to impress you, I’m saying that you should consider the source of your education.
I know the techniques that work and am willing to share them for filmmakers that want to know, because I wish I would have had the benefit of this product when I was starting out.
The knowledge contained in this course took me over twenty years to accrue. Imagine that being your starting point as a filmmaker. I have no doubt that if I had been taught the lessons in this course, I’d be working on large budget features by now.
|I promise you that this course is not a rehash of all the film school seminars and books out there that tell you to get a SAG minimum agreement, get a script and go make your movie.
That kind of information is useless to anyone wanting to know how to shoot a motion picture. Many times, new filmmakers and industry veterans lack certain skills to shoot compelling scenes.
After taking this course, you will not have that problem.
You will know no longer be in the stumbling around in the dark when trying to figure out the basic techniques that every filmmaker needs to know.
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||Like a lot of film students, I graduated college with no idea how to practically make a film that a stranger would pay to see. I knew that despite my education, I still lacked many basic film techniques and had no idea how to sort through all the information floating around out there to find what I needed to know to shoot professional grade footage.
I read the stories of recent grads moving out to LA and performing the most menial of tasks as a lowly production assistant. Over and over, I discovered that most of them (barring the occasional miracle) ended up wasting a lot of valuable time or worse, quitting all together. It was after such research that I realized that the best way to break into this business was to write and direct my own work.
|To figure out how to accomplish this, I read a lot of good books, scoured countless internet sites with film related interviews and watched my favorite movies several times and listened to director’s commentaries. I read over and over again, “go out and make your film.” What I needed was someone who had experience who would be willing to show me the way to becoming a professional filmmaker.
What I needed was a mentor.
Fortunately for me, I met one under miraculous circumstances. Now more than ever, I have come to understand the infinite value of a mentor relationship. I also realize that not everyone has easy access to such an experience and it got me thinking.
What if I could help craft a mentor experience to share with people like me?
To the best of my ability, I have helped create a replica of the mentor process that I have been through with Erick over the last year and a half. I thought up of many of the questions I had about the filmmaking process and asked Erick to address them through easy-to-understand video tutorials.
The Starter Course in Filmmaking is the product those discussions. It not only provides you with standard industry techniques that every filmmaker needs to know, but we even show you how to take advantage of inexpensive technology available to you there that will instantly heighten the production value of your films.
I know this information is vital because I notice these techniques now more than ever in the movies I go to see at the theater or watch on DVD.
Greatest film training tool I have seen in my twenty years
"There is a lot of advice out there that you can read off the net or in a book but these DVD's show you step by step how to SHOOT THE MOVIE THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR MIND. This is the greatest film training tool I have seen in my twenty years of professional work."
- Neil Martin, San Francisco, CA
Blown away and wondering where you've been!
I have just spent several hours viewing parts of this tutorial. I can not believe the detail and clear thinking that has gone into putting so much information into a form that can be successfully grasped by anyone in the field. From camera angles, lighting, focus, depth to acting tips, time saving, budgeting, camera equipment etc : the scope and depth of this course is far beyond the nuts and bolts that usually pass for master film making 101.
The generosity of the instructors in bringing together such complete information is unusual, and certainly will be appreciated and absorbed for generations by the Industry.
I am inspired, and know I will do better!
- Amanda - Hillsborough
Great instructional series
Finally! I've wondered why a straight-forward film lesson DVD is so hard to come across on the film medium itself.
You can only read so many books about shooting until you have to see it implemented for yourself. I haven't watched all of the instructional courses yet, but what I've seen so far I have gotten a lot from.
I appreciate the candor and the "it's actually pretty easy-here's how you can do this on a less-than-extravagant budget" attitude of the instructors.
I'd recommend this for students who are looking for a hands-on approach to film making that takes some of the mystery out of the whole process.
This is a good addition to any film degree, since it shows you how to put all of those books you've read and terms you've learned into a real product.
- Shane R. Hutchinson,
A must have for a beginner film student!
This program is immense in size, PACKED with information that will make anyone successful in half the time. The value here is incredible!
- Ramone, New Jersey