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Ready to Bring Your Dream Documentary to Life?

Learn Step-by-Step How To Make Engaging Documentaries


Want to make your dream documentary but lack the skills, time, money or confidence?

We know how daunting it is to make a documentary. As filmmakers ourselves, we've been there. Our online course and community is designed to fast track your learning, save you time and money, and give you the skills, confidence and network you need to succeed as a filmmaker.

Make your documentary from start to finish whether it's a short, feature film or series

Build your connections, crew and confidence through our online community

Master storytelling with our full module on how to tell compelling stories

Achieve more with less using agile kit, small crews and smart

digital workflows

Advance your skills and day rate so you can earn a living making films you love

Learn at your own pace with lifetime membership so you can keep coming back


Whether you’re a beginner making your first short, a photographer or journalist venturing into video, or a videographer looking to make documentaries, this course is for you.

Meet your mentor

Created by award-winning director and cinematographer Sebastian Solberg, Next Generation Filmmaker combines everything Seb has learned over the last ten years of his career with extensive additional research into the latest digital technology and documentary techniques.

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How to tell a great story, from structure and character arcs to acing interviews.

How to get funding, plan your budget and schedule, and find your crew.

How to use your kit, from setting frame rates to recording quality sound.


The course guides you all the way through pre-production, production and post-production with seven carefully-structured online modules and 70+ filmmaking tutorials.

How to shoot your doc, from capturing cinematic b-roll to lighting interviews.

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How to edit your film, from organising footage to adding graphics and sound effects.

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How to get your film seen, from web and social media to press kits and festivals.

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How to sell your film and earn a living, from what to charge to managing clients.


Our filmmaking templates save you valuable time so you can focus on the fun stuff.

Virtual Set Visits

Our great member discounts with leading brands save you time and money.

Coaching Calls

We select members films to review in-depth and share how they can be improved.

Masterclass Interviews

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Exclusive interviews with some of the best filmmakers from around the world.

Filmmaking Challenges

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We hold regular filmmaking challenges so you can put your new skills to the test.




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Natalia Fricker

"Life-changing. Seb gave me the confidence to make my film, and the motivation to keep going. The modules being in bite-size chunks means I can dip in and out alongside my full-time job."

Henry Donald

“More detail than my film degree, summed up better, taught in a more engaging way, for a fraction of the cost. The story section gave me so many light bulb moments of things I hadn't grasped at uni."

Erin Wallace

"Learning from Seb's experience and feedback is worth more than any price tag. I can relate it to my work, take on more responsibility, and grow in an industry I'm truly passionate about."



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Risk Free.

Money Back Guarantee.

We want to add as much value to you as possible, to help save you time and money when making your documentary. But if you don’t feel we’re doing that for you, then we respect that and are happy to give you your money back within 30 days of purchase.

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You don't need expensive equipment

Don't worry, you don’t need lots of filmmaking gear to learn the skills taught in the course. We promise. But to put them into action, you will need a camera. It doesn’t need to cost you lots of money, you could just use a smartphone or borrow a friend's DSLR. Whatever you go for, it's how you use it and the quality of your story that matters most.

You can choose which skillsets to focus on

The course teaches you every stage of filmmaking, but you don't need to master every skillset. If you love storytelling and producing, say, but filming isn’t your thing, you can bring a cinematographer on board. And our online community will help you do that. We suggest you do all the modules though, as the more you understand each stage, the more confident you’ll be and the better your film will be too.

You get lifetime membership

You buy the course as one upfront payment. It's a lifetime membership, which means you can access all the current and future content for life. Your membership will never expire. This means you're free to go at your own pace, watch the videos as many times as you like, and revisit modules whenever you need a refresher.


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