DOCUMENTARY

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Next Generation Filmmaker?

In my full online course, I guide you through making your documentary step-by-step, from how to use your camera equipment and how to structure your story, to how to shoot, edit and market your film.

 

I also share strategies for how to turn your filmmaking skills into a full-time job. The curriculum includes 50+ training videos and regular additions each year so you can keep learning and stay up-to-date with the latest filmmaking trends.

Module 1

Storytelling

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

Producing

Module 2

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

Module 3

Camera Basics

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

Module 4

Directing & Filming

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

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Module 5

Editing

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

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Module 6

Marketing

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

Module 7

Business

(coming soon)

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

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

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Natalia Fricker

Beginner filmmaker

"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

Film graduate

“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

Content producer

"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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MODULE 1

STORYTELLING

>    Intro To Storytelling

>    Finding Your Idea

>    Choosing Your Narration Style

>    Visual Storytelling Techniques

>    Character Arc

>    Three Act Structure

>    Balancing Storytelling With Truth

>    Writing Interview Questions

>    Quiz: Story

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MODULE 2

PRODUCING

>    Intro To Producing

>    How To Put Together A Film Crew

>    How To Create A Treatment

>    How To Put Together A Schedule

>    How To Create A Budget

>    How To Fund Your Project

>    How To Create A Production Binder

>    How To Create A Call Sheet

>    Quiz: Producing

MODULE 3

CAMERA BASICS

>    Intro To Camera Basics

>    Camera Resolution

>    Frame Rates

>    Aspect Ratio

>    Picture Style

>    White Balance

>    Exposure

>    Depth Of Field & Focal Length

>    Quiz: Camera Basics

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MODULE 4

DIRECTING & FILMING

>    Intro To Filming

>    Composition

>    Camera Angles

>    Camera Movement

>    Cinematic Gimbal Movements

>    Essential Drone Movements

>    Cinematic Slider Movements

>    How To Film Slow Motion

>    How To Film An Interview

>    Keeping Your Subject In Focus

>    Shooting Timelapses

>    Natural Lighting

>    How To Record Sound On Location

>    Quiz:  Directing & Filming

MODULE 5

EDITING

>    Intro To Editing

>    Keyboard Shortcuts

>    DIT: Importing & Backing Up Footage

>    Transcribing Your Footage

>    Writing A Paper Edit

>    Editing Your Film - Part 1

>    Editing Your Film - Part 2

>    Recording & Using Voice Over

>    Sound Design

>    Colour Grading

>    Composer vs. Royalty Free Music

>    Quiz: Editing

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MODULE 6

MARKETING

>    Intro To Marketing

>    Online Vs Festival Film Release

>    Tips To Successful Social Media Marketing

>    Quiz: Marketing

MODULE 7

BUSINESS

>    Intro To Business

>    How To Sell Your Film

>    How To Make A Living As A Filmmaker

>    Quiz: Business

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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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Do I need expensive equipment?

No. Don't worry, you don’t need lots of expensive filmmaking gear to learn the skills taught in the course. But to put them into action, you will need a camera. It doesn’t need to cost you lots of money, you could borrow a friend's DSLR or even just use a smartphone for now. Whatever you go for, it's how you use it and the quality of your story that matters most.

Do I need to learn every skillset?

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 videographer 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.

How long can I access the content?

For life! You buy the course with one upfront payment and 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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