When pitching your project, often you only have seconds to grab someone's attention. Join Lesley Powers for this rare opportunity to learn how to build a memorable pitch deck for your Film/TV project. Pitch decks are a niche that Powers describes as a digital vision board. The collaboration between graphic designer and creator is vital - entrusting someone to give life to your story is no small feat, and one Powers takes very seriously. In this course you'll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own pitch deck, or work with a designer to create a visual presentation that sells your project.
The ASC Clubhouse Conversations format is a series of talks with world-renowned cinematographers as they share their inspirations and experiences while analyzing their work and creative process.
You want the anamorphic look but can't justify the added cost? No problem. This new course from Tito Ferradans shows you how to modify lenses and experiment with filters and post-production techniques so that you can Anamorfake It Until You Make it!
As an exclusive bonus, MZed Pro members can get a free copy of Tito Ferradans' "Anamorfake It Until You Make It" ebook and bonus content by going to the Member Discounts page under Account Settings.
We've all been stuck at home going stir crazy, so what better time than now to get outside and have an adventure? As a filmmaker you have this precious gift of being able to go out into nature and make an amazing travel documentary. How do you combine filmmaking with traveling? How do you make sure you can come home in one piece? And how do you turn it into your job? Join Russ Malkin on Adventure Filmmaking.
This course includes Part 1: Before You Go, Part 2: On Your Adventure, and Part 3: When You Get Home. Parts 2 and 3 will be released soon, stay tuned!
The clock is ticking and you have another video to turn around quickly. Wish you had a secret superpower to edit faster? YouTube extraordinaire Dave Maze to the rescue! Open up Final Cut Pro and let Dave show you how to organize, edit, color correct, and add titles, transitions, and music to your videos in a blaze.
At over 25 hours long, with over 100 individual lessons across 13 topics, you won’t find better Adobe Premiere Pro training anywhere else. Senior Editor Digby Hogan will show you everything you need to know and support you to understand each aspect of Adobe Premiere Pro. Start watching now to become the best storyteller and editor you can be.
The Anamorphic Cookbook is the ultimate course about the history of anamorphic lenses and how to put together your own rig. After five years of experimenting with various lenses, systems, and cameras, educator Tito Ferradans has created a fast-paced and entertaining guide to anamorphics, saving you both time and money on your anamorphic journey.
As an exclusive bonus, MZed Pro members can get a free copy of Tito Ferradans' "Anamorphic on a Budget" ebook by going to the Member Discounts page under Account Settings.
Graham Ehlers Sheldon
Your passion is film production. How and where to start? Producing from the Front by Graham Ehlers Sheldon is that place. Learn from this award winning producer as he takes you through the thrills and challenges of the industry he loves, sharing every step of the way the inside scoop on what it takes to produce quality content that people watch.
If you've always wanted to learn how to create beautiful, cinematic timelapse, this course is for you. Drew Geraci has worked on some of the most well-known timelapse sequences in the world, and in this two part course he will teach you how to create your own cinematic timelapse. From setting up cameras, choosing the right composition, the best workflow for post-production, and how to create seamless day-to-night transitions.
> Part 1 of this course will be released in December. Part 2 will be released in February. Total course length: approximately 150-180 minutes.
The International Film Institute of New York
An introduction to the craft of directing for beginners, film enthusiasts, and individuals pursuing a career behind the camera. Maybe you have always wanted to be a director. Or maybe you have a dream project that you have always imagined bringing to life. Or you are simply intrigued and want to know more about how movies are made. Over the course of these videos, you will learn the basics of film directing, what directing really is, and the core elements you will need to know and understand to get you on your way. One way or another, by the end of this course, you will never look at movies the same way again.
Watch ARRI's virtual events where you can expand your technical knowhow and get useful tips for ARRI products directly from the experts.
Are you ready to start a YouTube channel? In this course, visual artist Kitty Peters guides you through the entire process, from choosing a niche, setting up your studio, breaking through the constant challenges, and figuring out how to make money along the way. There's no better time to join the YouTube creator community, all you need is the desire to begin and this course to show you how.
Are you about to make your first indie film? Watch out - there are so many roadblocks that many filmmakers get burned out and never make another film again. But thanks to this course, you won't have to make the same mistakes that thousands of other filmmakers make, over and over again. Join instructor Rubidium Wu as he guides you through the entire indie filmmaking journey, step by step, while providing his advice on how to launch a career in filmmaking without falling for the common traps and pitfalls.
ARRI Academy's “Lighting Systems Control” with Lighting Professional/Author Richard Cadena goes over the basics of digital lighting control technologies. Whether you are starting out in the lighting industry or looking to streamline your production workflow, this course is the ultimate guide to get you up and running with digital lighting control, using DMX, RDM, Wireless DMX, and ethernet-based networks.
In this certified Blackmagic Design course Ollie Kenchington builds on "The Definitive Guide to Davinci Resolve" to take you deeper into the fully-featured editing functions and workflow of Resolve. Using Davinci Resolve 17 and downloadable example projects, Ollie covers the Cut, Edit, Fusion and Fairlight pages in detailed examples to show you how to create professional videos in the most efficient manner. Completing this course will give you mastery over Resolve's powerful post-production capabilities and allow you to sit Blackmagic Design's official certification exam.
Go behind the curtain of Hollywood filmmaking with Oscar-winning editor Tom Cross, ACE as he teaches you the practices that are expected of feature-film editors, as well as the processes and methodologies that have made him one of the leading editors working in the industry today. Over eight hours, Tom's masterclass combines thoughtful lectures with in-depth deconstructions of scenes from many of Tom’s biggest projects including La La Land, First Man, Whiplash and more, making it a must-see for editors and filmmakers of all levels and genres.
DaVinci Resolve is one of the most powerful and widely used post-production tools available and in this officially certified course, professional colorist Ollie Kenchington offers an in-depth guide to its tools, effects and workflows. Follow along with the included project files through numerous practical exercises to gain a detailed understanding of how to color correct and grade real-world productions. Following completion you will be eligible to sit the official Blackmagic Design exam to become a certified color professional.
The Canon C500 Mark II is an exciting platform for filmmakers that combines a full-frame sensor with Canon's color science and Dual-Pixel autofocus system in an ultra-compact form-factor. After watching this in-depth primer course you will have a thorough understanding of the camera’s core features and be in a position to maximise your results when on set.
Join Ray Roman as he takes you on-location throughout an entire wedding and breaks down his blueprint for creating films that have made him the world's most influential and in-demand wedding filmmaker. Whether you’re about to shoot your first wedding or are a seasoned professional that wants a behind-the-curtain look at how it's done at the very highest level, this masterclass is a must-see.
Join writer/director Seth Worley as he takes you on another distilled journey through filmmaking, this time sharing his experiences making award-winning short films. In this course you’ll learn the most important steps to making your short the very best it can be, from finding your voice as a filmmaker through to post-production and establishing an audience.
In this master class from Camerimage 2019, acclaimed cinematographer Julio Macat ASC (Home Alone, Wedding Crashers) is joined by 1st AC E. Gunnar Mortensen (The Morning Show, Transparent), DIT Arthur To (The Revenant, Game of Thrones) and TRINITY operator Charlie Rizek (1917) to create a series of scenes showcasing the holiday spirit, demonstrating the roles and workflow of a professional film set.
This ARRI-certified course covers all aspects of working with ARRI's large-format camera system comprised of the new ALEXA Mini LF, ALEXA LF, ARRI Signature Prime lenses and LPL lens mount. After gaining a thorough understanding of these products as well as related workflows and software you will be able to maximise the use of ARRI large-format camera system in real-world situations. Upon completion of the course you will receive ARRI certification.
Please note: this course is not included in the MZed Pro subscription. However, MZed Pro members can purchase this course at a discounted price.
Philip Bloom returns with Filmmaking for Photographers, the ultimate guide to making the jump from telling a story in a single frame to telling a story over time and space. Following on from his acclaimed Cinematic Masterclass, this course is aimed at established photographers, but includes new techniques, practice and workflows that makes it equally relevant to filmmakers alike. As always it will be educational, entertaining and cinematic, with his usual blend of unique humour and tips.
In this ARRI Academy masterclass from Camerimage 2018, James Laxton ASC discusses his approach to cinematography and how large-format cameras have helped him to discover a new level of emotional connectivity, including his experiences shooting on the ARRI ALEXA 65 camera and Signature Primes lenses.
This ARRI-certified course covers all aspects of shooting with the ARRI ALEXA LF, ALEXA Mini, ALEXA SXT W and AMIRA camera systems including detailed guides to ARRIRAW and other recording formats, ARRI advanced look workflows and HDR. Using ARRI's online camera simulators, online tools and industry standard post-production software you will become familiar with typical on-set situations and explore common post-production workflows, experimenting with the application of different ARRI looks and LUTs to suit individual setups. Upon completion of the course you will receive ARRI certification.
Please note: this course is not included in the MZed Pro subscription. However, MZed Pro members can purchase this course at a discounted price.
Ever been confused by focal length? Lens breathing? How about crop factors? What is the “Cooke Look” compared to that of Zeiss? In The Secrets of Optics you’ll learn the basics of lenses - what they do, how they do it, what types of lenses there are - so you have a solid foundation for selecting and operating lenses.
The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve is Blackmagic Designʼs official training course for people wanting to get a basic overview of the editing, motion graphics, color correction and audio tools in DaVinci Resolve.
Presented over more than eight hours, Ollie Kenchington, a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer, guides you through the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful program which prepares you for Blackmagic Design's own certification exam.
The course also includes a bonus module that takes you through the additions to Davinci Resolve 16.
In this comprehensive camera primer, join AbelCine Camera Technology Specialist Megan Donnelly to discover how to setup and operate the ARRI Amira digital camera system. This course teaches you exactly how to set up, configure and operate the camera, including the operation of the camera’s body controls, the menu system, working with audio, monitoring waveforms, working with LUTs and ARRI Looks and finally on to post production and how to understand and handle ARRIRaw files.
Join AbelCine Camera Technology Specialist Nic Somera as he breaks down the Panasonic AU-EVA1 digital cinema camera. After watching this course you will have a thorough understanding of the camera’s core features and how to operate it professionally on shoots ranging from one-man crews all the way through to large multi-camera productions.
Continuing on from Writing 101, we join writer and director Seth Worley again as he deconstructs the traditional three-act screenplay structure as well as his approach to creating a screenplay from breaking the story all the way through to pitching it to production.
In Mastering Color, professional colorist Ollie Kenchington deconstructs the art and science of color grading, providing a complete guide to professional color for video. From the fundamental principles of manipulating color and contrast, to the latest HDR workflows with raw media, Ollie leaves no stone un-turned in this comprehensive masterclass that is relevant to beginners and professional colorists alike.
Join writer and director Seth Worley as he gives a succinct break-down of the fundamentals of screenwriting, using established storytelling paradigms and well-known cinematic examples. This course is ideal for anyone new to screenwriting as well as established writers looking for refreshing ideas to help them organically flesh out a story.
Get to know the Canon Cinema EOS C300 MkII camera inside-out in this comprehensive camera primer, presented by AbelCine Camera Technology Specialist Megan Donnelly. After watching this course you will have a thorough understanding of the camera’s core features and how to operate it professionally on shoots ranging from one-man crews all the way through to large multi-camera productions.
The application of LUTs goes well beyond a “creative look” to plug in to your final project, and in this beginner’s course, AbelCine’s technology specialists Geoff Smith and Ian McCausland give you a thorough understanding of LUTs, their various applications, how to create your own and how to best utilitize them throughout production and post-production.
In this comprehensive camera primer AbelCine Camera Technology Specialist Corey Christian takes you through the ARRI Alexa Mini, one of the world’s most popular digital cinema camera systems. Over 90 minutes this course teaches you exactly how to set up, configure and operate the camera, including the operation of the camera’s body controls, the menu system, working with audio, monitoring waveforms, working with LUTs and ARRI Looks and finally on to post production and how to understand and handle ARRIRaw files.
In Directing Color, filmmaker, editor and colorist Ollie Kenchington explores how visual language cues, color theory and even color grading techniques can be used throughout the filmmaking process to not just create a “look” but to enhance storytelling. He challenges directors, cinematographers and filmmakers to think of color first rather than the more common approach of leaving color considerations until post-production.
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.
Available in gorgeous 4K resolution, Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass is an eight hour journey that will educate, entertain and inspire you.
Matthew Allard ACS
In this comprehensive primer for the Canon Cinema EOS C200, news cameraman and award-winning cinematographer Matt Allard ACS takes you through the essential features and controls to help you get the most from this incredible camera.
Mark Edward Lewis
In this detailed course, seasoned audio guru Mark Edward Lewis guides you through every aspect of sound that you'll ever need to know as a filmmaker. Recording, dialogue, sound effects, foley, ADR, mixing, fixing - it's all here for you to master in the most comprehensive audio-for-film series ever created.
Building on the curriculum of "The Art of Visual Storytelling", Alex Buono deconstructs the architecture of visual style, and through live demonstration shows you how to recreate various genres and looks on almost any budget. In the second part of the course Alex gives a masterclass on Visual Subtext, explaining the "why" behind the "how".
In one of his most ambitious endeavors, top wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis will teach you how to wow your clients every time with extraordinary images. Learn Jerry’s method of resourcefully transforming any location and utilizing available light to create timeless pieces. Get in on the action with professional models, multiple sets, real time problem-solving, tips and templates to market and grow your business. In "How to Wow" you will be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained by one of photography's brightest stars.
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.
One of the most important skills modern directors and DPs are required to master is moving the camera in a dynamic and engaging fashion. Commercial Director and Pulitzer-Prize winning Photographer Vincent Laforet teaches filmmakers of all levels the precise cinematic language of motion, and how to move not only the camera itself, but also the components in your scene in order to bring a richer viewing experience while enhancing the story. This course will give you a solid foundation in camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and show you how to direct any crew precisely and effectively to execute your vision.
Visual storytelling cuts to the heart of the filmmaker, combining all elements of the craft to engage the viewer. Over four and a half hours, Alex Buono will teach you advanced techniques for lighting, lens selection, blocking, camera movement, audio, workflow, camera settings, visual structure, and more, to help you improve your filmmaking results.
In this series, Stephen Eastwood shows you how to conquer beauty and fashion photography in just about any lighting scenario. He covers studio, indoor, and outdoor locations, where he'll show you how to create numerous lighting schemes with Speedlites. You'll learn how to both overpower and harness sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light and more.
Bounce flash is great, but after a while it all looks the same, flat and dull. In "What the Flash?" Bob Davis shows you how to get amazing results in almost any situation using off-camera speedlites. He demonstrates lighting portraits, corporate headshots, engagement photos, fashion and glamour photos, and even takes you behind the scenes for an entire wedding shoot, using versatile lighting throughout.
This course takes you inside the mind of one of the world's greatest portrait photographers, Clay Blackmore. During this six hour course Clay will show you how photograph all walks of life including men, women, children, corporate portraits, wedding, maternity, group portraits and more. Each technique is broken down so you understand how to re-create these signature methods on your own and create timeless portraits like Clay.
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