Philip Bloom's Cinematic Masterclass

Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom's Cinematic Masterclass

Philip Bloom
9h 27m
9 modules (view curriculum)

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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.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)



In this free introductory module to the course, Philip gives you an overview of exactly what to expect throughout his Cinematic Masterclass. We then look at the creative technique of "free lensing" or "lens whacking" as Philip guides us through how it can be used to get dreamy, stylised shots.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)

1h 20m

As we start the full course Philip gives us an overview of the essential kit required to shoot cinematic shots and sequences, as well as the range of equipment available. He then dives into camera settings and setup to show how to get the very best out of almost any type of camera.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)

1h 05m

In this module Philip deconstructs composition, showing you exactly how lens selection establishes the framing of your shot. He then moves on to camera motion, showing the various tools available to make your shots more dynamic, before explaining how and when to move your camera, and perhaps most importantly - when not to move it.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)

1h 06m

This module covers everything you need to know to get the most out of interviewing subjects. Starting with your setup - lighting, camera position, audio - and then to the actual interview technique and how to get the best results.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)


Slow motion cinematography can add a huge amount of impact to your project, but while it's easy to begin with it's difficult to master. Here, Philip breaks down different types of slow motion, how and when to use it, as well as how best to light for high frame rates.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)

1h 11m

In this module Philip demystifies timelapse shots. He steps us through the equipment as well as his tips and techniques for of all styles - short, long, day-to-night and astro timelapse and gives an understanding of how he uses this visual technique to enhance a story.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)


With the ease of access to drones, aerial shots have almost become ubiquitous. In this module Philip shows you how to get truly cinematic aerial shots and sequences, whether you've just picked up your first drone or are an experienced operator.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)


In this module Philip combines all the lessons of the previous modules, as we go behind the scenes and on location with him to learn his process, and see how he creates a story that will entertain and engage an audience.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)

1h 43m

In the final module of the series Philip takes us through his all-important post production workflow. Media management, editing, audio, color correction and grading is all covered as he shows us how to get the best possible results from the footage we've shot.

Subtitles available: English, Russian, Spanish (Latin America)

About the Educator

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who has shot feature film, factual news and documentary. With a career spanning more than three decades, the past 10 years have seen him specialize in creating incredible cinematic images with a myriad of cameras.


Top notch! Well explained, but most of all, great practical tips to make stuff easier!
Constantin Teleptean
Absolutely fantastic - worth every cent. Mr Bloom is the real master. Can’t wait for the next course from him.
Wendy Didonato
So much information, presented in a very good and entertaining (not stuffy at all!), also a lot of information for the whole process
Jitan Vaghela
Great course. I really enjoyed Philip Bloom’s presentation style. It was entertaining and educational.
John McQuay
This was a great course. It gave me a great refresher in filmmaking and gave new insight into techniques to utilize in production! It was well worth the subscription fee!
Darin DiNapoli
One of the best filmmaking courses out there!
Christiansen Megumi Kanta
You can spend years trying to gather the staggering amount of information in the class, or you can take the class and have Phillip just lay it out for you. Beautifully done.
Brad Salon
I had a great time watching all of these episodes. All the information was concise and well explained. I am happy to recommend to anyone with a camera.
Ben Svehla
Philip Bloom‘s class combines high production value, great overview information, as well as a lot of look-over-his-shoulder-while-working content into a charmingly presented package in typical Bloom fashion. Great watch!
Rasim Prosic
What an unbelievably brilliant course for cinematography! Philip's Cinematic Masterclass is a must have for those seeking knowledge in the world of cinematography.
Drew Blu
very informative, loved it
nermeen kamel
Philip Bloom's Masterclass has been an absolute pleasure to watch. You'll be hard-pressed to find such an insightful and honest course that's delivered by a film-maker of Philip's calibre. It really feels like a One-on-One Mentorship with Philip himself! Whether you're a hobbyist or a seasoned professional, this course is a MUST for anyone interested in film-making.
Michael Hardinge
I liked it very much. Nice tricks and tips. Easy to follow and beautiful shots.
Paulo Candeias
The next best thing aside from following Mr. Bloom around learning for a month.
Bryan Boyd
A very good course. I really enjoyed it, and found a tremendous amount of useful information within it.
Thad Peterson
Great course! Loved it.
Michelle Morris
Very good, for starting. Philip is as good of a filmaker as he is a teacher, and his course is a perfect overview of all the aspects of filmaking.
Julien Gouz
As a filmmaker of 20+ years, I found this class to be valuable refresher training. Much of it I already knew, but I learned a lot of valuable new information. For beginner and intermediate filmmakers, it's an excellent course for learning about the craft of filmmaking. And Philip, I feel your pain on the reading glasses...I'm in my mid-forties, and nowadays EVERYTHING seems out of focus!
Gerald MacKay
Mr. Bloom has so much wisdom to share and he does it in his uniquely developed, famous style. It's such a joy to see someone teach a class who is not only a master at their craft but also so devoted to giving back to the community. His enthusiasm and love for filmmaking is contagious. You won't be disappointed.
Altay Yildiz
Really great course! He covers a lot of stuff, I thought the drone episode was the most useful but every episode had a lot of helpful info, I'd definitely recommend it.
David Geyer
It is great introduction to creating documentary style films. How to work with people. See behind the scenes with commentary. Recommended to everybody interested in filmmaking.
Oliver Šimčík
This course is REALLY well made and such an easy piece to follow. Phillip is a great teacher, and his videos are a wealth of knowledge. I did hear that he is working on a second master class and I am very much excited for it after finishing this one!
Timothy Lopresti
I learned SO MUCH and will continue to re-watch these for years to come! Thank you!
James Redlich
Great course
Oscar manguy
Extremely helpful course. This took my skills to the next level. Sometimes, you need things specifically told and taught. There are things that I just never would have noticed and picked up on without the help from this course. I'm making little cheat cards from the shot type/framing course that I can bring on the job so I never forget my new arsenal of shot types :)
Gabriel Chroust
The class was comprehensive and enjoyable. It was truly going into the mind of a mentor.
Sonia S Williams
Philip Bloom is very insightful and I liked how he went in depth about his decision making, camera, lenses, etc. He didn’t leave anything out.
Mark Kaufmann
Very practical. Useful tips and tricks. Overall a must see for any filmmaker! For more indepth training you should look at specific film, light, audio or directing courses.
Hans Zimniak
Nice way to start DSLR filmmaking.
Really good, and a nice fresher up for my skills! I only would've liked a quiz of some sort at the end of each chapter as a quick check on things that you should have picked up during the lesson.
James Parramore

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