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.



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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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
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
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
Great course
Oscar manguy
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
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