Watching Courses and Content

MZed's content is hosted on Vimeo, one of the world's leading video hosting platforms (only Netflix and YouTube serve more videos). Vimeo's player constantly monitors the video performance and adjusts the quality of the video to provide you with the best performance.

Vimeo offers a list of bandwidth requirements as well as suggestions for improving your playback performance. If you meet these requirements but experience issues playing the content please contact us.

Downloading of the videos is only available to customers who purchase the content outright. MZed Pro members are unable to download the content, but are able to stream from any compatible internet-connected device while they have an active membership.

If you have purchased the content outright, you can download individual course modules by clicking on the download icon next to the module name on the course page.

The downloadable version of Philip Bloom's Cinematic Masterclass gives you a full 4K master of the course to watch on any device of your choice and keep forever.

These files use the new HEVC (or H.265) encoding format to allow for such large video in relatively small files - these files are 25% smaller on average than the equivalent 1080 files in H264 compression, despite being four times the pixels.

Apple has introduced native support in its MacOS 10.13 "High Sierra" which we recommend for seamless playback. Alternatively it is supported under the latest version of VLC player.

On Windows 10 systems HEVC is natively supported, however please ensure you have the very latest version of Windows (with all updates and service packs applied) as well as the latest Microsoft Movies & TV application.

At the moment, we don't have support for captions or subtitles. This is something we plan to add to MZed in the near future, but due to the difficulty of the project it will be a gradual roll out across courses.

Philip Bloom's Cinematic Masterclass has English subtitles available, but at the moment our player does not support them so if you'd like access to these after purchasing the course, please contact support.

MZed Pro

MZed Pro is a new subscription service from MZed, which gives you annual access to our existing library of filmmaking and education courses.

At launch, MZed Pro features more than 140 hours of education covering filmmaking and photography, which sell for a combined retail value of over $3,600. For a full list of the courses and content in the MZed Pro library please visit the courses page.

MZed Pro is available for only $299 for a 12 month subscription.

No. MZed Pro members get access to all current MZed Pro content, as well as selective new content that will be released. MZed Pro members may also be eligible for a discount on new courses that are released.

In most cases, yes. While we aren't able to say that every course we ever produce will be added to MZed Pro, we are proposing to add each new course to MZed Pro at some stage. However, as per the terms of service, MZed reserves the right to add courses to, and remove courses from, MZed Pro at any time.

No. An MZed Pro account is for one individual, and account sharing is in violation of the terms & conditions. Members found to be sharing logins are subject to have their accounts terminated.

MZed does offer special education and institution pricing which is designed to accomodate larger group licenses. For more information please contact us.

Downloading of the videos is only available to customers who purchase the content outright. MZed Pro members are unable to download the content, but are able to stream from any compatible internet-connected device while they have an active membership.

We've partnered with some leading industry brands to bring MZed members an outstanding range of discounts that could easily save you more than the cost of your annual membership, including AbelCine, Vimeo (20% off paid memberships), FIlmConvert (30% off), Movidiam (50% off individual membership), Musicbed (20% off), Filmsupply (20% off), BlueCat Audio (20% off), New Audio Technology (40% off), Waves (35% off Gold membership) and Shane's Inner Circle (20% off membership).

Account & Billing

To see all your invoices please visit the Billing & Membership section of the My Account page.

When you sign up to MZed Pro your subscription is set to automatically renew when your membership is about to expire. This setting can be modified at any time in the Billing & Membership section of the My Account page.

To update the credit card that will be used for your MZed Pro membership please visit the Billing & Membership section of the My Account page.

If you're having trouble logging in, you can reset your password by visiting the "Forgot Password" page. Enter the email address that you used to register your account (either during purchase or registration), and click "Send reset email".

If the email address you entered matches an account in our system, an email will be sent with a unique link that allows you to reset the password. Click on the "reset password" link in the email, and then on the page that loads, enter your new password.

If this process doesn't seem to work for you, or you are still unable to access your account after resetting your password please contact us to help you.

We don't offer one-off education pricing as all our content is designed to be a learning tool (versus other companies that offer special education pricing for products and services that have a wider scope and include commercial application).

However we do offer special pricing for institutions that want to offer the content to multiple users on a single account, or display the content to groups. For a quote on special licensing please contact us.


Yes! We'd love to hear your ideas, as the aim of MZed is to provide the very best education for our members and customers. Please contact us with your idea, but please note that all submitted suggestions, ideas and concepts become the property of MZed.

Yes we do. Here at MZed we believe we offer some of the very best educational content for creatives that is available anywhere in the world, and we'd love for you to share this with people.

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MZed original founder, Monte Zucker, was a pioneering American photographer and educator who influenced tens of thousands of photographers around the world.

For more information on Monte's life, his work and his legacy please visit

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