Gifts for Filmmakers and Film Students

It's never too late to give the gift of education to a filmmaker or film student in your life.

Looking for a last minute gift to give to a filmmaker or film student in your life? Buying a piece of gear would be OK, but you have about 1 in 10 million chances of picking the exact thing that filmmaker actually needs or wants. Even we filmmakers don’t know what we want - that’s why we’re constantly shopping for new cameras.

The old adage about gift giving is it’s best to give something the receipient really wants but maybe wouldn’t get themself. But, why wouldn’t a young filmmaker invest in education, in self-improvement, in career growth? Isn’t the goal to eventually make this into a full time job that doesn’t feel like a job? 


Sure, but in the meantime, a beautiful cinema lens feels so much more attractive, sexy, and full of possibilities than boring ol’ education, knowledge, and wisdom. Or that new drone, or gimbal, or especially a new bag. Everyone loves a new bag. Think of all those photography walkabouts you'll be going on now that you have a new bag.

This is precisely the thought process filmmakers go through when they buy something new. And it’s exactly why you should do them a favor and give them something that is actually going to impact their career and lifelong passion - the gift of filmmaking education. 

Education is the Best Gift for Film Students and Filmmakers

You don’t need to run to the store or choose the super expensive overnight express shipping for this gift. You can purchase it in seconds, and the receipient can start browsing through courses immediately. How much easier could it get? Here’s the link to purchase an MZed Pro gift membership.


What does a membership entail? Over 200 hours of education from the best and most well known instructors in the industry. These workshops and courses together would cost over $6,000 to attend and purchase if you were to seek them out individually - but we’ve licensed them all into a simple 12-month bundle for $25/month, billed annually at $299.

Offline Learning is a Gift in An Over Connected World

But how can you ensure your film student will actually take advantage of the gift membership? What if the constant lure of the world wide web foils their plans to watch the 200 hours of education on MZed? Luckily, we have just launched an iOS app that allows MZed Pro members to watch all of our courses offline on an iPhone, iPad, or an iPod, which you probably gifted them back in 2012 and can now remind them about it.

Sure, a brand new mirrorless camera could certainly convince your film student to get out of the house and start telling stories with moving images, but it’s not going to teach them how to avoid electrocuting everyone on set. (This lesson, however, will).


Before you buy another battery-powered gizmo, take a moment to think about what gift you wish you would have received while growing up. Gadgets? Toys? Candy? Or lifelong confidence-boosting, career-making education? Probably gadgets. But that's because MZed Pro wasn't around when you were growing up.

So stop what you’re doing right now and get this gift MZed Pro membership going for that special filmmaker or film student in your life. In a year's time they'll be talking about story arcs and film grain, which is a way more fun to talk about than camera megapixels and bitrates.

Give the Gift of MZed Pro


Choose your membership and start learning now

MZed Pro

  • A full year’s streaming access to the MZed Pro library to watch as many times as you like, plus access to courses we add to the MZed Pro library during your membership and discounts on premium content. 
  • Stream and watch courses offline during your membership using our iOS app.

Best Value

MZed Pro Premium

  • All the features of MZed Pro plus get lifetime ownership of one of the premium courses below. Also have the option to use our EZ Pay system to pay in three convenient monthly instalments.  
  • The Art & Technique of Film Editing
    Master the Moment
12 months access to the MZed Pro library
Access to future courses and content
More than 200 hours of education
Unlimited streaming of $6,000+ in courses
Access from any internet connected device
Watch courses and download lessons using our iOS app
Exclusive member discounts
Seven-day Money Back Guarantee
money back

Our no-risk money back guarantee.

If you’re unhappy with your membership during the first seven days just let us know and we’ll issue a full refund.

Not applicable to iOS app memberships. Subject to terms and conditions.