Film Directing School

So you want to be a Film Director?

Well, you're not alone. The Film Director is one of the most coveted jobs in the world. As a result, it is one of the hardest fields to break into, much less be successful at. Now wait, we're not trying to talk you out of your dreams. If you've got the hunger to make it as a filmmaker, hold onto it- It's vital to your success.

Film Directing is intense, cutthroat competitive, and pressure-filled, but if you are successful, it can be one of the most rewarding ways to satisfy your creativity and make a nice living. 

This is why each year thousands of students apply to film school and are willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to pursue their dream. The problem is, this is the 21st century, not 1985. The market is saturated, and there are too many students with not enough filmmaking jobs to go around.

Each year, only a handful of new directors actually break in to the film business and forge a career as a film director. What that means is the odds are NOT in your favor, which is why you should approach your film school options with the precision of a surgeon. Don't get us wrong, we're not saying you can't overcome these odds, but to do that you need one thing more than anything else, connections, connections, connections. And from day one that is exactly what we help you to achieve. That's why we're called the Film Connection. Have you ever wondered why no other film school preaches connections? Because they don't have them- we do.

Why are connections so important? Ask Quentin Tarantino- the man is a brilliant film director, no doubt. But, without connections, he'd probably still be working at a video store. Tarantino had the connections necessary to plug him in to the million dollars he needed to make his first film, Reservoir Dogs. Do you?

As we've stated throughout this website, we are the film directing school that connects you from day one to into a real film production company, where you learn our structured course curriculum in Directing under the tutelage of a professional filmmaker. 

Feel free to review exactly what you will learn when taking our one on one film course in directing. Please keep in mind that you will learn at a pace of one lesson per week. These lessons are intense and comprehensive, and upon completion of all 20, you will know things like:

  • Film History
  • How to prepare a shot list
  • How to line a shooting script
  • How to prepare for a day of shooting
  • How to block a scene
  • How to get your master shot
  • How to get coverage
  • How to create and work with storyboards
  • How to pace and schedule
  • How to break down a script
  • How to work with actors
  • How to work with the director of photography, grip department, and other gear heads
  • How to work with producers
  • Permitting
  • Finding money
  • Marketing
  • Distribution

..and so much more. 

Lessons

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Lesson 1
Intro to Genre
Lesson 2
History of Film
Lesson 3
Developing a Pitch
Lesson 4
The Script
Lesson 5
The AD
Lesson 6
Act One
Lesson 7
Sound
Lesson 8
The Script Pt 2
Lesson 9
The Camera Crew
Lesson 10
Act Two
Lesson 11
Line Producing
Lesson 12
The Finish Line
Lesson 13
Storyboarding
Lesson 14
Breaking Down Your Script
Lesson 15
Directing One – Pre-Production

Lesson 16
Directing Two – Casting
Lesson 17
Directing Three – The Shoot
Lesson 18
Editing
Lesson 19
Making Sizzle Reels
Lesson 20
WELCOME TO L.A.
Lesson 21
Epilogue – Raising Cash