The Ultimate Online Film School
Improve your craft with the industry's most complete filmmaking courses developed by filmmakers for filmmakers
Learn from filmmakers whose work you see every day
I’m Jason Tomaric. As an Emmy-winning filmmaker and educator, I’ve met too many people who struggle to break into the industry, talented filmmakers buried under massive college debt, and content creators tired of scouring YouTube for quality training. That’s why I created a more affordable alternative to film school where you learn directly from master filmmakers.
Over 150 industry professionals who have been honored with over 70 Academy Awards, Emmys, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes partnered with me to guide you step-by-step through the filmmaking process.
Whether you want to make better independent films, TV commercials, documentaries, or industrial videos, join the inner circle of master filmmakers whose work has grossed tens of billions of dollars around the world.
Do you teach filmmaking at a university, high school, film commission, or production company? Check out FilmSkills Academic where you can build your own fully-branded online film training program.
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What's Inside FilmSkills?
Our complete online filmmaking program is designed for filmmakers who want to learn every aspect of the filmmaking process. Emmy and Academy Award winning filmmakers take you onto the set from the birth of your idea through distribution in groundbreaking detail.
20,000 members and growing!
FilmSkills is WORLD CLASS. I don’t know how you did it Jason, but thank you for building such an incredible site. I never thought I’d be able to learn from the directors, producers, cinematographers – basically everybody behind my favorite TV shows. The lessons are so concise without the fluff. Thanks to you, I got my first paid production job. Thanks Jason!
– Nathan M, Chicago, IL
THANK YOU JASON! I bought your book, “Filmmaking,” and learned so much. Then I found FilmSkills and it seriously blew my mind. Thanks to you and your incredible team. My productions improved dramatically. I nearly doubled my clients, and am earning about $2000 a DAY.
– Christian P, Atlanta, GA
I decided to drop out of engineering school and take the plunge as a filmmaker. I didn’t want to start over, so I was stoked when I found FilmSkills. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. You literally tapped the Hollywood inner circle and have brought so much valuable knowledge to us aspiring newbies. If I ran a film school, I’d be scared. FilmSkills is a powerhouse.
– Barry C., Des Moine, IA
Where do you see yourself?
Filmmaking is one industry where there is something for everyone. Whether you’re attracted to directing, cinematography, working with actors, sound design, producing, or post-production, we help you turn your creativity into a thriving career.
Meet a few of your 150 instructors
This is no ordinary film school. You will learn from the best of the best. Our instructors have been honored with over 70 Academy Award and Emmy wins and nominations. No film school on Earth has this caliber of instructors.
Who am I?
My name is Jason Tomaric, and I started making movies in my small home town of Chardon, Ohio. I remember being consumed by my passion, but sadly, my parents couldn’t afford to send me to film school, and I was tired of scouring YouTube for content that went deeper than all those “5-tip” videos. So, I taught myself the skills I needed through a LOT of trial and error. Eventually, I launched my own production company shooting TV commercials, documentaries, and feature films, and won 12 Telly Awards, a Golden CINE award, and an Emmy.
Since then, I moved to LA, where I’ve been living my dream, shooting and directing in over 30 countries for Disney, NBC/Universal, Toyota, Microsoft, McDonald’s, and National Geographic. My first feature film premiered on the opening night at South by Southwest, and got picked up for international distribution. My second film was picked up by Netflix.
Throughout all this, I really wanted to give back by creating the resource I wish I had when I was getting started. So I wrote a few books you may have seen in your local bookstore, and was invited to teach at dozens of universities – most recently a graduate advanced cinematography class at UCLA. But that wasn’t enough to truly teach the filmmaking process, which is involved, nuanced, and disciplined.
So I reached out to professional filmmakers I’ve worked with, asking them to share their skills and techniques on camera. Word spread around Hollywood about my project, and opened the doors to over 150 A-list filmmakers, who graciously took a LOT of time to teach incredible skills they learned over their careers. And… I got it all on camera. The result is a the industry’s most complete, in-depth online film school, that is growing bigger and faster than ever.
Today, tens of thousands of filmmakers have joined FilmSkills, and it’s used in over 90- film schools and even state film commissions. If I can do it, you certainly can. Just know you have a tool to do it a lot faster, and a lot cheaper than I did.
Are you ready to get started?
Check out our flexible programs designed for every interest level and budget.