FilmSkills Academic

Teach filmmaking... visually

Bring the filmmaking process to life and engage your students like never before with intensive video tutorials shot on Hollywood sets, featuring Oscar and Emmy winning filmmakers.

Connecting Your Students to the Industry

FilmSkills has partnered with successful, award-winning filmmakers to bring you an extensive online training tool that combines in-depth videos, companion text, downloadable resources, classroom exercises, and auto-grading tests – all based on standard industry practices.

From screenwriting to distribution, FilmSkills takes your students behind the scenes to experience the filmmaking process from the inside out.

FilmSkills is the teaching tool of choice in the nation’s top film schools. Schools including UCLA, Yale University, DePaul University, The Art Institute, NYU, Emerson College, and Full Sail University are giving students the FilmSkills edge in the competitive film industry.

270 Content Lessons

Shot on Hollywood sets, and featuring over 70 Academy Award and Emmy winning or nominated filmmakers, each lesson is packed with illustrated tutorials, downloadable files, and much more.

Powerful Teaching Tools

Mix and match lessons to build customizable classes, complete with group testing, auto-managing certification, and student management tools to improve engagement and learning outcomes.

Build Your Own Film School

FilmSkills's advanced platform lets you build your own brandable film school. Train your workforce, award certifications, build online courses, collect credit card payments, and even create your own lessons.

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Students Love FilmSkills

“Overall these vides are very informative and, collectively, offer a far superior learning experience than plowing through a text book."
Emerson College Student
“It is much better than a textbook to teach the medium in a visual way. It’s great to see examples of the lessons through a camera rather than reading about what changing the aperture does to depth of field, for example, than seeing it as stills in print.”
Emerson College Student
“These videos teach everything that should be taught in the classroom that film professors may or may not have time to cover.”
Emerson College Student

Engage Your Students... Visually

We all know students aren’t reading textbooks anymore.  We also know how difficult it is to keep up with ever changing technology and industry-practices.  We’ve made your job easier to engage your students visually with a suite of multimedia lessons and teaching tools that inspire your class of 10 or 1000.

FilmSkills brings the film and video experience to life with hundreds of videos featuring respected industry professionals. The downloadable resources include everything from budgeting templates to storyboards from working directors.  But FilmSkills is not only the best resource for students; we have enhanced it with powerful instructor resources like:

• Over 5000 test questions
• Projects and exercises
• Curriculum guides
• Integrated learning platform

Advanced Classroom Management

FilmSkills provides powerful tools to help you deliver your curriculum and manage your students. From self-guided online courses to rich certification programs, FilmSkills can power your program, no matter its size.

FilmSkills Academic has been widely adopted by over 72 film schools

Learn How to Add FilmSkills To Your Curriculum

Over 80 schools and film commissions have used FilmSkills to enhance their curriculum and better prepare their students for a life in the film industry.  Learn how FilmSkills can enhance your curriculum.

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