FilmSkills Academic

We help you teach filmmaking... visually

Don't tell your students... show them. Engage your students visually with engaging lessons from Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmakers.

A complete solution for your classroom

Used in over 80 film schools

FilmSkills Academic is an all-new way to create and interact with your teaching content, with carefully-engineered tools for an incredibly immersive experience.

Hundreds of Videos

FilmSkills brings the film and video experience to life with hundreds of videos featuring respected industry professionals and professors.  Shot on set, each video is designed as an immersive experience unmatched by textbooks.

Illustrated Tutorials

Each video is accompanied with in-depth text that delve deeper into the subject matter.  Continually updated, you can be confident that FilmSkills content reflects the most current industry trends.

Instructor Resources

Enjoy a vast library of rich teaching materials, including over 5,000 test questions, hundreds of projects and exercises, downloadable contracts and forms your students can use on their productions, and much more.

Classroom Management

Achieve a new level of classroom productive with a tremendously useful suite of intuitive tools that take full advantage of FilmSkills’ innovative modular design.

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

Powerful. Versatile. Simple.

Whether you simply want to add FilmSkills world-class content to your curriculum, or you want your own fully branded online academy, FilmSkills’ powerful features grow with your needs.

Fully Integrated Teaching Tools

Developed without compromise, FilmSkills offers incredibly fast, powerful, and immersive tools to build sophisticated learning programs to reach your students around the world.  

Build In-Person Classes

Mix and match lessons to create your own classroom experience, tailored to your curriculum.

Author Your Own Content

Robust content authoring tools allow you to build your own multimedia lessons, complete with video, illustrated tutorials, downloads, and much more.


Create beautiful customizable auto-managing certification programs for virtually anything.

Custom Branding

Customize the look of FilmSkills with your school's logo, images, and colors

Group Testing

Assess student comprehension with testing and assessment tools engineered for the classroom

Content Sharing

Share and sync your curriculum content among all staff members for consistency

Explore FilmSkills' robust teaching tools

Over 72 universities use FilmSkills in the classroom

FilmSkills works with your curriculum

Choose the best option for your school

Select Pre-Built CLASSES

Get up and running in minutes by choosing one of 20 pre-built classes. Each class is preloaded with lessons, test questions, projects, and an easy-to-use dashboard to help you manage your students.

Each pre-built class is only $39.99/student for an entire 3-month semester.

BUild your own curriculum

Mix and match FilmSkills’ 250 lessons to create unlimited custom classes. With support for multiple instructors, you can also author your own lessons, brand your account with you school’s logo, and build automated online courses.

• Unlimited use for your students
• Author your own lessons to supplement FilmSkills content
• Distribute your content for free or for a profit
• Brand your school’s account with your own logo
• Offer certification in your courses
• Accept and process student credit card payments