Free Online Film School!
Do you really need to go to film school to be a filmmaker?
There are a lot of good reasons to get a degree:
University degrees WILL help you get jobs.
...so I’m not anti-education. In fact, university courses can help you expand your mind and make you a better filmmaker overall...
BUT... do you NEED film classes? Not necessarily.
The best way to learn filmmaking is by doing. It is something that is hands-on and can only be learned while doing it. The best learning is done from other filmmakers. That’s how I learned, from working professionals. I am now working full time as a videographer and I have won a couple Emmy Awards so this way of learning has worked well for me. I’m not saying it is for everyone but from what I have seen and heard, learning by doing and learning from professionals is the way to go.
The Freedrama Online Film School is only an introduction to help you get started. This is a first step on your journey and focuses on people who are new to filmmaking. I want to introduce you to the basics and help you plan your journey ahead. This isn’t a training that will instantly turn you into a filmmaker, but it is a good start. In this class, I wanted to share some of my experiences with you and in the spirit of my Freedrama website, I’m doing it for FREE!
With this film school, you can earn a certificate if you complete all the discussions and assignments for the Freedrama 2016 Film School. To get credit for the assignment, you must post a reply to each discussion and complete the requirements for that discussion. Then you must respond to another person in the discussion and offer POSITIVE feedback. If you post anything negative, you will not receive a certificate for this class. Filmmaking is about teamwork and being a team player. A great way to foster good teamwork is to be positive and support other filmmakers.
For your first assignment, introduce yourself and tell us why you want to be a filmmaker.