Review for FilmSkills.com – Online film education

I had the pleasure of being invited to review a new educational website FilmSkills.com.  Filmskills.com is dedicated to those who wish to learn the ins and outs of the film industry through an easy to use online educational website.

First off, I would like to say that I LOVE the world of online education!  I am in favor of online education as it saves you time and money.  Educational websites also allow you to learn at your own pace from the convenience of your home.

While reviewing Filmskills.com I was not able to watch all the videos as there were so many to watch.  The reason for such a high number of video modules is because they go through every aspect of of the movie making process, videos range from script writing and budgeting to editing and audio post production. I truly enjoyed how easy it was to skim through all the videos to find the one you are looking for.

Modules hold all the videos by category. Simply drag on the scrub bar on the bottom to skim through all the videos.

 

All the videos also have the ability to be bookmarked, so you can return to your lesson when it is at your best convenience.

Bookmarks allow you to return at anytime to continue watching the videos.

 

Many of the modules come with additional resources, so you may be able to find links to books to further your education and/or additional content files or images to help in your film making process.

Find additional resources on a specific subject, either by link or content download.

 

The well crafted video lessons include real world examples and valuable explanations by working industry professionals. The advice given by the industry pros is something many schools are not able to do, adding more value to this wonderful website.

One of the many Industry Pros, sprinkled throughout the videos adding their advice and insight.

Here is a current list of their current professionals adding their knowledge to this site:

  • Stephen Skrovan, Emmy-Winning Executive Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Andrew Davis, Director, The Fugitive, Collateral Damage, Holes, Chain Reaction, A Perfect Murder
  • Mary Lou Belli, Emmy-Winning Television Director, Monk, Sister Sister, Girlfriends, The Hughleys
  • Bethany Rooney, Television Director, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Anthony Ray Parker, Actor, The Matrix, The Frighteners, Xena, The Marine
  • David Stump, ASC, Academy-Award-winning cinematographer, Technical Chair of the American Society of Cinematographers
  • Tomlison Holman, President of TMH Corporation, developer of the THX Sound System
  • Anne Marie Gillen, Executive Producer, Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Josh McLaglen, 1st Assistant Director, Avatar, Titanic, Beowulf, Real Steel
  • Ron Franco, Emmy-Nominated Set Decorator, True Blood, X-Files, Heroes
  • Bruce Block, Producer, What Women Want, The Parent Trap, Father of the Bride
  • Deborah Landis, Academy-Award Nominated Costume Designer, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Michael Jackson’s Thriller
  • Steve Zuckerman, Director, Working Class, Melissa & Joey, According to Jim, Hannah Montana, Living with Fran, Love, Inc., Everybody Loves Raymond, The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown
  • Harry C. Box, Camera Operator, Heroes, Brothers and Sisters, Everybody Hates Chris, Author of The Set Technicians Lighting Handbook
  • Maria Battles Campbell, 2nd Assistant Director, Avatar, Real Steel
  • Mike Musteric, 2nd Assistant Director, Lost, Momento
  • Jeff Ulin, Media executive, attorney, entrepreneur, and author of The Business of Media Distribution; head of worldwide distribution, LucasFilm
  • Larry Jordan, Editing Guru, Independent Filmmaker
  • Lance Fisher, SOC, Camera Operator, Jonas, House MD, The Shield, Blade: Trinity
  • Mark Sawicki, Visual Effects Supervisor, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, From Hell, Phone Booth, Author, Filming the Fantastic
  • Lloyd Kaufman, President, Troma Pictures, Chairman, IFTA
  • Lori Jane Coleman, Editor, Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, The Practice, Dawson’s Creek
  • Richard Mall, Key Grip, Avatar, GI Joe, Iron Man 1 & 2, The Italian Job, The Majestic, Red
  • Charles Rose, Cinematographer, Trafficing, Screamers
  • Kathy McCurdy, San Diego Film Commissioner
  • Dan Riffel, Gaffer, Iron Man, G.I. Joe, The Mummy, Hancock, Spiderman 3, X-Men: Last Stand
  • Judy Irola, A.S.C., Chair USC Cinematography Department
  • Diana Friedberg, Editor,  Renegade, The Simple Life, Dog Whisperer
  • Louise Levison, Financing Advisor, The Blair Witch Project, Trouble the Water,Author of Filmmakers and Financing
  • Blain Brown, Cinematographer, Author, Cinematography: Theory and Practice
  • Eve Light Honthaner, Production Coordinator, Titanic, Tropic Thunder, Author ofThe Complete Production Handbook
  • Chris Huntley, Academy-Award-winning creator, Scriptor
  • Mark Fenlason, Production Designer, National Geographic, Special Props, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Laura Beth Love, Cinematographer
  • John Coldiron, Emmy-winning Colorist
  • Suzanne LyonsProducerUndertaking Betty, Baiely’s Billions, Scout’s Honor
  • Barry Zetlin, Emmy-winning Editor, Bionic Woman, The Mole, The Bachelor
  • Jody Brockway, Producer, NBC
  • Dennis Marrell, Script Supervisor, Near Life, Fear House
  • Guy Shalem, Executive Producer/Director, Lovespring International
  • Keith Coene, Production Manager, The States
  • Johanna Jensen, 1st Assistant Director, Law & Order, Northern Exposure
  • Robert T. Noll, Writer
  • Ron Sill, Gaffer, Rags to Riches, Mike Hammer
  • John Gresch, Vice President of Lighting, ARRI
  • Robert “Cass” McEntee, Construction Coordinator, The Tracy Ulman Show, Roswell, Felicity
  • Billy DaMota, Casting Director, Touching Home, The Night Stalker
  • Matthew Feitshans, 1st Assistant Director, The Forbidden Kingdom
  • Julia Lennon, 1st Assistant Director
  • Ed Joyce, Gaffer, National Geographic, Fred and Vinnie
  • Anthony Pearce, Storyboard Artist, Toy Story
  • Brad Schwartz, Emmy-winning Editor/Producer, Logo, MTV, Showtime
  • Roy Werner, Actor, The World Without US, CSI, Without a Trace
  • Michael Emanuel, Actor in over 200 national commercials, feature films and TV shows
  • John Anderson, Writer
  • Michael Bravin, Band Pro
  • Jeffery Cree, Band Pro
  • Rick Taylor, 1st Assistant Camera, CSI
  • Mike Uva, Key Grip, Spellbound, Kalifornia
  • Angela Nicholas, Actress, Deadwood, Life on Top, Co-Ed Confidential
  • Jeffery Luther, Art Director, Star Trek Voyager
  • Susan Peik, Location Manager
  • Robert Bekian, owner ProHD Rentals
  • Chris First, composer, Clone
  • Scott O’Connor, Motion Graphics Artist, Sundance Channel
  • Winnie Wong, DeWitt Stern Group, production insurance
  • John Henry Richardson, Director and Actor
  • Ryan Carter, Digital Effects Artist, Spiderman 2, The Day After Tomorrow
  • Mike Farona, Audio Mixer, Neon Cactus Studios
  • Houston King, Producer’s Rep
  • Stacey Carino, Stuntwoman, Transformers, Scream 4, Red, True Blood
  • Michael Balas, Apple Post-Production
  • Stephen Campanella, Emmy-winning producer
  • Paul Janssen, 1st Assistant Camera
  • Drew Lauer, High Speed Cinematographer, National Geographic, The History Channel, Discovery Channel
  • David Geller, Producer, Clone

In conclusion, I believe Filmskills.com to be a very well thought out website that has many features and great in-depth content. In addition Filmskills.com is easy to use and full of educational value.

So if you are looking for a educational website that gives you a broad range of learning content in the world of film making then I highly recommend you give Filmskills.com a visit and please let me know what you think.

Have a wonderful day! 🙂

I was not paid by filmskills.com to write this article.

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