In the golden era of digital content, the allure of film school is undeniable for aspiring filmmakers. It promises the secrets of cinematic mastery, a gateway to the glittering world of movies and television.

But then they send you the bills, and if you're like me, you'll be in debt for a long time because of them.

The ability to learn filmmaking from the comfort of your home, without spending a fortune, is more possible now than ever before.

It's the mission of this website to do just that, so I wanted to show you all what a basic film school curriculum looks like and then link you to all our articles that will basically teach you the same thing.

Let's dive in.

Free Film School Curriculum

Free Film School Curriculum'Dead Poets Society'CREDIT: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

A typical film school curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive education in the various aspects of filmmaking. It generally includes both theoretical and practical components, covering a wide range of topics.

Here's an overview of what you can get here for free:

  1. Foundations of Filmmaking
  2. Technical Skills
  3. Directing and Production
  4. History and Theory
  5. Specialization Areas
  6. Practical Experience
  7. Industry Knowledge

    These specific topics provide a detailed road map for students embarking on a comprehensive film education, covering both the artistic and practical aspects of the craft.

As you can see, this site has a ton of free resources for you. And you can even dive way deeper into those articles and their offshoots to get the answers you need.

I've worked in Hollywood for over a decade, and no one has ever checked to see if I have a college degree. While some jobs at agencies may require that you have one, it might be easier to break into Hollywood if you get a degree that allows you to have a day job and make more money, and then pursue your passions on the side.

Remember, the path to becoming a filmmaker is as unique as the stories you wish to tell. While film school offers a structured environment, the self-taught route is customizable, flexible, and driven by your personal pace and passion.

So, arm yourself with these resources, let your creativity flow, and step into the world of filmmaking with confidence and curiosity.

Your cinematic journey begins now!