Free Film School - Media Production Mentoring |

Free film school designed with beginning filmmakers in mind.

Learn How to Make Movies is a youth focused media production mentoring site. I created this content to help empower and equip you to make media. And I don't want you to have to pay anything to get started. You can begin making movies today with a cellphone or camera for free.

Do you want to learn how to make movies? Are you looking for a free online film program designed specifically for beginners? Ever wanted to learn how to shoot videos?

Look no further.

Most of the sites about beginning filmmaking focus on the wrong parts of early video production. They talk about shot composition, the gear you need, how to properly set up lights, and a bunch of other stuff that is totally not helpful to someone just starting out. Click here if you want to learn how to make movies geared toward you, not a Hollywood producer.

The Free Film School offers you an opportunity to audit a complete (and intense) 36-week Filmmaking 101 program that will introduce you to everything from writing to editing, sound effects to special effects, documentaries, dramas, animation and more. Or, hone your editing technique with Editing 101. This course will take you project by project through the art and science of cutting a movie.

If you're serious about getting into video production, do more than simply watch the videos. Complete the projects and upload them to the web. Want this to be more like a high school or college-level class where you get input from an instructor? You can be given feedback from a professional filmmaker who will give you personalized, one-on-one input on your videos, helping you improve your skills faster. Head over to the Store to see your options.

If paying for a professional's input is out of your price range right now, no problem. There are other introductory courses to get your started, including the free classes available any time you're ready to get started.

I blog about my experiences as a professional filmmaker and media production mentor on the Blog. I post tips for making movies, things about video production that I've been thinking about, the film projects I'm currently involved with, and what I've been doing with the kids I'm mentoring.

One of my favorite ways to learn about producing movies is by watching them. It's even better when a movie I like has a bunch of information about how they made the film and the ups and downs of the process. DVDs with Behind the Scenes material are gold for aspiring video makers! I try to give you the same with my BTS content that covers the short films I've made. Take a personal look behind the camera and computer as I share my struggles and triumphs.

Swing by the YouTube Channel for all of the video lessons, samples, short films, vlogs, and more. Be sure to Subscribe so you'll be the first the know when I release new clips, tutorials, videos, or lessons. If you want to know my opinion about specific flims, check out After the Movies.

If you're serious about jump starting your video production skills, check out the Beginning Filmmaking course and other resources in the Store. There are very good reasons why you should pay for a film class. The Beginning Filmmaking Manual is well worth the investment, and you can easily upgrade to a high school level course. Not yet in high school or already an adult? No problem. The Beginning Filmmaking Course scales to match your skill level so you can puruse your hobby, further your education, or master a skill you need for your career. Click to learn more here.

If you are just starting out and want to get better at producing videos, this is the place for you. With tons of free content and materials that help you get started with only the most relevant lessons, has the resources, courses, classes, and materials you need to get started shooting films today.

Please let me know if I can help.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor