Yes. And a very hands on education. We require you to purchase specific gear and walk you through the details of using the equipment. During this training you will write a script and then take it through every phase of filmmaking until you have a completed movie.
Anyone who wants to direct narrative film.
Those who want to do commercials, weddings, corporate videos or documentaries. This training is only for those who want to tell stories for the big screen.
Yes. You will need to purchase specific equipment to properly do this education. The good news? If you want to direct movies, you're gonna have to buy this gear anyway. The goal of this training is to help you learn the craft affordably so you can purchase the tools you need to start your career. Here is our recommended gear list and the training indicates when things are specifically needed.
The primary purpose of film school is to train you in the craft of filmmaking. Your total cost of pursuing the craft is the cost of tuition combined with rent, food, gear and filmmaking expenses post graduation. Write & Direct helps you learn the craft without depleting your bank account. Plus you'll learn more than many who go to traditional film schools.
There's no way to sugar coat this: Anyone who lacks self motivation will never make it as a director regardless of where and how they attend school. The film industry shows no mercy. It sifts everyone who isn't 100% dedicated for the long haul of pursuing the craft.
How to make a movie from start to finish. And much more! You will begin with development and learn the conventions of story telling. Once you have a solid foundation in story (which many film school graduates actually don't have) you'll move on to other aspects of the craft including pre-production, production and post production. Every detail is covered from equipment and lighting to editing, sound design and color grading. All from the vantage point of finding success as a writer and director.
Yes! Write & Direct is hands on. You will decide on an idea and take it all of the way through final end credits. Once your film is complete you can submit to online film festivals and even get it on IMDb!
A director is responsible for every aspect of a story. The more you understand, the better director you'll be. But even more important than this, in order to get established as a filmmaker in 2023 and beyond, you must begin making movies. And unless you can pay crew to be there every day, you need the skills to execute in all areas of the craft in order to push your career forward.
Kyler Boudreau is the founder and primary instructor for the Write & Direct training. After attending film school in Hollywood, Kyler worked on both studio and independent films in various positions including actor, editor, producer, sound designer, writer and director. You can view more at IMDb. John Scoular als
In addition to the online film school courses, students have access to the private Write & Direct community to receive filmmaking support during and after completion of the training. Students will have access to updated and new classes as well as private access to the soon to be launched Write & Direct Studio platform.
Definitely. We are here to help aspiring filmmakers realize their dreams faster. If you don't think this training will do that for you, you have 30 days to evaluate and notify us that you wish to receive a refund.
We typically recommend a minimum age of 13-15. However, if you'd like to discuss your child's situation specifically, please use our contact form to get in touch!
No. Write & Direct is not an accredited educational institution. But the good news? Hollywood doesn't hire based on degree. They hire based on criteria like skills, film credits and audience. Tip: To test this simply call any studio and tell them you just graduated from X film school with honors and you want X job. The answers you receive from this exercise will tell it all.
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