If you’re a filmmaker, you’re a storyteller. And if we had to guess, we’d say you’re pretty passionate about it.
But growing in your craft is hard. Often, it feels like the road is full of nothing but obstacles. There’s always something new to learn, and it’s tough to know where to even begin.
As filmmakers ourselves, we've known what it’s like to be stuck, or to feel lost in the gap between where you are, and where you want to be. That’s why we created the Academy of Storytellers – a community where we all improve our filmmaking together, so that we can build sustainable, lifelong careers in the craft we love.
Over the past several years, we’ve built a war chest of knowledge in the filmmaking world. It covers nearly every aspect of the filmmaking process, on both the technical and career-building sides. And as we built it, we learned something very simple, yet easy to miss: growth happens best in community.
The Academy of Storytellers isn’t just a place where you can go to learn all the things you need to know about making amazing films. It’s a place where you can go to find a like-minded network of filmmakers driven by story, dedicated to being the best artists they can be. A place to share our wins, along with our failures. A place to build real community, and share some truly remarkable stories along the way.
But most importantly, you get our total commitment to help you achieve your goals as a filmmaker. We want you to share the stories that only you can tell, and help the world become a little bit better because of your unique perspective.
The Academy's TOGETHER Filmmaking Workshop Series brings everything we're about together for an unmatched learning experience. It's our passion and what defines us.
But what are these workshops, exactly?
In short, they're master classes from filmmakers at the top of their game, from many different disciplines. To create these workshops, we find filmmakers who truly excel at their craft, and ask them to teach you everything they know. These are experts with an actionable, proven approach and a desire to share lessons learned.
No single educator can be the best in every area. That's why we dig deep to find and work with the very best authority in each discipline, so you get field-tested knowledge about the exact skill and process you want to learn.
Our team spends months helping each workshop leader to deliver their messaging and content in a way that's guaranteed to help you grow. This is our mission and passion.
We do this for a simple reason: we care about your aspirations, your goals, and your future as a filmmaker.
So look through what we've got, and see if there's something that could help you take the next step in your filmmaking journey.
Get a totally unique, firsthand view of wedding filmmaker extraordinaire Matt Johnson's process for creating and delivering films his clients love, every time... and learn how you can do the same.
Get past the challenges of creating uninspiring work with limited resources. Scott David Martin of Princess Cruise Lines dishes out the secrets of finding success making work you love with top-end gear and team members.
Learn how Levi Allen’s adventure films launched his career and how you can find a niche that will do the same. A step-by-step approach taking you from your first paid gig to a sustainable, profitable filmmaking career.
Five time Emmy Award winner Patrick Moreau's shares his extraordinary storytelling process in this step-by-step Workshop. Patrick has mastered the art of working with real people who are changing the world.
Seth Worley shares his vision for creating engaging narrative films. Go from idea to script, and from script to screen… all while keeping your creative vision intact and telling a story people will actually care about watching.
Build A thriving career as a Cinematographer. Go beyond the basics and the gear talk. In Ryan Booth’s cinematography workshop, you’ll learn what it really takes to build a long-term career shooting projects you care about.
Join Ryan Booth, celebrated commercial director, for this exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of his first narrative and Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week film, The Heights.
Join Joe Simon, acclaimed commercial DP along with his team at the Delivery Men, for this exclusive behind the scenes On Set as he walks us through the process of making their narrative short, Low Tide.
If you want to move your audience, you need to give them a sonic experience that transports them into the world of your film. Join Dallas Taylor of Defacto Sound in this workshop that shows you how — step by step.
From the hardest working film crew at 31 Films, this evergreen course lets you master your Sony camera (without months of tedious trial and error). Capture stunning footage, simplify your color workflow, and unlock the full potential of your Sony camera — no tinkering required.
Build a profitable wedding film business without burning yourself out. Join Aaron and Joey Films from 31 Films as they share practical strategies to create moving wedding films, work with dream clients, and build a business that supports your life.
Joe Simon and the Delivery Men team share their time tested approach to attract great clients, win the pitch, and deliver work that keeps them coming back for more. And most importantly, earning a healthy profit on every project.
Commercial and episodic director Norry Niven shares his decades of success in the art of directing high profile commercials. Learn the business of pitching and working with agencies to grow your commercial filmmaking career.
Join Patrick Moreau and Muse Storytelling as they share how to craft case study videos that get results, even on a small budget. Unlock the key to breaking into the lucrative world of video marketing.
The Academy is an amazing resource, where we're learning from other people, from different companies coming together in a real community...it's getting the experience of working with other people but still being able to work for myself. The Academy has been really good for stepping up, getting out of my comfort zone, and taking on new challenges.
The Academy is exactly what I have been waiting for! A place where I can learn new skills from pros and discuss topics with other community members. I'm no longer alone in the vast world of storytelling!
Our company started training with Story and Heart in 2016 and I was blow away with the possibilities and everything they had to offer. The information is comprehensive and you learn from the some of the best in the industry. Not to mention the amazing support from their community of like minded filmmakers.
This is a home for filmmakers who want to make radical improvements in their craft, together.
It’s a community for people who value collaboration over competition.
A place to go with questions, and leave with answers.
A destination for shifting the way you tell stories, and move your audience.
It's time to capture your future as a filmmaker.