FilmingLife® 101

Foundations of Filmmaking for Photographers

Have you ever wished you could capture a memory that goes BEYOND just a photograph? This course will teach you everything you need to know about switching your camera over to video, and will lay the foundations for making meaningful, story-driven films. There is some overlap in material with the CreativeLive Class Courtney taught in 2018, however this is a new and updated course launched after the CreativeLive class came out. If you're looking for BTS of Courtney filming a family you'll find that in the more advanced, Art of Filming Families Course.

Courtney holmes

Filmmaker, Photographer, Speaker
Founder of the FilmingLife® Academy, Courtney Holmes, is an American born Sydney-sider who’s passion is to create beautiful, love soaked films and photos for families. Courtney draws on 18+ years of experience as a storyteller and musician to create a nostalgic experience for her clients in her work through the use of carefully hand selected music and thoughtful, intentional storytelling. Through her class on CreativeLive and the FilmingLife® Academy, Courtney has taught filmmaking to thousands of photographers worldwide and as a result more and more photographers are starting to incorporate video into their family photography businesses.

Course reviews from members 

I like how you break the course into bite sized pieces. The information seems detailed but not so detailed that it's overwhelming. I liked the video sample of how you broke down the music to the footage as I'm not super musical. How you explained the process of selecting music made the choice much clearer and also what to listen for clarified a lot for me. One thing I have really noticed is how my photography is becoming more layered through doing these courses (I did Keepsake too). 
Caroline williams
This course is incredibly thorough but not at all overwhelming. I appreciate that it’s broken into segments and includes a mix of instructional videos, documents, and examples.
Colleen Pence
Your ability to anticipate what we need to know is masterful. Also, I appreciated that when it came to gear, for example, there was never more than 2 recommendations (from what I remember), which was helpful in terms of not feeling overwhelmed. None of the information was overwhelming, only simply (yet deeply!) explained, and presented clearly and beautifully on the site. I appreciated the balance of delivery of instruction -- reading vs. video tutorial vs. YouTube source — all so well considered (LOVED the docs). You're a great teacher!! 
Kate hennigan