Where heart + visual storytelling meets creative family filmmaking.

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 If you're a photographer eager to learn how to shoot video and make films, you're in the right place.

 
 

 
 

Enroll in the FilmingLife Academy and get instant access to 200+ lessons and over 8 hours worth of behind the scenes videos and editing tutorials all designed to teach you everything you need to know so that you can start making films right away.

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The community that you become a part of is incredibly supportive. I highly recommend joining, even if you have never tried video in the past- Courtney will walk you through it all step by step.
— BRIANNE HIDALGO (BOHOBABESPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
 
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High Quality Education

At the FilmingLife Academy, each course that we include in your membership is created through a comprehensive course development program facilitated by a qualified teacher with a Masters Degree in Education. Our courses are created with lessons that go beyond just telling you what we do and why we do it, we show you HOW we do things in a way that encourages you to create your own style and vision for your work. Learn about our courses.

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Supportive Community

The beauty of our community inside the Academy is that our members have been around for awhile and they love to help out new filmmakers. In addition to the community support provided in the Student Hub, members also receive daily support from both Courtney and the FilmingLife Educator team.

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Artist Recognition

Our goal for the Academy is to create a place where filmmakers can not only learn together and support each other, but where they can also push themselves creatively and technically whilst being recognised once they’ve reached a high level of skill in their craft. We created the FilmingLifer Pro program to fill this need. FilmingLifer Pro Members are an elite group of family filmmakers who strive for a professional level of excellence and exemplify artistry in the films they produce.

 
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Learning to film isn’t just a technical check list of techniques. It’s about finding the heart behind your subjects and telling THAT story.

Our mission is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need, to be able to craft the kinds of stories that you want to tell. It’s to create a welcoming space where you can connect with other creatives as you learn and grow as an artist. It’s to give you more than just 4 weeks of our time, to support you along the way, and to be there with you to celebrate your success.

It is our mission to see you succeed in family filmmaking, and to see you give this gift of memory preservation to yourself and to others.

 
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The content is over my expectations. I bought other online courses (about other subjects) and none of them never surprised me this way. FLA is fantastic!
— CARLA RAITER (CARLARAITER.COM.BR)
I love the content, and how down to earth and real Courtney is!! I feel like we’re old friends in the Q&A’s and other interactions. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and so willing to help!
— NIKKI GOULD (OLIVESHOOT.COM)
 
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