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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I am so beyond grateful for finding FLA. It has helped me find my passion and completely changed the course of my career path. The classes are straightforward and the ongoing support of the Student Hub is a huge bonus!” - Kelsey Blake
— Kelsey Blake (kelseyblakecreative.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. 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.


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.


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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Creating a film is about more than just completing 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. And to create a community of filmmakers who will be there to support you along your journey and celebrate your success.

It is our mission to see you succeed in family filmmaking so that you can feel confident about giving 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!
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!