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Master your cinematography
Cinema Mastery gives filmmakers the education they need to create cinematic commercial films and attract high-paying clients.
An online course for the modern filmmaker
It's 2019. A new kind of filmmaker is emerging. The landscape is changing by the minute. With an ever-decreasing barrier to entry, the industry is now beginning to favor independent production companies, small crews, and freelance filmmakers. We're on a mission to help filmmakers navigate this new industry, using new technology to create amazing cinematic videos and run a highly-profitable filmmaking business.
Create cinematic videos
Learn the tools and techniques for creating beautiful, cinematic videos for your clients
Charge top dollar
Charge thousands of dollars for your work and build a 5- or 6-figure production company
Master your craft
Get mentorship and feedback from professional working commercial filmmakers
"Cinema Mastery has changed my thought process on a whole new level. Eric's availability is amazing and the community is filled with humble and talented people."
FRANK LOPEZ, FREELANCE FILMMAKER
Cinema Mastery is jam-packed with over 15 hours of main content, giving you everything you need to learn professional cinematography techniques and build a six-figure business. Plus, we are constantly adding to and updating the content so you always know the tools and strategies being used today, not last year.
1. Overview & Camera Settings
2. Shooting Fundamentals
3. Lighting Tools
4. Lighting Techniques
5. Production Design
7. Editing & Color
8. Business Development & Workflow
Let's Talk About Cameras
Frame Rates For Cinematic Motion
Controlling Motion Blur With Shutter Angle
Using ISO For Exposure & Dynamic Range
Aperture, Exposure, and Depth Of Field
White Balance - Daylight Vs. Tungsten
Shooting In LOG Or Flat Picture Styles
Imitating Anamorphic Aspect Ratios
Plus more features you get with membership
Join our exclusive community for Cinema Masters where you will learn new techniques, get questions answered, and get feedback on your work.
Get on a live masterclass with a professional filmmaker every month to talk about new tactics and trends, and ask any questions you have.
Behind The Scenes
Come see what it's like on our shoots with our series of Behind The Scenes videos, so you feel confident knowing what to do when you get on set.
Tons Of Resources
Everything you need to run your business! Included in the course are camera and gear recommendations, business books, downloadable contract/call sheet templates, and more.
Get access to contact information for other members in your area for networking, meet ups, and collaboration with local filmmakers.
Get tons of example videos, mentorship, and networking opportunities!
"When I started Cinema Mastery, I saw results in my work and business mentality within days. This course is worth it. No doubt."
CHASE KINNEY, 13:10 FILMS
Learn from the masters
As a member of Cinema Mastery, you get exclusive access to masterclasses with a professional filmmaker every month. Plus you'll know when the masterclasses are happening so you can chime in and get your questions answered live. Below are some of our past masterclass presenters. Many more coming soon!
COLOR GRADING CENTRAL
DRONE PRO ACADEMY
Matt Davis & Ryan Koral
THE STUDIO SHERPAS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
"I was doing fine where I was without Cinema Mastery, but this was still a no brainer. I wanted to get to a place where I am working with bigger budget clients and it is working!"
GREG HENRY, GH VIDEOS
Even if you're just a beginner at filmmaking, you've probably invested hundreds—if not thousands—into cameras, lights, and other gear. Those tools are certainly important, but learning how to use them is what will eventually make you a master. We've made Cinema Mastery as accessible as possible for those looking to master their craft. It's only a fraction of the cost of film school, and much more valuable.
6 monthly payments
Behind The Scenes Pass
Pay up front to save $185
ONE TIME PAYMENT
Behind The Scenes Pass
so you can feel 100% confident giving it a try!
"This course changed my video business for the better. I don't have the latest/best camera, but it teaches you how to get a cinematic look without the best equipment. I definitely recommend this!"
AMANDA OSBORNE, MOMENTS BY AMANDA
BIG wins from our members
In Cinema Mastery, unlike other filmmaking courses, we put a huge emphasis on actually getting results for our members, not just spouting out information. Recently we asked our members, "What is one BIG win that has happened for you since joining Cinema Mastery?" These were their responses:
ONLINE CINEMATOGRAPHY SCHOOL
Become a cinematography master!
Cinema Mastery is the best and easiest way to learn cinematography online. Learn what goes into creating cinematic-looking images and growing your business as a filmmaker, all using the gear you already own!
15+ Hours of Content
Get instant access to tons of pre-recorded content. Learn how to create incredible, cinematic images and grow your business as a filmmaker.
Work with a professional filmmaker to grow your business and get advice and feedback on your work.
Behind the Scenes Pass
Go behind the scenes and take a look inside our sets. See what projects we’re working on and learn to do it yourself.
VIP Facebook Group
Join our community and network with filmmakers from all over the US! Get feedback on your work and find opportunities to collaborate!
There’s no risk to join! If you’re not happy with the course for whatever reason, you will receive a full refund!
Get access to all of the course materials for life! No subscriptions, no hassle. Plus receive all new content as it is added!
What others are saying…
“I’ve been on countless productions and been around some of the greatest cinematographers and DPs in the world. But I never felt like I had a real command of cinematography until I signed up for Cinema Mastery. Eric’s program can help anyone become a working, paid, and confident cinematographer. He could easily have charged twice as much for this and it would be worth it!”
“Before doing Cinema Mastery, I would see a really well done short film or video and bitterly tell myself “well if I just had a $10,000 camera like they did.” But after taking this online class, I’ve learned that there are small things one can master in order to make incredible films no matter what you have available.”
“I can say right now that I’m SUPER inspired and I’m very pleased with my investment. I’m thinking completely different now as a videographer and editor than I did before this class; in fact, I consider myself a cinematographer now rather than a videographer. The best thing that I can say now is that my work will never be the same after this class.”
“Today I shot a testimony video and I’m really excited to share just a screenshot of it and show you the comparison with an older video of mine.
The top image is a video I shot the first week I took the Cinema Mastery class. The second one was today.
The most exciting part is that the lady’s grandson came over at the end of the interview and saw the image on the camera screen and he exclaimed “Grandma, it looks like you are in a movie”… YES!!! haha… So, thanks Eric!”
Transform Your Cinematography
In Cinema Mastery, you will learn everything that goes into creating the cinematic look in your images, without having to buy expensive gear or work with giant crews. Learn the simple secrets of Hollywood pros, and start improving your work immediately. Throughout the course you will develop a keen eye for good cinematography as you learn to look at films in a whole new way. It’s not a quick hack or shortcut. And it has very little to do with the camera. It’s a real methodology and process, and it will transform your work in a relatively short amount of time.
Included with the course is a 3-week lighting masterclass that will give you the confidence and the knowledge to step on set and know how to light any scene. With over 5 hours of teaching, you’ll learn the lights and other tools used by professionals on every production today. Plus you’ll gain an understanding of how to execute popular lighting techniques that will instantly make your films look like a million bucks. At the end of the course you’ll have everything you need to light any scene, whether it’s during the day or at night, in a studio or on set, or using natural and available light.
Your Personal Mentor
One of the most valuable parts of Cinema Mastery is that you get to work with your own personal mentor. Eric Thayne is known for his passion for beautiful imagery and uncompromising artistry. His work has been exhibited by some of the most prestigious online content curators in the world and amassed over 50 million views. Within the industry, he has taught cinematography and filmmaking techniques to hundreds of filmmakers from all over the world. By signing up for Cinema Mastery, you’ll have full access to Eric’s extensive knowledge and experience as a cinematographer, and you’ll receive business advice and tactics for growing your business along the way.
The best and easiest way to learn cinematography online!
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