Whether you’re already in the business or just getting started, I think Adventure Film School is one of the best investments you can make in your career as a filmmaker.
Filmmaking is more than just capturing pretty pictures and witty dialogue, it’s a complicated business. There are plenty of courses out there that will teach you all about that fancy camera you just bought and how to navigate the latest editing software. I know, I’ve slept through most of them. But what AFS delivers is unmatched by any other program available. You learn what it actually takes to deliver a film from concept to finished product. How do you tell a story? How do you keep your audience engaged? What’s happening in your scene? How will these shots cut? What the hell is my film about? You learn to wrangle your crew. Set up the shot. Stick to the production schedule. Haul and manage your gear. And finally you have to get it all done in time for the premiere. Now take all of that and climb to the top of Machu Picchu, or strap on skis and trek deep into avalanche country. Now you’re making a film. The terrain will inspire and challenge you, the schedule will exhaust you, and Michael Brown and his team will guide you every step of the way. No classroom experience even comes close. No matter what genre of filmmaking you are into, or what your role is on set, you need to go to Adventure Film School. I’ve already been on two trips this year and I plan on coming back until they kick me out. It’s the most authentic and rewarding experience out there.