How To Become AGreat F*cking Filmmaker

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Dan Mace

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Learn How To Plan And Produce Videos Like Dan Mace

In A 7-Hour Learning Experience

With Access To 200GB Of Footage And Filmmaking Resources

You’ll Produce 1 Awesome Film AND Get Personal Feedback On It

MESSAGE FROM ME

Hey bru! I’m Dan Mace. If my name sounds somewhat familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen my YouTube videos like my ‘Seeing Sounds’ series, where I remake songs by using everyday objects to record the sounds. For instance, I once played The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ with bricks and Justin Bieber’s ‘Peaches’ with...peaches.

Back when I was a young creative (I’m still creative but maybe not so young anymore), I really struggled with finding my voice and translating my ideas through visual storytelling. So, I understand what that feels like. Since then, together with my team, I've built a YouTube channel with over 35 million views and made short films and commercials that won multiple awards at Cannes Lion, 1.4 Director Showcase, and the African Cristal Festival Grand Prix. Now that I’ve been in the industry for 10 years, I’m so keen to share all those lessons with other creative minds!

To be clear, this is NOT a technical editing course (that is definitely something you can find on YouTube). But in my academy i’m going to show you what you CAN’T find for free- a deconstruction of my creative thought process- starting from the ideation phase until the final edit. I’ll even deconstruct the entire process that I followed when creating one of my most successful TV commercials.

By the end of it, you’ll have a much clearer picture of how to go about improving your creative process and, ultimately, become a great f*cking filmmaker.

Don't forget: You're AWESOME, bru! See you on the inside.

Dan Mace

What I'll Teach

  • How To Amplify Your Creative Voice In Any Brief
  • Shooting A Video With Zero Footage – And Still Making It Work!
  • Finding Ingenious Ways To Translate Your Ideas As A Content Creator
  • My Key Pointers For Planning And Video Production

What's Included

  • Lifetime Access

    Lifetime access to my course.

  • Monthly Meetups

    A chance to meet (virtually) and show me your best work.

  • Live Q&A

    Live zoom session for real-time feedback from trainers!

  • Exclusive WhatsApp

    Join an exclusive community of filmmakers just like you!

  • Resources

    Lifetime use of my b-rolls, animations and many more!

Earn a free consultation with me

No, it’s not up to luck – it’s up to YOU! If you’re one of the first 100 students in my course, you’ll automatically qualify for the chance to earn a 1-1 meeting with me. The students selected for the top 3 final projects will each receive a 15-minute virtual consultation.

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Learn How To Plan And Produce Videos Like Dan Mace

In A 7-Hour Learning Experience

With Access To 200GB Of Footage And Filmmaking Resources

You’ll Produce 1 Awesome Film AND Get Personal Feedback On It

Curriculum

How I Found My Voice In Filmmaking

My path toward finding my voice and creative identity as a filmmaker came with all kinds of twists and turns. Come with me on a journey that kicks off with me being a young creative in South Africa, to then being discovered by YouTuber Casey Neistat, and then going on to start JOE Films. I will share the key mistakes and lessons that I learned along the way.

How Much I Sucked When I First Started

How Much I Sucked When I First Started

Going From Film Director To YouTube Creator?

Going From Film Director To YouTube Creator?

What I learned From Casey Neistat

What I learned From Casey Neistat

Who I Designed This Academy For

Who I Designed This Academy For

Making A Great Commercial

There are countless technical details behind the making of a great commercial. But there’s something that you cannot find on YouTube (and that’s rare, right?): A step-by-step breakdown of my creative thought process. In this section, I’ll start at the pitch and go from ideation to production planning. Plus, while I’m spilling the beans, I’ll share an awesome story about how I landed my first TV commercial.

Finding Opportunity Is Easier Than You Think. Here’s How.

Finding Opportunity Is Easier Than You Think. Here’s How.

How To Make Damn Sure You Win That Pitch

How To Make Damn Sure You Win That Pitch

My Tips On Filming & Planning For A Big Production

My Tips On Filming & Planning For A Big Production

My Trusty Equipment List For A Remote Shoot

My Trusty Equipment List For A Remote Shoot

Sound Design 101: Diegetic & Non-Diegetic Sounds

Sound Design 101: Diegetic & Non-Diegetic Sounds

Telling A Story With No Footage

No footage? No problem, bru! I was in this exact situation, and the video ended up getting over 2 million views. Never let a lack of footage stop you from telling the story. I’ll talk about what was going through my mind when I solved this problem and what I learned as a result.

My Simple Story Structuring Method

My Simple Story Structuring Method

Can’t Get Footage? Different Storytelling Mediums You Can Use

Can’t Get Footage? Different Storytelling Mediums You Can Use

Vlogging Or Stop-Motion- Which Is Better And Why

Vlogging Or Stop-Motion- Which Is Better And Why

How Scarcity Is The Mother Of Invention

How Scarcity Is The Mother Of Invention

Editing 101: How To Stir The Audience’s Emotion

Editing 101: How To Stir The Audience’s Emotion

How I Applied The Same Principles In Other Videos

How I Applied The Same Principles In Other Videos

Making Good Choices In Film

What does “your voice” even mean? The dictionary isn’t going to cut it for this question. Your voice is simply a sum of the choices you’ve made over the years. In this final section, I point out some of my most common creative choices in all my videos. I believe this makes up MY voice, and hopefully that inspires you to question and refine YOURS.

Research- Why Is It important & How Much Do I Need To Do?

Research- Why Is It important & How Much Do I Need To Do?

Contingency Planning For A Remote Shoot

Contingency Planning For A Remote Shoot

After 10 years, Here Are My 10 Top Tips

After 10 years, Here Are My 10 Top Tips

Presenting...The Final Project

Presenting...The Final Project

Resources

Sign Up And Get Access To:

B-Roll Footage

Pre-Production Checklist

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UltimateGear List

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Animations& Transitions

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Treatment Deck

treatment deck

Dan's Idea Book

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Email Templates

devices

Stock Libraries

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The Future of Online Courses
Welcome To “Cohort Learning”

Hands-On Learning WithClassmates

Live Instruction In A VirtualClass

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Built-In Support AndAccountability

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Global Network Of TalentedPeers

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Who Is This For?

If you are...

Fresh Out Of Film School

Still learning the ropes? Dan will talk you through his own journey from vlogging to setting up his own production company.

An Independent Filmmaker

You don't always need a big budget to create a masterpiece as Dan shows you how to get creative with your content.

A Vlogger/YouTuber

Need help making videos? Let Dan share with you some of his greatest camera hacks and skills, so you can get better and faster each time.

About Me

Dan Mace

dan mace
Some people know me as “Dan the Director,” and I’m an award-winning filmmaker, YouTuber, and founder of JOE Films. Over my 10-year career in the industry, I’ve directed large-scale commercials, music videos, documentaries, and short films. My YouTube channel has grown to over 770,000 subscribers with over 35 million views.

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All you need to know

If I have no experience in filmmaking, can I still sign up for ‘How to Become a Great F*cking Filmmaker’?

Absolutely! It’s designed for all kinds of creators who want to push the limits of their creativity. There are also many transferable skills, such as idea generation or content planning, and it’s perfect for those interested in learning more about the art of the filmmaking process.

    However, this is not the course for if you are looking to learn the basics of video editing.

      Will I get to meet Dan Mace if I sign up for this course?

      YES! Dan will be hosting a virtual meet-and-greet session every month.

        That's the most exciting part about joining our Academy – you get to meet your favorite creators! You can look forward to interacting with Dan live at a special meet-and-greet session taking place every month.

          PLUS… If you’re one of the first 100 signups, you’ll automatically qualify for the chance to have a 1-1 virtual consultation with Dan himself. If your final project is selected for the top 3, you will receive a free 15-min private consultation to discuss your work.

            Do I have to join the WhatsApp group to participate in Dan Mace’s course?

            All of the live classes for Dan Mace Academy are hosted on Zoom. The software is free and easy to use. It’s a fun, interactive experience and we encourage you to turn on your video camera – if you can!

              To answer the question, if you cannot join your classmates on WhatsApp, you won’t experience the full effect of the course – but you are still welcome to sign up.

                How do I join the live sessions?

                All of the live classes for Dan Mace Academy are hosted on Zoom. The software is free and easy to use. It’s a fun, interactive experience and we encourage you to turn on your video camera – if you can!

                  What if I can’t attend the classes for ‘How to Become a Great F*cking Filmmaker’?

                  After signing up, you’ll get to choose the dates for your live classes. Select dates that work best for your schedule, but if you find that you really can’t attend, don’t worry! You can still watch the recordings whenever you’re free to do so.

                    We’re also happy to help you switch to new dates. Just send an email to hello@nasacademy.com

                      What does the structure of this 7-hour learning experience look like?

                      1. On-Demand Video Lessons (Recorded)

                      Watch all of Dan Mace's video lessons anytime, anywhere.

                        2. Live Session #1: Virtual Orientation (1h)

                        Meet your cohort & trainers – a mix of local and international vloggers, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs. Get ready to learn and grow together!

                          3. Live Session #2: Virtual Graduation (1h)

                          Celebrate with your cohort & trainers – get personalized feedback on your video project.

                            4. Monthly meetups with Dan Mace

                            Join Dan’s monthly live sessions, where you can show him your work and stay connected with the community.

                              5. Interactive groups: Facebook & WhatsApp

                              Get access to a global community of creators and share your experiences with one another. This communication doesn’t end once you graduate. Keep in touch with your cohort and you might even collaborate on projects together in future!

                                Do I have to take any tests or pass assignments in this course?

                                No! Learning is supposed to be exciting, and we don’t want to make it stressful for you. Our approach is “Learning by Doing.” You’ll have very small tasks to complete as well as a final project – which is all for you to practice everything that you’re learning.

                                  But you’ll never have to do it alone! Your trainers and your classmates will be there to help you. Whatever challenge you’re facing, you can discuss it with us.

                                    Will I get a Certificate, as proof of my learning?

                                    Of course! You will receive an online ‘Certificate of Completion’ – after you have finished watching all the video lessons. We can’t wait for you to proudly share your achievements with your friends and family. Don’t forget to tag us on social media!

                                      Will I still have access to the videos once the course is over?

                                      Yes! You have LIFETIME access to the videos, the materials, the slides, and the alumni community. None of these will be taken away or restricted.

                                        What do I get after the graduation ceremony?

                                        You become part of our FUN, INTERACTIVE alumni community!

                                          Get exclusive access to members-only discounts (20%) and rewards (t-shirts, stickers, books, etc.) through our referral program.

                                            You can also participate in Alumni Contests to win awesome prizes (drones, cameras, GoPros, lighting equipment, Amazon gift cards, free courses, and sometimes even cash!).

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