How to Become a Great F*cking Filmmaker
5 active days
CLASS START DATE
WHAT YOU'LL CREATE
1 Epic Video
With Expert Trainers
"I would have nevermade an ad if it wasn`tfor this!
The interactive live sessions were amazing and added so much value
The access to such amazing resources and knowledge was superb. I am extremely happy with this course.
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 how that feels. Since then, together with my team, I've built a YouTube channel with over 35 million views and have 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 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.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.
An Epic Commercial
Create a one-minute commercial like you never thought you could
Commercials From Past Classes
Class 1 - South Africa
Class 9 - Singapore
Class 6 - New Zealand
Class 1 - USA
Vero La Hausse
Class 9 - South Africa
Virtual Meet on Zoom
Virtual Meet on Zoom
I break down what to expect, and what you need for this course. I go into my experience from starting out as an unknown creator, to being discovered by Casey Neistat. This break led me to creating award-winning ads and founding JOE Films. I'll also share key mistakes I learned along the way, so you don't have make the same mistakes I did.
How I Found My Voice In Filmmaking
This day includes a step-by-step breakdown of my creative thought process, and how you can use it when you make videos. This isn't just editing — this is where your creative style will shine. We'll go into what it takes to make a great commercial, and how to tell a story even if you don't have all the tools usually used to make a video (and make it great).
Making A Great Commercial
Telling A Story With No Footage
No footage? No problem, bru! I’ll talk about what I did to solve this problem (and I still got 2 million views), meaning you'll never have to deal with this problem again. Making a good video despite your circumstances is all about choices, and I'll teach you how to make the best ones to be the best filmmaker you can be.
Making Good Choices In Film
Dan Mace Answers 9 Questions
Take the lessons you’ve learnt and inspiration you’ve gleaned to begin working on your epic ad! You have a ton of resources available to get you started. Remember to reach out to your classmates and facilitator if you have any questions.
Sample Brand Outreach Email
Dan's Standard Shotlist for 'Seeing Sounds'
List of Stock Libraries
Dan Mace’s Gear List
Instructions On Dumping Footage & File Sorting
My Idea Book
The Final Assignment
An online class like no other
Create an epic commercial!
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Some people know me as Dan the Director. 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.