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  • Confidence

    Build your confidence to take on bigger projects.

  • Practical

    Training you can use today to improve your filmmaking abilities.

  • Applicable

    Principles you can use with ANY camera or lighting system.

  • Accessible

    Complex theory made accessible & applicable to your productions.

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Film education that grows with you and doesn’t cost $30,000 per year!

What People Are Saying…

Fran Tormo

“I am excited to have found Indie Cinema Academy! I now have the confidence to work on bigger projects that I was previously intimidated by. Thanks for helping me better understand the camera, lighting, and metering.”

Fran TormoCinematographer, Cineglow
Shawn Nelson

“The ability to learn time tested ideas and combine them with the latest advancements is a trick, and I appreciate that ICA is exactly tackling this.”

Shawn NelsonDirector / Writer / Filmmaker, Cinetechure
Danny Salazar

“Indie Cinema Academy, has been a refresher for my career and the further development of creating my own look as an artist. One major thing I can take away from this training is the confidence it gives me as a cinematographer.

Danny SalazarCinematographer, Reveal Motion Pictures
Samuel Blowes

I’m really enjoying your tutorials. I learn so much in such a short amount of time, whereas it feels like I have to watch an entire Lynda.com 6 hour tutorial and only glean one or two things I didn’t know.

Samuel BlowesMedia & Tech Pastor, Shoreline Church

The Road Map

What We Are Developing For You

Camera Foundations
Lighting Foundations
Cinematic Camera
Cinematic Lighting
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This is the RIGHT place if…

  • You are new to filmmaking
    If you have little to no experience and you want to start your filmmaking career on the right foot.
  • You know the basics
    If you are familiar with your camera, but you need to grow in your understanding of cameras & lighting.
  • You have experience
    If you are tired of the basic “how to” content on the web and you want to learn from professionals in the industry.
  • You’re becoming a professional
    If you are looking to hone your skills & knowledge base as you grow your career as an artist & filmmaker.

This is the WRONG place if…

  • All you want is a quick fix
    It’s our job to train you today & prepare you for the future. If you are looking for some secret recipe, this is not the place for you.
  • You are not open to change
    Technology expands and changes, that’s a fact of filmmaking. If you are not willing to grow, adjust, and accept new approaches to filmmaking then this isn’t the time to join.
  • You are not committed to ongoing growth
    We haven’t arrived. We still have a long way to go. This is why we are committed to continuing our own education. If you don’t hold that same value, please save your money as this will not be a beneficial experience.

How You’ll Attain Mastery

Learn

Watch and learn from our online video lessons on cameras & lighting.

Practice

Watch and learn from our online video lessons on cameras & lighting.

Interact

Ask questions & get feed back from mentors & other members.

  • Insider Access

  • FREE!
    forever! ;)
  • Insider Updates
  • Insider Articles





  • Advanced Membership

  • $119
    per 6 months
  • Smart Side Updates
  • Insider Articles
  • Download Article Videos
  • Streamable Lessons
  • New Monthly Lessons
  • Members-ONLY Content
  • Searchable Transcripts

  • Pro Membership

  • $149
    per 6 months
  • Smart Side Updates
  • Insider Articles
  • Download Article Videos
  • Streamable Lessons
  • New Monthly Lessons
  • Members-ONLY Content
  • Searchable Transcripts
  • Downloadable Lesson Videos
Insider Access

Insider Updates:

You have enough to keep track of, so we let you know when there are new articles that will help you improve your filmmaking. And don’t worry- we hate spam as much as you do. So we only send updates when you’ll benefit from them.

Insider Articles:

Access articles that are packed full of insider tips, tricks, and advice that will give you a leg up and help you improve your filmmaking skills.

Compatible Devices:

Video can play on many devices

  • iPhone 4 and newer
  • iPod Touch (4th gen and newer)
  • iPad (Original and newer)
  • Apple TV (2nd gen and newer)
  • Mac Computers
  • PC Computers
Advanced Membership Plan

Smart Side Updates:

You never have to worry about not knowing when we release new lessons & articles. We’ll let you know when we have new content that will help you improve your skills. And don’t worry- we hate spam as much as you do. So we only send updates when you’ll benefit from them.

Insider Articles:

Access articles that are packed full of insider tips, tricks, and advice that will give you a leg up and help you improve your filmmaking skills.

Download Article Video:

Take our article videos with you to watch while you are on the road, or just to review later at your convenience. These videos are formatted to work with your mobile device as well as your computer.

Streamable Lessons:

Access the training you need from any device, anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection.

New Monthly Lessons:

Up to date training delivered straight to you every month.

Members-ONLY Content:

Stay a step ahead, and get prepared for your next big project through the in-depth training you will not find anywhere else.

Searchable Transcripts:

Sometimes watching a whole video for the third time is to time consuming. Thankfully, you are able to quickly and easily get the answer you need by searching the transcript of every lesson.

Compatible Devices:

Video can play on many devices

  • iPhone 4 and newer
  • iPod Touch (4th gen and newer)
  • iPad (Original and newer)
  • Apple TV (2nd gen and newer)
  • Mac Computers
  • PC Computers
Pro Membership Plan

Smart Side Updates:

You never have to worry about not knowing when we release new lessons & articles. We’ll let you know when we have new content that will help you improve your skills. And don’t worry- we hate spam as much as you do. So we only send updates when you’ll benefit from them.

Insider Articles:

Access articles that are packed full of insider tips, tricks, and advice that will give you a leg up and help you improve your filmmaking skills.

Download Article Video:

Take our article videos with you to watch while you are on the road, or just to review later at your convenience. These videos are formatted to work with your mobile device as well as your computer.

Streamable Lessons:

Access the training you need from any device, anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection.

New Monthly Lessons:

Up to date training delivered straight to you every month.

Members-ONLY Content:

Stay a step ahead, and get prepared for your next big project through the in-depth training you will not find anywhere else.

Searchable Transcripts:

Sometimes watching a whole video for the third time is to time consuming. Thankfully, you are able to quickly and easily get the answer you need by searching the transcript of every lesson.

Downloadable Lesson Videos:

If internet access is limited, or you just want to own a copy of the videos so that you can always refer back to them, then thankfully you can do that by downloading every lesson we have. These videos are formatted to work with your mobile device as well as your computer.

Compatible Devices:

Video can play on many devices

  • iPhone 4 and newer
  • iPod Touch (4th gen and newer)
  • iPad (Original and newer)
  • Apple TV (2nd gen and newer)
  • Mac Computers
  • PC Computers