Before the age of digital mentorship played a key role in film crews, post crews, and filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged DP, Editor, Filmmaker, or any other position in the film industry.
Pro’s who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career delighted in sharing the knowledge, techniques, tricks, and ideas, they had learned over the decades. However, with this digital age, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game.
Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern day film industry. This online education series will bring the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring media artist who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship.
Who's Behind Filmmaker U
Filmmaker U was created in a collaboration of educators and innovators from Josh Apter & Jason Banke of Manhattan Edit Workshop and Gordon Burkell at Aotg.com. Manhattan Edit Workshop has been New York’s premier post-production teaching facility since 2002; as well as producing the annual “Sight, Sound & Story” speaker series focused on post-production and cinematography. Gordon’s work includes the development of Aotg.com a site where post-professionals share and discuss content that they find from around the web that is post-production related. Gordon’s experience in film and web application development led him to oversee a team in developing The Assembly, an interactive magazine tool that connects data and content from around the internet to create a more engaging user experience.