Unlock your creative potential and attract high-paying clients in just 90 days with our action-based course, Emmy Award-winning mentorship, and exclusive filmmaker community.
Unlock your creative potential and attract high-paying clients in just 90 days with our action-based course, Emmy Award-winning mentorship, and exclusive filmmaker community
Introducing the World-Changing Filmmaker Experience
Yep, we get that sounds hyperbolic.,
But we mean it and we have proof that it truly can change your world.
Having clients tell you where to stand, what to shoot, or how it should all come together. This isn’t why you became a filmmaker, right?
Often feeling overwhelmed, not knowing exactly what you need, afraid to miss anything, and leaving the shoot just hoping that you ‘got it’.
Getting change after change, not knowing how to or not getting listened to when you push back – but more so, the film you end up with isn’t something you’re all that proud of.
More than anything, you want to do work that you care about. That matters. Yet often you find yourself struggling to make a budget work and are left not all that excited about what you’re creating.
A 90-day online course that combines a Masterclass in Storytelling with a passionate community and mentorship from the Emmy Award-winning Muse Team. Learn through action, not just theory. Elevate your filmmaking abilities, boost your confidence, and create a portfolio that attracts clients and budgets you deserve.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, a storytelling process can actually enhance your creativity. By providing a solid foundation and understanding of the key elements of compelling storytelling, you'll be able to build upon this knowledge and confidently explore new creative avenues in your films. It's not about finding better clients or tools – it's about unlocking your potential through a structured approach to storytelling.
Developing a storytelling process enables you to master the art of emotionally engaging your audience, transforming your films from ordinary to extraordinary. As you become an expert in storytelling, you'll be better equipped to create powerful narratives that resonate with viewers and clients alike. This mastery will help you stand out in the industry and attract the kind of projects and clients you truly desire.
Do your films lack emotional resonance? Understanding the science of storytelling can help you create films that truly connect with your audience on an emotional level. With a process-driven approach, you can consistently produce films that move and inspire viewers, leading to happier clients and a more rewarding filmmaking experience
Here are the four main benefits that this experience is designed to help you achieve. Check out the stories below of filmmakers just like you to see how much WCF has shifted things for each one of them.
You'll learn and follow a process for creating your film. By delivering an amazing film, you're understanding of the process deepens as does your ability to use that process for future films. Gone are the days of hoping it all comes together in post.
You need to show what you want to sell. You'll be very intentional in the type of film you make inside WCF so that you can then use this film to attract the kind of work you're really passionate about. Cause life is too short to do shit you don't care about.
By creating with such intention, you develop the ability to explain the why at each step, which massively increases the trust you'll get from your clients and other stakeholders. Hello more creative freedom!!
By having a strong and intentional film to showcase, we'll show you how to then budget for profit along with how to pitch yourself, the process, and these budgets to new clients coming your way. It's about profit with purpose - giving you the room to create the right way.
Let’s start with our why – We believe in the power of a well-told story to change the world.
The Muse Team are a collective of relentlessly curious storytellers who are always on the hunt fo the remarkable. We’ve traveled to over 70 countries in pursuit of story. We have worked for some of the most legendary brands out there - NFL, Apple, and Four Seasons. We've created multiple films exceeding a million dollar budget. We’ve interviewed celebrities and presidents.
And we've taken all of that experience and insight, paired it with a shit ton of academic research, to bring you a world-class filmmaking experience. And hey, if you’re still on the fence as to whether we’re legit, the United Nations flew us to Geneva to teach THEM story.
Well, by intentional design of course. Every week, every action, is carefully thought through. There is a saying ‘how do you eat an elephant?’ The answer – one bite at a time. This experience is about taking small, consistent, and intentional steps towards one massive goal. Is it easy? No. But it is possible. And we’ve designed it so it can fit inside you’re already busy lifestyle.
51 tutorial videos across 7 modules take the complex process of making powerful films and break it down into understandable single steps.
To ensure WCF is your inflection point, the 90-day experience and the creation of your film is broken down into clear goals and deliverables for each week.
For the 90-day experience, you'll have access to a community platform where you can share your progress, get feedback, and get support when you get stuck.
Get direct feedback and advice from Patrick, Caitlin, and Grant. This is where deep learning happens because it's all about the ideas in real-world scenarios – your film.
You'll get worksheets for all the key steps of the creative and production process to support you on your projects.
Optional monthly challenges that, when combined, help you bring a powerful story to life in your own community.
A final online showcase celebration where those who created films will get to share them with the community.
We get that you're tired of online courses that you never finish. Or signing up for things with big promises that fall far short of your expectations. So let’s set expectations now. There is no magic pill. To experience your inflection point, something is required of you.
There are the three things that, if you do them regularly, over and over again, you’ll be amazed at your growth at the end of our 90 days together.
Show up to each webinar. Show up to the online platform weekly to complete the assigned tutorials. Show up for the community each week. Altogether, you must commit to 3 hours of showing up weekly. We’ll even send you a calendar invites to make it easy :)
After you show up, then you need to take action. Do the thing. Big things come from a series of small actions. You’ll have weekly actions to complete that build into a whole new filmmaking you.
The Navy calls it the 60% rule - when you think you’re at your limit, that’s only 60% of what you’re truly capable of. Push and see what you’re capable of. The Muse Team community have your back each step of the way.
If you show up, take action, and take yourself on, you will experience an inflection point. And, to show you how confident we are – we'll PAY YOU your registration fee if you're not completely satisfied. Here's the catch – you have to show up and take action. No sitting on the sidelines here.
Got the technical side down but want to become remarkable?
“Like, I've gotten good. I can make pretty things. I can do it predictably, everything is great, but they're not compelling. And so I recognized that as being one of my biggest stumbling blocks and issues.
Want to drive meaningful change with your work?
“I've invested my time, but Muse Storytelling has invested in me. It's the way I see it. I can't find the level of motivation anywhere else that I find here.”
Ever feel like a tripod, completely at the whim of your clients?
In order to become the creative you've always wanted to be, you need to establish your perspective and demonstrate expertise. This 90-day experience will give you the tools and processes to put you in the driver's seat of your projects . It's not about finding better clients or tools – it's about unlocking your potential through a structured approach to storytelling.
Do you think that remarkable films are a result of luck? It's time to realize that a strong perspective and understanding of storytelling science are the true driving forces behind successful films.
Remarkable films are a result of having a strong perspective and understanding the science of storytelling. As humans, we are hardwired to be storytellers, so in this module, we dive into what's required to become a REMARKABLE storyteller - the science. You will learn about how elements of storytelling like narrative transportation and character identification can make your audience enter the story world, and shift their opinions, so that you can more powerfully deliver your messages to the world.
An expert interview with Dr Anne Hamby, one of the leading Researchers on Narrative Transportation
PDF downloads of Muse’s published academic research inside the story space
Feeling overwhelmed and confused during the production process? The absence of a clear plan and approach can result in a disjointed final product that misses the mark. We have built a clear Storyfinding process with supporting materials to ensure you get to the heart of the story and show your clients that you understand them better than they understand themselves.
Within this module, we will deep dive into the clear Storyfinding process with supporting materials to break story down into its four main ingredients; People. Places, Purpose, and Plot. Each ingredient is mapped back to the impact it has on your audience so that you can explain the role they play to clients and stakeholders in order to build their trust and get more creative freedom.
Muse’s Storyfinding Manual: A guidebook on the Storyfinding process from beginning to end
Strategic Breakdown: A look of different storytelling strategies and how to make the most of them
Storyfinding Tracker: A single spreadsheet to keep track of all of your ongoing storyfinding conversations in one place
Creative development can feel messy at times, stumbling through so many different characters, trying to manage clients pushing their opinions on who to highlight and then just crossing your fingers that you’ll capture what you need and figure it out in post. Well, not anymore! Muse has built a process that you can leverage to drive your creative development with intention.
By mastering a science-backed storytelling process, you can present a clear vision and plan for your films through three core milestones that will lead to increased trust and creative freedom. Through this process you will define a clear objective, choose your characters, and outline the overall structure inside Storyboards leading to strong and intentional creative. You will be able to walk stakeholders through the alignment process, get their buy-in and get out of the world of endless revisions.
Keywords Worksheet: A guide to help you identify and align on your objective so that you can stay on track throughout the entire process
Character Brief Worksheet: A breakdown on what to look for in a character and how to seek out the most powerful characters for your film
Sample Profit and Loss Statement: A document that delivers clarity around revenue from different projects, expenses and the profit.
Storyboard Breakdown: You will be able to use this worksheet to plan the plot points of your story and go into production with intention and preparation.
A Digital Version of All 3 Creative Milestones! Use our templates as-is or quickly use all of your own branding.
Do your films lack emotional resonance? Understanding the science of storytelling can help you create films that truly connect with your audience on an emotional level. This module is all about equipping you with a process-driven approach, so you can consistently produce films that move and inspire viewers, leading to happier clients and a more rewarding filmmaking experience.
Working with Real People requires you, as the interviewer to show up in your most human form, ask for vulnerability and often offer it up yourself in order to get something that truly transcends. Here, we will dive into five techniques that will radically change how you connect with your characters in order to create a more impactful film.
Behind-the-scenes full interviews where you can see Muse interview people for real films. The ultimate way to see the techniques in action.
Interview Questions Worksheet: Truly, this is the holy grail! A worksheet to prepare you to create the most powerful film you’ve ever made
Got a creative vision but unsure how to bring it to life during production? We will let you in on a secret - you don’t need fancy cameras and million dollar views to make a powerful film. Sure, they always add a little pizazz but at the end of the day, what you really need is to have an informed perspective and to know what to look for. We have some intentional tricks that will deliver more remarkable visuals without all that fancy stuff!
We've built this module to help you hone your in-the-field techniques and mindsets to achieve the results you're aiming for. The best news - we aren't gear heads, so we won't be teaching you about aperture, shutter and all that. Instead, we'll outline the key technical things you need to know along with a series of mindsets or techniques that help you learn to see light better, intentionally construct each scene, know how to shoot in sequences, and how to create real emotion in your broll.
3/1 Rule Worksheet: A guide in helping you be more intentional with your b-roll to stay away from the fomo and make the most of what’s available
Have you struggled with the uncertainty that being an independent filmmaker can create? This module is all about developing financial clarity and creating systems so that your business thrives in the background while you focus more energy and effort on telling the stories that will change the world.
This is where we turn into the business side of how you put yourself out there in a powerful way. We do so through the framework of encouraging you to be remarkable, be the expert, increase perceived value, and implement simple systems so that your business thrives in the background while you focus more energy and effort on telling the stories that will change the world. You will dive deep into understanding how to achieve financial clarity and make better business decisions to drive your business forward. This module alone is well worth the investment in the experience when applied well.
Developing Your Brand Keywords Worksheet: Understanding your objectives for your business will help you to make decisions on how you want to grow it
REPS Scoresheet: Your REPS are how you triple your budgets, so this scorecard will help you ensure you are delivering for your business at every touch point
Budget Template: The Budget Template helps to clearly outline the costs for time, crew and any hard costs on the project
Sample Budget: A completed budget to be used as guidance
Sample Profit and Loss Statement: A document that delivers clarity around revenue from different projects, expenses and the profit
Cash Flow Worksheet: This worksheet allows you to plug in information from their budget and profit and loss statement to be able to see how much cash they will have in the bank over a given period of time
Struggling to communicate your creative vision to clients and stakeholders? Mastering this skill is crucial to building trust, securing creative freedom, and taking your filmmaking to new heights. This module is all about creating a system to build, and grow your business. By embracing this new workflow, you'll optimize your time, resources, and energy, leading to less business management and more creating.
Understanding how to grow your business is crucial to being able to charter your own path forward. It is the difference between needing to say yes to every single project that crosses your path and only selecting the work that excites you. But in order to get there, there is work that needs to be done to find new clients, grow successful client relationships, and set up partnerships where your clients know, like and trust you. In this module, we will get into exactly that!
Three Cornerstone Stories For Your Business: As a storyteller, it is key to be able to understand and communicate your story to your clients so they can know, like and trust you
Meal Deal In The Real Worksheet: The key to taking your business to the next level and evaluating how to get there
A Creative Estimate: A proposal to share who you are, what you can bring to the project and how much your involvement in the project will cost. We would strongly recommend leveraging this template and applying your branding and colors to this deck to make it both remarkable and unique to you.
Cash Flow Worksheet: This worksheet allows users to plug in information from their budget and profit and loss statement to be able to see how much cash they will have in the bank over a given period of time.
3-5 hours a week is a great way to block it across 1-2 days or sessions. That’s working out your mind a few days a week over 90 days for some serious transformation.
We encourage you to use it on your site and position this film as the kind of work you do in order to attract the kinds of films and budgets that resonate with you.
We have built this course with the non-narrative filmmaker as a focus. So documentary, commercial, non-profit and in-house filmmakers will see the most benefit to their work.
We aim to differentiate the course and challenge you on a personal level to push you to new heights.
Don't worry, you have lifetime access to the course and we are here to support you keeping you going and helping you develop strategies to stay on top of things.
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We expect a self-paced online version to be available in June or July. Please sign-up to be notified when it launches.