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The One On One Film Training Audio Book Series is now available for download, and the first book
in the series is free
. click here to listen to the first chapter and download the free book by One On One Founder Jeff Seckendorf, "Before You Shoot: A Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Prep." Then scroll down for information on the other titles.

Jeff Seckendorf

One On One Film Training founder Jeff Seckendorf
working with director Anne Renton.

FOR INSTRUCTOR BIO'S, CLICK HERE.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Listen to an interview with Jeffrey Seckendorf as he talks about the creation of One on One Film Training, who the program is geared for, and some of the logistics of the training. This interview runs about 15 minutes.

Download the first One On One newsletter here.

One on One Film Training is...

...practical, custom, education in how to direct and/or shoot a feature film or video project. The individual film and video training programs are for Directors, Writers, Producers, Actors, Cinematographers, and/or anyone making a career change into the film industry.

The fastest way to get across the gap to understand and experience the process of making a film, either feature length or short, documentary, commercial, or music video, is to do the training first. There’s no percentage in jumping on set and making a series of untenable mistakes with either your own or someone else’s money.

Film workshops and video workshops are great for training, but are specific to the workshops’ schedule and can become unfocused by the needs and whims of the other students.

Developed as an individualized training program, One On One is for anyone planning on directing, producing, or photographing a film or video project. One On One is a customized program of direct contact hours plus reading, experimenting, shooting, screening, field trips, etc. Each is uniquely designed for each individual client; following a series of interviews we tailor the syllabus to the specific needs and goals of each person. The program can be completed in as little as three weeks or as long as six months. It can take place here in Los Angeles or any other convenient city. A sample syllabus can be found on the site.

One On One Film Training makes no assumptions about your experience or talent. In the pie chart of our brains, there is a little, tiny slice called “What you know.” There is a second little, tiny slice called “What you don’t know.” The other 90-or-so percent of the chart is called “What you don’t know you don’t know.” This is where One On One training works, introducing you to the unknown, guiding you through the complex, and exposing you to the ins and outs of filmmaking in the simplest, most straight-forward way possible.

Over the decades that we have taught filmmaking, we’ve always thought the most important information for any student is material that is not written. You can learn to load a film camera from a book or a technician in about five minutes. The magic of the camera, however, is where you point it, and the best way to learn that is to sit down with someone who has done it a thousand times.

One On One Film Training is about the unwritten ideal, the purest expression of creativity, wrapped around the art and technical craft of telling a visual story with a camera, actors, and lights. Our single focus and purity of purpose will make your next project more exciting, more visual, and more compelling than you ever thought possible.

Please contact us for rates, schedules, and client qualifications.

For more of my musings about filmmaking and training and links to various sites, see Jeff's blog.

For all sorts of info from Eric, click here for his blog.

Enjoy,

Jeffrey Seckendorf
Eric Mofford

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