MatadorU

Shoot better travel videos

MatadorU’s travel filmmaking course will guide you in becoming the filmmaker you want to be, from shooting to editing to publication.

  • Faculty feedback on all course assignments
  • Opportunities for one-on-one workshopping with editors
  • Access to paid market leads and press trips
  • Lifetime access to course material

What is the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking Program?

The MatadorU Travel Filmmaking course is a school for filmmakers, videographers, and cinematographers, as well as people who simply want to learn how to shoot and edit better travel videos. The course builds a strong foundation of primary skills centered around:

  • learning the tool set of the modern filmmaker (cameras, lenses, filters, gear, accessories, software, etc)
  • understanding your camera better
  • composing images (long, medium, closeup shots; creative framing; motion; rule-of-thirds; etc) and getting good exposure
  • capturing high-quality audio
  • learning different styles of travel films
  • post-processing (importing, organizing footage; trimming and cutting; editing sound/music; transitions, effects, titles; exporting for publication)
  • working in the field
  • building your online presence and brand and finding work
  • monetization

You’ll get one-on-one feedback on your travel films and videos and shooting tips to help you make the best travel documentaries and movies. In addition to benefiting from our curriculum, you’ll be part of a growing community of thousands of travel journalists, and you’ll get access to paid travel filmmaking jobs and gigs from all over the world.

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Save up to $600 by enrolling in more than one of our courses

  • Lifetime access
  • Faculty feedback
  • Test drive for free
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAVEL WRITING

    Learn:
    • how to craft a travel story
    • to become versatile with different story forms
    • how to develop your personal brand and following
    • how to pitch editors and collaborate with other writers
    • much more
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Learn:
    • how to unlock the power of your camera
    • exposure, composition, and lighting
    • organizing and editing techniques
    • how to compile your portfolio and publish it online
    • much more
  • FILMMAKING

    Learn:
    • different framing techniques
    • how to capture better audio
    • how to edit your travel films
    • how to build your brand and find work
    • much more
  • ADVANCED TRAVEL WRITING

    Learn:
    • how to write on controversial topics
    • best practices when you're on assignment
    • pacing, structure, and transitions for longform / feature stories
    • how to thrive as a travel writer in the digital age
    • much more
  • ADVANCED TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Learn:
    • how to tell a story through photo essays
    • advanced post-processing techniques
    • how to develop your brand and market yourself
    • how to pitch editors and publish your work
    • much more
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