Welcome to the Blackmagic Collective!

With monthly events, the Collective features presentations by expert content creators, panels covering cutting edge trends and techniques in production and post-production, hands-on training sessions and workshops, a film festival celebrating new short works, networking with peers and so much more!

Be a part of an exciting group focused on the art and craft of filmmaking, and it’s free!

Yes, there's a pandemic, but that won't stop us!

While in person events are difficult and unsafe now, we are still having monthly online events from all of our chapters, with the same high quality guests, informative topics and valuable information as always. 

We love having our events live, and we’ll get back to that when we can. But until then, join us for our live streamed events from around the country, and our Career Advancement programs and Intensives!


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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Film in Austin, Texas

By Screenwriter and Austin native Garrett Hargrove

10. Since there aren’t as many filmmakers here, as a writer I have found myself in a tight knit group that not only trusts my writing but wants me to be involved creatively for the entire process. In L.A. writers aren’t often even invited to set, here they welcome my presence.

9. Although there is not as much local ‘name’ talent living here, most actors and actresses love Austin and will jump at the chance to film here…

From Jobless Wanderer to Smithsonian Photographer

by photographer Joel Bryant

When my cat died the first week of March, I thought to myself: “There’s no way this year could get any worse.”

I had just started rehearsing a play in Palm Springs, had another play in NY right after, standup comedy and corporate gigs booked through the summer and a few trips to Europe. All…

Should I Relocate to Atlanta?

an interview with filmmaker T.C. Barrera

One of the biggest decisions a filmmaker might make in their life is whether to move to a new film market. Atlanta has become the largest filming city in the country so even Los Angeles filmmakers are considering making the move. In January we will launch our Atlanta Blackmagic Collective chapter to help filmmakers meet others in the area and learn from those already out there working….

Our Mission

Founded with the belief that the art of filmmaking should be accessible to all, the Blackmagic Collective is designed to bring together filmmakers from all disciplines and all experience levels to learn from, share with, and inspire each other. Whether a professional looking to grow your connections, or new to the craft hoping to learn from the pros, the Blackmagic Collective strives to provide all members the opportunity to grow creatively.

News & Updates

Filmmaker Series: ‘Prepping For Set’ Announced for August 6th

July 24, 2020 The Blackmagic Collective announced today the fourth installment of the Filmmaker Series of webinars, titled Prepping For Set, will take place on August 6th at 1:00pm. Chapter four will focus on getting ready to shoot your project.    The concept of the series is to provide insight from professionals through many steps[…]

Filmmaker Series: ‘Everything Screenplay’ Announced for July 9th

June 18, 2020 The Blackmagic Collective announced today the third installment of the Filmmaker Series of webinars, titled Everything Screenplays & What Makes One Great, will take place on July 9th at 1:00pm. Chapter three will focus on the process of writing or finding screenplays that work.    The concept of the series is to[…]

Filmmaker Series: “Pitching Your Project’ Announced

May 26, 2020 The Blackmagic Collective announced today the second installment of the Filmmaker Series of webinars, titled From Prep Through Post, will take place on June 4th at 1:00pm. Chapter Two will focus on the process of preparing through the actual pitch, with advice from active producers and executives.    The concept of the[…]

Here are some of the benefits of joining the Blackmagic Collective...



Education Saturdays, available throughout the year, offer members FREE classes in film education, from Camera courses through DaVinci Resolve training. Work with some of the latest tools from a wide range of manufacturers, and advance your filmmaking skills!



Blackmagic Collective events are a festive and informative gathering of like minded artists. Guests in the past have included Rob Legato, Erin Cardillo, David Sandberg and Roy Wagner ASC, all sharing their knowledge of film with you in an intimate venue.



What's more important than knowledge in the entertainment industry? Connections. The Collective brings together like minded artists who can collaborate, inspire and support you (and you them) for a lifetime. Networking is key in the industry. Don't miss out!



Submit your film to the BMC Film Fest! You can win great prizes from Blackmagic Design, Sigma Photo, Kondor Blue and many more, while also gaining valuable exposure not only from the festival, but through our charities who provide our film themes! Don't miss out!

That's not all! We also offer...

Live Stream of events: You can’t make it or aren’t in the area? No worries! Our events are live streamed on the site.

Crew Call: Get listed for free on our Crew Call page, and let other filmmakers find you!

Be the first to participate in special programs such as Future Women of TV and Mic Drop!

Get notified before the public about events, classes and special offers.

Access to special discounts from our partner vendors, and more!

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