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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Always Plan With the End In Mind

Aeolan Kelly

There are a lot of things I wish I’d known before I started working in film and TV. By far however, as a film & TV editor, the best piece of advice I’ve ever received about how to work successfully on industry projects was to always start with the end in mind. In other words, know where…

How To Shoot Action on a Budget

Gedaly Guberek

Action movies are awesome! Seeing fights, explosions or chase scenes have been part of cinema from the very beginning and they continue to be popular. Unfortunately, action tends to be very expensive to produce, so indie producers tend to shy away from it. But if you have a story that would benefit from action…

Finding the Creative In the Chaos

Kate Rees Davies

When the Covid 19 Pandemic was officially announced and everyone went into lockdown, I also lost my daytime survival production job and saw no way to be on set directing projects any time soon. It was scary to lose that steady paycheck and not get any projects up on their feet. Though I didn’t know it at the time, the year would become a blessing in so many ways…

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

Inaugural All Access Initiative Champions Disabled Filmmakers

A group of 8 accomplished filmmakers with disabilities were handpicked for the program The Blackmagic Collective, presented by Blackmagic Design, is pleased to announce its newest career advancement program - All Access: Disabled Filmmakers on the Move. The initiative is focused on helping disabled writers and directors create valuable contacts with key players in the[...]

Breakthrough Initiative to Champion BIPOC Directors/Writers

The Blackmagic Collective, presented by Blackmagic Design, is pleased to announce its newest fellowship - The Breakthrough Initiative (BI) - created to champion BIPOC TV directors and writers.  The initiative provides opportunities to a thoughtfully curated group, who already have a strong body of work, to put them on track for their first episodic TV[...]

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[…]

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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