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Express Yourself Creatively.

You don't need years of film school.
We have you filming in two days.
And with our new Indie Filmmakers Workshop you can get past the barriers
that are holding you back.

We offer workshops in:


Hands-On Learning with The Pro's

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Our graduates rate us best in the world. We use Active Learning Technology - hands-on drills so you really get it.

Read our students' reviews

No one else publishes their student reviews. We do. We're totally committed to your training.

Class size is limited so everyone gets personalized attention.
You quickly become adept at filmmaking.

If you're ready to be a better filmmaker, register below.


Still Photographers Evaluate the CineBootCamps


Boot Camp Films shot on second day by our students

The Sonnet: One of the first films shot by our participants. The results are beautiful.

Escape: See the stunning shots our students filmed at our Cine Boot Camps at the Palm Springs Photo Festival.

Christmas: This heartwarming video was shot by our boot camp graduates and boot camps team.

Ruze: This short film was shot on location in Prague by 38 boot camp filmmakers. Thanks to CreoVision.

Just a Second: This PSA was shot at a Los Angeles Cine Boot Camp.


For info on Canon DSLR Workshops, contact us

email: info@theassociation.tv
phone: 818.841.9660


Free Film Evaluation

Fletch will review your video and offer comments for improvement. Email link to your video to fletch@cinebootcamps.com


HARVEST mini-doc completed

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Frame_Kay (above - Fletch films as David Ammons of Hovercamera flies the HoverCamera.

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Overview of the Boot Camp

You'll learn the DSLR in a friendly,professional, hands-on atmosphere.

You'll go at your own pace as you work through your checklist. Your questions come first so you learn the camera quickly and easily

You learn camera menus by drilling them with other students until you can set up a camera in less than four minutes.
Side by side tests of picture styles help you understand what styles do and decide which one's best for your film.
You find out what histograms are and how to use them.
You learn different camera platforms like the slider.
You drill offloading files while another student pretends to be an impatient producer trying to rush you to cut corners.
You learn about lenses and depth of field.
You drill your skills until you gain certainty you're ready to film your movie.
You must pass the final exam with 100% before you get your certificate. (Trampas did it and so can you!)



In 2010, we began our hands-on boot camps to help out-of-work filmmakers learn a new digital platform and get work. Canon graciously loaned us some 5d's and 7d's to help us get under way. You should also know that Canon provides excellent information and training opportunities of their own, both online: learn.usa.canon.com and in person at : Canon's Live Learning events.
Many of our friends at Canon are pleased we are helping Canon train filmmakers. 99% of our students surveyed rank our training "Couldn't ask for better" or "More than I expected." Canon premiered eight of the films our students shot. We are not Canon, but like all digital filmmakers, we love the way Canon empowered so many filmmakers around the world, young and old.

Joe tries out one of the five Zeiss CP.2 lenses we feature at the boot camp.


What the CineBootCamps have become is due to the work of many people. Here's a list of the people we owe our success to. Amy, Andrew, Anna, Bernie, Bill, Brady, Brian, Brian, Bruce, Bryan, Carlos, Celine , Cupid, Dana, Daniel, Drew, EVS crew, Frank, Genaro, Graham, Grant, Hannah, Harry, Hector, James, Jeff, Jessica, Julie, Kaitlyn, Kate, Katie, Kelly, Ken, Layla, Lisa, Marci, Marisa, Markus, Martin, Michael, Mike, Mitch, Myron, Nancy, Nina, Richard, Robert, Ron, Ronit, Sara, Sean, Snehal, Stacie, Tait, Thompson, Tim, Tom, Tom, Trevor, Vara, Wayne.
And thanks to all our filmmakers. May you have great success.


Professional, Hands-On Training
for people who want to film in two days!

Filmmakers Comment on our CineBootCamps

"To anyone who asks me if I can shoot their project, I want to say 'Yes I can'. If you want to work tomorrow, get to the boot camp."
                                         - Cyrille Autin, Filmmaker

"It's hard to find a good class in LA...I came here and the office is really professional, the people are friendly, and I think you guys did a really good job"
                                         - Cuong Diep, King Ice videographer

"I feel much more comfortable working on a video project...It was worth every penny."
                                         - Gloria Baker, Still Photographer-NYC

"I think your class was ten times better than what I expected."
                                         -Robert Stephens, Filmmaker

"I just bought my Mark II last night. The instructor slowed down for people like me, who didn't know as much. It turned out great."
                                         - Todd Cahoon, Actor/Writer-LA

"If you're on the fence, it's worth every penny."
                                         - Frank Addelia, Actor/ Stunt Coordinator


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Amanda Lane, writer/director from South Africa, talks about her Private Training.

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Our Filmmakers Rate our CineBootCamps

At the end of each bootcamp, we ask our filmmakers to rate our performance. (see below) Our hands-on boot camps are ranked higher than any other workshop because we use Active Learning teaching methods which are endorsed by Columbia University and U.C. Berkeley as the most effective way of learning. This is why our students give out boot camps such high ratings. Whether you're a beginner, a still photographer or an experienced filmmaker, your questions come first, not last. You learn by doing, NOT by listening. So there are lots of hands-on drills to raise your filmmaker skillset fast.

Still Photographers: We were chosen by the Brooks Institute Workshops, the Palm Springs Photo Festival, and the California Photo Festival to train still photographers to enter motion picture camerawork. Above are the ratings of our professional still photographers at the recent Palm Springs Photo Festival.


Our Graduates Share Their Wins

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Serena Lissy "A fun group" Todd Cahoon "Slowed down for beginners like me" Geary McLeod, ASC "The Mentalist" DP
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Gloria Baker "Worth every penny" Palm Springs Photo Festival Dominic Gill- Adventure Filmmaker Chris Smith- Editor
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Garrett Warren "Got insider tips from the pros" Daniel Pearl, ASC-Texas Chainsaw Massacre. "I was never in a fog" Ray Carns- Stills Photographer, Palm Springs Photo Festival
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Darla Davis "I can go make a film tomorrow" Heidi Marie "I now know the camera backwards and forwards" Chris Wilkinson "Couldn't be happier"
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Ashley Wilson "I'm set" Andrew Harbert "One tip paid for the course" Rick Romero- TV camera op, Belize
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Corey Orthmann- Learning low-budget production Camilla Magid "I could go out on my own and film" Joe Campo "My question was answered in the first 10 minutes"
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Karl Morgan- Production Manager Meggins Moore- First AC Charles Kay, Jr- Stills Photographer, Brooks Institute Graduate


Our Prague Boot Camp filmmakers on location at the historic Prague train station. Many thanks to Martin (who appears the shortest man in this picture), Marcus, Monika and all their KA Czech crew. And to Nancy, Celine and Tom. Good Times!


Behind-the-scenes at Cine Boot Camps

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Marshall - EVS Online - Red Rock - Tamron - Zabolight - Zeiss - Cinema 5D - Beachtek - Canon - HotRodCameras- Alzo Video - PhotoCineNews - Digital Cinema Society - Planet 5D - Black Magic - Production Hub - Kobold - Film Tools - Film Source LA - CamCaddie - VariZoom - Manfrotto - juicedLink


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