"I loved your teaching and critiquing style; you impart confidence and get straight to the nitty gritty of what we should know. Seeing the overall flow of how a shoot really brought home the idea to tune into our senses while shooting. There was so much info in this course. Glad it was as long as it was, it was jam-packed. Thanks for your generosity- in every lesson your generosity with your knowledge shined through. I loved the specific advice you gave of avoiding pitfalls. Your opinion, ‘the why,’ and background info was so helpful. I was like “she is awesome!” out loud. so. many. times. Best and thanks again for a great class!"
— Jodi Bradley
"I appreciate the fact that you didn’t sugar coat it. Can’t wait to tweak the rest of the video and get it up on my website! Thank you again for the awesome class and your over the top effort to educate and encourage and inspire us!"
— Stephanie Heydt
"Thank you for all your support and encouragement over the past month... this workshop was intense, but so worth it. I absolutely plan on making more films in the near future!"
— Allie Shellaway
"I had never even switched my camera to video prior to your class. And, I am totally technologically inept - seriously. I am still shocked at myself for being able to create what I did. You packed so much information into this workshop and made it completely accessible for someone who had no idea about films. I am truly thankful for all the hard work and energy you put into this workshop."
— Laura Hearn
"The different layers video adds is just amazing! I feel really confident in my ability to shoot and edit video (and you are right, editing IS half the fun). Your course was VERY thorough and you took the time to answer every single one of our questions in great detail. I can tell that you really do care about the success of others and it showed in everything you put in to the course! I seriously cannot say it enough times but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! This course was hands down, the best money I have ever spent on my business!"
— Hannah Cross
"Thank you so very much for the honest review. Hearing both the good and the bad is the only way I will improve, so I am really grateful you spent what must have been a long time, providing such an insightful review. I've taken quite a few workshops and this by far is the best one I've taken and the only one where I received feedback like this. I will definitely recommend this to friends!"
"I love the way that video captures things that you just can't see in stills. I feel like all too often I'm looking for the perfect still. The one with the perfect smile. The perfect placement. The perfect light. Etc. But, there's something perfect in the imperfect nature of video. I can't wait to document this summer at home with my boys."
— Stephanie Becker
"I'm so beyond thankful for your mentoring and teaching to push me to do this. <3"
— Aimee Durrance
"Over the past couple of years I've been so disappointed with online workshops, but yours was amazing! It was really thorough and well-taught. Thank you so much for being awesome! "
— Heather Eijzenga
Thanks so much, Emily!!! I absolutely loved the course and am addicted to film now!
— Lauren Lawrence
"Thank you so much Emily! You are truly wonderful and have a gift (obviously), but I'm so thankful for your gift of teaching as well. I have enjoyed this workshop immensely and am grateful I am now equipped to document my boys in this captivating medium. "
— Jamie Sapp
"I really cannot express to you how much I have enjoyed this class. You are truly such a talented artist and generous teacher. I really appreciate the work you have put into this class. I found the written instruction, live videos, and q&a forum all amazing contributors to my knowledge gain. I have been wanting to learn DSLR video for quite some time. I went from knowing nothing, to creating something I’m really proud of and can’t wait to do again. Thanks again for your thoughtful feedback. I enjoyed this time with you so much!
— Mary Noce
"Thank you for all the guidance (and love and support) that you have given. I was up late last night editing and didn't want to be pulled away for bed. I then sat in bed excited like a kid on Christmas Eve and couldn't sleep. This entire journey has been magical and just when I felt like I didn't have a vision or anything you told me to trust in you. So I let go and just jumped hoping you were right. You were more than right. It's amazing. Thank you for igniting a passion for creativity that has been dormant or complacent for years. I feel so alive again. It's all thanks to you. xoxo. 45 seconds in and I'm so excited to keep going......"
— Danielle Larson
"This course is BY FAR the best thing I have done since becoming a photographer. I am forever taking photos of my girls but now I am filming them its just making their lives more and more memorable ….and with a memory as bad as mine this course was an absolute must! Since finishing the course I have done a client film….it was really tough trying to remember everything in just a 2 hour shoot but practice makes perfect hey! Thank you so much for sharing more knowledge than I was ever expecting and giving me the skills to bring these films to mine and my clients lives. I look forward to seeing you in Project 12."
— Sarah Pavitt
"The words escape me every time I try to sit down and write. A simple thank you just doesn’t seem like enough. Your class was something I had been looking forward to taking ever since I saw it. I can’t tell you how much your class blew my mind and brought out more creativity in me than I thought I had! I can’t wait to keep exploring what video has to offer and how I can push myself into creating family films. Thank you so much for all that you do and being so open and generous with your time."
"I cannot thank you enough for everything. This class lit a huge fire in my creative brain and I am SO excited to see where it will take me. I absolutely cannot wait to do another film! Thank you, thank you, thank you. :) "
— Shannon Beardslee
Offset artist and hobbyist
"This has been honestly the best money that I have spent on anything camera related in many, many, many years. Thank you!!!!"
— Jenn Duguay
"I just wanted to reach out and say thank you again for an incredible workshop. It was so informative. I really feel like I learned SO much and feel confident about making films now. I also greatly appreciate how available you were to the group during the class. The Skype sessions were a great feature and a nice opportunity to meet others in the group too. So that's it...just thank you for being a great, supportive teacher!"
— Christine Fitzpatrick
"I feel like I met my soulmate with video."
— Desiree Deli
"First of all, thank you so much for sharing with us your talents of film making- you truly have a gift not only for video but for teaching and teaching well! I am very grateful for having taken this course. I literally did not know how to film at all when I started but you taught everything so well and it was incredibly user friendly! Although it was a lot of work - it was well worth the investment of time! Thank you for your critique of my video - it truly means a lot!"
— Kristin Peereboom