A comprehensive quick-start guide for aspiring film and video creators. LEARN professional techniques from script to screen and ELEVATE your production values like never before.


Do you want to become a better filmmaker, create great content, or transition to a career in film and video?
Getting paid to travel the world making films is a dream come true for me – but when I first started out I was overwhelmed with options and didn’t know where to begin. What I really wanted was a one-stop-shop to give me the tools and advice I needed to learn the craft from A to Z.
It turns out this is something you can pay thousands of £££ for with traditional film schools (and still not get the practical advice you need). I learned that the hard way!
But do you really have to spend thousands of £££ to learn about film and video production?
Mastering Video Production guides you through the filmmaking process from script to screen. It contains detailed instructions and examples on each aspect of production. It’s packed with easy to digest technical tips and tricks (no matter your level of expertise).
I’ve worked professionally as a filmmaker for over 10 years (for many of the biggest channels), spent £20,000+ in film school, and absorbed countless courses. This book is years of experience condensed down into one easily accessible manual and I’m proud to share it with you here today.


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Discover the importance of good planning, with examples of successful scripts and a range of document templates.


I break down the complicated jargon, help you decide what’s right for you, and compare the most recent cameras on the market.


I’m often asked ‘how do I know what to shoot?’ Sequences are the key to unlocking great visual stories.


Cinematography is my greatest passion and I’m thrilled to share many of the techniques that have helped me get to where I am today.


We’ll explore how you can get great results with basic equipment and a good fundamental knowledge of lighting.


Over the years I’ve conducted hundreds of interviews and I’m happy to share my best secrets with you.


When done correctly, timelapse looks fantastic and boosts production values. We’ll break it down into simple steps to get great results.


I’ll help you choose the right software, get familiar with the basics, and speed up your workflow with a range of tips and tricks.


✔ Adobe CC Discount for Students  – Save over 65% (that’s over £400+ a year!)
✔ Personal Email Tutoring – Direct access to a professional filmmaker
✔ One-on-one Skype – Your own private mentoring sessions
✔ Book and mini guides – Access to a growing library of books and guides
✔ Audio book – Learn on the train, in the gym, or on the run
✔ Partner discounts – From a growing list of partners for tools and equipment


Finally! An easy to read, easy to understand field manual – for anyone who needs to better understand the principles of filmmaking.

As a photographer, bridging the gap to make effective footage for my clients was terrifying until I read this!

Aside from quickly digesting the technical advice on adaptively using my cameras to make movies, I’ve picked up plenty of tricks and advice on composition, story creation, and even running a business that’s applicable across my photography.

I’ve a feeling I will be returning to Jackson’s advice for years to come.

Tom Glendinning, Professional Photographer

Even after thirty years in the business – I have learnt a lot!  As well as being packed full of useful, current information about the business of Video Production, the book is well written – I can hear him speaking, and therefore it’s an easy, reassuring read! I thoroughly recommend it.

Jacqui Doughty, Senior Producer and Owner of Walk Tall Media Ltd.

About The Five Day Film School

Hi, I’m Jackson Kingsley. I'm here to help you create better videos, reach more people and make more money.
Since 2008 I’ve had an epic journey to get to where I am today. I feel privileged to have travelled the world making films for many of the biggest names in the industry, including Animal Planet, National Geographic, and Discovery. I’ve also been to film school and taken countless courses online and offline to refine my skills.
However, when I first started out it was a different story. Overwhelmed with information and no clue where to start, my first films were embarrassing at best. It took years of trial and error, blood, sweat, and tears to get to where I am today. It was a long ride, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Through this website I hope to share my experiences, mistakes, and lessons to help you become the filmmaker you were born to be.
I hope you find the content useful and I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions. Answers will be used to grow and expand the project – to the benefit of the whole community.


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Who is this book for?
If you’ve been creating videos for a while now and want to step it up a notch.

If you’ve never created a video before but are serious about giving it a go.

If you’re thinking about film school but want to try a more hands-on approach first.

If you are a photographer wanting to add video to your portfolio.

If you create video content online and really want to stand out.

Do you have a refund policy?
Absolutely, if you’re not satisfied then just reply to your purchase email within 30 days for a full refund.
How does email tutoring work?
To make sure no questions are left unanswered, I offer a personal email tutoring service. Not only does this help you, but it helps ensure that future content at Five Day Film School is ultra relevant and of the highest quality.
What if my question isn't here?
If you still have any questions after reading this page then please get in touch and I will do my best to answer them.

The Most Comprehensive,
VALUE-PACKED Resource For Filmmakers

Having exhausted many of the books and online courses available today, I can confidently say that Mastering Video Production is the most comprehensive and practical guide on the market. Where other courses beat around the bush, Mastering Video Production gets straight to the point with up-to-date, actionable advise that will see your filmmaking improve immediately. To top it all off, you’ll have email tutoring and feedback from a working professional filmmaker to ensure no questions are left unanswered.

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