Individual Film Consulting

Are you new to working in film but don’t know where to start? Do you have a rough cut of a film you need feedback on? Are you looking for advice on how to market your work? I’m offering one-on-one consultations to help you with all of your film needs!

I’m a filmmaker who has made numerous films. My work has a wide range from experimental to documentary to narrative, from short films to feature-length films. I’m also a professor in film studies. My films have played globally, and I’ve been broadcast on television and cable channels. I work on every element of my film – scripts, cinematography, editing, post-production and marketing. I’d love to share what I’ve learned with you as you begin or continue your journey in filmmaking.

What I offer:

  • Assistance with film editing software.
    Whether you have no experience in film editing or you have some experience, I’m here to support you in learning film editing software tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, or the free editing software DaVinci Resolve.
  • Feedback.
    I offer feedback and advice on films at any point in the process. I can assist you in looking over your script, a rough cut or even just talking through your ideas before you’ve begun working.
  • Marketing and promoting your work.
    Film festivals can be overwhelming and costly. Let me help you navigate what film festivals would be the best fit for your film and how you can market your work.
  • Grants and Funding.
    I have experience obtaining grants and funding for films and can help you learn creative approaches to finance your film, including what grants are available for your work. 

Cost: sliding scale ($75-$150) per session.
Pay what you can within this price range. Consultation is 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can set up as many sessions as you like.

Sign up for a session here. Once you fill out the form and pay me, I will reach out via email to schedule our session. You can pay me via Paypal or Venmo. My Paypal handle is usama.alshaibi@gmail.com. My Venmo handle is @Usama-Alshaibi