Ages: 18+

Days: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm (EST)

Dates: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21


Course Description:

My name is Xavier, and I’m a Filmmaker that lives in Los Angeles, California. I grew up in Bloomington and attended Templeton Elementary, Jackson Creek Middle School, Bloomington South High School, and Indiana University. I moved to Los Angeles in 2011 with a dream of making a living as a Filmmaker.


At the moment it felt far-fetched but now that I’m here, I get to see that everything has a process and a language that must be respected. By simply shifting your perspective and learning the right process, anything is possible. I've gotten to work alongside some iconic artists and brands such as Adidas, Cardi B, Garth Brooks, Duke Dumont, Pleasures, A$ap Rocky, YG, G-Eazy, IDK, Brooklyn Circus, Drake, Nike, the Chain Smokers, and many more. Now it’s important for me to pay it forward and challenge you! This course will inspire you to look deeper at the possibilities around you.


  • Lesson 1: Intro- Goal Setting/Projections
  • Lesson 2: Conceptualizing/Writing/ Pitch Decks

  • Lesson 3: Pre - Production

  • Lesson 4: On Set/Roles/Responsibilities/Execution

  • Lesson 5: Video Editing

  • Lesson 6: Roll Out Plan 


Special Guests: Ben Wolin, Rory Kramer, Daniel Yaro, Gunner Safron, Austin Mahone, Bryce Fox, and more.


Materials Needed:

  • Access to Zoom

Five Stages of Creating with Xavier Sotomayor