The Mission

WE REDEFINE
THE WORLD OF FILM
EDUCATION

We don't just teach; we empower you to embark on an extraordinary career in commercial filmmaking, a path that goes beyond what traditional film schools offer. We bring you to the heart of LA, the global hub of entertainment, and provide hands-on experiences led by industry experts. Our mission is to equip you with the skills, network, and creative prowess needed to become a world-class filmmaker, setting you on a trajectory to unparalleled success.

Contact Us
  • hello@trainrobber.com
  • 310.815.1390
  • Los Angeles, CA

Filmmaker

Refine your skills, gain deeper insights into the film and advertisement industries, and connect with renowned filmmakers and peers. Elevate your craft, learn how to make amazing commercials, and network with industry legends!

Brett Winn

Co-founder, The Refinery

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Brett Winn

Co-founder, The Refinery

Where
Filmmakers Thrive

At Trainrobber, we recognize your dedication to the craft of filmmaking. Our program is tailored to empower creators like you, enabling you to reach new heights in your career. Immerse yourself in an intensive commercial workshop, learning from industry leaders, honing your skills, and creating lasting connections.

Speakers to Be Announced

Stay tuned for our final roster of presenters who will inspire and guide you throughout this exciting commercial day.

Producer

Producer

Ad Agency Creative Director

Ad Agency Creative Director

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

Art Director

Art Director

Commercial Director

Commercial Director

Editor

Editor

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Unlock Your Dream Career

Unlock Your Dream Career

Our accomplished speakers, who actively shape the advertisement industry, open doors to unparalleled opportunities for filmmakers like you. Join our program and turn your dreams into reality.

Learn The Business

Learn The Business

Discover the path to achieving your advertisement and filmmaking goals. Our comprehensive workshop equips you with the essential knowledge needed to excel in the industry.

Stand Out

Stand Out

Receive a Certificate of Completion, signed by the incredible Fredrik Bond. The physical certificate will be framed, so you can proudly display it in your studio, resume or add it digitally to your profile, symbolizing your commitment to excellence.

LA

LA Immersion

Immerse yourself in the heart of Hollywood, the epicenter of the world's largest film market. LA is where visionaries, directors, producers, writers, and craftsmen gather to shape the future of cinema and advertisement. Take your place among them!

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Agenda

What You Will Learn

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TR TALK | Commercial Director

Gain insights from a Commercial Director on capturing the perfect shot and working with actors to bring your vision to life.

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TR TALK | Ad Agency Creative Director

Explore creative concepts and advertising strategies as an Ad Agency Creative Director shares expertise.

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TR TALK | Commercial Producer

Unlock the secrets of successful commercial production and the dynamics of turning vision into reality.

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TR TALK | Commercial Cinematographer

Embark on a visual journey with a distinguished Cinematographer. Discover the art of crafting captivating visuals and mastering the technical aspects of cinematography.

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TR TALK | Casting Director

Learn from a seasoned Casting Director and select the perfect talent to bring your concept to life.

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TR TALK | Commercial Art Director

Discover prop and wardrobe insights from an award-winning Art Director, finding inspiration for your project.

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TR TALK | Commercial Editor

Embark on an exciting journey through the world of editing. Acquire expert insights and valuable strategies to perfect a commercial project, ensuring it stands out and captivates its audience.

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TR TALK | Commercial Director

Discover prop and wardrobe insights from an award-winning Art Director, finding inspiration for your project.

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Conclusion | Unwind at Trainrobber’s Speakeasy

Unwind and network at our Speakeasy, where stories are shared and connections are formed.

Conversations

directing

Directing

Gain insights into the commercial director's role, from capturing the perfect shot to working with actors to bring your vision and brand to life. Learn how to orchestrate every element to make your dream commercial a reality.

production

Production

Learn to navigate the complexities of commercial production, from budgeting and scheduling to collaboration and leadership. Prepare to lead and execute a successful advertisement project.

Creative Direction

Creative Direction

Explore the power of creative direction and branding in advertisement. Unleash your imagination and understand the art of storytelling through visuals. Your creative direction can define your brand and your message.

Cinematography

Cinematography

Discover the art of crafting captivating visuals and mastering the technical aspects of commercial cinematography. Gain valuable insights that will elevate your filmmaking skills and enhance your project's visual storytelling for a commercial.

Production Design

Production Design

Dive into the art of set design, props, and wardrobe to craft the perfect environment for a commercial production.

Casting Direction

Casting Direction

Dive into the art of choosing the perfect talent, and learn how to bring out their best performances. Discover how casting direction can be the key to creating a compelling and unforgettable commercial.

CEditing

Editing

Dive into the world of commercial post-production. Learn how to piece together your footage, craft a compelling narrative, and breathe life into your ad.

THE TRAINROBBER HOUSE

Los Angeles is an energetic city with a long, established history in film, television, and the arts. At Trainrobber, filmmakers and visual storytellers are fully immersed in the entertainment industry, learning from renowned professionals. Located near Downtown Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, the Trainrobber House is a neighbor to legendary studios, including Paramount Studios, Universal, NBC, FOX, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Nickelodeon Studios, and The Walt Disney Company.

Explore More

  • Commercial Day is an immersive live event where filmmakers delve into the art of crafting extraordinary commercials guided by the insights and expertise of the industry's foremost commercial producers.
  • Commercial Day covers a wide range of topics: Directing, Producing, Cinematography, Casting, Editing, Ad Agency insights, Art Directing, and more. It encompasses everything you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker.
  • Our TR talks are given by award-winning industry experts like Fredrik Bond and Danielle Eskinazi, filmmakers most known for their unique commercials, ensuring that our audience receives valuable career insights from leaders in the field.
  • Experience the magic of Trainrobber in our splendid historic mansion. Discover the expansive rooms and inspiring spaces that will become the canvas for this transformative learning experience in the heart of Los Angeles. You'll also have access to a delightful speakeasy, a hidden gem from the past, brought back for your enjoyment! Learn more about the Trainrobber house.
  • At Camp Trainrobber, education goes beyond traditional classes. Immerse yourself in the world of commercial filmmaking with captivating keynote presentations and Q&As by renowned commercial directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, and more.
  • Our workshops are designed for ambitious filmmakers eager to advance their skills and immerse themselves in the world of commercial production. Join us to kickstart your journey in the world of advertisement and filmmaking!
  • We welcome experienced filmmakers of all ages who share a passion for the industry and a desire to learn. There's no age limit to unleash your creativity and embark on this incredible journey.
  • By the end of the program, you will have acquired skills and knowledge to either kickstart or advance your career in the advertisement and film industry. You will also receive a non-credit certificate of completion, which you can proudly showcase on your personal profile and resume. Furthermore, you'll gain insights into various career paths within the film industry and discover your areas of passion and potential career opportunities.
  • People like you who share your passion for film and advertisement and aspire to build successful careers in the industry. They may come from various backgrounds, including those currently working in the industry, individuals seeking career transitions, or aspiring professionals. Your peers could become part of your professional and personal network and may very well be future leaders in the world of film.
  • The impact of these workshops extends beyond the event itself. We plan to film these sessions and make them accessible to a broader audience, allowing people to watch and learn from home.
  • No, Camp Trainrobber is a non-credit program. Successful completion of the program will earn you a non-credit Certificate of Completion.
  • Trainrobber is the next step in our mission to educate filmmakers worldwide and equip them with the skills necessary to excel in the entertainment and advertising industries.
  • Please feel free to email us at nick@trainrobber.com if you have any unanswered questions!
  • There's no fee for this workshop! Our goal is to offer filmmakers a free educational experience that will help them explore various aspects of filmmaking and inspire them on their journey.
  • Please refer to our cancellation policy, which will be provided to you upon acceptance into the program.

UPCOMING CAMPS

Get ready for an electrifying workshop that will immerse you in the heart of cinematic and advertisement excellence. Join us and master the art of crafting commercials for renowned brands. Led by industry experts, you’ll gain valuable insights and collaborate with fellow filmmakers. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned filmmaker, our upcoming workshop offers unique opportunities for learning, networking, and creative inspiration.

Duration: 1 Day
Date: 02/09/24

Prepare for a whirlwind day of commercial magic as we delve into the art of crafting commercials for renowned brands. Gain industry insights from famous Commercial Directors, Producers, Casting Directors, Art Directors, Editors, Ad Agency Creative Directors, and more. Master the craft of casting, props, wardrobe, directing, and post-production for a commercial project. Connect with industry professionals and share stories at our Speakeasy. Don't miss this unique opportunity to refine your skills and collaborate with experts.