Family Films with Sam

Family Films with Sam


In this online course, you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know to make beautiful, soulful films with simply the video footage you have already stored on your phone! 

  • My best techniques for capturing video footage with intentionality and creativity

  • My entire editing workflow from start to finish (with a step-by-step video tutorial of the whole process!)

  • Tips for getting yourself (and the whole family) in the frame

  • List of over 40 of my favorite music tracks for films

  • FAQ's and more!

 Course includes: 

30+ page PDF download 

Video tutorial demonstrating an actual edit of a film from start to finish

(Family Films with Sam is structured as an instant downloadable PDF file with a private editing tutorial video (linked in the PDF). All content is yours to keep forever and can be completed totally at your own pace.) 

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I've been creating videos, both professionally and for my family, for nearly 10 years. 

I can’t begin to express how meaningful these little films are to my family, and I know they will only increase in value to me as my kids grow and change.

Because we obviously will never be able to “print” video footage or compile videos in a family album, we are left with hours and hours of footage of precious memories stored on our phones/computers/hard drives and no idea what to do with it all.

Making your own beautiful family films solves this problem completely! Yes, it takes a little bit of work but I’m here to help you totally hack the process, create films with so much meaning and heart you’ll barely be able to stand it, as well as teach you some of my best tips and tricks for recording your family’s memories with increased intention, beauty, and creativity.


Can I use this course if I have an Android phone and/or PC computer?

Yes! While I do demonstrate on iMovie in the editing tutorial video, there are many comparable FREE editing software options that are super simple available for PC/Windows users. Keep in mind, all the same basic principles for shooting, creativity, music tracks, and editing apply regardless of what camera/editing software you use.

What if I don’t have a computer?

No problem! You can absolutely edit your video entirely on your phone using the iMovie app.

Are all of your videos filmed with your phone, a DSLR, or both?

All my family videos are filmed 100% with my phone.

I’m not tech savvy at all. Is this for beginners?

One of the comments I receive from people, again and again, is how incredibly EASY and DOABLE this is. I’m one of the least tech savvy people out there. If I can do it, ANYONE can. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience at all with video or editing!

My husband is a professional video editor. He helped me create the editing tutorial video and gives so many tips and tricks for making the process completely efficient, super simple, and FUN! I’ve even had seasoned videographers tell me that they’ve learned a surprising amount of shortcuts and tips.

How do I purchase the course as a gift for someone else?

The easiest way is to simply purchase the course as if you're buying it for yourself. When you get the email with the download link, don't download the course. That link will expire in 24 hours. Then, when you're ready to gift it, just give the person your confirmation email with the order number. They can then email me directly and I can send them the course! 

What if I want to buy more than one?

To purchase more than one copies of the course, you do need to do separate transactions so you’ll receive separate download links.


"This was literally the best $50 I've ever spent. Sam goes step-by-step and shows you how to do everything, even if you're not tech savvy. I've even gone back and made a bunch of videos from footage of when my kids were babies!" - Abong @bongypoo

"Thank you. Thank you. A million times. Your video tutorial is the most brilliant thing I've ever purchased off the internet." -Jessica Purkey @thesasssmouth

"This course is probably the best investment I've made for my family in a long time." -Candace Mabey @cmabeylittle

"I just have to tell you that I started your vid course and am OBSESSED. I stayed up way too late doing my first movie and this might be lame but it is giving me new life in my mothering. It's like I can see it from the outside and it's so beautiful and purposeful. who knew?! So incredible. I just had to tell you now--what a GIFT. For me and my family. Thank you so so million times much." -Brooke Schultz @brookebschultz 

“I seriously could have kissed you editing my video earlier today. Each time it blows me away how much I need to see our little life from the outside. The reality of filming what is meaningful to you and then seeing it all compiled just makes you feel like your life is right where it needs to be.” -Ali Middleton @alimiddleton

"I feel like every blogger or online influencer should take this course. With more and more brands looking for video, this is such a no-brainer place to spend $50 so you can set yourself apart. Sam's passion for video shines through and set my creativity on fire (which basically happens to me...never). She breaks down every part of making a killer little video and makes it so accessible. Brands want videos that showcase their products in a meaningful way and Sam shows you EXACTLY how to bring that heart to your videos. It's worth every penny and then some." -Janssen Bradshaw @everydayreading 

"I just ignored my kids for an hour and a half but it will all be worth it when I make them AMAZING films for them! This course is perfect! Sam has taken what seemed to be a very daunting project and made it seem super fun. Thank you!" -Hydee Davis @hydeedavisphotography

"I’m beyond grateful for all the work you put into the tutorial and for sharing your knowledge and skills with the world. My 3 year old has watched our video 5 times now. This is what gold looks like.” -Misty Jeanine @mistyjeaninephotography

"This is such an amazing course! I can't recommend it enough!" -Alexa Zurcher @alexazurcher