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How we helped Film Skills, a provider of industry-standard motion picture and television production training, enhance their website with a new user experience and some really useful features.


Film Skills provides courses that cover the entire process of production. The courses culminate in certification and are conducted by industry-recognized instructors. The professionals who provide training include Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and DGA award winners and nominees. Besides the courses that Film Skills runs online, many universities have subscribed to teaching tools and materials provided by Film Skills to enhance the classroom learning experience of their students.

The Problem

Film Skills wanted its Drupal website updated to add new features and functionalities, such as 'question manager', 'new individual tabs' and 'individual class'. They also wanted to have a few existing ones, such as 'take test' and 'quiz', enhanced.

They had approached another developer earlier but had disengaged as they had not been satisfied with the work done. So, they approached Net Solutions to redo the required changes.

The Challenge
  • Changes In Existing Website

    The main challenge for our team was to make changes in the existing website without touching the website's structure.

  • Off The Air

    The website was already live and had a number of subscribers; the challenge was to make the required changes without taking it 'off the air' for too long.

The Solution
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    Similar Stucture

    The development team followed a structure similar to the existing website, while coding.

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    Replica Of Existing Website

    We created a replica of the existing website on a demo server, which helped us carry out and test changes before making them live. So there was hardly any 'downtime' for the website.

The Result

  • Better UI/UX

    Film Skills got a new website that provides a lot better user interface and better user experience than the previous version.


    Individual students (those not affiliated to any university or school) can use 'new individual tabs' and 'individual class' to access course material, lessons, tests and projects. After successfully completing a course, individuals can download certificates of completion. After completion of a course, individuals can re-subscribe to any of the modules. They can also access the certification database.

  • Question Manager

    With the introduction of a 'question manager', instructors are able to better manage (add/delete/edit) questions for each module. Using these questions, instructors can create quizzes for different classes for their students.

    Use of 'Take test' and 'Quiz'

    Students affiliated to a university or school can use 'take test' and 'quiz' to answer tests and quizzes. If they don't complete a test or quiz in one go, they can visit the website again to complete the test or quiz.

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