About René Estes

René is the founder and CEO of The Video Mentor

René is a filmmaker who works with businesses specifically on their preproduction plan for the next filmmaking project.

She teaches all aspects of filmmaking and the meaning of the moving image.

She has developed a simple system to help you and your business make successful videos in order to preserve your expertise.

René is a University of Colorado Boulder Alumni with an emphasis in film theory and production.

She comes from a coaching background and holds a bachelor of science in geology.


  • BA in Film Theory from University of Colorado Boulder
  • BFA in Film Production from University of Colorado Boulder
  • BS in Geology from University of Southern Mississippi
  • Certification in Applied Business University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds Business School
  • Certified Fearless Living Coach from the Fearless Living Institute (CFLC)

Press and Media

Speaker at Standout Stars Week of Kindness and Gratitude Summit
Executive Contributor at Brainz Magazine