What are the best resources for learning filmmaking?

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    #1Vimeo Video School

    Vimeo Video School
    Vimeo Video School has created and curated content for filmmaker. It's a great place to learn
    Websites

    Free

    Philip Wells
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "I've always had an interest in film making and really wanted to learn more about it in a hands-on way. I discovered Vimeo Video School by accident one day when googling preproduction ideas. I've been amazed by the quality courses available on Vimeo which teach film making arts. I've been able to broach subjects like storyboarding and screenwriting to work on my storytelling. There are courses on the technical aspects of filming. There are a lot of helpful courses on the business of film making such as financing, marketing or even freelance work. I'm just hitting the tip of the iceberg here but there are so many courses available which will help you move forward with your interest in film making that you really have to try several courses yourself. I really felt the courses I took here through Vimeo's Video School was worth my time and can sincerely recommend them to anyone else who's interested in learning more about film making."
  2. 12

    #2WWI Virtual Academy

    WWI Virtual Academy
    WWI Virtual Academy hosts a 1 year online foundation course in filmmaking. Its divided into 9 modules and features more than 50 hours of learning
    Course

    Russell Carpenter
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "I recently needed to get a short film shot. I did not know where to start or what resources I would need. I found WW1 Virtual Academy. The courses are online. I was convenient for me. I was very happy with what I learned. It allowed me to film with confidence."
  3. 11

    #3StillMotion Blog

    StillMotion Blog
    StillMotion is a high-profile filmmakers group that also write about filmmaking and share their personal experiences.
    Websites

    Free

    Anthony Dunn
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I found the StillMotion Blog to be a great resource for learning filmmaking. It taught me a lot of the industry insider information. It told me about what the best equipment to use was and gave me techniques on how to use it. It greatly helped me narrow down my source of what equipment I should buy and use."
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    #4No Film School

    No Film School
    No Film School is a blog that covers filmmaker from the indie/student perspective.
    Websites

    Free

    Jonathan Hunter
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I think the site looks like a lot of fun for people who are trying to enhance their knowledge of filmmaking. I like the variety of things to read on the site. "
  2. 9

    #5Indie Film Hustle

    Indie Film Hustle
    Indie Film Hutle hosts online filmmaking courses that teach you how to be an excellent storyteller, entrepeneur, screenwriter, filmmaker...
    Course

    Vibhore Singhal
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "Indie Film Hustle has the best resources for learning the techniques about film making. I have been looking into a great way to start making films, and have been using this site for a lot of tips and tricks on how to go about it. The classes it offers are second to none and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get started and needs a good resource to do so. "
  3. 7

    #6Lights Film School

    Lights Film School
    Lights Film School is a creative community + custom online courses to help amateur filmmaker turn in 100% pros
    Course

    Christian Harrison
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "I don't have the time to devote to taking in-person classes, but I am determined to break into film. Lights Film School is so much more than I could get in a classroom -- in-depth tutorials that really break down and explain the concepts, screenwriting help, sound work, and a lot more. I work with other students from around the world, but I get one-on-one help from teachers. My work is improving by leaps and bounds, and I am creating work that will get my foot in the door!"
  4. 7

    #7The C47

    The C47
    The C47 is hosted by Jem Schofield, a brilliant filmmaker educator that uploads an almost daily show. It covers lightning, gear, film news, post production...
    Websites

    Free

    Justin Castro
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "I have always had the goal of making my own movie, but had no idea about the process of filmmaking. I searched online and found C47, which looked like it had everything I needed. After using it for awhile I am now much more comfortable and knowledgeable about making a movie, and am now well underway of making my own!"
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    #8Cinema 5D

    Cinema 5D
    Cinema 5D is a blog about digital cinema cameras. It's a good starting point for eveyone that wants to start playing with cameras
    Websites

    Free

    Rodrigo Huerta
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "This website is everything for the entertainment industry. If you're unsure of what camera to buy, what specs are better, or what lens you might need, this site is the place to go. As a film producer this is where I do my research on the news tech and innovations for DSLR video cameras. I love the Industry Discussions tab because it automatically feeds me the news industry news without having to check a bunch of sites regularly. Cinema 5D has made my life easier and more efficient; which is everything for my career. Thank you for building a beautiful site that feeds my brain the information I need to be the best in my class. -Mona"
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    #9Creative Live

    Creative Live
    Creative Like is a course site with over 1.500 classes specialized in artistic areas: photo, video, music, video, art, design...
    Course

    Kevin Johnston
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "People want to shoot film for a variety of reasons, and most of those reasons are addressed. From scouting a location to editing, all the steps of the process are covered, including screenwriting. Film/video is mixed with photography, however, so find what one wants may take a moment, but it's also fun to browse so the process isn't unpleasant. "
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    #10Lights Film School - Blog

    Lights Film School - Blog
    Lights Film School has an indie filmmaking blog that wants to help you to become a better filmmaker with articles or insights
    Websites

    Free

    Adam Bishop
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Film making is hard but it is also a lot of fun. Once you are able to get a handle on the basics. The blog "Lights Film School" can get you to that place where you have a sense of the basics and not only how to implement them but also combine them in order to create your own films. Covering editing, story structure, animation, and more, I know that I came away with a better sense of how the diverse pieces of film making fit together so that I can apply it to my own projects. "
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    #11Hitfilm Express

    Hitfilm Express

    HitFilm is a free motion graphics and video editing software that enables users to color grade, edit videos, and compose, all on the same software. It also has advanced tracking and 3D modeling tools.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "AS A PERSON WHO LOVES MOVIES, TV, ETC THIS IS AN AWESOME SITE. I ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE A FILM, EVEN IF IT WAS JUAT FOR MY OWN PERSONAL SATISFACTION. THIS SITE MADE IT EASY TO DO SO. THEY HAVE VIDEO TUTORIALS, TRAINING, AND 3D EFFECTS. I PLAYED AROUND WITH IT FOR A FEW WEEKS AND MAKE SOME GREAT GAINS IN KNOWLEDGE OF FILM MAKING. I GIVE IT AN A+"

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Best What are the best resources for learning filmmaking
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Vimeo Video SchoolWebsites 13 Free
2WWI Virtual AcademyCourse 12 Paid
3StillMotion BlogWebsites 11 Free
4No Film SchoolWebsites 10 Free
5Indie Film HustleCourse 9 Paid
6Lights Film SchoolCourse 7 Paid
7The C47Websites 7 Free
8Cinema 5DWebsites 5 Free
9Creative LiveCourse 5 Paid
10Lights Film School - BlogWebsites 3 Free
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