5 Internet Sources of Education (for videomaking)

Today I’m going to be sharing with you guys some of my favorite internet sources of education for video-making.
First of all, just want to clarify that these are not mentioned in order of preference and that there are plenty of other good learning sources besides these ones — But these are usually the ones I follow/like the most. Let’s begin!

  1. DSLR Guide

    Hosted by Simon Cade, this Youtube channel teaches you the basics of film-making. The thing I love about DSLR Guide is how Simon (the host) explains things to the audience, he has a very deep and philosophical way of expressing what film-making is. The more recent episodes are so well written, shot and edited that it almost has a short feel vibe. Plus, I’m 19, Simon is like 2 years younger than me and he has been the youngest person that I look up to….. younger than me! That’s weird! (in a good way)
  2. Good. (Podcast)

    Now this one is not a channel, but a podcast. The Good podcast is hosted by Christian Shultz and Jared Hogan and it’s all about having chill, laid-back conversations with directors, cinematographers, editors, etc. If you’re into film-making, you’ll love hearing their stories on how they got to where they are right now. It shows you that it doesn’t matter how pro someone is, they’ve probably also been through relatable moments of struggle. This brings a lot of inspiration.

  3. Video Copilot

    If you’re into some VFX and want to start diving into After Effects, I present to you Video Copilot hosted by Andrew Kramer. Kramer has been told he is the Godfather of After Effects. The work that he does is amazing and I totally recommend checking his AE beginner tutorials. There’s a Youtube channel but I prefer going to the website: videocopilot.net.

  4. Rocket Jump Film School

    If you’re a Youtube veteran, you might of heard the name “freddiew”, yes, that crazy guy with all action videos with explosions and tons of guns… ah memories.
    Anyways, Rocket Jump is now the channel’s name and it’s way bigger than before. They keep doing the same awesome sketches, but that’s just for entertainment. Rocket Jump Film School is their other channel and it’s all about learning film techniques, tutorials, tips and tricks, film commentaries, etc.. Each episode is very well explained and aimed for film-learners at any level, from beginner to advanced.

  5. Film Riot

    Remember when I said at the beginning that this list had no order of preference? Well, that’s true, except for this one! Saving the best for last! Film Riot!
    If you’re studying film and you haven’t heard of Film Riot, I need you to come out of that cave you’ve been living in for the last few years and go watch this show. Film Riot is a how-to trip through film-making from the hyper-active mind of Ryan Connolly. I’ve been watching Film Riot since they started, back when I was 12 years old, and ever since I stumbled upon them, it’s been an amazing ride. The show is filled with DIY goodies, vfx tutorials, camera tricks, BTS content, lighting and much more. You’ll never get bored watching it, the mix of education with entertainment is fantastic. They have inspired me deeply and I owe them a huge thanks.

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Basic Tutorial: Cloning

Starting off in After Effects? Want to learn a really cool and easy effect you can do at home? How about cloning yourself?

This is a quick and simple, basic tutorial on how to do one of the very first things I ever learned in After Effects. Today we learn how to do some cloning. Note: This is not recommended to the “After Effects veterans” audience, as it is aimed for beginners starting with the program. Enjoy.

The Internet And Its Impact

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I mostly use the internet for entertainment and research. In the entertainment side, besides Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is one of my favorite sites and the one I visit the most on a daily basis. I just love the crazy, creative channels you can find there, from sketches to gaming, from vlogs to education, there’s something for everyone; and for some people, it may even be inspirational. For instance, I myself enjoy creating content and sharing it to people for the means of entertainment. So login in, not only for the entertainment, but also the education and inspiration it provides (on a personal level), really is a need for me.

The impact that the internet has on me has been super great. Sure there’s always a bad side for everything, but I’ll get into that in a minute. So first off, for me personally, the internet has provided me with plenty of tools and knowledge that I’ve added into my skill set (for instance, videomaking). What I mean is, it’s basically my easy-access, personal teacher. Which is super great and useful, not just for me, but for everyone else in the world too! So much knowledge in the palm of your hand! Use it!– So yeah, it has been great for me, personally. Everything I’ve created, everything that has put me into where I am now, what I’ve learned and still learning, it has been thanks to the internet; and I’m very grateful.

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[Image: “internet” by Elyse Jones. Liscence CC]

So on to the bad stuff about the internet…. honestly, the only thing that I can think of is that it can distract me….. a lot.– I’m going to be honest. here, almost every time I need to do some work, the voices of the social media Gods speak upon me, teasing me with their Facebook Harambe memes and YouTube cat videos. “Just one more video” I always say, next thing you know, it’s 1am and I found myself reading some creepy pastas.– So yeah, I think that’s the only bad thing for me.

Now for the last question, would I go back to the past and live without internet?

Nope.

Why?– Well for starters I’m already used to the internet and have adapted with the ability to just search anything I want in an instant (still appreciate it and grateful). It would be difficult for me to adapt to an internet-free world.  Now I don’t want to sound like a spoiled drama-queen, but it’s true! Plus, most of the activities I enjoy and my main hobby involves some sort of use of the internet. I don’t see myself getting used to a world like that, it would be quite horrific if that what we mainly depended on, just vanished.