Learn Filmmaking Without FilmSchool From Top Filmmaking Blogs and Youtube Channels

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Blogs and Video content on youtube is a fantastic way to learn filmmaking. These filmmaking blogs provide software tips, camera reviews, other gear reviews, new techniques of filmmaking or any other information related to filmmaking. Therefore, We are listing some of the best filmmaking blogs and youtube channels available on the internet and these are a great resource to learn filmmaking.

We called these blogs and youtube channels filmmaking tools. They are more than a film school.

1. No Film School

This filmmaking blog is a resource for all things filmmaking. They write about film tutorials, short films, films techniques, gears reviews and tips for writing scripts etc. In other words, No Film School is a complete package blog website to learn filmmaking.

No Film School Blog

Website: https://nofilmschool.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nofilmschool
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nofilmschool

2. Film Riot

This filmmaking blog is not a blog. Basically, it is a youtube channel and is our favourite to learn filmmaking tutorials. This channel is run by Ryan Connolly. He is a good director and creates some of the awesome shorts. Film Riot provides tons of tutorials on video editing, direction techniques for short films, lighting setups and many more. Film Riot has a website too but their youtube channel is famous all over the world for learning filmmaking.


Website: https://www.filmriot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/filmriot/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot

3. Philip Bloom

Philip bloom is an award-winning filmmaker and created magical cinematic content in his year career. His in-depth review of any camera and gears made him remarkable. He provides education on cinematography and reviews of camera, drones and tripods like accessories. You can watch various films and blogs related to filmmaking on his website.

Philip Bloom Website

Website: http://philipbloom.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philipbloom/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/philipbloom

4. Cinecom.net

The real magic happens in the editing room where content is edited. Cinecom.net has may tutorials on editing techniques of a film. It is focused on basic VFX and popular effects creating. This youtube channel has creative PREMIERE PRO tutorials, CAMERA Tips, LIGHTING techniques and CINEMATOGRAPHY lessons. Jordy Vandeput is the guy behind this mindblowing youtube channel. However, If you really wanna push yourself toward VFX and effects editing in the video then this is your cup of tea.


Website: https://www.cinecom.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cinecom.media/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/YapperDesign/featured

5. Cinematography Database

Cinematography database is a youtube channel hosted by Matt Workman. He is a commercial cinematographer and creates related videos on youtube. His recent project is called cine tracer which is real-time cinematography simulator. You will find cine tracer tutorials on youtube. For cinematography tutorials, related tutorials watch his old videos & newer videos on youtube are more related to gears reviews, cine tracer etc.

Cinematography Database
Cinematography Database

Website: http://www.cinematographydb.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cinematographydb/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cinematographydb

6. FilmmakerIQ

FilmmakerIQ is also a complete package of filmmaking tutorials, tips and tricks Similarly, No Film School. On this filmmaking blog, you will find the question section. You can ask questions related to filmmaking and get answered by experts. On FilmmakerIQ youtube channel you will find tutorials on lighting setup too with graphics. That is the best way to learn to setup a scene In addition, Please check their youtube channel. Direction tips also being given on this blog.

filmmaker IQ

Website: https://filmmakeriq.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FilmmakerIQ
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/filmmakeriqcom

7. Reddit – Filmmakers & Cinematography

Reddit a very good discussion website and has many different types of content. Filmmakers and cinematography Reddit groups are popular for its filmmaking discussion by the various member. You can join these groups and check out some awesome post related to filmmaking. You can say it is the best guidance and discussion tool for indie filmmakers.

Reddit /r/Filmmakers
Reddit /r/Filmmakers
Reddit /r/cinematography
Reddit /r/cinematography

Tip: You can also find yourself some cool Reddit groups. It might have some good tips and techniques for filmmaking.

Website Link 1: https://www.reddit.com/r/Filmmakers/
Website Link 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/cinematography/

8. News Shooter

Boom, you need to know about the latest Cameras, Lens, Lighting, Audio and Software? This filmmaking blog covers everything you need. Before purchasing any kind of gear or camera go and check their reviews on the website. I think it will be very helpful to the indie filmmakers who are making their big moves.


Website: https://www.newsshooter.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewsshooter/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxFq5GUTE7goLGZeZ1QLqOQ

9. Film Courage

Film courage doesn’t cover tutorials on filmmaking but it has videos of stories, experiences, & wisdom from the world of film and television. It has a podcast with filmmakers and their experiences. These discussions and their experience can help us in filmmaking. You will see videos related to real-life experience writing script, building character, documentary tips and all.


Website: http://filmcourage.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/filmcourage/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/filmcourage/featured

10. Indy Mogul

Indy Mogul is very helpful for independent filmmakers. It covers the DIY techniques of filmmaking. These guys create on set effects. Indy Mogul is hosted by indie filmmakers Ted Sim, Griffin Hammond and Erik Beck. If you want to find in-budget gears and techniques, go and check out their youtube channel. In conclusion, DIY filmmaker’s best friend is Indy Mogul. It is really creative process they follow to create content.

Indy Mogul
Indy Mogul

Website: http://www.indymogul.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndyMogul/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/indymogul

In conclusion, we have covered most of the best filmmaking blogs and youtube channels on the internet. These are top according to our research. Please comment which you like the most and very helpful.

There are more Youtube Channels to learn filmmaking and other related techniques. We are listing some of them.

  • CookeOpticsTV: One of the best Cinematography Tutorials on Youtube.
  • Aputure: Aputure company is famous for its lights and gears. They have a youtube channel on which they use their own lights and create cinematic lightings. They provide a full tutorial on the lighting setup. Aputure youtube videos are very helpful.
  • DSLRguide: On this channel, you can learn about Cinematography – Audio + Sound Design – Editing – Pre-Production.
  • Knoptop: Perfect DIY filmmaking channel. Knoptop guy provides the cheapest solution to the problem. His DIY process to create cinematic content is great.
  • Video Copilot: Video copilot provides tutorials on video editing, VFX and other effects. You can learn a lot in editing workflow.
  • Videomaker: Develope video production skills by watching videos on the videomaker youtube channel. Their website also covers camera and gear reviews.

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