Filmmaking Resources

There are so many great filmmaking resources out there but these are some of my favorites.

Youtube Channels

Academy Original - Documentary style videos about the creative process, important filmmakers, and moments that changed filmmaking.

Channel Criswell - Video essays about the art of cinema.

CineFix - This one is maybe favorite. They have videos and series of all sorts about films including book/film differences, 8-Bit versions of movies, reviews and roundtables. My favorite’s are probably their movie lists.

Cinematography Database - This channel is specifically about cinematography and includes a lot of tips about cinematography and filmmaking today. Matt also has a podcast where he interviews different cinematographers called Modern Cinematographer

D4Darious - Darious shares tips on filmmaking.

DSLRguide - Great tips about how to make better films from a young filmmaker.

Every Frame a Painting - A channel dedicated to the analysis of film form.

Nerdwriter1 - Another great video essay channel where he talks about many different types of media.

Now You See It - Explores film themes and tropes.

RocketJump Film School - An ongoing series of online filmmaking tutorials.

This Guy Edits - The best channel dedicated to editing. Sven shares his play-by-play-commentary as he cuts scenes.


Indie Film Hustle PodcastDedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love.

LA Bound The Ultimate Guide to Moving, Living, & Making Stuff Happen hosted by Erica Wernick.

Modern Cinematographer - Dedicated to the business behind cinematography. Matt also hosts the YouTube channel Cinematography Database.

The No Film School Podcast - Features interviews with leading filmmakers and industry authorities, check-ins from major film festivals, and weekly news updates.