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Learn Filmmaking for FREE! YouTube Channels to follow for Best Filmmaking Resources

The internet, especially Youtube, is full of indie filmmaking experts as well as big and small names from the world film industry sharing tutorials, tips, resources and imparting knowledge and education on filmmaking and film business for free for all the up and coming filmmakers, or people who are just curious to learn.

There is a more than generous amount of resources one can find around filmmaking on the internet. Hence, it becomes a difficult process to decide which ones to follow and which ones can help us best with our learning experience, or simply feed our curiosity about films and filmmaking.

To save your time and energy in choosing the content that deserves your attention, we have spent hours surfing through a crazy number of film-related YouTube Channels and created a detailed and comprehensive guide on our top choices of channels that cover different aspects of filmmaking ranging from screenwriting to cinematography and lighting, to post-production and even film distribution and marketing. So, continue reading to find some of the best filmmaking channels worldwide below (in no specific order).


1. Film Riot

You probably already know about this one. With a subscriber base in millions, Film Riot is a go-to channel choice for all new and old filmmakers alike. With a wide variety of 'how-to' videos on almost any and every topic, like cinematography effects, post production, filmmaking tips, etc; Film Riot (in their own words) explores the art of filmmaking in a way you've never seen.

Follow for: DIY Filmmaking

2. Filmmaker IQ

This channel is basically a film professor you never had, who is also fun. It includes video essays explaining film concepts and making them seamlessly easy to understand, film reviews, equipment reviews, the science behind lenses and other filmmaking equipment, among many other things.

Follow for: Video Essays on Film and Technical Concepts

3. Premium Beat

This royalty-free music provider by Shutterstock dedicates its Youtube Channel to helpful and compelling video tutorials on video production, editing, motion graphics, and much more. They focus on everything creative!

Follow for: Video Production and Editing

4. Indy Mogul