Learning video editing can be challenging. The programs, tools, and equipment that you will use has evolved. If you are still stuck in the past, you could be losing out to competitors who have embraced technology and applied it to their profession. Lucky you, there are many websites where you can learn the basics of video editing.
Let’s have a look at some of them.
1. Larry Jordan
This video editing website is a great resource for learning video editing and other skills needed for the filmmaking process. With more than 1,690 free tutorials, video editors will surely learn from his experience. From the blog, you can learn about Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition to name just a few. His blog also features a lot of articles on troubleshooting common problems related to the programs.
2. Jonny Elwyn
Jonny Elwyn is a London-based freelance film editor. In his website, you can find a bevy of free resources and articles for understanding video editing. It offers extensive coverage of Davinci Resolve and Speed grade as well as some awesome freebie roundups.
3. Video Copilot
Video Copilot was established by then 20-year old Andrew Kramer during his spare time while freelancing. What started out as an After Effects tutorials eventually grew to include a massive collection of plug-ins, resources, and tutorials that is widely used by the visual effects community.
Video Copilot features fun and easy to follow tutorials for video editors of any level. You can start with the basic tutorials to get your feet wet or search for advanced tutorials to learn more complex skills.
4. Red Giant Tutorials
Red Giant produces filmmaking and motion graphics software. Among its most popular products include Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, and Keying Suite. These software are used for motion graphics/special effects, color grading and film finishing, and chroma keying/composting. Red Giant Tutorials offers hundreds of tutorials, behind the scene videos, and category specific lessons/techniques.
5. Premiere Gal
Premiere Gal is owned by Kelsey Brannan. Her website and YouTube channel provide tutorials on video editing, production, and all things media. You will learn animation, post production, and other techniques for Premiere Pro. You can also request for new tutorials on her website. Check out Premiere Gal.
6. Philip Bloom
World renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom shares his knowledge and experiences on his blog. His blog features the perspective of a professional filmmaker who has worked on large and small projects alike. His articles offer advice on the best video cameras, editing and post production as well as where to find exclusive discounts on video editing software.
7. No Film School
No Film School is one of the leading communities of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives worldwide. It offers an excellent venue for filmmakers to learn from each other and post to forums with specific questions about any stage of the filmmaking process. No Film School offers thousands of articles about video editing as well as video tutorials and walkthroughs.
8. VidPro Mom
VidProMom is owned by Meredith Marsh. The website offers video tips for bloggers and YouTubers. Her tutorials are related to GoPro, Premiere Pro, iPhone video editing, GoPro Studio, to name just a few. The business category of VidProMom provide tips on how to run a blogging and YouTube business, advertising, affiliate partnerships, and other strategies on how to make money from your work.
9. Art of VFX
Art of VFX is a website that features interviews and news about the VFX community. You will learn the art of visual effects and get a glimpse of various breakdowns/showreels from the world’s leading visual editors and producers.
10. Noam Kroll
Noam Kroll is a Los Angeles based filmmaker. His website features his thoughts and perspective on all things related to filmmaking. His website covers various topics such as cinematography, directing, producing, editing, color correcting, and others. On his blog, he provides advice for new filmmakers and editors.