Many great free resources for aspiring filmmakers can be found online. These are incredible free sources for supplemental learning. By no means do these replace full education in a subject, but these can be used within a class as part of a blended learning environment. Many of these courses are from top schools such as MIT.
No Film School is a fantastic site that I highly encourage all students or filmmakers to use for inspiration and education.
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Video Production and Creation
These courses are designed to teach students the in and outs of actually putting their vision on screen and putting their filmmaking skills to the test. Students will learn a variety of concepts from basic video capturing and editing to more advanced techniques like creating holographic images and 3-D designs.
- Introduction to Video [MIT]
- Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: A Personal Narrative [MIT]
- Producing Film For Social Change [Tufts University]
- Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling [MIT]
- Filmmaker’s Master Class with Milos Forman
- Blender 3-D Design [Tufts University]
- Holographic Imaging[MIT]
A great film maker is also highly aware of his or her target audience and the industry as a whole. With that said, these courses may also prove to be beneficial for an aspiring film maker.
Philosophy of Film
These courses should help one understand the history and philosophy behind film in order to truly understand and appreciate this art form. The following courses are designed to educate students on everything from the thematic issues of philosophical importance, how to appreciate aesthetics, and will teach you how to cultivate your goals as an artist.