Learn Film & Video Editing Online

Learning to shoot and edit film online will save you a lot of money.

Having the skills needed to shoot and edit film can help you to land a job in the movie industry. Most candidates opt to go to film school to learn the ropes of creating films and editing videos. However, if you don’t have the money or access you can learn these skills online.


1. Learn use the industry tools by going to Aonlinetraining (see resources). This site covers some of the most popular applications used in the film industry including Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Premier Pro CS3, Adobe After Effects and Sound Forge. Each module details the materials covered. Career options for those who can complete these trainings include working in the film industry, TV, at a production house, ad company, multimedia companies and freelance work.

2. Go to Film School Online and learn film and video editing online. For $49 (as of 2011) complete their online filmmaking program, which consists of screenwriting, directing, cinematography, sound, editing and producing. This package entitles you to access to the website for two years. You can also specifically learn each individual course at the price of $14.99.

3. Try an interactive approach to learning film and video editing online. Go to the New York Video School website. This site offers courses at $79 per year or $19.99 per month as of 2011. The classes cover shooting, editing, practical uses, storytelling and video basics. The site also covers use video editing applications. Most of the instruction is done through videos, but there are also discussion groups and a blog.

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