6 Online Resources for New Videomakers

As most of you know, videos play an important role in many of our advertising competitions.  But new Zooppa community members who are interested in submitting video need a place to start.  Fortunately, the Internet places a wealth of content about the art of videomaking at our finger tips.  Below are 6 great online resources that we’ve found to help the aspiring Zoopper to produce great video.

AEtuts+ provides an archive of free and premium video tutorials given by After Effects professionals in a friendly and approachable manner.  The site posts new tutorials daily and also features industry news and a stock of helpful plug-ins and presets.

Creative COW is an online peer-to-peer support community for media professionals.  Community members host discussions and tutorials that cover a range of topics from graphic design to video editing.
Top 10 Mistakes by Rookie Filmmakers is a post by professional videographer Bill Pryor that will help new videomakers avoid making early mistakes that are simple to fix.
Ken Stone’s Final Cut Pro offers an array of content that extends well beyond Final Cut Pro tips and tricks.  In addition to tutorials, Stone’s archive features white papers, hardware and software reviews, compression tips and much more.  A helpful resource, even if you don’t use FCP!
Video Copilot provides over 110 free tutorials for Adobe After Effects that can assist beginning AE users or even seasoned professionals.
FilmMaking Central consistently adds fresh tutorial content through its blog and podcasts.  Started by filmmaker David Basuito, the site features video training, product reviews and interviews with industry professionals.

With such easy access to these fantastic learning resources, anyone can become an expert videomaker. Master these technique and you’re sure to be producing great work in no time.

Meme E

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