Take Free Film Classes Online!

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You’re stuck at home and you can’t go to the movies. You’ve already binge-watched Tiger King and a zillion other things. Now what?

Did you know you can take free film classes online?

Camera company ARRI is offering two of its online Master Classes for free!

ARRI’s two cinematography Master Classes

The first one is a five-part series that explores high dynamic range with German cinematographer Karl Walter LindenLaub, who is known for films such as Independence DayStargate, and The Jackal and TV shows such as Suits.

You can also watch an ARRI master class with James Laxton, the cinematographer of If Beale Street Could Talk. In the five-part series, he dives into large format cinematography and takes the viewer through various lighting setups.  These free film classes online are invaluable.

Pocket Film School

Pocket Film School has put together an awesome free course you can take on filmmaking that will teach you the basics of Directing, Editing and Cinematography to keep your creativity up while you are stuck at home.

Reserve your spot in the free class here.

Screenwriting Master Classes

If you’re willing to pay for master classes in film and television, you might enjoy videos from the company Masterclass as well. They include the following:

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’s TV writing masterclass

The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s screenwriting masterclass

The Irishman director Martin Scorsese’s writing/directing masterclass

Right now, the company is offering a buy one membership, share one free deal in case you have a friend or relative who’d want to split the cost with you!

Covid-19 Software deals

If you’re a student, you can also score deals on a number of software programs for artists and other creative people. For example, Adobe is offering its Creative Cloud free for students until May 31st. (Note: your school or college must be a current customer with an active Device, Shared Device License, or Serial Number plan.)

Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, is also offering a free 90-day trial and a 50% discount. The discount is currently available until April 20 but may be extended.

Have you taken any free film classes online? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

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