Resources for Young Filmmakers


Justin’s favorites are listed 1st

Team Deakins

Below The Line

Articles & Posts

Breaking Into the Camera Department by Caitlin Brown, 1st AC

Forums & Email Lists

CML: Cinematography Mailing List

RedUser (not just for RED camera users)

Xixax Film Forum

Focus Puller At Work

The sharing of experience and knowledge of cinematography is important to us, as we recognise that change is constant and there is a need to keep up to date with factual information and not the ill-informed gossip that propagates across most of the ‘net.

Beginners and non-cinematographers are welcome


YouTube & Vimeo Channels

There’s a confluence of commercial (product), music, and narrative filmmaking information available here. The emphasis at the moment is on Cinematography and Lighting. I will expand this to include Directing, Screenwriting, and film analysis.

The Wandering DP

In Depth Cine


Cinematographers on Cinematography

DSLR Video Shooter (product reviews)

Danny Gevirtz – A home for young filmmakers

Rob Ellis

Spencer Sakurai

Cooke Optics TV

Gaffer & Gear

Indy Mogul

Darren Mostyn (Davinci Resolve)

Luke Seerveld – Meet The Gaffer

Film Festivals – Online & In Person


FilmFreeWay – Film Festivals & Screenplay Contests

Apps & Software

Lenser – Directors Viewfinder

FiLMIC Pro – (iOS/Android)

Mavis Pro (iOS)

Cinetracer – Shot design & Lighting simulation



SyncOnSet – digital continuity, money tracking, and asset management solutions

Film Set Objects – Lighting plots

Celtx – Screenwriting software

Bittorrent Trackers

Karagara Art Torrents (by invitation only)



Funnies & Misc

Aimee La Joie (Impersonations of film crew)

Online Film Education Programs

Not endorsed

Filmmakers Academy (formerly Hurlbut)

Beyond Story (Documentary Filmmaking, Writing)

Indie Cinema Academy


Filmmaker IQ