Filmmakers Academy Review: You Never Stop Learning (British Cinematographer)

Aaron Ried

May 21, 2022

BAFTA Breakthrough cinematographer Aaron Reid explores Filmmakers Academy and shares his views on the site and its educational content as a resource for DPs and filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Over the last four weeks, alongside prepping a TV drama, I have spent my time going through the Filmmakers Academy website, reviewing its educational content. It’s been a wonderful experience because you never stop learning in filmmaking, so undertaking this review has been a perfect refresher for me whilst prepping my latest production.

BAFTA Breakthrough cinematographer Aaron Reid explores Filmmakers Academy and shares his views on the site and its educational content as a resource for DPs and filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Over the last four weeks, alongside prepping a TV drama, I have spent my time going through the Filmmakers Academy website, reviewing its educational content. It’s been a wonderful experience because you never stop learning in filmmaking, so undertaking this review has been a perfect refresher for me whilst prepping my latest production.

Filmmakers Academy is essentially an online training website designed to offer tutorials in a range of filmmaking roles and covering a variety of techniques. I viewed many courses on the site, mainly focusing on cinematography, whilst reviewing directing, colour grading, and TV camera operating.

It’s a great platform for students who want to learn some of the most creative and technical aspects of filmmaking, and an excellent way for industry professionals to have a reference to use relating to key areas of their craft.