So you want to learn video editing? And you don’t want to start dropping hundreds of dollars on courses? You know where to go: YouTube. The video sharing giant has an ever-growing collection of channels dedicated to video editors learning video editing. Below are some of our favorites.

 

 

Andyax

The Andyax YouTube Channel is by a team of Norwegian filmmakers. They produce 1-2 videos per month focused around their filmmaking experiences. Topics covered on their channel include color grading in DaVinci Resolve, camera techniques, filmmaking on a budget, lighting tutorials, and more.

 

Michael Kammes

Michael Kammes is the host of the 5 Things series on his self-titled YouTube Channel. Every few months Michael releases an epic video around things like debunking post production myths, building a Hackintosh, webseries workflows, what software Hollywood actually uses, asset management, and more. Videos run 15-20 minutes so grab some popcorn and settle in for some in-depth industry knowledge.

 

Premiere Gal

Kelsey bursted on the scene in 2016 with her YouTube Channel called Premiere Gal. The channel obviously focuses on editing tricks, techniques, and tutorials in Premiere Pro. Kelsey also dives into topics like the best external hard drives for video editors, After Effects tutorials, and growing your own YouTube Channel.

 

Ponysmasher

With nearly 150,000 subscribers, the Ponysmasher YouTube Channel by David Sandberg discusses behind-the-scenes thoughts and techniques on filmmaking.

 

Avid

Avid, the company behind Media Composer and Pro Tools, has a YouTube Channel dedicated to video and audio professionals. Watch videos featuring dozens of different ACE editors giving their thoughts on editing. The channel also showcases tutorials on how to use their products.

 

 

Cinecom.net

Jordy Vandeput hosts the Cinecom.net YouTube Channel. New videos are released each Tuesday and Friday. Most videos are tutorials and most of the tutorials center around Premiere Pro. Cinecom.net clocks in with over 1.1 million subscribers.

 

Every Frame a Painting

The Every Frame a Painting YouTube Channel stopped publishing in December 2017. However their channel is chock-full of video essays that would be beneficial to watch for any video editor. Video essay topics include Kurosawa, The Art of Silence, How to Do Visual Comedy, and Robin Williams.

 

Tutvid

Videos on the Tutvid YouTube Channel have been viewed over 80 million times. Tutorials are the main focus of the content for this channel. Tutorials are on all things Adobe — Photoshop, Premiere Pro, XD, Illustrator, Lightroom, Audition — as well as some DaVinci Resolve tutorials sprinkled in.

 

Peter McKinnon

And of course there’s Peter McKinnon. Peter recently crossed the 3 million subscriber threshold and is still going strong. The coffee-enthusiast generally uploads at least once a week. Peter’s videos range from videographer and cinematography tips to Lightroom and Premiere Pro tutorials to dealing with life as a creative professional.

 

Honorable Mentions

Here are a handful of other YouTube Channels you may want to check out if you’re a video editor wanting to learn about about video editing: