FREE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO KEEP YOUR SKILLS SHARP
Trying to stay productive in quarantine? Here are several free ways you can make the most of it.
We know a lot of industry work is hard to come by right now, so here are some ways to make productive use of the slowdown. If you know of any resources we haven’t listed below, please send them our way so we can share with the community.
Added Wednesday, July 22
Tools for Paperless Production: Scriptation Webinar Recording—”Be Prepared to Go Paperless on Set.” Check the caption for timestamps.
Added Wednesday, June 3
Webinar Recording: Self-Tape Like a Pro with Commercials Casting Director Arlene Schuster, CCDA. Watch now.
Added Wednesday, May 6
- May 6 at 6pm PT: ISA Presents: A TV Writing Class with Jen Grisanti
- May 8: AIGA Webinar—Design Contracts: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You
- May 9-10: PIGSquad PICO-8 Workshop
- May 15: ISA Presents: Comedy Writing with Steve Byrne
- May 23-24: PIGSquad Unity Workshop—Basic and ProBuilder
- May 26: Virtual OMSI Science Pub: VFX for Stop Motion at LAIKA
- Tutorials on Cameras, Lighting, Lenses & More, recommended by Koerner Camera’s community
Added Friday, May 1
- May 6: Portland Freelancers Union SPARK: Negotiation Tactics & Getting Paid
- Myself´s Online Animation Mentoring
Added Friday, April 24
- Magnum Co.: "Every Free Event Technology Training Class, Tutorial, And Workshop Being Offered During COVID-19"
- April 29: APR Virtual Town Square: Shooting Live-Action with Restrictions During COVID-19
Added Wednesday, April 22
“Lessons & Mistakes Using Crowdfunding:” April 29 at 5pm PT
Added Friday, April 17
Koerner Camera Virtual Lens Summit: now every Friday at 10am; email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the invite list.
Sundance Institute: free online courses, Master Classes, and other special events
Adobe’s “Get to Great Faster” webinar series gives you tips on mastering Premiere Pro and other apps in the Creative Suite.
AbelCine is offering half off of their live-streamed training courses on media management, various lens topics, Phantom and more.
The experts at Frame.io put together a series of videos on mastering a remote production workflow. Lots of tips for post in here!
Harvard University: 50+ free online courses
Nikon: all courses free during April
Free Stop Motion Kids Camp: use code YOUROCK when you enroll
Added Monday, April 13
MediaBistro: 2 weeks of free online classes and resources
Scribd: 30 days free of audio books, e-books, magazines, etc.
Skillshare: Get 2 months free and learn everything from branding to cross-stitch.
Peloton: 90 days free of the fitness app—yoga, meditation, strength, cycling + more
DoYogaWithMe: 2 months of free access to premium content
Added Tuesday, April 7
Mt. Freelance: Free access to Level 1 of the Mt. Freelance Master Class
What you get: Mt. Freelance is a course and community designed to help you get more work, charge what you’re worth and connect with other elite creative freelancers. If you remember, these guys were the keynote speakers at our Master Summit back in September.
How to get it: Just enter your email! You don’t need a coupon code—just leave that blank. Go to Mt. Freelance.
Avid—Media Composer | Ultimate, Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Ultimate and/or Sibelius | Ultimate: free 90-day license
What you get: Free 90-day license for for Avid Media Composer | Ultimate, Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Ultimate and/or Sibelius | Ultimate. You can request as many as you want.
How to get it: You, your company, or school must be a current customer who was forced to go remote or close due to coronavirus concerns. You also have to activate your temporary license by April 17. Apply here.
Unity Learn Premium: 3 months free
What you get: access to beginner to advanced courses on 2D & 3D animation, AR/VR development, game development and more.
How to get it: Simply create a login and go! Learn Unity.
Lynda / LinkedIn Learning: Free for Multnomah County Library cardholders
What you get: Online courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills.
How to get it: Take advantage of this cardholder perk anytime! Log in here with your library card number and pin.
HubSpot: Free certifications in inbound sales, content & AI marketing, e-commerce, Instagram strategy, & more
What you get: Access to 15 free online certifications from one of the leading authorities on inbound and content marketing. (They also have tons of free marketing templates on their blog.)
How to get it: View the courses here, then sign up for a free account when you find one you like.
Google Analytics: Free Beginner, Advanced, & Power-User certifications
What you get: Learn Google's measurement tools and standards so you can grow your business through thoughtful data analysis. The Google Analytics Academy will let you learn the software in real time with data you can manipulate.
How to get it: Get started here and choose the level that suits you.