I'll tell you right off the bat, I feel like my education is never complete. And don't get me wrong, I love leafing through the pages of a book, but I'm very relieved that I don't have to walk to the town library to research every basic query. 

Any question of mine - big or small - gets tapped straight into Google. Sorry, I'm that irritating person who pauses the film to research exactly where I saw that face before. 

I have lots of questions. And when it comes to a technical process, the answer is usually delivered in the form of a video. So it comes as no surprise really that watching video tutorials has become a favourite pastime of mine. 

Video tutorials are awesome because:

  • They suit visual learners
  • They make clear demonstration possible
  • They demystify a process by breaking it down into simple steps
  • Subtitles/transcripts provide extra clarity 
  • You can pause anytime, so you can process information at your own pace, or do a bit of further reading on the side
  • You can rewind and repeat as much as you like
  • You can multi-task while they're playing
  • You get a good idea of the length/complexity right from the get-go
  • There are usually lots of related links + obvious next steps

On topics ranging from 3d modelling to video editing and basic image manipulation, video tutorials and explainer videos have been an invaluable resource for me.

So when I see a useful list like this one from Hubspot, I'm always quick to bookmark it!