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We Interview Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com

By David Basulto

When I started down the road to digital filmmaking I realized there was much to learn technologically. Sure I had made many movies before but now the masses were able to do it all themselves with amazing digital tools that could be used on a home pc. I sought out any and all learning channels but going across town in rush hour, once a week, for ungodly sums of money wasnít my cup of tea.

Luckily I purchased a book called After Effects 6 Hands on Training. After scouring through the book I realized I really enjoyed the process the author took me through. I now had a solid foundation. On the book I say a link for Lynda.com. I went there and was hooked immediately.

Lynda.com allows me to learn my favorite programs. I can pick and choose certain areas I may want to enhance too. The site had 24/7 access to over 20,000 video tutorials complete with lesson file downloads. Programs like Cinema 4D, Maya, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro are on the list.

Yes I am a Lynda.com junkie. I love the freedom I now have to learn. I also love that I can use the site as a quick reference in case I need to brush up on a program I havenít used in awhile.

Todayís show I had the great pleasure to speak with Lynda Weinman herself. Her journey from effects artist on feature films such as Star Wars to online learning guru is inspiring. Enjoy!


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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the www.filmmakingcentral.com. In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit www.davidbasulto.com
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