INDEPENDENT LEARNING, AKA, MORE WORK BUT FOR FUN: FILMMAKER IQ COURSES

So apparently, website Filmmaker IQ offers free online "courses" that you can take about any possible highly specific film topic you can think of. Each course offers lessons, quizzes, and relevant videos that teach you everything you could want to know about subjects as varied as the history and techniques of modern chromakey, or everything you need to know about aspect ratio.

The great thing about it is you're not really beholden to any stern professor or disapproving authority figure to make you learn and memorize the lessons. The information is free, well written, and totally not monitored. It's not as if you'll be failed out of class if you don't take the quiz, or decide not to watch the video in the middle of the lesson plan. The amount of courses and topics they offer is truly impressive, and an amazingly cool resource for people who are either in film school, wish they went to film school, like watching films, or just like learning.