Last January I started shooting video. Since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of learning, failing, winning and losing. Video is awesome. I have no formal training in the field but I feel like it was meant to be. I absolutely love making videos. So how do you become better? My answer is learn from others. It doesn't matter what art/medium you're trying to improve in, learning from others mistakes and victories is the easiest/quickest way to get better in my opinion. My favorite place to learn thus far is Film Riot. The host Ryan Connolly serves up budget friendly insider tips on how to make better films from all different angles. They talk about software, hardware, Hollywood tricks, camera tricks and so much more. I really look forward to getting the YouTube email saying "Film Riot has uploaded a new video". It's always entertaining and always informative.
The only thing I was unsure about was if Ryan was as good at making films as he was at talking about them. Why don't you watch the video below and develop your own opinion. He wrote, shot, directed and edited the short action flick. It was all shot on a Red Epic and you can actually watch it in 2k (really high quality) by selecting the "original" option in the screen resolution menu.
If you shoot video or want to shoot video, you should subscribe to Film Riot and get on the wagon headed towards better filmmaking.