As a video production company, we follow influencers to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in video production, or learn about new bits of tech we can harness to deliver exceptional videos for our clients. If you’re just starting out in the video production industry, video influencers can act as a great source of inspiration for your next project, too.
But, there are hundreds of video production influencers out there, and it can be hard to find the best ones to follow. Here are our favourite video influencers across filming, editing and animation for you to start following.
If you’re looking for video influencers, Philip Bloom is a good starting point. Philip is a world-renowned filmmaker known for his ability to create stunning images regardless of the camera. He has filmed all around the world and has some great credentials, having worked for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. His work is popular with new filmmakers keen to create high-quality film with cameras on the cheaper end of the spectrum, such as Canon DSLRs.
He regularly publishes in-depth reviews of new equipment on the market, which are known to be really helpful. He presents his work and thoughts on kit at conferences, events and workshops with budding filmmakers.
Sam was formerly Head of Video at Beautiful Destinations, and his YouTube channel has almost 800,000 subscribers. He is a Canadian filmmaker known for his stunning travel videos and photography. He also has a very distinct style of editing, which has influenced many filmmakers online.
Jason Levine is known in the industry as the ‘Adobe Jesus’. He provides informative walkthroughs on the sound editing process using Adobe Audition. Jason gives easy-to-understand, practical advice, making his channel a good starting point for those wanting to learn more about Adobe sound editing.
This Guy Edits
If you’re looking for detailed tutorials, This Guy Edits is the channel for you. Sven is an ACE (American Cinema Editors) Awards-nominated editor who’s cut for James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and James Franco. He’s great because he gives a real nuts and bolts insight into his creative process.
Jorge Rolando Canedo Estrada, also known as Jr.canest, is a Vancouver-based animator and creative director. He’s a master of shapes, textures and creative transitions and a true inspiration for many in the industry.
Colin Hesterly is an award-winning director and illustrator within the animation industry. He’s versatile and very open-minded about styles. He creates videos that are perfectly on brand while remaining original and beyond the curve. Colin is an expert in 2D animation and character-driven narrative, and has worked across a wide range of mediums, including TV, film and commercial projects.
Sander van Dijk
Sander van Dijk has worked with the likes of Squarespace and IKEA. He creates amazing Adobe After Effects plugins that are very popular in the industry, and sets new trends with his videos for brands like Google. His work is often minimal, but very layered and well animated.
Do you need your own personal video influencers to help you with your next video project? Get in touch with our MD, Jamie.