10 Free ‘Game-Changing’ Resources for Creatives

Apr 23 2020

We all want God to use this season… don’t we?

If you’re like me, you’ve thought about this season and made some sort of internal decision not to just let it be “that weird time in 2020”… but instead to grow, and move forward and to use it to the glory of God.

We want this to be a ‘game-changer’… right?

But…

It’s one thing to think like that and another to move from good thoughts and intentions, to action.

Imagine, how God could catapult the Gospel forward if we were to use this time by growing in our craft, our disciplines, and our devotion!!

Imagine we don’t just think about doing good things, but we actually do them.

With that in mind, here’s just 10 free online resources that could help you as a creative to do just that. I pray they are a launching pad to inspire you to seek God for how you can dream bigger, to up-skill and grow yourself, and to come out of this season a new person in Christ.

Over to you,

Rich

 

1. Final Cut Pro Online Course

Free 10 Part Online Course

Offered by Ripple Training

For Video Editors 

“Welcome to Ripple Training’s free tutorial series on Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software. These short, highly-focused video lessons will guide you through the basics of using Final Cut Pro 10.4 using provided media, so you can quickly begin editing and delivering a short video project from start to finish.”

If you don’t own Final Cut Pro then this will be helpful…

Final Cut Pro – Free 90 Day Trial…

 

2. Creative Problem Solving Course

Free Online Course

Offered by University of Minnesota

For creative and especially creative leaders

This course deals directly with your ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Through a series of creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings, learners develop both an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability.”

 

3. Fundamentals of Adobe After Effects Course

Free 6 Lesson Online Course

Offered by Motion Design School

For motion designers, illustrators and artists.

A course on After Effects fundamentals that covers all you need to know to make an animated masterpiece from any picture. Achieve maximum results in the shortest time possible.”

 

4. Introduction To The New Testament

Free 6 Week Course

Offered by Hillsong College

For all those wishing to refine their understanding of the Bible.

“Understanding the Bible is foundational for Christian life. Whilst many of us have read the Bible, there are many sections that are seemingly foreign and strange, or that we simply just avoid. This unit aims to introduces you to the New Testament and its “Big-Picture” message as we grapple with its different genres, themes and contexts.”

 

5. Learn To Play Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele

Free 90 Day Trial

Offered by Fender

For those wanting to learn to play.

“We’re blown away by the overwhelming response to our 3-month offer for free guitar, bass and ukulele lessons. It’s clear we need music more than ever. So, we’re keeping it going and extending the offer to the first 1 million who sign up for Fender Play. There’s no cost. No catch. Just music.”

 

6. Ableton Live 10 Beginners Tutorial

Beginners Tutorial

Offered by Beat Academy

For those wanting to learn to use Ableton.

If you don’t own Albeton you can get a free 30 day trial here…

 

7. Duolingo Language Courses 

Free Language Courses

Offered by Duolingo

For those wanting to expand their brand and ability to communicate in other languages.

If you have kids and would love to get them started on the second language journey then this may be of interest to you

theculturedkid.com

 

8. Books

Access to millions of books

Offered by the National Emergency Library

Internet Archive is temporarily eliminating waitlists for over a million ebooks.  The National Emergency Library is available to anyone with an internet connection and will run until June 30 or the end of the emergency.”

 

9. Music Theory Course

Free Online Courses

Offered by Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB)

For anyone wanting to establish better understanding of music theory.

Our online courses for Grades 1 to 3 Theory of Music are now free until June 30 from exams.ameb.edu.au. These courses are delivered as a series of videos and PDFs and also give students access to practice questions on the same online platform that delivers our online theory exams. To get access to a free course, simply register as an account holder, add the course to your cart, and proceed through the check-out. No payment information will be requested and access will be granted immediately.”

 

10. Practical Creative Training

Access to hundreds of worship and creative blog articles.

Offered by Hillsong Creative

We have literally hundreds of articles on the Hillsong Collected blog that will help to up-skill, inspire and assist you in your devotional life, your creativity, leadership and craft.