[Filmmaker IQ] (on Vimeo) has a great collection of short videos that are a perfect length for either bringing yourself up to speed not only on the techniques of filmmaking but the history of those techniques, especially as they are used in American cinema (*viz* Hollywood). With over 40 entries from which to choose, there’s a variety of content. My favorites so far are, naturally, the one on [“the Hollywood formula”] and [“The Changing Shape of Cinema”] (it uses clips from _North by Northwest_).
[Filmmaker IQ]: http://vimeo.com/user696868
[“the Hollywood formula”]: http://vimeo.com/67418669
[“The Changing Shape of Cinema”]: http://vimeo.com/68830569