spotlight (U.K) www.spotlight.com
The home of casting.
General Pre-Production Links:
action, cut, print www.actioncutprint.com
Film making tips for the Independent Film Maker. (See Books/DVD’s for publications with information and tips)
Actors resource and entertainment trade paper.
Pre-Production Forms / Logs:
contract download samples (U.S) www.sagindie.org/resources/
Four sample forms (short film agreement, ultra low budget, modified low budget and low budget) detailing amounts of daily / weekly pay in dollars. (See Documents for further production forms and release documents)
Tutorials & Insights:
Cable Wrangling 101 https://youtu.be/CDVjOVPlA68
How to shoot a scene - blocking actors https://youtu.be/y9_LW5H2EC4
Can you be an introvert Director? https://youtu.be/DEyFH-uzlGg
Filmmaking Tips for Better Audio with DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex camera). https://youtu.be/55XY1i9YRMw
Recording Audio For A Short Film - especially when the whole picture has to be shot in a day. https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/recording-audio-short-film
Camera sensor and film size explained – From 1/3 inch over super35 to IMAX https://youtu.be/rUOYXjH6y7w
Lighting Concepts Every Cinematographer Needs To Know https://youtu.be/uAglas428D8
Cinematic lighting explained – Basics, tutorial and ultra mobile lighting kit https://youtu.be/YCPsy_LQqYc
Film Making Links:
Cinematography forums covering cameras, lighting, steadicam, visual effects and many more. (See Camera Tips for some basics)
Do you need a film permit/location release and how to get them (US).
film skills www.filmskills.com
‘The ultimate online film school’. Comprehensive filmmaking courses, some free. YouTube channel has numerous videos on all aspects of the filmmaking process www.youtube.com/c/FilmSkills
internet filmmakers FAQ www.filmmaking.net/
One of the oldest internet resources for film makers (Domain is currently for sale as of January 2021).
Comprehensive international directory of production facilities and services.
Online film production process tutorials and video examples www.youtube.com/c/StudioBinder
Stock footage, motion graphics, music and sound effects. (check site for details of free resources).
Industry Production Equipment Links:
camera brackets www.b-hague.co.uk
Camera support systems and accessories.
film cameras & lights www.arri.com
Arriflex cameras (inc; 4K) and Arri lighting equipment. Sale and hire.
film / video cameras and accessories www.abelcine.com
Sales and rental of high end 4K cameras in the U.S.
mist 'n' smoke and lights www.rosco.com
Fog machines and fluids. Lighting, gels and filters.
remote control heads www.egripment.com
Mobile platforms, cranes, remote control heads, dollies and tracking. Equipment available for hire as well.
Tripods, pan & tilt (fluid) heads, rigs and camera stabilizers.
Motion capture (mocap) suits, markers and sensors for 3D film, television and gaming work.
Wedio is a community where creators share gear. Rent film equipment out, and hire film equipment.
Makeup (Tutorials & Insights:
What Is a Film Makeup Artist? The Role of Makeup Artists on Film and Television Productions https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-a-film-makeup-artist-the-role-of-makeup-artists-on-film-and-television-productions#what-is-a-film-makeup-artist
Makeup for Television and Film http://www.cybercollege.com/makeup.htm
(See also Books/DVD’s)
rode microphones www.rode.com
Rode is a well established company in Australia that specialises in high quality microphones and associated products. From gun/directional mics to radio/cordless mics.
General Production Links:
film secrets www.rivalquest.com
Little or no knowledge required, technical lingo dictionary, info on super 8mm film and editing. Guerilla resources for low-budget film makers. (See Books/DVD’s for publications with information and tips)
stefan avalos www.stefanavalos.com
Independent filmmaker and Co-Producer of “The Last Broadcast”. Includes a section on different types of DIY microphones.
Commercial Production Budgeting Software:
easy budget: Easy to use software for film budgeting; www.easy-budget.com
The journal of cinematic illusions.
5 Overlooked Tips for VFX. https://youtu.be/y3Kt1XfUHAo
(See Visual FX for some effects downloads)
Editing Tutoria & Insightl:
10 Lessons from top film editors. https://youtu.be/Ehvh5adVqMo
Editing Resource Links:
Free film editing courses www.filmeditingpro.com
Step by step video editing courses. Learn the art of film editing from real Hollywood Pro’s.
Non-Linear Editing Software (NLE):
Adobe Premiere www.adobe.com/uk/products/premiere.html
Download a free trial version of Adobe premieres editing software. For Macs and PC’s.
For PC’s and Macs. One of the earliest NLE systems around (20 years).
DaVinci Resolve (US) www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
The world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool!
(For a review of DaVinci Resolce go to: https://youtu.be/W08hjxNfPvg)
Final Cut Pro www.apple.com/uk/final-cut-pro/ (Link for U.K. site only)
Apples NLE editing software. For Macs only. Includes a free trial download.
Free Editing Software:
100% FREE and open-source!
Basic editing application, with a number export options.
For free versions of DaVinci Resolve editing software and review see above NLE software.
For information/tips on editing go to Books/DVD’s.
Free stock footage. Royalty free and/or attribution. Check site for details of usage.
Audio Tutorials & Insights:
Learn the 5 Fundamental Ways of Using Sound in Your Film. https://nofilmschool.com/2017/10/learn-5-fundamental-ways-use-sound-your-film
The importance of sound. https://www.lafilm.edu/blog/the-importance-of-sound/
Film Sound. Learning Space dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design https://filmsound.org/
Music - Royalty Free / Copyright Free / Creative Commons License Music
co.ag music www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA
Composer and producer, creating space, sci-fi, ambient dark horror and supernatural music. All music copyright and royalty free (unless otherwise stated), but with inclusion of a credit. Please read all details on the channels description/about. (See Audio Files for free SFX downloads)
fesliyan studios www.fesliyanstudios.com
Royalty free music (after initial payment, or donation) for Youtube, advertisements, films and film making, weddings, events, podcasts and more. Instrumental background music is 100% free of charge for non-commercial use. Please check the website and terms for more specific information about the royalty and copyright free music selection. (See Audio Files for free SFX downloads)
Free Sound Effects (Attribution) https://soundbible.com
We have free and royalty free sound effects and clips for video editors, movie scores, game designers. Downloads are totally free (by Attribution). (See Audio Files for free SFX downloads)
A large selection of royalty free music titles from Kevin MacLeod, for commercial and non-commercial use (licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0)
www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (See Audio Files for free SFX downloads)
Dark music (piano) composer. Specifies royalty free with a credit to composer. Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/myuuji
(See Audio Files for free SFX downloads)
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