Resources

Template production forms or samples:

Helpful sites to check out:

  • Archive.org – a non-profit with a huge amount of free audio, video and text files. Useful for research, or for use in your projects.
  • AudioSparx – a nice collection of inexpensive SFX to purchase and download.
  • Chris Jones Blog – author of The Guerrilla Filmmaker’s Handguide, this blog has so much useful information on a wide range of topics.
  • Companies House – the fast and inexpensive way to start your UK-based production company.
  • Digital Cinema Package – what is a DCP, when do you need it, and how do you make them? Check out this blog for the answers for all of the above and more.
  • Dependent Films – a good resource for DIY filmmakers, and includes helpful things such as production and legal paperwork.
  • The Film Collaborative – claiming to be “the first non-profit committed to distribution education and facilitation of independent film”, it has a wide range of information for DIY filmmakers
  • Font Zone, 1001 Free Fonts, Da Font – looking for the exact perfect font for your key art? Check out these sites, they have everything.
  • Freemeo – a non-profit youtube site dedicated to archiving free, public domain movies.
  • Ken Levine – knowns as a helpful blog for screenwriters, it also touches on topics such as budgeting your project that producers might find interesting.
  • Mandy.com – if you’re looking to break into the industry, and you’re willing to battle hundreds of other people for low- and no-pay gigs, here’s where it all starts. Good luck, and godspeed…
  • Moby Gratis – free ambient music by Moby to use in your project. We used “Scream Pilot” for the closing of Last Chance Garage.
  • Public domain characters
  • Television scripts – Looking for TV scripts to research? Well, here you go…
  • Youtube to MP3 Converter – as someone who seeks out a lot of obscure music for potential soundtracks, this site is amazing.

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