There are many resources for filmmakers, both online and offline. Schools, industry newspapers, books and websites all have good information and links to equipment or personnel you will need to create your film.
The easiest and fastest way, besides using a film school or a book, is to search online. With the internet, a wealth of knowledge has sprung up, so you can learn anything from special effects to finding distribution. Here are some sites you can use that can help with the making of your film. Make sure you pick sites that focus on either United States resources or Canadian, or whatever country you reside in.
This is a large directory of pretty much anything you will need for creating your film. It contains links to Actors, Directors, Models, Editors, Production Companies, Post – Production Companies, Distributors and other resources.
They are all links to other sites and they have over 3,000 of them, including Agents, Critics, Directors, Actors and much more.
You can rate each link for it’s usefulness, it gives you top rated sites and links to news items.
This site caters to students for the most part, but it can be used by any filmmaker really. It has workshops you can sign up for, places you can find crew like camera operators, Actors, Directors, Special Effects software information, studios and filmmakers who are hiring and it includes forums for filmmakers to network and talk to each other.
One of the oldest sites for film making on the internet, it includes resources for finding a film school, a guide to film terms, equipment and software and a forum.
The site has articles and discussion boards and a filmmakers FAQ section.
It includes a section dedicated to books on film making.
The Public Broadcasting System has links for finding funding for your film, links to their series they show on the station, links who and where to contact for more information about the station, there are filmmaker interviews and links on where to submit your film to the station.
Includes links to Actors, Film and General Reference, Events, Organizations and publications. Plus other resources.
It includes links to Film schools, equipment and pretty much anything you will need to be successful in film making.
Includes a selection of blogs, Distribution companies, Schools in both United States and Canada, Film Festivals,Financing, Organizations, Production and places to screen your film.
This site includes links mainly for production, Actors, Crew, Camera Operators, Directors, Producers, Post – Production and Editing. Plus much more.
Other sites can include anything from the Union sites like SAG, AFTRA and ACTRA, to resources for learning about Directing and Producing. To editing information and distribution.
There is so much information online, and some will pertain to your local areas or country, so check them out and make sure they are relevant to you.
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I’m not looking for something you use to shoot home videos with your family, I want something that is affordable (within 2000 dollars) that is compatible with both PCs and Macs and can create files that are compatible with Final Cut Pro or Sony Vegas. Obviously I can’t afford to get one that is used for the making of Hollywood feature films, but what is something that an independent filmmaker can own personally and be able to afford.
Answer by rogerwbovee
Dear Comrade Good Looking,
Amazon.com is now offering a Sony Professional HVR-Z1U 3CCD High Definition Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom that new is $ 6,890, one that’s used but in very good condition, just with a few scratches, from a reputable seller, for just under $ 2,000 with free shipping.
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