As Seen In “Make Movies Without Money”

Shot Log – Blank PDF to print & fill out
Script Breakdown Sheet – Blank PDF to print & fill out



The best open-source preproduction software, by far, is Celtx. It has a multitude of script formats, automates the script breakdown process, and generally offers all the functionality you’ll ever need.
Click here for Celtx.


Cinematography Resources

Online Depth of Field Calculator

This is a great website for calculating your own color schemes, both for art direction and post-production.


Music & Sound Resources Free sound clips, sound bites, and sound effects.

FreeSFX A British site with free sound effects.

Dan-O Songs Nicely produced tracks by an independent composer who allows his music to be used freely (and accepts donations).

Jack Scott Voice Productions. Great quality, excellent customer service, and very reasonable prices. An interesting “” type website where you post jobs and voiceover pros audition for you. Huge selection of sound effects with quick downloads and good prices. Large selection of music that isn’t actually free, but is quite reasonably priced for non-commercial projects. A membership site with a nice selection of very modern sounds and music loops. A collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sound effects. Recordings of songs published prior to 1922, which are now in the public domain. A sampling of free-to-use music. If you absolutely must use a commercial piece of music, this is a FAQ about obtaining rights.

Stock Footage

This should be your first stop if you’re looking for archival footage that’s in the public domain. Everything from WWII propaganda to movie outtakes are available for download in multiple formats.

  2 comments for “Resources

  1. Hal
    July 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

    HI Alex,
    I’d like to use your Title Safe graphics in an article I’m writing. I include a link to your article on that topic. Nice job.

    Thanks for your consideration.


    • Alexander
      July 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Go for it, Hal! Please reply with a link to the article, once it’s posted.

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