leading source on independent film since 1986. Contains a substantial
amount of information regarding independent film making and films
Radius the Movie:
This site shows what can be accomplished when making a film without a huge
budget or fancy equipment. In fact, most of the editing occurred at
Starbucks using an Apple Laptop, external drive, Adobe Premiere and After
The Filma project
that has been set up to document the transition into the world of
film-making from an unrelated background. The project will culminate with
the production of a low-budget feature film. The film will be put into
practice using all the advice and tips undoubtedly pick up along the way.
Has interviews with various film makers and also has a forum for film
production related discussions.
Camcorder reviews, articles and information on consumer video production.
Empowering people to make video in that inspires, encourages and equips for
www.nextwavefilms.com Nextwave was a production
branch of IFC before it closed in 2001. The website is still up and running
featuring in depth case studies of some of the most successful lo budget
films like El Mariachi and Clerks. www.ironworks.demon.co.uk A personal webpage that contains an
impressive amount of information on film financing, particularly in the UK.
The author explains key terms, demystifies the structure of the industry,
and offers information on grants and financiers. www.indiefilms.com
An online network that helps filmmakers find
investors, grants, funds, and distributors. Requires a fee membership, but
claims to have thousands of contacts.
www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk Established by the government in 2000 the UK
Film Council is committed to fostering a competitive and vibrant film
industry in the UK and has 20 million pounds to allocate in training,
production, and developing funds annually. This website contains all the
details on getting a piece of the pie for your production.
www.warshawski.com An excellent bibliography with many links to
resources and publications about fundraising as well as to funding sources
complied by fundraising consultant Morrie Warshawski.
www.dvhandbook.com Features a series of essays outlining
the basics of writing, developing, purchasing, protecting, and breaking
down a script.
www.wordplayer.com Many excellent essays by industry
professionals about various elements of screenwriting and the screenwriting
www.donedeal.com All inclusive resource for the
screenwriting trade--contacts for production companies, agency's, managers
and lawyers, info on contests, examples of all necessary documents, and the
latest news in script sales.
www.simplyscripts.com The best way to write better
screenplays is to read the ones that work. This website provides thousands
of classic and contemporary film and TV scripts a mouse click away.
www.mediatalentbank.co.uk Media Talent Bank is a database of
creative individuals and freelancers from the West Midlands region,
accessible to companies across the UK.
www.arricrew.com From clapper loaders to steadicam ops
this website offers profiles, references, and CV's of crew members for
www.kftv.com An invaluable portal for searching
out full crews or specialized technicians with the right experience across
the entire globe.
www.crew-list.com This site provides a searchable
database of crew member resumes with direct e-mail contact between client
and professional. The search can be specifically categorized by skill,
location, title, etc.
www.hd-cinema.com Highly detailed guides to High Def
digital video production. Comprehensive technical information unlocking the
mysteries of the DV and HD world. Also includes equipment specs and rental
www.locationsound.com Though maintained by a California
sound production company, this website contains all the information on how
to record location sound yourself. Helpful tips on microphone selection,
placement, and care for in the field shooting.
www.24framefilms.com/ Guides, articles, and clips with a
specific emphasis on DV tools, electronic cinematography, and comprehensive
digital cinema information
www.dvcreators.net Brilliant guide to making a film in
DV- advice on preproduction, production, postproduction, and delivery.
Includes offers on various software and DV products.
www.adamwilt.com Links galore to information and resources on all aspects of technical
DV making. Includes reviews and comparisons on DV products.
www.dvcentral.org Features the lowdown on all products
DV. Specs, product reviews, and explanations for the not-so-savvy.
www.dv.com Hub for news, reviews, and features
on DV cameras, hardware, software, and all other things digital. Features
articles on current artists doing significant work with DV and a community
forum for tips and discussion on Indie Filmmaking.
POST - PRODUCTION
www.hardwarecentral.com Step by step explanations of the
technology required to effectively edit professionally on a desktop system.
www.creativemac.com Specifically oriented towards those
using Final Cut and Afer Effects, this website offers tips and tutorials to
make the editing process faster and more successful.
Website of a magazine by the same name offers reviews of new and classic
desktop editing programs and a wealth of basic information that will help
you turn your computer into a fully equipped editing suite.
and Sound Design:
www.evanevans.org/filmscoring101.asp Website of the famous composer Evan
Evans and contains a how to section focusing on filmscoring theory and
creative devices. www.shopjt3.com Articles and how-to on the technical
side of scoring. Information on makes and models of recording equipment,
synthesizers, and midi devices.
www.withoutabox.com New international exchange that makes
the process of submitting work to film festivals easy and efficient for
filmmakers. Includes extensive information on film festivals around the
www.filmfestivals.com Promoting various international film
festivals by way of links to submit and promote work, information and news
on international film festivals and festival films, and links to watch
festival films online.
www.moviemaker.com Extensive database of links to
information on film festivals in every country.
www.fairinvestment.co.uk Contains links to various PR
companies in the UK.
101PublicRelations.com "Building your business through free
publicity..." Comprehensive and highly informative PR site with links to
resources which advise filmmakers of the do's and don'ts of public
General Resources www.soyouwanna.com Overview tips from pre to
post-production on a low-budget film project. Their advice is useful
despite their claim to be geared towards low-budget with a specific figure:
"If you don't have $15,000 or more . . . sorry, but miracle workers we're
www.webfilmschool.com Part of Dov S-S Simens website for his renowned
teaching methods which provide a crash course for writing, producing, and
directing independent feature films. Filmmakers like Guy Ritchie, Robert
Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino are among his alumni who achieved their
first successes following his instruction. The resources section of his web
film school site contains an exhaustive list of industry specific links
from A to Z.
www.indiewire.com Unbeatable source for news, buzz, and
gossip on independent productions, festivals, and personalities. The site
also contains a variety of well kept message boards which harbor a
community atmosphere and key contact information for companies you won't
find anywhere else.
www.filmmaking.com An attractive site containing an
abundance of great information on a mammoth scale of filmmaking topics.
www.FilmUnderground.com Dedicated to helping independent
filmmakers do what they love by offering links and information on current
projects that are underway and on fellow filmmakers in your area.
www.indietalk.com Online community for independent
filmmakers with a forum for communication, free ad posting, and a screening
room to post your film for discussion and feedback. The discussion board
can also be browsed, providing a substantial resource for general
www.shootingpeople.org Massive newsgroup site that provides
up-to-date bulletins to filmmakers regarding production, screenwriting,
casting, animation, documentary filmmaking, and much more. The subscriber
community is over 30,000 large and is an invaluable resource of peers.
www.filmarts.org Film Arts Foundation is one of the
nation's top resource centers for independent filmmakers. Film Arts has a
film festival, exhibition, education, grants, fiscal sponsorship programs,
equipment rental facility, and publishes Release Print magazine.