Equipment & Software
Here are a few equipment & software suggestions to help make your production a little smoother.
Seagate Expansion Desktop 4TB External Hard Drive
This drive is great for backing up your files on set and editing small projects. You should not get smaller then a 1TB drive. Video files can be large and if you use this drive to edit it will edit up a lot of space.
G-Technology 4TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0
This drive is also great for backing up your files on set and editing.
SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 2TB
This is the fastest and best drive, which also means it is the most expensive. I would recommend this drive if you are editing your film yourself.
This is file sharing software that makes it easy to share files with your editor, producer or team. You can get up to two users for free.
If you are planning to shoot on your cell phone this is a great App to make your footage look more cinematic. You can find this App in the App store on your phone.
This is a great resource when you creating your look book or pitch deck for your film. It is a data base of shots, colors and various film tones from studio films that you can use as an example for your crew to share your vision for you film project.
Color Schemes Generator by Coolors
Need to share your color scheme with your crew but having trouble articulating the colors you see for your protagonist home or wardrobe? This app is a great resource to include in your look book as you are planning your set design.
Through easy to use templates this app allows you to make professional shot list that you can send to your crew.
This program allows you to edit audio and clean, add closed caption, record video and so much more. This program is perfect for a low budget movie when you can't afford a sound designer.
Shot Designer makes it easy to block complex scenes, complete with Camera Diagram, Animation, Shot List, Storyboards, Director's Viewfinder, and Sync & Team Sharing.
This is a great resource to obtain royalty free music and SFX for your film.
This is a great resource for renting equipment.
This app turns your cell phone into a viewfinder making it easier to make your shot list. Available for iPhone and Android.
This app allows you to get organize by keeping all your scripts, call sheets, and schedules in a digital production binder.
Moondog Labs Lenses
If you are planning on shooting with your phone these anamorphic lenses are great add-ons for your phone and will give your footage a cinematic look.
Atmosphere or AKA Haze can make your footage look more like film. Making any light rays captured in your footage stand out. An inexpensive way to get that look is with haze in a can.