Useful Links


Lynda: an absolutely amazing resource for learning any software. It normally costs money, but you can get it for free access through the Coquitlam library.

Crash Course Film History: the geniuses over at Crash Course and thought bubble have produced a short series on the history of film.

Crash Course Film Production: the geniuses over at Crash Course and thought bubble have produced a fifteen episode miniseries on every aspect of film production.

Video Copilot: awesome After Effects tutorials that will help you make awesome effects.



Google Docs Add-on: There’s an awesome add-on for Google Docs that allows you to format as a screenplay. Share your doc with your partner and work on it together!

WriterDuet: Writer teaches you formatting as you go. Easy to use but sharing is a paid feature.

CeltX: The most popular software with intuitive formatting controls and an active online community. Note there are both free and paid versions available.




American Film Institute Portal: excellent learning resources for planning, shooting and editing!

Sound and Music

We have an amazing library of nearly 20,000 songs and sound effects available on the network. Go to Finder > Go > Connect To Server…, then type in smb://125-v02-001 and press Connect. It will list off the available network drives and add Student_Resources. This is where you can find the project instructions and examples. You will navigate to Student_Resources > Course Resources > Computers > Misc Resources > Audio Stuff. You can quick-preview SFX on the Mac by pressing the spacebar. When you find a sound you’d like to use, copy it to the project folder on your computer’s hard drive.

Free Music Archive: another Royalty Free music site

CC Mixter: All Creative Commons music site

Free Loops: Loops and samples

Free Soundtrack Music: Exactly what it sounds like

MusOpen: Yes, another one!