Useful Links

DJI Osmo Mobile Stabilizer

Want to learn how to use mobile stabilizer with your phone? Download the app here!

Education

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly 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.

Rotoscoping Basics: Here is a simple tutorial on basic rotobrushing in After Effects.

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

 

Screenwriting

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.

 

Images

Video

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 the explorer and scroll down to My PC and select the “Public” drive. This is where you can find the project instructions and examples. You will navigate to Course Resources > Computers > Misc Resources > Audio Stuff.  Hold the ALT key and drag the folder to your computer to create a shortcut (NOT A COPY). Parse through the many folders, and when you find a sound you’d like to use, copy it to the project folder on your computer’s hard drive (do not drag it directly into your project!). You can also pull sounds from Youtube and other streaming sites using a downloader like iyoutubetomp4.com, but be sure you are only doing so under Fair Use.

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!