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Planning & Organization
Trello is an organizational tool that uses boards, lists, and cards to layout nearly anything. We use it for our film team management, production timelines, and paperwork organization. It’s incredibly useful for filmmakers because you can upload files, images, scripts, and nearly anything else to help keep your production running smooth. It’s also a mobile App so you can take it with you.
Shot Lister is the only truly professional shotlisting app for filmmakers. It revolutionizes the art of shot listing from pre-production to the minute by minute decisions on set and delivers the only solution that can build, organize, schedule and share shot lists digitally.
Tony Real Estate is a Los Angeles based real estate agency, founded and run by Tony Ware, that focuses on finding amazing locations for low budget independent films. The list of locations he has available is massive, from small suburban houses to enormous mansions and, on top of all that, he has deals with the local communities that let him help you get the permits needed for your shoot. Seriously, if you’re in the LA area and need a location, give Tony a call. He’ll hook you up effortlessly.
Kessler Crane is our go-to equipment provider whenever we need high quality tools to help us in a production. Founded by Eric Kessler in 2003, Kessler Crane is an industry leading manufacturer of innovative tools for filmmakers including: camera cranes and jibs, camera motion control systems, camera sliders and dollies, tripods and heads and other camera mounting and grip accessories with a commitment to making products in the USA.
Film Scores & Music
SoundStripe has a huge library of music for your indie film needs. For only $10 a month, you get unlimited, unrestricted, access to their entire library of music. New music added weekly.
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Film Fervor Document Kit – We’ve assembled a collection of film documents, from deal memos to location releases, that will help you keep your production running smooth, legal, and safe for everyone involved.
Documentary Contracts – Protecting your production is important and having all of the releases in place before you shoot is recommended. This documentary kit provides all of the basic releases, from individuals to groups and locations and materials that you’ll need to get started.
Production Prep Package – Film Fervor is offering our services to independent filmmakers who can’t make sense of the process of getting a film company started, producing a project, getting the cast and crew under contract, and what steps need to be taken in order to publicize and promote your film. This inclusive package walks you through every step of production, from establishment to distribution.
LegalZoom Establishing an LLC to protect your production is an essential first step in making sure you are covering all the legal bases. LegalZoom can help you get your LLC formed, work out all the paperwork information, and ensure that you have a solid legal foundation to build your career upon.
BlueHost is probably the best web hosting company on the web right now. Their “one-click” WordPress installation makes setting up an easy, quick, mobile-friendly website for your film extremely easy. You will definitely want to build a website for your film, not just rely on Facebook Pages as your films online home. With a website of your own, you can add new pictures, keep everything up to date, add easy contact information for investors, put up a Electronic Media Kit and more.
VYSUAL is an awesome, beautifully designed film theme for WordPress. If you’re looking to put up a simple, elegant page for your film and want that classic film look, you should check out Vysual. It is responsive, has a video and audio player built in, allows for full sized posters and gives you a classic poster credit roll for your cast and crew. Plus, it’s way cheaper than having someone build you a custom theme for every film.
Directing: Film Techniques & Aesthetics is a must read for anyone looking to get into the career of directing films. This is the most comprehensive and exhaustive book on directing and is one of my top picks for everyone to check out. It is updated often, so be sure to get the latest version.
The Complete Film Production Handbook is a massive resource for anyone even thinking about producing a film. It explains the huge undertaking that is being a producer and the unbelievable amount of work that goes into the job, even on short films and no-budget films. People, for the most part, have no real clue what goes into being a really effective producer so I recommend this read to everyone, whether you’re going to produce a film or not. It’s an absolutely awesome book, worthy of any film fan’s shelf.