Get behind the cameras of Sundance Institute's Directors Lab. Take an insider's tour of the place where filmmaking dreams come to light as the 2009 Directors Lab Fellows climb out of their writing caves and land on the mountain ready for "Action!"
View all of season 1:
Here is Lab 4: Visual Style
The Living Room Candidate
The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952, when Madison Avenue advertising executive Rosser Reeves convinced Dwight Eisenhower that short ads played during such popular TV programs as I Love Lucy would reach more voters than any other form of advertising. This innovation had a permanent effect on the way presidential campaigns are run.
Film Studies for Free
A pluralist, pro bono, and purely positive web-archive of examples of, links to, and comment on, online, Open Access, film and moving image studies resources of note. Check out this blog by Catherine Grant
Film Riot is a little obnoxious, but they offer some good tips for low-budget filmmaking...
(Too bad about all the ads in between)
Visit the Dependent Films Download Center for tons of helpful forms and tools that will help you organize your teamwork on your short film project:
Download the forms that are useful to your team...
Daily Continuity Log
and MANY more great FREE documents!
Another source for Free Forms Here:
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Feature films and shorts
Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films.
The Film Wall
TFW or thefilmwall is a social website to get links to watch free movies online. We grow with your contributions of movies links. You can upload and share movies links to your favorite movies...
full movie is viewable for free on the internet
web shorts viewable here
Looking for music to use in your student film?
Read about the Creative Commons licensing of music found here
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.
Fifth Annual Free Range Film Festival!
The Free Range Film Festival is now accepting submissions for their sixth annual event.
The Free Range Film Festival has just one submission guideline: we have to love your film. (And, to be frank, we’re pretty easy to impress.) Please send us your shorts, cartoons, documentaries, video diaries, music videos, full-length feature films and science experiments gone horribly awry.
Just download our official entry form and fill it up. It's fairly self-explanatory – and fun for the whole family! Deadline for all entries is June 1, 2009.
Send your Free Range Film and Ten Lousy Bucks to:
Free Range Film Festival
P.O. Box 56
Wrenshall, MN 55797