Covid-19: Free & Discounted Filmmaking Resources

During this challenging time many companies and filmmakers are offering resources and educational content for free or at a highly discounted rate.  I hope this group below is of help to you!


Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Workshop (free)
This online course is normally $499, but has been gifted by Shane and Lydia to us filmmakers during this season. I attended this workshop in person and it was so helpful to me to see how a seasoned Hollywood DP approaches lighting and shooting scenes from his movie. The fact that this is free (likely for a limited time) is crazy to me – definitely recommend taking advantage of this.

How To Disinfect Camera Equipment and Spaces (article)
This is a really practical article by Roger from Lensrentals on how to keep your gear and working space clean during this season. This is especially valuable if you are helping your church pre-record or live-stream their Sunday services.

Ryan Booth Commercial Breakdown (free)
Musicbed hosted an Instagram live with director Ryan Booth where he breaks down a recent commercial he directed for Welch’s.

How To Make Better Testimonial Films For Your Church (discounted)
The world needs inspiring stories of love, generosity, connection, and self-sacrifice more than ever. Starting today I’ve discounted my online course by 60% off if you use the coupon code HOPE during check-out, so you can better prepare yourself to tell the stories of how God is moving during this unsettling season. (And you don’t have to wait until this season is over – you can learn these lessons and then hop on a Zoom video call and start capturing the stories in your church and community right now!)

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