Cast & Crew
- Casting Directory – The SVAD Film Program’s directory of actors who have attended the General Casting Call.
- Green Room Orlando – Cast and crew jobs board for the Central Florida area.
- Orlando Filmbook – The Metro Orlando Film Commission’s database of local production resources such as professional crew, locations, equipment, and much more.
- UCF Film | Casting Calls Facebook Group – A convenient place for UCF Film productions, students, and interested Central Florida area actors can meet.
- UCF Film | Crew Calls Facebook Group – A convenient place for UCF Film productions, students, and interested Central Florida area crew members can meet.
Equipment Rental, Sales, & Service
- Lensrentals.com – Lenses, cameras, sound and lighting equipment rentals that are ideally suited for micro-process filmmaking.
- ShareGrid.com – A website where filmmakers and photographers can rent gear to and from each other locally.
- Chapman / Leonard Studio & Production Center – Professional camera dolly, jib, crane, and studio rentals (Requires approval to use school account and insurance).
- MBS Equipment Company (Formerly Hollywood Rentals) – A local professional lighting, grip, generator, and grip truck rental vendor (Requires approval to use school account and insurance).
- Panavision – Professional film and video camera rentals and service vendor (Requires approval to use school account and insurance).
- Cinebob – A local professional film and video camera rentals and service vendor (Requires approval to use school account and insurance).
- TAI Audio – A local professional sound recording equipment rentals and service vendor (Requires approval to use school account and insurance).
- AudioVideoElectrical.com (Formerly Photomart Cine-Video) – A local professional audio, video, and support equipment sales and service vendor.
Insurance & Legal (Third Party)
- Fractured Atlas – A non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Provides a multitude of servies that include production insurance, financing, business education, casting calls, and much, much more.
- Southwestern Law School – Under the auspices of its Entertainment Production Practicum, Southwestern Law School’s Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute is offering free Motion Picture Business and Legal Affairs Services to select low-budget, feature length films. To be eligible, projects must be fully funded and scheduled to commence production in the near future.
- Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – VLA is the leading provider of educational and legal services, advocacy and mediation to the arts community.
Marketing & Fundraising
- Crowd Controls – Crowd Controls makes it easier to find where your fans are. It’s about letting your crowd drive your success, not the gatekeepers.
- IndieGoGo – Crowdsourced fundraising for creative projects.
- Kapipal – Crowdsourced fundraising site for personal projects that is free to use minus processing fees via Paypal.
- Kickstarter – Crowdsourced fundraising for creative projects.
- Seed & Spark – A selective crowdsourced fundraising page that focuses on promoting thoughtful and well organized film productions.
Music & Sound FX
- FreeSound.org – This site aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, and bleeps all of which are released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.
- Moby Gratis | Film Music – A portion of moby.com, ‘film music,’ is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.
- PremiumBeat.com – Provides high quality Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects for all new and traditional media, including websites, online videos, slide shows, DVDs and CD-ROMs, television, radio, films, etc.
- Vimeo Music Store – A place where our users could find music to put in their videos. Unlike music that you might download from a store for personal listening purposes, the Vimeo Music Store allows you to find music that you can license for use in your videos.
Permits & Locations
- Governor’s Office of Film & Entertainment – Film in Florida dot com provides valuable information about the indigenous entertainment community as well as a listing of the wealth of resources and services available for film and video production here in the state of Florida.
- Metro Orlando Film Commission – A division of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), promotes film and digital media development and production in Central Florida while assisting in further developing the local production infrastructure. The Film Commission provides the following services: One-stop permitting for location filming in and around the metropolitan Orlando area, 24-hour access to the Orlando Filmbook, use of an extensive digital location library … accessible anytime, from anywhere, and much more.
- CineFilm Labs – Motion picture film processing (16 & 35mm), motion picture print, film-to-video transfer (telecine), color correction, editorial, and more.
- Continental Film & Digital Labs – Motion picture film processing (16, 35 & 70 mm), motion picture print, film-to-video transfer (telecine), tape-to-tape color correction, and more.
- FotoKem – Motion picture film processing (16, 35 & 70 mm), motion picture print, film-to-video transfer (telecine), tape-to-tape color correction, and more.
- Horizons Media Express – Provides a number of products and services including CD and DVD duplication, video tape to digital file transfers, premium recording products, duplication equipment and hard drives. With 22+ tape formats connected to several video work stations they are in a unique position to offer video services most can only dream of providing.
- Filmout Express – Specializes in high quality video to film transfers from virtually any source, including NTSC, PAL, DV, DigiBeta, Beta SP, 480P and HiDef. They also offer digital to film recording from sequences of digital image files and QuickTime movies.
- Pro8mm – A one-stop shop where Super 8 and 16mm cameras, film, processing, digital mastering and treasured family archival services come together for production and archiving.
- Spectra Film & Video – A one-stop-shop for 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film and video, supplies and service. Specializing in Super 8mm and 16mm, featuring film-to-video transfer (telecine), film camera repair, mechanical editing supplies, film stock, lab processing, and more.
Scenery Shops & Prop Houses
- Chuck’s Scenery & Props – A family owned & operated Central Florida scene shop and prop house offering great deals to students.
Stunts & Safety
- Extreme Stunt & Driving Team – A group of highly trained professional drivers and stunt people, specializing in on-camera precision driving, all types of physical stunts and stunt rigging.