Many RCTV producers, both seasoned and newbies, have questions about resources available for everything from getting help making their production to sources for music. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing resources, both local and online, that are available to those producing media. Below, you’ll find ten great resources. If you know of others in these categories, or if you have questions about specific resources you need, please share them via the comments section or send them to us through out contact form. Thanks!
- Rochester Movie Makers – Rochester Movie Makers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization that meets the last Thursday of each month at RCTV at 6:30 PM. It is open to the public, and offers participants an opportunity to network with other filmmakers in the area an to collaborate on each others’ works. Register HERE for their newsletter. There are also groups that meet to help with screenwriting and producing.
- Rochester Documentary Group – This group stays in touch via facebook (make a request to join the facebook group, if you are a documentary filmmaker) and meets about once a month to screen a work by a local or regional documentary filmmaker. These screenings are especially helpful to those who have works in progress.
- Rochester AudioVisual Association – RAVA is an organization composed of educational, technical and intellectual professionals in Rochester, NY who are involved in media production, support, research, and instruction. They work to educate the next generation on media, inspire creative innovation, develop community, and deepen appreciation of Rochester’s historical contributions to media.
- Rochester/Finger Lakes Office of Film and Video – The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office is a non-profit organization that offers complete location scouting assistance, information and extensive production resources and services.
For Royalty Free No- or Low-Cost Music
- Free Music Archive – The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.
- Archive.org – An archive to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. Non-commercial use only.
- InCompetech – Music available for use on a donation base by musician Kevin MacLeod.
Listings of Film Festivals for work submission
- Without a Box – Lists more than 5,000 festivals across six continents and securely submit films, forms, & fees online to 850 festivals, promote your films to over 57 million fans on IMDb, upload screenplays, trailers, clips, posters, and photos, get the latest on fests, competitions, & exhibition opps and self-distribute on DVD, VOD, & streaming video.
- FilmFestivals.com – A directory of over 4000 film festivals.
- Documentary Film Festivals – a listing, by PBS, of over 150 documentary film festivals.
Please check back over the next weeks for additional resources available to filmmakers and media producers that will include grants listings, resources for women, sources for film footage and more.