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Filmmaker Apps & Sites

Phone Apps




The Available App is a free app that can streamline the process of meeting talented & local filmmakers and facilitate the booking process by using your social network. The Available App makes it easy to find, manage and communicate with your crew instead of having to send out hundreds of text messages, emails, & phone calls. Download it today on your phones app store!

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  • Google Play
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  • Instagram
  • Facebook

The Arts oasis

The Arts Oasis is a nonprofit that serves as a virtual calendar for events around the world in many disciplines of creativity, with film as one of the major sections. They provide really great information on workshops and events in and around the world, and are an awesome resource to check in on consistently to learn more about your film community.

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  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram




The NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY has a partnership with to offer free classes to anyone with a NYPL library card. You can access a wide range of classes, from how to use the Adobe Suite, to color grading in DaVinci Resolve, and many other programs useful to filmmakers.

*Please note that in order to access the Lynda catalog, you need to do so via the library's free portal by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email us at NYCVideoPodcast and we will walk you through it. 

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CINEmatography Salon

The Salon serves to bring a sense of community to the technical and creative craft of cinematography by encouraging discussions ranging from new technologies, visual trends, and best practices.


In addition, The Salon looks to nurture talent by spotlighting, across all social platforms, the phenomenal work created by the community 

*Please note that in order to access the Cinematography Salon App, you'll need to be a member on their standalone site first. Afterwards you'll be prompted to download the Mighty Networks App to be able to view the Cinematography Salon via the app.

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THE FILMMAKER'S PRODUCTION BIBLE has created this simple and free to use calculator page to help double check your freelancer hours for payroll. 

You can enter either a single day's work, or a weekly amount of work, as well as accounting for any overtime fees, kit rentals, other allowances, and even meal penalties.

*Please note that this calculator applies only for Non-Union work, and assumes a base-day as only 8 Hours. You may have to adjust gig-to-gig. 

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As Amber Sherman learned how to navigate the film business she started to make YouTube videos to help others on the same journey as herself. Her YouTube channel is what started it all and BEYOND FILM SCHOOL was born.

Her videos on the film industry give people free advice, with all the added information on the Beyond Film School website.


On this site you’ll find videos that she still makes for YouTube, resume tips, and networking tips and events in the NYC area. If you find you need more of her help, Amber has a Set PA training Course to become a Set PA.

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Animated Knots by Grog is the web’s #1 site for learning how to tie knots. From Boating KnotsFishing Knots and Climbing Knots to tying a tie, or even Surgical Knots — we’ve got it covered.

Follow along as ropes tie themselves, showing just the essential steps, so you can master a knot in no time. Jump into any category to get started. If you’re unsure where to begin, try starting with the Basics, our Knot of the DayGrog’s Blog or check out every knot we’ve got!

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Ultimate Guide to 

Film Terms

Whether you’re working on your first or 100th film, there is always something new to learn.


When you need to update your film terminology, this resource will be your best friend. We’ve included as many film terms as humanly possible all on one page, so let’s get into it.

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Facebook Groups

Facebook Networking Groups



Our goal is to introduce NYC camera owner-operators to NYC-based directors & producers.


This will allow productions to easily & quickly find local DP’s to shoot their content.


LOCAl zero heroes

Local Zero Heroes (Est. 2010) is a staple networking group for PAs to break in & find PA work of all genres including film, tv, indies, commercials, events, etc.


FILM locations nyc

Film Locations NYC! More than 1,000 film-friendly locations.

In search of locations?

Please post and share your production info: Crew & Cast size | Shooting dates | Budget for location


nyc film production

This group serves to bring people together to share ideas, resources, jobs, gigs and opportunities in the NYC and Tri-State film/TV/theater communities.


production 911

This group was created for last minute needs. If you are a crew missing a sound mixer, camera operator, makeup artist, producers and everyone in between.


The goal is for us to be able to post jobs and get good people where they need to go!


nyc freelance tv & film production 

Film Locations NYC! More than 1,000 film-friendly locations.

In search of locations?

Please post and share your production info: Crew & Cast size | Shooting dates | Budget for location

Meetup Groups

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NYC Short film club

A filmmaking group that meets up on Saturdays to work on whatever stage of short film development they're currently involved with. 

Professionals and Hobbyists welcome, it's a laid back group that is committed to strengthening their skills as filmmakers. 

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Cine NYC: 20s Film Club

This club is hosted by Cine NYC and is for people between the ages of 20-30. Sometimes it's hosted out of their own space and other times its at local theaters.

There's weekly meetups to watch movies and afterwards they go out for drinks.

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Screenwriting workshop

An online screenwriting workshop that invites guest speakers and creates a space for screenwriters to learn through guided writing exercises and conversation.

There are groups for TV, Structure Breakdowns, and more. The group meets once a month at minimum.

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Film & Photo NY

A discussion based group that helps location scouts find spaces, PA's find work, and helps local professionals create connections and grow their network. 

The group is free and meets roughly once a week. 

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