1. Film Riot Hosted by the hyper-active Ryan Connolly, Film Riot offers fantastically fast-paced how-to videos for all stages of production. If you’re thinking of starting a project, head here first.
2. Indy Mogul On a similar note, Indy Mogul also provide tutorials for low-budget filmmakers looking to improve their skills, with a library of over 1,200 videos.
3. Free Music Archive An easy-to-use service that boasts thousands of copyright-free MP3’s, all available to download completely free of charge.
4. Unlimited Stock Media Whether you’re looking for a city skyline or need some fancy fireworks, you’ll find video clips of just about everything here. Again, they’re royalty-free and easy to download. Why not join for the month, and stock up!
5. Shooting People Billed as the ‘Network for Independent Film Creatives’, Shooting People hosts regular blogs, competitions and events. A great community to join.
6. Raindance ‘At the Heart of Indie Filmmaking since 1992’, Raindance can boast premiering Pulp Fiction, Memento and The Blair Witch Project at its annual film festival. Here, you’ll find tips on everything from screenwriting and directing to promoting and marketing.
7. PowToon A funky alternative to PowerPoint or Keynote, PowToon promises to ‘easily evolve your presentation to awesomeness!’. A simple and intuitive tool that allows you to create animated videos and share them online, free-of-charge.
8. Videomaker An online magazine, bringing you latest news, tips and techniques used by the pros. There are also forums that you can dip into for expert advice.
9. Art of the Guillotine A comprehensive guide to all things in the film editing world, with in-depth blogs, video tutorials and a series of podcasts.
10. Free SFX Amplify your production with just about any audio clip you could imagine. Cracking thunder, whirling winds, and heavy rain ate just a click away. Again, free-of-charge.