One of the main goals we have set for this project is to make sure everyone can take part, even those without proper funding or equipment. Lots of people set their sights on equipment and programs first. They believe that without the best programs and equipment they cannot create anything that can compete with everyone else in the market. This is not true. We know this is not true because we have created content of our own without ANY equipment whatsoever and put on a television show. You heard us right. No equipment at all. Want to know how we lit the shot? We flicked the light switch to the ON position. The majority of laptops and computers now come with a web cam either built-in or attached externally. We literally carried around an old MacBook and shot whatever it was that we wrote down on scraps of paper. We found an old digital camera (not HD by a long shot) with no external lenses and used that as well. Those were our “fancy” shots. This isn’t a grandparent story either. The year was 2009. We cannot allow budget restraints to deny everyone a chance at creating something that they care about. To combat this we have come across a list of FREE ONLINE SOFTWARE. Yes. That last sentence used free, online and software all together. We will throw a link up to the book we found it in once we get their blessings. Pay close attention because this is the first step you will take into joining our project/nation and participating in a brand-new, exciting and large digital movement. *Please note that our production company has purchased all of our own programs and do not personally use these listed programs ourselves (Except Celtx. We love that program). We know they have been used on feature films and they seem legitimate. If you for any reason encounter any computer issues due to any of these programs the issue lies with you and the program creators themselves. *Wipes hands. Now let’s begin. For every piece of mainstream software, there’s a free or open source application that works just as well, if not better. For almost everything pre-production use: -OpenOffice.org - It’s like Microsoft Word. -http://www.celtx.com has a program called Celtx. It’s a full-featured preproduction suite that not only properly formats script for film, TV, theatre, radio and everything else, but it also has built-in scheduling and storyboarding tools. For almost everything post-production use: -http://www.blender.org - A program called Blender is a full-featured 3D modeling software. It also functions as a nonlinear editor. *It was used in SPIDERMAN 2! -http://www.cinelerra.org – A program called Cinelerra will help you edit your stuff. -http://www.cinepaint.org – A program called CinePaint allows you to retouch your movie frame by frame without degrading the quality. *It was used in SPIDERMAN, HARRY POTTER and STUART LITTLE! -http://www.ardour.org – All about audio here. You can lay down the music and sound for your flick with this program called Ardour. -http://audacity.sourceforge.net – another audio program called Audacity. -http://majorsilence.com/devede – A program called DeVeDe that will burn your movie onto a DVD. -http://www.gimp.org – A program called GIMP that you can create your movie’s cover art with. -http://www.inkscape.org – a program called Inkscape that you can create cover art with. There you go. Our first gift to you. Just look around online for these types of software incase any of these programs don’t work on your specific platform. Do not let not having enough money for a specific application stand between you and producing your film. *Once again, we will post a link to the book that we found this information in once we receive their blessings. Happy film making!