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The links below provide info and tutorials on the basic components of filmmaking. YFP teachers and entrants are encouraged to use these and others to maximize the safety and quality of their films.

SAFETY RESOURCES:
Filmmaking Safety Tips:
https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/7-filmmaking-safety-tips/
High School Production Safety Manual Sample
College Production Safety Manual Sample
Professional Production Safety Manual Sample
Other Important Safety Sites:
https://www.isafetvandfilm.com/
https://www.safetyforsarah.com/
https://www.safetyontheset.com/
https://www.filmsourcing.com/filmmaking-health-safety-keeping-your-cast-and-crew-safe/

SCRIPT & STORYBOARDS:
Screenwriting Lesson Plan, with screenplay samples: 
https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/writing-a-screenplay/
Other Screenplay Samples:  http://www.simplyscripts.com/genre/family-scripts.html
Storyboard That: https://www.storyboardthat.com/

CAMERAWORK & COVERAGE:
How to Shoot A Scene: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK2IAEO-FUI
Scene Coverage & Shot-by-Shot Breakdown:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY1zqTlRUIw
Rule of Thirds: https://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds/

LIGHTING TUTORIALS:
Three-Point Lighting:
http://www.mediacollege.com/lighting/three-point/
101 Lighting Tutorials: http://filmmakeriq.com/2011/04/20-lighting-tutorials-for-film-and-video/
DIY Lighting Kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z_pcgfmTrI
How To Shoot An Interview Tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twNP0OLp_1s
Harnessing The Sun:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4uKuxCo4M (Using the sun to your advantage when shooting outdoors.)
How To Set-Up, Light and Shoot a Green Screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvXGKIH6c94

EDITING:
Premiere Tutorial:
https://youtu.be/oO9sAH8RjVY
Final Cut Tutorial: https://youtu.be/qDMWew537Ks
Media Composer First: http://www.avid.com/media-composer-first
Sound Design Tutorial: https://vimeo.com/78168867

SOUND FX LIBRARIES:
Producer’s Spot (Sound FX Pack, completely free for all projects, lots of guns/horror/zombie sounds, quality recordings. Also, plenty of free VST plugins, software, loops and other audio production tools.)
ZapSplat (Free sound library with over 7000 sound FX and foley files that can be used in commercial and non-commercial works.  Library is continually growing.)

MUSIC LIBRARIES:
Go Soundtrack (A creative collective of composers focused on music for media, released under Creative Commons Attribution License, meaning it’s free for both commercial & non-commercial use. Custom songs can be requested.)
YouTube Audio Library (Free music library for use on micro-budget projects.)
https://musopen.org/
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/
http://www.mobygratis.com/
https://www.freesoundtrackmusic.com/
http://surf4u.com/

Info on Music Licensing: https://www.filmindependent.org/blog/the-filmmakers-guide-to-music-licensing/