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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 quality of their films.

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/