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Cool Freeware Applications For Filmmakers

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

I have to give Free Geekery credit for this great find. He list 15 freeware and shareware programs for the Mac and PC that any filmmaker could use. I’ll show you my favorite in each category. Check out the site for the remaining software tools. I’m download a few of these. Thanks for the email Geekery.

Pre Production

Celtx [19.57MB | Freeware | Win All/ Mac/ Linux] Celtx is a program that takes the screenwriting process to the next, and slightly geekier, level. Not only does it come complete with screenplay editor, but it also the ability to collaborate with others through publishing to a website or file share access. It also manages several other aspects of the pre-production process like budgets, schedules, storyboards, prop and wardrobe needs, and a personal calendar.


Blender [11 MB | Freeware | All platforms] I know there are some people out there who scoff at the idea of pencil drawn animation. Not to worry, there is plenty of free 3D animation software for the taking for those opposed to such old school devices like pencils. The best of these 3D programs is Blender. Blender does a lot for what it costs. In fact, Blender offers features similar to those offered by high end and high price software. Geeks will revel in creating animations, rendering textures, digital sculpting, and many, many other cool features.

Post Production

Audacity [2.1MB | Freeware | Win All/Mac/Linux] Audio editing equipment can be pricey, but you’re in luck when programs like Audacity exist. If you’re not a sound expert, not to worry – the program comes complete with tutorials. From there, you can record and edit audio, cut, copy, splice, mix, and add effects. The great thing about Audacity is that there are no limits on the number of tracks or the length of any track, except, of course, within the limits of your computer hard drive.

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