A Luna Blue
- SD and HD, PAL and NTSC. Typical price 20 second cloud loop $49 SD,
Photo - NTSC but includes HD material e.g. 20 seconds swirling
water $30 SD $40 HD.
Studio - NTSC and limited PAL. e.g. 10 seconds waving Union Jack
Archive Licence Group - for UK use only, some clips from bfi
University. It had some BBC material for a while and possibly may do
in future. No fee. Formats PAL wmv, mov and mpg. Mainly 352x288 but OU especially
has interesting colour clips.
Films - an American amateur group mainly working with teenagers
and specialising in explosions (!) offers free explosion clips to download
or to buy on disc for $8.99. mov format NTSC.
- typical fee 17 seconds of a helicopter $199.
Footage - a slight misnomer. 16 seconds of medium resolution mpg
$14.50 and high resolution mov files $24.50 but usually 640:480 size.
Archive - lots of public domain material including complete films.
Obviously vintage material - but possibly useful and all free.
- operates on "credits" (about 95 US cents each) and includes PAL, NTSC
and HD. e.g. 10 second loopable jungle waterfall 40 credits .
free loops in wmv format 4:3 often 640x480, and 16:9. Some designed to run
on part of the screen while, for example, titles run elsewhere. They also
have a "business" section which charges - e.g. a 20 second seamless loop
of a flashy news studio background $9.95 - ideal for dropping in your own
e.g. 15 seconds of school of hammerhead sharks in HD $69 or an animated globe
for $28 in HD
- charges by "credits" (to begin 1 credit=$1 but various offers
bring the cost down). Footage ranges from 10 to 15 credits for SD. They have
PAL, NTSC and HD. e.g. 15 seconds of diesel train passing for 20 credits.
Rotating Cat Head
Video - typical download 30 seconds of a large bonfire $1.50 but
most clips NTSC format.
for Free - yes, what it says! Mainly NTSC format, some HD.
Studio - transfer cine film, older video and slides to DVD - serves
England only. Typical price 30 minutes SD transfer from 8mm
Photographer - much-respected weekly magazine for still camera
users, but these days the line between still and video is blurring month
World Magazine - a must for any animator, mainly about professional
work but fascination for all enthusiasts.
Battery Shop - Alcester, Warwickshire - deliver to UK and
- camera stabilizers, jibs and useful accessories.
Media - blank tapes, DVDs etc
Solutions - batteries for all purposes
- cine transfer service, UK-based but offering worldwide service.
The first reel of film (up to 400 foot) is only £45 for the full
copy service onto Video, CD-ROM or Video-CD.
- an emthusiasts website for collectors of vintage equipment. The webmaster
is Dutch but the site is in English.Lots of fascinating stuff here.
Signs - if you need neat vinyl lettering, either for use on club
premises or to dress a film set/location this company supplies them. They
send work out the next working day by first-class post. Their acid-etched
look mimics engraved glass signs. "IAC rocks!" 275mm (10 inches) high costs
£33.10 plus postage.
The Disc Factory - a UK CD and DVD duplication and replication company. Very friendly
to amateurs as well as professionals and offer a special overnight service when necessary.
Horses - Dylan Jones trains horses - and riders if necessary -
for films working from his base in Snowdonia. Aimed at professional film
makers but perhaps you might need their services for a special movie.
- US based supplers of screens and blackouts among other equipment for
schools and colleges. Their Home Theatre section may be appropriate for
- offers a range of cine and video tape to DVD transfers.
DVD - video tape to DVD transfer service, London based.
Prices start at one tape (up to 2 hours) to DVD for £25.
that's Sheila Graber multi-award winning Tyneside amateur turned professional
animator. From time to time she offers training, portraits and more.
Hague - camera supports
accessories to help you see LCD screens in bright sunlight etc
Electronics - accessories, specialised cables and switching devices
Kemps International Film
and TV Production Services directory - the place to start if you
need any kind of specialised product or service for a major production.
Cameras - new and s/hand kit
Optics - underwater photographic supplies
Cameras and Books - instruction and repair manuals books etc
Multimedia - tapes / duplication - e.g. DVD duplication of between
100 and 249 copies £1.49 each.
- online entry to many indie/pro festivals, charges in "reels" (=1 Euro)
but you start free.
Sea & Sea
- underwater cameras / housings
Screen Stunt Supplies -
rent safety mats, concealed scuba systems etc
People - invaluable network for actors and production
people.Membership is £30 a year.
Curve - London-based filmmaking training. e.g. one-day workshop
on lighting for camera £175.
Studio Lighting -
London-based supplier of studio lighting kit. £10 minimum order.
- NLE and training in London or around UK. e.g. Introduction to HD £230
per student, maximum of 4 per course.
Cameras - second-hand cine gear
Wide Screen Centre
- includes cine film processing in its services.
Cameras - helmet-cams, cams on model aircraft etc.
- online entry to vast number of festivals, the service is now part of
the Internet Movie Database. Free to start.