*  Cameras (both for photography and for film making)

*  Computer

*  Books: New Media Art (Mark Tribe), Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (Roland Barthes).

*  Artists:  Blu: Creates graffiti art videos, John O’Connoll: Creative moving images


Specific to Film Making

*  cd-r recordable CD’s for film making conversion



*  Final Cut Pro for Mac 

*  Alternative to Final Cut - Premiere Pro free download

*  Another alternative to Final Cut - Cinelerra

*  Tupi (formerly KTooN) for the design and creation of 2D animation

*  Windows Movie Makerfree video editing software by Microsoft

*  Audacity: free multi-track audio editor & recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems

*  FreeSound: website providing a library of free sound effects 





*  No Film School: (plus you get a free PDF of The DSLR Cinematography Guide upon subscription)

*  Internet Archive: non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more

*  Ubuweb: large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material

Specific to Image Manipulation



Photo editing software such as:

*  Adobe photoshop is a leading graphics editing program

*  Alternative to Adobe photoshop - Gimp (works on Mac, PC and Linux), Pixlr, Picasa (now Google Photos) free download


*  Adobe Illustrator 

*  Alternative to Adobe Illustrator - Inkscape free download 


*  Google sketchUp 

*  Alternative to Google sketchUp – Autocad free trial download 


*  3DS MAX (3D modeling animation and rendering software)  

*  Alternative to 3DS MAX – Blender free download 


*  Adobe after effects 

*  Alternative to Adobe after effects - Cinepaint free download 


*  Retouch Pro: Described as “a web community for retouchers”. It holds contests in retouching.


We were advised to watch a documentary, The Genius of Photography, which can be viewed here.

Website Design

*  Dreamweaver 

*  Alternative to Dreamweaver - NVU free download