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Below are links to various free tools and resources available online that may assist you when working from home or simply preparing content for outside professional services.  Some require only the use of a web browser while others are links to apps for download and installation on a computer.  Your time is valuable; it’s my hope that these links optimize your productivity at increased efficiency.

Tools for Holding Online Collaborative Production Meetings

Slack
Instant Messaging

Free Conference Call
Free Video & Phone Conferencing (only presenter can screen share)

Calendly
Automated Scheduling with Integrations

Google Meet
Real-Time Meetings Via Your Browser: Share Your Video, Desktop, & Presentations

Zoom
High-Quality Video & Phone Conferencing w/screen sharing & whiteboard (40 min. free limit)

Resources for Online Scripts, Notes, Project Organization, & Prompting

Microsoft 365 Online
Online Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Teams & More via Office.com

Docs Sheets Slides Forms
Google Offerings

iCloud
Apple Pages/Numbers/Keynote

Trello
Project Organization/Prioritization

Airtable
Database w/Automation in the form of a Spreadsheet

Evernote
Take and Easily Search Notes

Post Haste
Automated Customizable File Folder Organization

RawScripts
Online Script Generation

Scripto
Online Collaborative Script Tool

EasyPrompter
Online Teleprompter

Tools for Creating Artwork & Reference Imagery

Draw.io
Online Diagram Tool (Open Source Flowcharts)

Cacoo
Online Diagram Tool (Flowchart & Wireframe)

LXFree
Light Plot Creation

Creator
Online Lighting Diagram Creator

MockFlow
Online Mockup Generation (App Planning/Brochures/Web/User Interface)

My Device
Screen Metrics/Viewport Sizes

Pixlr
Online Image Editing

WhatTheFont!
Upload Utility To Identify Fonts

Canva
Easy Design & Publishing

Vectr
Simple Online Vector Editor

Denso Wave Inc.
QR Code Generator

Adobe
Color Matching (CMYK, RGB, LAB, HSB, HEX)

CMYK to Pantone or via Logo File Upload
Color Matching (Pantone)

Online Photography & Pre-Visualization Tools

Studio Binder
Every Camera Shot Explained

Video Resolutions via Media College
Overview of Resolutions from SD-8K

Storyboard Fountain
Create Your Own Storyboards

Play
Canon Virtual Camera Simulator (improve your knowledge/skill; helpful for making technical references)

DOF Simulator
Camera Depth of Field Calculator

Sigma Focal Length Simulator
Focal Length Simulation (helpful for selecting & specifying lenses)

Virtual Lighting Studio
Quick Simple Online Tool with Options to Add Numerous Lights Around A Subject

MoonCalc
Daylight Planning

Content Sources

Unsplash
Images

Pexels
Images & Video

Pixabay
Photos, Illustrations, Vectors, Videos, & Music

Needpix
Images & Video

Plans Start at $9/mo for 30 Tracks (No Annual Commitment Required)
 *License & subscription fees are based upon the type of usage

Video Recording, Switching, & Capturing

Clothing/Make-Up/Accessory Notes
How to Look Great on TV/Video

Video Recorder
Record Video Using Your Webcam

Screencast-O-Matic
Screen Recorder

4K Video Downloader
Video Downloader

OBS Studio
Switch Between Multiple Sources with Keys & LiveStream (Now with Native Support for Virtual Webcam)

OBS-VirtualCam
Creates a Virtual Web Camera Using the Output of OBS (Windows)

OBS-VirtualCam
Creates a Virtual Web Camera Using the Output of OBS (Mac)

OBS-StreamFX
Adds Advanced Effects & Filters Such as Blur

Touch Portal
Macro Deck Remote Control via Mobile Devices for PC & Mac OS

Digital Signage & Presentation

FreeWorship
Simple Presentation Playback Software

PlanPoint
PowerPoint Add-On (Adds Slide Scheduling Functionality)

QLab
Sync Audio, Video, Lighting Cues, and More (Free Features with Rent to Own Option)

Yodeck
Free Digital Signage Solution for 1 Screen on Raspberry Pi

piSignage
DIY Network Signage Solution with 2 Free Licenses You Can Manage for Life on Raspberry Pi

Tools to Help with Audio Production

Online Voice Recorder
Record Voice-Overs Online, Save Locally, & Deliver

Audio Hijack
Record Any Audio on a Mac Computer (free version features time-limited recordings)

SoundFlower
Pass Audio Content Between a Number of Different Mac Applications

Audio Joiner
Merge Audio Tracks Into One

Audio Cutter
Online Audio Editor

Audacity
Free Professional Audio Editing Application

Ampify Studio
Make Music with Sound Loops

Jingle Pallet
Simple Precise Audio Playback – Helpful for SFX (Win)

Unity Intercom
Intercom/IFB (free trial)

Simple Web Video Editing

Online Video Cutter
Simple Online Editing Software

4K Slideshow Maker
Slideshow Maker

Free Professional Editing Applications
Links & Comparisons to Free Professional Software Resources

Shutter Encoder
Professional Compression Tool & More

Editing Tools
27+ Online Tools To Make Editing & Post Easier

Resources for Online Video & File Conversion

Online Audio Converter
Convert Audio Files

Online Video Converter
Convert Video Files

ClipConverter
Video Conversion

Zamzar
File Conversion

Online Calculators, Timers, & Clocks

Digital Rebellion
Aspect Ratio Calculator

mmCalc
Crop Factor Calculator

Digital Rebellion
Power Load Calculator

Digital Rebellion
Video Space Calculator

Rob’s Timecode Calculator
Timecode Calculator

Online Clock
Online Timer/Stopwatch/Clock/Counter

Time Table/Current Global Time
World Time

Resources for External File Storage

Dropbox
Free Limit = 2GB

Sync
Free Limit = 5GB

pCloud
Free Limit = 10GB

Google Drive
Free Limit = 15GB

Online File Transfer Services & Applications

FTP Live
Online FTP Client

Smash
Unlimited File Size, Free Transfers (>2GB = non-priority transfer)

WeTransfer
Large, Fast File Transfer

Filemail
Largest Free File Transfer Service

MASV
Low-Cost Large File Transfer

Share Mouse
Software KVM Featuring Cross-Platform Clipboard Sharing

AirDroid
Transfer Content Between Computers & Android Phones

iMazing
Transfer Content Between Computers & iPhones

Administrative Tools

Toggl
Online Billable Time Tracking

Wave
Online Accounting

Cognito Forms
Easy Online Form Creation

Agree.com
Attorney Approved Contracts & Payment

PandaDoc
Upload & Electronically Sign Documents

TeamViewer
Remote Computer Access

Chrome Remote Desktop
Google Browser-Based Remote Desktop Access & Support

FortiClient VPN
VPN Remote Access

PDF.io
Essential Online PDF Tools

Fax Zero
Send Free Faxes Online

Extract.me
Online Archive Extractor (70+ types – Zip, Rar, Tar, 7z, etc.)

Free File Sync
Synchronize Files & Folders

Social Media Management & Online Web Testing Tools

Hootsuite
Schedule IG/Twitter/FB Content

Code Beautify
Online Source Code Viewers/Unit Conversions & Other Developer Tools

Website Grader
Give Your Website a Checkup

IP Chicken
Find Out Your IP Address

Fast.com
Internet Speed Test

Down For Everyone Or Just Me
Check if a Website is Down