You've now entered the Dependent Films Download Center. It's unbelievable 1) how much these files can help, and 2) how hard all of these tools are to find on the net. Thus, this is why we've assembled this compilation for all of you aspiring filmmakers out there. Best of all, they're all FREE (a favorite word for all independent filmmakers). These programs have really helped our productions, and hopefully they can help yours as well. If you have any other programs you know of online or have questions about the origins of these files,
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Some of the following files are compressed in a .zip format.
To open these files, you will need to download a copy of WinZip.

( * denotes new tool )

!Script Template for Word *
A nice template for Word. Comprehensive menus and customizable macros. (69K)
Script Maker
Very simplistic template for Microsoft Word. Macro's make this template extremely easy to use. (53K)
Simply Screenplay
Once again, something we use periodically. Can be set up to format either screenplays or sitcom formats. (96.6K)

These zipped templates are in the .pdf file type.

These templates are in the .xls file type.

StoryBoard Tools *
Windows based program with simplistic, yet effective tools.
Downloadable in .zip format - (1Mb)
(16:9) - 15 frames (5K .gif)
Standard Ratio
(4:3) - 20 frames (7K .gif)
Standard Ratio w/ Overhead Plan
(4:3) - 8 frames (9K .gif)

Standard Ratio w/ Detailed Angle *
(4:3) - 4 frames (8K .pdf)

Standard Ratio: Simplistic *
(4:3) - 9 frames (8K .pdf)

Sample Location Contract *
Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
Sample Performer Release *
Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
Sample Script Agreement *
Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
Sample Compensation Contract *
Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
Camera Journal
Printable Journal in .gif format - (47.2K)
Equipment List
Equipment List in Excel format. - (7.09K)
Downloadable in .zip format
Film Icons
Random icons for your desktop. - (38.8K)
Downloadable in .zip format
Film Budget
Detailed Budget in Excel format. - (29.5K)
Downloadable in .zip format
P.P. Databases
Databases for your Palm Pilot - (38.0K)
Color Bars
SMPTE Color Bars for your computer Screen - (6.80K)
Time Code
Time Code Calculator for Camera number crunching - (247Kb)
Vid Prompt
Turn your computer screen into a teleprompter. Good program to have - (89.2K)