Filmmaker Resources

The Color of Film has compiled a list of resources for local filmmakers and filmmakers who are new to the area to help in production. Check out some of the articles below to get started, but if you see something is missing, send us a message or leave a note in the comments section below.

Resources: Production Rentals

Central Booking (Crew booking service)
High Output (Lighting, Grip, and Electric rentals, studio space, production and event support)
Talamas (Audio sales and rentals, camera rentals)
Boston Camera Rental Company (Film and Video Camera rentals, Panasonic sales via Abel Cine Tech in NY)
Rule Broadcast Systems (Video Camera and Audio rentals, Sony sales)
Barbizon (Lighting, Grip, and Expendables sales)
Parsons Audio (Audio equipment sales and training)
Kaye Lites (Lighting and Grip Rentals and sales)
ScreenLight & Grip (Lighting and Grip rental and production services)
Heartpunch Studios (Audio postproduction)
Digital Playroom (Audio postproduction)
National Boston (Postproduction services, telecine transfers)
Film Shack (Equipment rentals, telecine transfers, workshops)
CineLab (35/16mm lab services, processing and return the next day to your post house, Super16 to DI can gives HD a run for the money)
The Camera Company (Retail sales of consumer, prosumer, and broadcast video equipment)
Newtonville Camera (Retail sales of consumer and prosumer video equipment

Resources: General Filmmaking Resources


Resources: Arts Organizations

Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) (a new professional forum created to help increase the level of production in the state through advocacy and community building Read this article for more about MPC)

Massachusetts Film Office (provides a range of services to productions shooting in Massachusetts, including making sense of the new Massachusetts tax credits)

The Center for Independent Documentary (offering fiscal sponsorship, creative and technical support, fundraising advice)

Filmmakers Collaborative (Local association of independent filmmakers providing fiscal sponsorship, hosts Film Talks,Outreach, Annual Filmmaker’s Expo)

Documentary Educational Resources (provides fiscal sponsorship, consulting, and distribution of documentary films)

SMPTE, New England Chapter (SMPTE/NE) (Their monthly meetings are very informative, more technical in nature than other groups)

Boston Avid User Group (BAVUG) (A user group of Avid enthusiasts, filmmakers, and broadcast professionals, interesting and informative meetings)

Boston Final Cut Pro User Group (BOSFCPUG) (A user group of Final Cut Pro enthusiasts, filmmakers, and broadcast professionals, interesting and informative meetings)

Resources: Publications

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