The Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors
- Updated and overhauled for 2017
- The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon
- The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Post Production Discounts
If you’re a film editor looking for the best Black Friday Deals for film editing gear, post-production tools and those essential ‘must have’ gadgets and gizmos then you’ve come to the right place!
I like to pick up a bargain as much as the next person and Black Friday/Cyber Monday is one of the best times of year to do just that.
But, as the capitalist machine crunches into high gear, the challenge for the editor of today (besides whether to spend money on stuff you don’t really need, or pick up an essential bargain) is not that lack of deals to take advantage of, but the abundance of them.
There’s just too much to wade through!
In this post I’m going to try to cherry pick the very best deals I’ve seen – or that you tell me about! (hit the comments below), throughout Black Friday Deals ‘week’ and Cyber Monday.
If you’re currently a little cash strapped at the minute – fear not! You can still grab some excellent post production Freebies and promo codes here.
If you’re turned off by all this hoopla straddling what was, traditionally a US holiday of Giving Thanks (rather than getting stuff!), then sit back and enjoy this nicely animated 30 minute education on How the Economic Machine Works, by billionaire Ray Dalio.
Here you can pick up some really wise advice about managing your money, making more of it, and ways to ride out the turmoil of the wider economy. Timely wisdom.
Although in case you didn’t know, I’m not a billionaire like Ray.
The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals in Post Production
This is where the motherlode of bargains are to be found with deals running from the 17th – 26th November 2017.
The trouble is, so many of them are time-limited, stock-limited and country-specific that you really have to be on your toes to catch them. So to try and make life easier I’m going try and update this post every day, through out the week with the best things I could find.
As these will be coming thick and fast I won’t have time to read up on them in the depth and detail that I would in a review post, so be sure to give them a proper shakedown before you purchase.
If you an Amazon Prime customer you’ll also get priority access to some specific deals. You can sign up for a 30 day free trial here. (Just cancel before the end of the 30 days and it won’t cost you a penny!)
I have previously reviewed the Amazon Fire Tablet in detail here.
You can also buy three select 4K UHD titles for $49.99, from this range of titles, including Ghost in the Shell, John Wick 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, E.T., Prometheus and more!
Amazon are also offering discounts in their ‘Launchpad’ section. These are brand new products from Kickstarter and other start up platforms, which might make for some more interesting and unusual gift ideas for Christmas.
Think lots of clever tech stuff, new board games and smart solutions to daily troubles! Check it out here – Amazon Launchpad (US/UK/France/Germany)
UPDATING LIST OF AMAZON BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY DEALS
I’ll be updating the following list, as we go through the week with the most recent deals at the top, so be sure to check back soon…
CYBER MONDAY (although lots of Black Friday Deals are still running…)
Black Friday Week
Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Certified Refurbished). Looking for a microphone, check out this post for more!
More deals will be added soon…
More Black Friday Deals and Discounts for Film Editors
There are plenty of other stores and sites getting in on the Black Friday Deals action so be sure to check out these offers too!
I’ll update this as more details become available and offer codes appear online.
Inside The Edit – The online editing course that is in a league of it’s own, is offering a Black Friday discount of 50% with the code BF17. Offer ends Monday at midnight. Check out this previous review for more details and freebies.
Rampant Design Tools – is offering a huge 60-80% off sale on their digital products, just use the code BestSale.
FX Factory Plugins are 20% off from November 20th to Nov 26th. There’s many great ones to choose from!
VideoGuys.com – have $100 off a year’s Avid Media Composer Subscription ($499) until November 27th
Boris FX – Have up to 50% off their range of plugins until Nov 29th.
Adobe – Save 20% on Creative Cloud Subscriptions.
Red Giant are seemingly eschewing Black Friday this year, in lieu of their own Year End Sale on December 5th, when you’ll be able to save 40% on everything in their store. Check out my Trapcode Suite 13 review here and thoughts on Trapcode Suite 14 here.
- Red Giant are also giving away $100,000 worth of software between now and December 5th, just retweet their daily #RGYearEndSale tweet to enter.
CyberPowerPC are offering some time-limited discounts on their bespoke PC and laptop configurations.
Apogee Digital are offering discounts on their certified refurbished audio interfaces, while stocks last.
Razer – Save on their laptops, mice and much more in their Cyber weekend sale.
iZotope – Save over $100 on some of their individual audio plugins and bundles, with up to 80% off.
KeyflowPro – Media Asset Management for everyone. Save $100 between November 24th and 27th 2017.
ActionVFX – Stock Footage for Visual Effects. 50% off everything, ending December 1st. Use the code BF2017.
Learn Squared – High end training for cinematic design and concept art. Save 25% on all courses or buy three or more courses to get 33% off!
MotionVFX – Save 20% at the checkout with the code BlackFriday on all their products until November 27th.
Rocketstock.com – are offering 30% off all of their video packs until 11pm EST on November 26th.
Digital Rebellion – Are offering educational pricing for everyone on all of their really useful post production tools.
asoundeffect.com – Get up to 80% off 500+ sound effect libraries until Cyber Monday.
— Alex Gollner (@Alex4D) November 22, 2017
@apress is having a site-wide sale now through 11/27 with all eBooks $9.99 and all softcovers $12.99. This includes the ultimate (1200+ page) #PremierePro resource book written for editors by editors (like me!): https://t.co/DietWM2MVm
— Dylan Osborn (@dylanosbornfilm) November 22, 2017
CYBER MONDAY DEALS
The big fat sale on thousands of products continues into ‘Cyber Monday’ today.
Here are some of the new deals I’ve found on Amazon. There are a lot of Prime Early Access deals to be had too. Sign up for a free trial to take advantage of them here.
Be sure to check in on the Black Friday Deals list for more savings on existing deals and the section below for post production brands offering big discounts!
Found a deal – share it in the comments!
If you find a post production related deal online that you think other editors, colorists and DITs might benefit from then hit the comments and share the love!
This fancy widget should also update with some related products and links to Black Friday deals on the Amazon Store too.