The Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors
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.
The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals in Post Production
This is where the motherlode of bargains are to be found.
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!)
Amazon are also offering heavy discounts in their new ‘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)
This fancy widget should also update with some related products and links to Black Friday deals on the Amazon Store too.
I have previously reviewed the Amazon Fire Tablet in detail here.
There is also a deal for 3 Blu Ray titles from their list for $13.99 and $19.99 as well as three TV seasons for $29.99.
CYBER MONDAY NEW 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!
UPDATING LIST OF AMAZON BLACK FRIDAY 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…
Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphone – Save 60%/$150 – Check out this previous post on The Best Headphones for Film Editors
- Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CompactFlash USB 3.0 Reader
- Crucial MX300 750 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (Save 50%!)
- LG Electronics OLED55B6P Flat 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model) (Save $2002.99/55%!)
- Sony XBR75X850D 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart 75-inch TV (Save $800/24%)
- Razer Orbweaver Chroma – Elite RGB Mechanical Switches Gaming Keypad (Save 30%)
- Razer BlackWidow X Chroma – RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Military Grade Metal Construction (Save 25%)
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. Use the code FRIDAY to save 50% on all memberships. Check out this previous review for more details and freebies.
Mixing Light.com – The membership site run by three professional colorists has steep discounts available from Friday Nov 25th – Tuesday November 29th. Save 50% on Quarterly membership plans, 30% on Annual plans and they’ve just launched new DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Training which is on sale too!
B and H Photo and Video always have some great deals for post production professionals at this time of year.
Ripple Training – makers of excellent training tutorials are offering a Thanks Giving 30% discount on all tutorials (check out these posts for more details FCPX | DaVinci Resolve) from Nov 24th – Nov 29th.
FX Factory Plugins are 20% off from November 23rd to Nov 29th. There’s many great ones to choose from!
Digital Rebellion are offering educational pricing for all with 30% off their broad selection of incredible useful post production tools.
Boris FX – Have up to 50% off their range of plugins until Nov 29th.
Adobe – Save 20% on Creative Cloud Subscriptions.
Save 40% on Avid Media Composer Monthly Subscriptions – what more do you need to know?
Fayteq – Save 30% on Fayteq’s match moving and compositing plugin from Nov 25th – 28th with the code FayIN-BFCM-2016
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 – Buy bundled keyboards, mice, matts and more in their Cyber weekend sale.
ContractMint – Contract templates for freelancers. Save 49% on 1 contract or 70% on all-contract bundle. Use code: BlackMint
Pomfort – Makers of the industry’s leading DIT and on-set colour grading software will be running a Cyber Monday only sale with 20% off using the code 2016CYBERFUNDAY20.
Divergent Media – Save 50% on Scopebox with the code thanks2016
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!