The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Film Editors
- Black Friday 2023 Deals for Film Editors
- Post Production Promo Codes and Discounts
- The Best Amazon Black Friday Deals for Film Editors 2023
Black Friday 2023 (November 24th) is nearly upon us, with deep discounts on post-production services, software and essential gear, already appearing online.
In this post I’ve reached out to all the post-production brands I know best, to see if they’re running a deal this year, to help save you a few bucks and also support their essential businesses.
Some of them have offered me exclusive discounts or details of their deals ahead of time, so be sure to check back regularly over the next week or two to see if new deals are available for the thing you’re after, as I will be updating this post daily.
For others of them, I’m guessing that if they ran a Black Friday deal last year, they may well this year. But just because I’ve listed them early on, doesn’t guarantee that they will!
Here’s a shortlist of the Black Friday Deals for Film Editors 2023:
- Mixing Light – All-Access for a year for just $324. EXPIRES 29/11/22 – code: CYBER25
- Waqas Qazi Freelance Colorist Course – Save $400 on 27+ hours of detailed colorist craft and business training with code: BFCM
- BackBlaze – 20% off – Discount code: BLAZEITUP23
- Ravengrade – Up to 50% off Ravengrade Complete bundle of all grading tools & training
- Master The Workflow – Save $200 on the best Feature Film Assistant Training there is!
- Inside The Edit – 50% off lifetime access to this unparalleled editing training
- Masterclass.com – World-class teachers, 2-4-1 discount (find a friend, get it half price!)
- LearnColorGrading.com – Get $600 off an epic collection of Resolve Training
- The Go-To Editor – Save $700 on This Guy Edits superb editing and career building course bundle
- EditMentor & EditStock – Save 40-50% on unique editing training and projects
- Riverside.fm – Best way to record video calls/interviews/podcasts – 20% off with code: JONNYELWYN
- Adobe Creative Cloud – Up to 45% off All App Subscriptions
- RippleTraining.com – 40% off everything – Discount code: bigsale-40
- SideShowFX – 30% off icon packs for StreamDeck/Loupedeck – Code: BF2023
- TimeInPixels – 30% off Nobe Omniscope, Color Remap etc. – Code: JONNYBF2023
- FilmConvert & Cinematch – All plugins $89 or bundle for $139 with the new Halation as an add on for just $49.
- MZED – $150 off their all-access membership plus chance to win $20K of gear!
- FXElements – 70% off all FX clips and 40% off (lifetime discount) all FX subscriptions
- WASD Keyboards – Over 50% off bespoke mechanical keyboards
- LearnSquared – 50% off professional level training for VFX, concept and CGI artists
- Boom Library – 50% off their giant 48,000+ file audio library
- FXFactory – 20% off site wide with promo code: BLACKFRIDAY
- A Sound Effect – Up to 82% off 2200+ sound effects libraries, plugins and instruments
- Boris FX – 25% off everything, including Continuum, Sapphire and Mocha Pro!
- Avid Media Composer – 20% off new, one year subscriptions
- MotionVFX – everything with code:, 50% off specific plugins/templates
- Topaz Labs – Save up to 60% on AI powered scaling, sharpening and more
- Video CoPilot – 25% off After Effects plugins from everyone’s favourite instructor
- Recut – Automate your audio edit and get 50% off
- Digital Rebellion – 30% off industry standard desktop apps and deep discounts on Kollaborate Server
- Fylm.ai – AI powered colour grading at a discount
- CineColor – Excellent LUTS are 40% off site wide with 50% on bundles
- FXPHD.com – 30% off annual memberships, New Resolve courses and Intro to HDR
- The Edit Chef – Save $150 on a popular editing course designed to boost your editing speed. – Code: BF2023
- DuplicateDirectory – 50% off a handy app to duplicate directory structures with or without their contents
- Knights of the Editing Table – Up to 20% off Premiere Pro Extensions
- FilmmakerU – 20% off excellent post production training
The Best Black Friday Deals for Editors on Amazon
I’ve also culled Amazon’s Black Friday deals to cherry pick the best deals that professionals working in post production would do well to consider.
You can jump down the post to those here:
I’ll update this post as deals become available but a few highlights from last year included:
- Bargains on hard drives
- High quality headphones on sale
- Discounts on Stream Decks
- Sales on high-end keyboards and peripherals
- Blu-Ray and DVD collections at a discount
- Deals on interesting things like Tiles, TVs and electric toothbrushes
If you hear of a great sale (or are running one) hit the comments or the contact form to let me know!
Don’t Have Money? Want Some Freebies?
If you’re currently a little strapped for cash at the minute and can’t snap something up right now – fear not – you can still grab some excellent post production freebies and promo codes, all year round, right here.
Or Pond5 are offering $3500 worth of holiday themed stock assets for free until January 1st, which surely will come in handy at some point! They’re free now, so squirrel them away…
Black Friday Deals and Discounts for Video Editors
When it comes to some of the best post production software, hardware and online services for film editors, there are plenty of opportunities to save some of your hard earned cash this Black Friday.
I’ll update this list over the next few weeks as more details become available and offer codes appear online but to get us started I’ve based this year’s list on last year’s final Black Friday Deals list, with the assumption that many of the same companies will be running a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale again this year.
So check back regularly to see what’s new and if your favourite company is running a sale!
MIXING LIGHT – CYBER MONDAY SALE
- 1100+ Individual tutorials and Insights
- Access to 5 Stand alone training courses
- Extensive professionally shot practice media
- Private membership forums stacked with expert advice
Their top-tier training subscription is just $195/year which is nearly $100 cheaper than the $14.99/month middle-tier but you can find all the details and new options here.
Use the code CYBER25 before Midnight on Monday 27th November 2023.
WAQAS QAZI FREELANCE COLORIST
Waqas Qazi Freelance Colorist Course – $400 off (
$997) this popular 27+ hour training course which aims to take you from a standing start to landing paying gigs as a freelance colorist.
Waqas has been sharing his knowledge and experience on YouTube clocking up 388,000 subscribers in just 4 years.
The Black Friday sale starts on the 22nd and ends at midnight on the 27th November 2023.
Use the code: BLACKFRIDAY to save $400 at the checkout.
I’ve previously reviewed this exceptionally comprehensive course, which covers topics others don’t touch, in quite some detail here.
Ravengrade – Creators of high-end colour grading tools and training are offering up to 50% off their Ravengrade complete bundle, normally $801 now only $475!
Ravengrade Complete includes the flagship Cinelook plugin, Mira Powergrades, Master Tone and Daro Cinema Looks, which were designed by colorist and colour scientists who have worked on countless high-end productions.
The half-price bundle also includes their brand new The Color Apprentice and DaVinci Resolve Master Tips training courses.
Check out my detailed review of the Ravengrade CineLook film emulation plugin here, it’s a finely tuned colour grading tool, created by professional colorists for professional colorists!
Masterclass are once again running a Buy One Gift One promotion during the holiday season. Only new customers are eligible to make the purchase, but they can gift the 2nd membership to an existing Masterclass member, to extend their access for another 365 days.
So find a friend and split the cost between you to effectively get a year of Masterclass for half price!
This would make an amazing Christmas gift for anyone with a curiosity for learning and the world-class experts they have in their library are unparalleled.
MASTER THE WORKFLOW
Master The Workflow is offering a huge $200 discount plus $800 worth of bonuses during Black Friday 2023.
Normally $997 but now down to $797, this is likely to be the very best price you can secure life-time access to their excellent Assistant Editor training all year, so don’t miss out!
For the first time bonuses include:
- Free Avid Practice Media – worth $300.00
- Free 45min mentoring session with Editor Lawrence Jordan – $500.00 value
Top 3 Benefits of MTW membership:
- The Best Assistant Editor Industry Training Around
- An Assistant Editor’s Digital Codebook (plus updates)
- Access to MTW Private Alumni Group (Jobs, Help, Connections!)
INSIDE THE EDIT
Inside The Edit – Without doubt the best documentary editing course you can take online today is Inside The Edit. I’ve written about it several times and it’s a core part of my Alternate Film School for Editors.
Once again they are offering a massive 50% off lifetime subscriptions.
Use the code: BF23 at checkout to get unparalleled editing training for life for just £750!
Missed the sale? Use code “JONNYELWYN20” to get 20% off year round!
LEARN COLOR GRADING / FILM SIMPLIFIED
LearnColourGrading.com – Alex Jordan who runs a popular YouTube channel on colour grading in DaVinci Resolve usually offers his 10-course in-depth training at rock-bottom prices and this year is no different with a huge $600 discount available until 28th November.
THIS GUY EDITS – GO-TO EDITOR COURSES
This Guy Edits, Go-To Editor 4.0 Training – Hugely popular YouTuber and Editing instructor, This Guy Edits’ unique training courses are on sale until 26th November 2023.
- $100 OFF the Go-To Editor 4.0 with Coupon Code: “HappyEditing100” or 10% off the monthly payment plan.
- Save $700 on the Super Bundle – The Go-To Editor 4.0 ($997) PLUS Editmentor’s Advanced Editing Workshop with Stephen Mark, ACE ($499) PLUS YouTube Kickstarter with ThisGuyEdits ($199) for only $997.
I’ve previously reviewed the course in detail here, and written about three graduates of the course who won the opportunity to edit a real feature off the back of it here. The business tactics and career advancement strategies Sven shares make The Go-To Editor a core part of my Alternative Film School for Editors.
EDIT MENTOR & EDITSTOCK
Edit Mentor creates training unlike anyone else and these two editors are at the top of their game! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills and fresh approaches to the craft.
Edit Stock gives you entire projects to cut to practice your craft, from commercials to short films and everything in between.
- Edit Mentor 50% off all online, interactive editing courses with code BFLL50
- Edit Mentor 40% off all educational subscriptions for schools with code BFS40
- Edit Stock 40% off all projects with code BFLL40
Offer ends December 1st 2023.
During Black Friday you can use the code Jonny25 to get 25% off monthly or annual plans.
If you’re too late for that one, you can get 20% off all year long, with the code: jonnyelwyn
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
Adobe Creative Cloud – If you’re not yet a subscriber to Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of apps yet, or are thinking of upgrading, then this is the best time of year to sign up.
Until November 24th you can save between 25% and 40% off All-App plans for individuals, 70% off All-App student plans and 25% off Team plans. Sale prices vary depending on your region.
(Psst. Even if you’re an existing customer and you’ve been on a discounted deal since last year, you can just politely ask their live support chat for the new deal or to renew on discounted rate, you may well just get it anyway….)
Ripple Training – Use the promo code bigsale-40 to get 40% off everything you put in your cart (excluding bundles, FCP for iPad and FX Factory plugins) from one of Apple’s recommended training partners.
Ripple Training produce some of the easiest to follow learning available today, with one of the best online training platforms around. So you’d be wise to check out their:
- DaVinci Resolve Colour Grading Training
- Apple Motion Training Learning Path
- Final Cut Pro Learning Path
The sale runs from 15th November to November 30th 2023.
Sideshowfx – Creators of thousands of custom icons and pre-built profiles for devices such as the Stream Deck, Loupedeck and Touch Portal are offering 30% off everything they make, during their Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale. Use discount code: BF2023
The sale runs from November 23rd to November 30th 2023.
Check out my detailed post on setting up a Stream Deck for editing and grading to learn more about sideshowfx’s unique products.
TIME IN PIXELS
Use the discount code: JONNYBF2023
FILMCONVERT & CINEMATCH
FilmConvert – Makers of popular film emulation and grading plugin FilmConvert Nitrate and the Cinematch camera matching system, are offering big discounts on individual plugins and bundles from the 20th November to 1st December 2023.
This includes the recently announced FilmConvert Nitrate with Halation. If you already own FilmConvert Nitrate you can get Halation for just $49.
Individual plugin licenses will be just $89, and bundles will be $139 – which are the lowest prices you’ll see all year!
LearnSquared – Creators of professional level training for VFX, Concept and CGI artists with courses from some of the industry’s brightest minds, are offering 50% off everything until November 30th.
Boom Library – Boom One is a massive (500+GB!) sound effects library comprised of over 48,000 wav files. You can buy the whole thing outright only $1,495 instead of
$2,990 or more affordably, pay $29/month, which works out to $348 instead of $499 per year.
HUION PEN DISPLAYS
Color Finale – FCPX’s flagship colour grading plugin, Color Finale 2 Pro, is 30% off and there is up to 55% off bundles which include Color Finale LUT Manager and Color Finale Transcoder and LUT packs.
FXElement – 70% Off All FX Clips , 40% Off All FX Subscriptions (Lifetime Discount), 30% Off All FX Packs. The sale runs from November 21st to 30th 2023.
WASD Keyboards – WASD make some hugely popular and completely customisable mechanical keyboards and has a ton of individual discounts, with over 50% off available on some specific products.
FXFactory – Get 20% off site wide with the promo code: BLACKFRIDAY from November 21st until November 28th. This includes high end plugins and software for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve.
A Sound Effect – Up to 82% off 2200+ premium sound effects libraries, plugins and instruments. All orders include a free 30 SFX bonus pack and 60+ page Sound Success Guide e-book.
Boris FX – Creators of some of the film and TV industry’s (especially Avid Editors) favourite plugins and VFX software are offering 25% off everything for one week only, November 20th to November 26th 2022.
- Save up to $666 on Boris FX Sapphire
- Save up to $499 on Boris FX Continuum
- Save up to $374 on Boris FX Mocha Pro
MotionVFX – Are giving you the chance to save up to 50% on their entire product range with the discount code “black30” from now until Cyber Monday.
Avid Media Composer – Save 20% on new Media Composer one-year licenses until Nov 26th.
Topaz Labs – Are a trusted AI tool creator for massively upscaling, sharpening, denoising and enhancing your digital assets. Save up to 60% on their everything bundle (
$758 = $299) or get their Video AI Toolset for just $159 ( $299).
- 30% off Tom Cross The Art and Technique of Film Editing Course (normally $249) – 8+ hours!
- Year’s membership to MZed Pro for only $199 (save $150) delivering 450 lessons over 36 courses worth $9000, if you bought them individually!
- 30% off all individual courses, including DaVinci Resolve training
Video CoPilot – Save 25% on Video CoPilot plugins Element 3D and Optical Flares, plus on bundled shaders, motion elements, lighting packs and much more!
Toolfarm – Plugins, scripts and niche After Effects goodies are all on sale through the Toolfarm warehouse. Have a rummage for up to 50% off popular post-production tools from Video CoPilot, Boris FX, AEJuice, NewBlueFX and more.
Recut – Automate your audio edit with this neat little app that is 50% off until the end of Cyber Monday. Recut automatically chops out the silent gaps between speech in a jiffy.
Digital Rebellion – Makers of the endlessly useful Post Haste, CinePlay, Pro Maintenance Tools and Pro Media Tools are offering 30% off their desktop products and also on the self-hosted and recently revamped Kollaborate Server until Cyber Monday (Nov 27th 2023.)
- Kollaborate Server (self-hosted): $111-$1329, depending on options chosen (normally $159-$1899)
- Kollaborate Encoder (self-hosted): $69 (normally $99)
- Pro Maintenance Tools – $99 (normally $129)
- Pro Media Tools – $69 (normally $99)
- CinePlay – $19 (normally $29)
fylm.ai – AI-powered colour grading at a discount. The Pro plan is reduced from $180 to $108 (discounted at checkout) and their sister site Lutify.me is also offering a discount ($99 instead of $168) on their fylm.ai Lite and LUT bundle with the code: FYLMBF2023.
From now until midnight on the 28th November 2023 you can save 40% on every single pack and 50% on the bundles, including their technical LUTs, film emulations, textures and film grain packs.
There are also several FREE LUTs which are also worth grabbing too.
FXPHD – Get 30% off colorist Warren Eagles brand new DaVinci Resolve 18 training, Colorist Kevin Shaw’s Introduction to HDR and site wide membership to 270+ professional VFX courses including Unreal Engine, Houdini, Maya and many more!
The Edit Chef – Save $150 on a popular editing course designed to boost your editing speed, productivity and earning potential. This is the first time this course has been discounted and the sale runs until the end of November. Use code: BF2023.
DuplicateDirectory – 50% off a handy app to duplicate directory structures with or without their contents. Sale runs until the end of Cyber Monday. A steal at only $12.50!
Knights of the Editing Table – Makers of some superb and time-saving extensions for Adobe Premiere Pro editors, such as their ‘Grave Robber’ tool, which takes nested clips and un-nests them in place, are offering 20% off from November 24 to December 1, 2023.
Use the code BLACKFRIDAY23
Save 10% year round with these exclusive discount codes:
- Colorist Eric Whipp = JONNY
- Sound Designer Eugene Gearty = 3UG3NE4J0NNY (the o is a zero)
- Editor Brian Kates = BR14N4J0NNY (the o is a zero).
The Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon for Film Editors
Amazon always go big during the ‘Black Friday’ sales season – which somehow they stretch out for weeks on end – so keep an eye out for limited time deals, offers leading up to Black Friday and past Cyber Monday.
Amazon have opened up their Black Friday Week Deals already, many of which are time or stock limited so check back frequently.
These links should all geo-locate and attempt to find the same deals in your local Amazon store so click through to see if the same deal is available to you.
I’ll keep updating this list with the best deals I spot on Amazon in the next week or so, although some of them might be time or supply limited, if you’re reading this a bit later on.
If you’re not yet an Amazon Prime subscriber, I highly recommend it!
Not only will you get early access to some of the best deals during the sales, but you’ll get free shipping year round, access to Amazon Prime Video for shows like Mr. Robot and Homecoming (along with a zillion others) and their Prime Music service which has a strong catalogue of original soundtracks to listen to.
To name just two benefits.
Save up to 60% on Amazon devices, including Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), Amazon Fire Tablets, Echo smart speakers and Ring doorbells and security cameras.
Save $55 (46%) on an Amazon Fire HD 10 with a 1080p screen and 32GB of space, and turn it into a portable training library by downloading tons of tutorials onto it like I do, thanks to massively expandable external storage through the SD card slot.
Or get up to 40% off brand new Amazon Fire 8 tablets with 1080p screens and 32GB of internal storage. That’s a handy portable tablet for around $50!
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K are currently 50% off at only $24.99
Extend your wifi with Amazon’s Eero Mesh network and save over 50%
The Best Amazon Black Friday Deals for Post Production Professionals 2023
Deals that aren’t really deals – Before you smash that buy button, it’s also worth using a price history site like Honey to double-check whether any particular deal is actually authentic or just manufactured through a (suddenly) high RRP and sale price to create a “discount” difference.
Big TVs, Computer Monitors and Home Cinema Deals
- Save over $1000 on LG 32EP950-B OLED Pro!
- Save 32% on 2021 LG C1 65-Inch OLED TV
- Save up to 48% on Samsung monitors including OLEDs, Curved and Superwide displays
- Save 39% on Sony UBP- X700M 4K
- Over 30% off LG UltraFine 27″ and 32″ Displays
- 30% off Anker Nebula HD Portable Projectors
- Save 40% on Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless headphones
- Save over $100 on Bose QuietComfort headphones with 24 hour battery
- Save 29% on Shure SE215 Pro Wired Earbuds
- Save $100 on Sennheiser HD 599 SE Headphones
- Save 30% on Sennheiser Momentum 4 Headphones
- Save 39% on Sennheiser 280 Pro Headphones
- Save 35% on Sony FR400 Home Theater Headphones
- Save 13% on Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise cancelling headphones
- Save 64% on AKG Pro 702 Studio Headphones ($499 –> $149)
Read my popular post on what to look for in a pair of headphones for all-day film editing here.
Cheap big hard drives and fast SSD video editing storage
- Save 36% on SanDisk 2TB Extreme Pro SSD (2000 MB/s)
- Save 33% SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD (1050 MB/s)
- Save over 20% on Samsung T7 SSD 2TB USB 3.2
- Save 57% on WD 18TB Elements Drive (USB 3.0)
- Save 20% on Crucial X8 2TB Portable SSD (USB 3.2)
- Save 9% on Samsung 870 EVO 1TB Internal SSD
- Save 33% on SanDisk 4TB Extreme SSD (USB 3.2)
- Save 31% on Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB drives
Blu-Ray and 4K Collections
- Save 33% on 4K UHD release of Steven Spielberg’s Duel
- 16% off Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Blu Ray
- 75% off John Wick: Chapter 4 Blu-ray
- 51% of The Dark Knight Trilogy (4K UHD)
- Save 47% on A Charlie Brown Christmas 50th Anniversay Deluxe Edition
- Save 50% on BBC Planet Earth II / Blue Planet II (4KUHD) – only $34
- Save 39% Field of Dreams, 30th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray
- Save 50% on Lost Highway (Criterion Collection) 4K UHD + Blu-ray
- Save 51% on Mr. Robot – The Complete Series (DVD)
- Save 56% on complete Sopranos box set DVD or blu-ray
Mice, Keyboards, Studio Monitors, Microphones and other Editing Peripherals
- Save 20% on Audio Technica AT2020USB-X Cardiod Condenser Microphone
- Save 42% on Razer Naga Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse
- Save 33% on Razer Naga Trinity programmable gaming mouse
- Save 50% on Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse
- Save 22% on Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro Mechanical Wireless Gaming Keyboard
- Save 29% on Wacom One Medium Tablet
- Save 9% on Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Tablet
- Save 20% on Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB podcast mic
- Up to 38% off and other deals on AKRacing Gaming Chairs
- 33% off Lexar Professional USB 3.2 Type-C Dual-Slot Reader
- 38% off Corsair Scimitar with 12 macro buttons
- 15% off Elgato Stream Deck+ (with dials)
- Up to 20% off official Apple accessories including keyboards, mice and chargers
- Save up to 20% on Focusrite Scartlett Audio interfaces
Check out my review of the best mice for film editing here, including how Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation/Fallout editor Eddie Hamilton sets up his Razer Naga mouse.
Random Interesting Things
These deals caught my eye, make of them what you will!