Everyone likes to save money, or even get things for free and scattered throughout the blog there are promo codes, discounts and freebies galore.
To make it easier to find them all and to help you save your hard earned pennies I’ve brought them all together in one place. These discount codes should work year round.
As and when new discounts and promo codes become available, I’ll add them to this page so check back every now and then. Occasionally time-limited discounts become available so sign up to the free weekly newsletter to never miss a post or a deal!
Latest update: February 2023
Film Editing Promo Codes & Freebies
Here is a list of the discounts and promo codes that are available for everything from online training courses to post production software, including:
Inside The Edit Promo Code
What is it? The most detailed and extensive online editing course available online, including 35 hours of documentary footage to work with.
How much do I save? £199 off a Lifetime subscription (normal price £999/$1300) and £79/$100 off an Annual subscription (normal price £399/$530). USD prices are approximate.
More info? Check out these two previous post for free tutorials from the course and a lot more detail.
Promo Code? Use JONNYELWYN20 to get 20% off the price of any Inside The Edit subscription.
Taking the course is as close to an editorial apprenticeship as you’re going to find online. Where else can you watch over the shoulder of a master editor and hear them explain their thinking in a logical and instructive fashion? If you want to learn to edit and have the discipline to see this course through then you should seriously consider snapping it up.
raw.film, Film Pac and Film Supply discount codes
What is it? I put together a detailed comparison post on the best high-end video stock footage sites available today and several of them were kind enough to give my readers exclusive discount codes.
Here is a short list of the sites included in the comparison:
- ArtGrid.io – Insane value for money, high quality stock footage
- FilmPac.com – Stunning, affordable footage, expensive subscription
- raw.film – Beautifully photographed 4K+ RED RAW at a reasonable price
- FilmSupply.com – The most iconic shots, premium prices, complicated licensing
- FilmHERO.com – Cheaper, less-cinematic but Euro/UK centric content
How much do I save? The promo codes range from 10 – 20% across monthly and annual subscriptions, individual clips and groups of clips.
More details? Check out the full comparison post which provides complete details of price, resolution, file format, range of footage etc. across all the sites included.
- raw.film – Save 15% on annual ($160 off!) and monthly subscriptions with this special link.
- FilmPac – Save 10% on an individual pac with the coupon code: ‘jonnyelwyn’
- Film Supply – Save 20% on Film Supply content with the discount code: “jonnyelwyn”
Editstock.com Promo Code
What is it? Editstock.com sells you the raw footage from numerous professionally shot commercials, short films, documentaries and music videos for you to edit in your own time and use on your reel.
You can also get feedback from a professional editor on your cut for just $5, and can upload as many versions as you’d like.
How much do I save? Save 15% off whatever you spend. Prices range from $19.99 to $49.99 for individual projects and there are $99 bundles to save even more money.
More info? Check out this previous post for more on EditStock and further resources to improve your craft.
Promo code? Use the discount code ‘JONNY‘ to save 15% at the checkout. It even works on the bundles too!
EditMentor.com Discount Code
What is it? Stephen Mark ACE’s Advanced Film Editing Workshop, features a unique, 150-challenge interactive learning experience from EditMentor.com.
Stephen’s credits include HBO’s Deadwood, The X Files, Smallville and many more top TV shows, underpinning the focus of the course, on crafting story.
How much do I save? Get $50 off, bringing the course down to only $149
More info? Check out the full details of the course for yourself at EditMentor.com
Promo code? The course is normally priced at $399 but is currently on sale at $199 but using the discount code ‘JONNY‘ at the checkout, you can get it for only $149!
Riverside.fm Promo Code
What is it? Riverside.fm is the best way to record a video call when you need pristine quality video and audio and fool-proof ease of use, for even the most technologically nervous end users.
How much do I save? The top tier Pro plan normally costs $288/year but with my exclusive discount code you can save $57!
More info? Over the years I’ve tried lots of other options, here’s why Riverside is the best yet.
Promo Code? Save 20% on any Riverside.fm membership plan with the promo code: jonnyelwyn
Cinema Grade Promo Code
What is it? Cinema Grade is a revolutionary new way of colour grading your images, inside of your NLE, by clicking and dragging on the part of the image you want to affect, instead of looking away to mess with sliders and dials.
Cinema Grade also gives you group grading, shot matching and a seamless integration of LUT based grades, all within your NLE. Plus every purchase comes with two installations and works across Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve.
How much do I save? You can save $9.99 on Cinema Grade or get $14.99 off the price of Cinema Grade Pro.
Promo Code? Use the code “f2d4d00f90” (those are zeros, not ‘ohs’) to save 10% off the normal price.
More info? Check out my in-depth review of Cinema Grade here, which includes a free keyboard shortcut cheat sheet you can download and a chat with Denver Riddle, the creator of Cinema Grade.
Color Finale Pro Promo Code
What is it? Color Finale Pro is a powerful colour grading and LUT utility plugin for FCPX.
How much do I save? $20 off the normal price of $99 for Color Finale or $20 off the normal price of Color Finale Pro.
Promo Code? Use ‘jonnyelwyn‘ to get $20 off the price of Color Finale and Color Final Pro from ColorFinale.com.
Hedge Promo Code
What is it? Hedge is a DIT offload tool that allows you to quickly and easily back up and verify your footage to multiple destinations. So far, that’s the same as many other apps out there.
The cool thing about Hedge, that sets it apart from the competition, is that it allows you to do two simultaneous transfers for free, with checksum verification and all. The paid for Pro version allows for unlimited transfers and claims to be as fast as transferring in the Finder but with a secure verification!
How much do I save? You can save 10% off the normal price of Hedge, which is $139.
More info? Check out this post on DIT Tools for a full rundown on Hedge.
Promo Code? Just click this link to get to the jonnyelwyn.co.uk discount page.
Another nice feature of Hedge, if you know what you’re doing, is that it allows you to autolaunch Apple Scripts at the end of a transfer to kick off further tasks like transcoding or renaming, automagically.
Filmmaker U Discount Codes
How much do I save? Save 10% ($9.99) off the normal price of a single course of $99.
More info? Check out this in-depth review of Mad Max: Fury Road colorist Eric Whipp’s exceptional training course for more information.
Promo Code? Use these discount codes for Filmmaker U to save 10%
- Colorist Eric Whipp = JONNY
- Sound Designer Eugene Gearty = 3UG3NE4J0NNY (the o is a zero)
- Editor Brian Kates = BR14N4J0NNY (the o is a zero).
Mixing Light.com Free Access
What is it? MixingLight.com is a subscription based training site run by three professional colorists, supported by a global community of colorists and aimed at those who are, or want to be professional colorists, or at the very least are serious about improving their colour grading skills.
How much do I save? OK, so this isn’t actually a coupon or promo code for Mixing Light.com, but seeing as you’re looking for free stuff, I thought it was worth mentioning that you can get 7 days of free access to the entire Mixing Light training library which is hundreds of tutorials!
More info? Check out this post for a list of every single free insight on Mixing Light.com as well as my ‘Year in Review of Mixing Light.com’ here, or read through my initial review of Mixing Light here.
Promo Code? Just click this link to get 7 days of free access to Mixing Light.com!
FilmConvert / CineMatch Promo Code
What is it? FilmConvert is a easy to use film emulation plugin for Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCPX, Avid, DaVinci Resolve and as a stand-alone application.
How much do I save? Get 10% off the price of FilmConvert’s full range of plugins. Buying the plugin for one app costs $149 (you’d save around $15) or the full bundle for every supported app costs just $219 (you’d save around $21).
More info? For an in-depth guide on how to use FilmConvert and some tips and tricks to get the most out of it, check out this recent detailed review.
Promo Code? Use the discount code “ELWYN” to save 10%, or click this link to apply it directly.
CineMatch – You can use the same promo code to save 10% at CineMatch.com
Nobe Color Remap Promo Code
What is it? Nobe Color Remap is a third-party OFX plugin for DaVinci Resolve which allows you to make custom adjustments with ease using its unique interface. It is also available for FCPX
How much do I save? Get 15% off the price of either the Lite or Pro versions of the app. The coupon code should save you about £22/$30 off the Pro version and £11/$15 off the Lite which normally costs €170/€85 for DaVinci Resolve.
These euro prices convert to roughly £83/£150 or $107/$192 for the Lite and Pro versions in DaVinci Resolve.
More info? Check out this detailed post on Nobe Color Remap and other DaVinci Resolve tools.
Promo code? Use the discount code “jonnyelwyn” to save 15% on your purchase.
DCP-Transfer Discount Code
What is it? DCP-Transfer is a macOS app that allows you to correctly format off-the-shelf hard drives for Digital Cinema distribution. You can also batch copy DCPs to your drive and validate that existing or new copies are not corrupt. This app will give you the confidence to know that what you are shipping has been correctly formatted and validated.
How much do I save? DCP-Transfer is available as a monthly or annual subscription. You can save 10% off of both of these, although the annual subscription is designed to be much better value.
More info? Check out this post on How to make a DCP for Film Festival Distribution, or watch the short tutorial video above, to get a sense of how DCP-Transfer performs.
Promo code? Use the discount code “Jonny10” to save 10% on an annual or monthly subscription.
** Update – DCP Transfer monthly and annual subscriptions will be 30% for the remainder of 2020 when purchased before May 31st, 2020. **
Ghost Pro Referral Link
What is it? Ghost Pro is the paid version of Ghost.org (a free open source platform) which gives you an all-in-one solution to host a website, create and deliver a newsletters or build a subscription community – all for just $9/month.
I use Ghost Pro to run my weekly post production newsletter, Cut/daily, and it makes creating and sharing content a breeze, I couldn’t recommend it more highly.
If you’re thinking of starting a newsletter of your own (and you should!) Ghost is far more affordable than Substack or Gumroad which take a straight 10% of everything you make, while Ghost Pro is a low monthly fee, regardless of how large your audience gets.
How much do I save? You don’t actually save anything but this referral link (soz) but it will generate commissions for me (thanks!) and set you up with one of the best creative platforms out there.
Link? Check out everything Ghost Pro has to offer here.
nuraphone Headphones Discount Code
What is it? nuraphones are a revolutionary new way to experience music and movies through a personalised sound profile scientifically created to match the way your ears uniquely hear sound. The first time I tried these headphones out I didn’t take them off for four hours! They just made all of my music come alive and I heard things in my favourite tracks I’d never heard before.
How much do I save? £34/$40 – 10% off the price of a new pair. Plus once you get a set yourself, you can create your own unique referral code to share with friends and family.
More info? Check out my 5,000 word review for an in-depth read on how they work, why they sound so good and a chat with the CEO of nura, plus a lot more.
Promo Code? Just click on this referral link to save 10%
nuraphone headphones are also the only pair of headphones I own that get better over time with free firmware updates that unlock new features and capabilities, such as the Active Noise Cancellation that the G2 update delivered.
Lutify.me Discount Code
How much do I save? You can save 10% on any Lutify annual subscription.
More info? You can learn a lot more about working with LUTs in a professional manner in this popular post which has over 100 free LUTs to download as well.
Promo Code? Use the discount code ‘jonnyelwyn‘ to save 10%.
Red Giant Software Discounts
What is it? Red Giant create all sorts of very cool post production software, largely for After Effects and other graphics packages. Popular products include Trapcode Particular and Colorista, Pluraleyes, Knoll Light Factory and the recently acquired Automatic Duck tools.
How much do I save? 50% Academic (students and teachers) discount.
More info? Dive into my detailed review of Trapcode Suite 13 Review here.
Promo Code? This isn’t actually a site specific promo code, but given how massive the savings can be, I thought it was worth pointing out for my eligible readers.
It’s pretty incredible how easy it is to create complex effects very quickly simply by adding various emitter, particle, style and physics ‘blocks’ together in the Blocks section of the Effects Builder. I’m really impressed with Trapcode Particular, and even after just a few minutes noodling around with it, it’s instantly obvious why it’s so firmly embedded at the centre of the After Effects community’s creative heart.
Free Stuff for Film Editors
You can’t get much better than free and in this list of posts there is a wealth of free film grains, light leaks, books, applications and plugins to be had. Jump through to each post to grab what you want.
Free Film Look LUTS for Film Editors, DITs and Colorists – 80+ Free LUTS, tutorials on using LUTS and organising them, LUTS explained in technical detail and much more!
Free Film Grain and Light Leaks – Download free real 35mm film grain and digital emulations in HD, 2K, 4K and even 6K resolutions. Learn how to apply film grain in your NLE of choice and grab dozens of free light leaks, film burns and flashes.
Free 4K Anamorphic Lens Flares – Download free real 4K Anamorphic lens flares to apply to your project and learn about several high quality paid lens flare packs and plugins.
Free Editing Software for Beginners – Download fully functional free video editing software to try out when you’re just getting started.
Download 100+ MOGRT Templates for free – Download 100+ Motion Graphics Templates for Premiere Pro and learn how to create and sell your own.
Free Compositing Applications for Film Editors – Download free versions of Hit Film, After Effects, Nuke, Fusion, Scratch, Mamba FX and Natron.
5 Free Books Every Editor Should Read – Download the manuals for Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and After Effects. Then read them.
Free FCPX Plugins and Effects – A short list to a huge amount of free FCPX plugins, templates, effects and generators.