Independent production can be tough when the tools you need to tell your story are a little bit pricey and sometimes out of reach. Here's a list of software, screenplay templates, storyboard sheets and production forms for your use. Feel free to download these forms for use on your project. Most are in MS Word format. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can check the software list below for free open source alternatives.
Scriptmaker - An easy to use script formatting template for MS Word.
Simply Screenplay - A more feature rich MS Word template.
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Free & Open Source Software
Celtx - Open sourcescreenplay formatting software.
Open Office - Open source alternative to Microsoft Office.
Neo Office - Open Office for Mac OS X.
Lightworks - Open source video editing.
Blender 3D - Open source 3D modeling & animation package.
Ramen - Open source node based compositor.
Jahshaka - Open Source real time video editing & effects.
NVU - Open source web site editor.
GIMP - Open source graphics & image manipulation program.
Cinepaint - Open source compositing & effects program.
PDFLab - A handy PDF tool.