Filmmakers: What to Wrap for the Holidays

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New Website gives last minute gift suggestions for media makers.

With the Writer's strike in full swing and this TV season a wrap, the holiday season begs the question: what to wrap for the writer, filmmaker or up-and-coming YouTube sensation on your gift list? To help inspire you to give a gift that shows you care about their dreams, let be your muse and choose from a list of items that will make a lasting impression on that special creative individual on your A-list.

"Unique, and useful" were the "Paramount" criteria for the items chosen to be on this Hollywood gift list. No one needs another T-shirt sporting the saying: "What I really want to do is Direct!" After interviewing filmmakers in screening rooms, behind mixing boards and in editing suites, it became evident that what filmmakers need are "Universal" tools/equipment/ideas that give them inspiration (and a jump on the competition) to make their blockbuster masterpieces.

Gifts ideas range from How-to-Books (Cinematic Storytelling or Filmmaking for Dummies) and DVD movies about movie making to digital cameras (Canon's XH A1), editing and storyboarding software (PowerProduction's StoryBoard Quick and Apple's Final Cut Pro) to audio equipment (Gitzo Boom Pole) and steadicams (Glidecam Pro 4000). Each item is available for purchasing via the internet.

  • Filmmaking for Dummies!
  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • PowerProduction StoryBoard Quick Software
  • Final Draft Software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro Software
  • Adobe Premiere Software
  • Glidecam Pro 4000
  • Lowel To Go 95 Light Kit
  • Gitzo Boom Pole
  • Spectra Light Meter
  • Canon XH A1

Whether he or she is a Spielberg-in-training, a Redford-Sundance competitor or aspiring to be the next Diet-Coke-&-Mentos YouTube clipmaker, any of these gifts will show them you appreciate their talent and want to encourage their creativity. Of course if you don't want to nurture creativity there are plenty of ties and scarves still out there to be bought.

Visit for descriptions of items and links to where to buy the latest favorites or unusual but useful ideas. Email suggestions for your favorite filmmaking items to Filmmaker Gifts for an opportunity to showase your ideas!

Filmmaker Gifts is run by experts on the tools of filmmaking. After years of receiving T-shirts and movie posters we decided to put together a list of excellent tools that a will make every moviemaker very happy.

We partner with to make shopping easy. We do get something if you use one of our links and we donate a portion of that referral to The Leukemia Lymphomia Society.

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