Best FREE Cinematic Fonts for Your Videos
A gift for the creative film editor.
Posted on June 20th, 2018.
Give your video project a slick professional edge with these FREE cinematic fonts. Gotta love these things!

I often find myself scouring font sites for hours at a time and end up with about 50-100 new fonts and hardly ANY work done. Well, if this sounds familiar, I have taken the searching out of finding some awesome fonts for you to use for titling in your productions! Bold, light and beautiful, I am sure you will like some of these!

To see how each of these fonts performs, check our video above on VIMEO from Midnight Crow Productions.

2. Adam
4. Didot

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Author - Ebony Wilson, CFC Founder/Administrator

Also the owner and director of Midnight Crow Productions.
Are We Really Being Honest?
A look at constructive criticism.
Posted on February 3, 2018.
In celebration of Black History Month, I wanted to foster some constructive criticism with my local and fellow artists.

Here's a story:

My Dad was the ultimate dream killer, and my childhood was, to say, “interesting.”
“Wayne”, he used to say, “don’t waste your time on that if you are not fully committed.” 

Only he wasn’t that nice about it.

I’ve always been a creative, because it really was all I was good at. Everything else I tried could just be faked enough to get by. I played every sport he wanted me to, but at any given time I was only pushing half way. It wasn’t what I wanted deep down; I wanted to be a part of movies and television. My imagination ran wild with stories of comic characters and magic skateboards.

Although my father’s expectations would help me later in life, early on it only served to force my true potential underground.

By the time I made it to high school I was used to pretending to like everything everyone else did. Then, on a whim, my Grandma Daisy convinced me Drama would be good for me (Grandma’s see things in us that others, including ourselves don’t or can’t see in ourselves.).

In Drama and creative writing, it was okay for me to say the things that were really on my mind.

Wait!!! Thad you’re getting off topic. My bad. Where was I?

Oh, yeah. Film is my passion, and I can’t do anything else. But that doesn't mean I'm not willing to have honest conversations about my work either.

Now that I think about it, when did it become not okay to be honest about other’s skill level as a creative?

When I watch a movie I can clearly state, "this movie sucks" or "I don’t get it".... If I could, I would reach out to M. Night and say… "M"…(cause we are comfortable with each other like that) "what the hell was up with those killer trees? "

I mean, that is exactly what we have the opportunity to do when we know our local independent filmmakers comfortably.

We have the opportunity - no we have the obligation - as fellow filmmakers not to jerk each other off for instant gratification, but to prolong the experience for a tantric nirvana experience that will have us looking for the next chance to Netflix and chill.

Is that the correct thing the kids say, “…Netflix and chill?”

Whatever we want to call it, we need to foster those who create quality.

We need to get rid of the "participation trophy" culture that has become our status quo. 
We can’t fear that our friends’ feelings will be hurt by our true and honest assessment of their work. I would never tell anyone not to follow their passion, but be willing to accept the noise that comes with it.

No, sorry, everyone’s baby is not cute. If we as a film community want to get better, then we have to start pushing each other to do and be better, and part of that process is being able to give and receive constructive criticism.

Iron sharpens iron, people. Iron sharpens iron.

And I welcome the opportunity to talk shop with you.
Author - Thaddeus Jones Jr., CFC Moderator
The Family Shouldn't Feud: An Observation of Gender Racism in Hollywood.?
Posted on January 15th, 2018
Is Race Division Prevalent Between Male AA Filmmakers and Female AA Filmmakers In Mainstream Hollywood?

After the golden globes, I started thinking of black excellence.

Not just Oprah mind you, even though her moment was overdue and well deserved. I’m thinking of all of the stories that have yet to be told.

Let me say this as a black filmmaker, I am excited by an opportunity to see my people succeed in the mainstream. However, I’m seeing less and fewer opportunities for black men in the cinema. The few who are working are funding their own films outside of the traditional Hollywood structure. People will say, “Well look at Spike Lee, or Steve McQueen, or even John Singleton, and of course, Tyler Perry.”

With the exception of Steve McQueen, these other filmmakers had to be champions for their own interest. When “Boys in the Hood” or “Menace to Society,” or “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” came out the community supported these films as a whole and these directors.

As a black filmmaker, I wonder what happened to championing all of us.

I cheered for Ava Duvernay as the gates to Hollywood opened up and fostered her growth into the mainstream. So I just don’t understand where this division between black male and female filmmakers is coming from. Do black male filmmakers not have stories to tell? It seems to me that being black, male and straight is the trifecta for going unnoticed and unsupported in anything but sports.

As a black man, I struggle to find stories in the modern cinema that portray stories that I can relate too, that speak to my experience in this country as a black man other than to have descended from slaves, or being a thug, or a victim. This is what made “Get Out” such a standout film for me, and though it was received well by the culture and sparked a conversation within mainstream circles, it has yet to help greenlight any changes in a system that would rather see me tell stories they are familiar with.

This is not intended to be a rhetorical volley, but a call for an armistice, a ceasing of hostilities - a plea for black creatives to notice and foster each other’s growth without dividing us along gender, or sexual orientation. Can we all succeed and grow together? I believe we can.
Author - Thaddeus Jones Jr. - CFC Moderator
Columbia Film Community Prepares to Launch It's First Film Festival in 2018.
Posted on December 5th, 2017
Columbia Film Community has proudly served as the city's first online social group for working (and startup) professionals in the local film community. From the first, the mission of CFC-SC was to provide an outlet of communication and networking among locals, and for the past 3 years CFC has remained a go to platform for locating crew and acting professionals, while maintaining a high and inclining engagement status among members, and ultimately shining a light on a large, untapped pool of talented artists. The social group, albeit never taking precedence above its role, has helped to shape a supportive family of local talent - which is why CFC is proud to create something truly special for the community that has stayed active for so long.

ColaFest Aims to be Columbia's Independent Film Festival geared toward the celebration of local and surrounding artists, partnering with local venues and community leaders to bring a truly unique, one-of-a-kind festival to our beautiful city.

ColFest will be coming to Columbia in 2018. Let us know in the comments if you're excited for this independent festival.
Author - Ebony Wilson, CFC Founder/Administrator
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