SBCC 411

Local Discounts

Samy's Camera -
Ask for student pricing and show your student ID. They also offer Macgroup discounts

Look through the catalog and follow the directions. Samy's offers Macgroup discounts.

10% student discount with student ID. Let them know when booking your generator.


Hitchhiker Pictures -
Based in Santa Barbara

Paskal Lighting -


For SBCC Campus when shooting outside of your scheduled class - 
Please submit an application to Jesse Valentine (805) 965-0581 x2265, Administrative A120. Pick up forms at the production office or download Application for Facility Use. Please allow 2 weeks for processing. For more information: SBCC Permit Information

Santa Barbara Police Dispatch - (805) 897-2410 
Please inform the dispatch when you're filming around town especially at night--a shotgun microphone on a pistol grip could look like a gun in the shadows and concerned neighbors may call the police. We don't want the SWAT team to fly in through your front door.

Insurance Liability and Waiver

Email Curtis Bieber ( regarding your project, location needs, and/or non-SBCC equipment rental needs. Once Curtis approves this, you'll need to follow directions from Adrienne Betty at our Risk Management office. Please allow 2 weeks for processing. 

Weekend Onsite Supervisor 

If your instructor is not available to supervise your shoot on campus during a weekend or a holiday, you may schedule an event coordinator through the Community Services Office. Contact Jesse Valentine (805) 965-0581 x2265, Administrative A120. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing. The rate varies up to $25/hour.


SBCC Casting Space Humanities Conference room H272 - schedule with Chien-ei

Post casting calls for free: use PROMO code STARTCASTING99 on the checkout page

Catz -
Free casting resources out of Los Angeles

Actors Talent Registry - contact

Costume and Wardrobe

Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA - Blog on Burbank's Magnolia Blvd - Thanks to Victoria Matthews

Pinup Girl Clothing - Pinup Girl Boutique - Thanks to Victoria Matthews

Production Services

Also known as Variety411 (often referred to as the "production bible" - a directory of production services and resources)

Production insurance - 
Production insurance for student films and/or 30 day periods - handled Brooks' student insurance needs

Location Scouting Service -
Free online location scouting database

Digital Green/Digital Blue screens, paints, costumes, and accessories -

Post-production for royalty free music. Note the different licenses. Thanks to Einar Magnusson for free music (creative commons). Thanks to Nico Steele for royalty-free music royalty-free music for $8.25 per month subscription music supervision, licensing, and creative clearance company

is now available through your pipeline portal. Login to your pipeline account. Go to the Student tab and select Student Resources. Click on the icon/link on the right under Class Resources.

Google Drive

gives you unlimited cloud storage only through your pipeline account. You get 30GB for your personal gmail account. 
Login to your pipeline email account then select Drive

Legal - an app for legal forms - Thanks to Martin Risberg

Chapman University's Entertainment Law Clinic - Free legal services for films under $200k

Research - Thanks to Carl Erskine - Thanks to Khachik Mkrtchyan - Thanks to John Tipich

Please note this information may have changed since its posting. Do let us know if that's the case. Share your findings--Comment below!