I make a living by making websites, but am learning the trade of filmmaking.
I just started playing with this free software last night. It seems to do all I need it to.https://wonderunit.com/storyboarder/
Listened to a podcast from an organizer of SXSW. And some other places. When it comes to shorts, festivals often don't require much. They can often be online, played at other festivals, and still be accepted to new ones. Shorts are more flexible than features in that regard. If I make a short that I'm in love with, I'll submit it to quite a few places and put it online. It's fine. ... then I need to move onto the next.
I don't mind the articles. I can easily just scan through and read what I want. Sometimes I find something good.
The miss for me is the Boards. I can't subscribe or be notified of responses. It lacks the bare minimum to encourage community. I've reached out on social media and through their contact, but no response.
I found the facebook group Frugal Filmmakers to be a much more active (maybe too much so) source of information.
Good luck! I've known a politician that couldn't get access to their own interviews and the news agency didn't even bother putting it online anywhere.
Maybe ask the Daily Show people. They always have good footage to use.
I stopped Adobe CC for the cost and moved to other alternatives for everything. Been learning Resolve and am happy with it. Excited that when I get the BMPCC4k that it'll come with a free version of Resolve 15 Studio.
No experience with any, so hoping someone else responds. But I bookmarked this based on a past article I read from another filmmaker: https://www.discmakers.com/