Forget about the shopping malls this weekend — go online and get real value for your money by upping your creative game with a range of "Black Friday" deals from vendors and resellers targeting video and audio pros. From screenwriting software and camera training workshops to drones, mics and effects libraries, here are the best Black Friday deals we know about.
On Black Friday (11/27) only, Orca bags and accessories will be 25% off with no coupon required. Everything from "select brands" will be discounted by 15 percent 11/27 and 11/28 with the coupon code: GREATDEAL.
AbelCine is taking 20% off the cost of training workshops (REDucation not included) with the coupon code cybermonday15 through 12/6.
Putting off that Creative Cloud subscription? Now is as good a time as any, with annual plans reduced to $40/month (from the $50/month regular price), or $70/month for a plan including Adobe Stock usage (regularly $80). Through 11/27.
Save up to 55% on select Apogee audio interfaces for recording and listening to music. Runs through 12/1.
Convergent Design has $200 savings on the new Apollo option for the Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ and the Odyssey Raw Bundle from 11/27-11/30. (Apollo requires the latest Odyssey firmware, which is coming in time for the sale.)
The Phantom 3 Professional is being packaged with a free extra battery for $1,159 (regular price: $1,259) and the Phantom 3 Standard will be reduced to $599 (from $799) for DJI's Black Friday sale, which runs 11/26–11/30.
Get up early for this one. Starting at midnight CT 11/27, Film Riot is discounting digital downloads by 80 percent. At 11 a.m., the discount dips to 75%, and then from 5 p.m. to midnight it drops to 70%. On 11/30, digital downloads are 50% off all day, with hourly "flash sales" on individual products. T-shirts reading VFX OR DIE and WRITE SHOOT EDIT REPEAT are 20% off all day long.
FilmConvert is taking a third off its film-stock emulation software through 11/30.
Final Draft screenwriting software is discounted 40%, including upgrades. Through 11/29.
Imagineer is offering 50% off Mocha Pro or 50% off the Boris FX Box Set. Through 12/1.
Get 50% off bundled scheduling, budgeting, and call-sheet software for filmmakers. Starts 11/27.
Pro Audio Distribution
Pro Audio Distribution is taking 15 percent off all Sontronics stage and studio mics and accessories (the brand is used by Adele, Sting, PJ Harvey, and Aerosmith, the company says) through 12/4 with the coupon code: BlackFriday.
Rampant Design Tools
Effects libraries from Rampant Design Tools are being discounted 60% with the coupon code: RDTBLKFRI. That's a big discount, since these collections aren't cheap. Runs through 11/30.
Starting at 6 p.m. PT today and running through 11/29, the Sonnet Online Store will be discounting "select" products up to 96%.
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