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MZed Black Friday Sale

Our Biggest Sale Event of the Year - Film School Without Debt!

This year's Black Friday Sale is an Extravaganza! We've got big discounts on MZed Pro, individual courses up to 75%, and lots of gear giveaways and freebies valued at over $7000. Film School without Debt!

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SALE EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30!! The Black Friday Sale goes from Monday, November 21 to Wedneday, November 30.

This year we're making sure every MZed Pro member gets access to the freebies as well as automatical entries into our giveaways during the Black Friday Sale. That means if you're new to MZed, if you're renewing your membership this week, or you've been a member for some time now, you're included!

Gear Giveaway


A new MZed Pro 12-month subscription is up for grabs this week for only $199! This is your chance to get in at our lowest new member price, which is $349 the rest of the year. Courses are also on sale this week, including Cinema Sound, an 86-hour mammoth course that is only $249 this week, a savings of $750!

MZed Pro is the home for the industry's best filmmaking courses, but it only gets better with age. We're continually producing and adding new courses, which become automatically available for MZed Pro members. See below for a list of what's coming up!

But first, let's see all the goodies for this week's MZed Black Friday Sale. In addition to the 50 courses, with nearly 400 hours of learning, we're also giving away freebies and gear with a total value of $7000. 

Start your MZed Pro annual membership for only $199!


MZed Pro courses


Every single MZed Pro member who has an active subscription will be automatically entered to win some free gear from FUJIFILM, SIRUI, Manfrotto, Joby, Lowepro, Accsoon, and SWIT. That means all members - new and renewing - will be automatically part of the giveaway!

The drawing will take place on November 30, 2022 at midnight Pacific Time. No purchase is necessary - full terms here.

FUJIFILM X-T5 Camera and XF 16-80mm Lens Kit


FUJIFILM has just unveiled the latest in its acclaimed X-T series of mirrorless hybrid cameras, and now you can win one! The FUJIFILM X-T5 is more compact than its predecessors, it has IBIS, a 3-way-tilt screen, and can shoot up to 6.2K/30p at 4:2:2 10-bit. Quite amazing for such a compact camera body! You can read more about the X-T5 here.

The giveaway will also come with a FUJIFILM XF 16-80 F4 OIS lens. It has the equivalent of a 24-120mm zoom range, perfect for a wide range of filmmaking scenarios.

The total value of this FUJIFILM kit is $2200! All MZed Pro members who have an active subscription at the time of the drawing - November 30 at midnight PST - will be automatically entered to win.

SIRUI 1.33x Anamorphic Lens (Two Winners)

The SIRUI 1.33x Anamorphic lens is designed for APS-C cameras and increases the horizøntal field-of-view by 33%. After a de-squeeze, the image becomes a beautiful anamorphic 2:4:1 format. Built with alumnium housing and multilayer Nano coatings, with Schott optical glass elements, this lens delivers pleasant oval bokeh and long horizontal lens flares.

The 24mm F2.8 1.33X anamorphic lens comes in the Micro Four Thirds mount, and the 50mm F1.8 1.33X comes in the FUJI X-mount.

SIRUI 1.33x anamorphic lens

Accsoon SeeMo - Turn Your iPhone Into a Monitor

Accsoon SeeMo

Many of us already have an iPhone or iPad with a brilliant display on it - why not use it as a camera monitor? Now with the recently released Accsoon SeeMo, you can!

The SeeMo is an HDMI adapter using a custom Lightning-to-USB-C cable, it's able to be powered by a Sony NP-F battery, and it's controlled by the Accsoon SEE app.

This is something we've all been waiting for! See the full review here.

Manfrotto 504X Tripod, LowePro ProTactic Bag, and Joby Wavo Camera Mic

One giveaway winner will take home a complete filmmaking package from Manfrotto, LowePro, and Joby, everything except a camera! You'll get a video tripod, fluid head, Joby camera mic, and a LowePro bag to carry everything. The package is valued at a whopping $1,949!

The Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head with CF Twin Leg Tripod MS is a professional system that features the 504X fluid tripod head, the MVTTWINMC carbon fiber tripod, a leveling ball to adapt the 75mm head to the 100mm tripod, and a carry bag. It carries a maximum payload of 26.5 lb, enough for just about any camera you could imagine, but the whole tripod and head system only weighs 11 lbs. Read more about this tripod and head system here.

manfrotto 504x tripod kit

The Joby Wavo is a camera microphone that is designed for mobile content creators and filmmakers who want a compact mic. It features a cardioid pattern, includes a Rycote shock mount, and works as both an on-camera mic as well as a smartphone mic. 

Joby Wavo mic

The LowePro ProTactic BP 450 AW II is a high performance, modular photo backpack designed to keep your photo and video gear protected from the rugged elements, while keeping everything within easy reach.

The bag has 25 liters of volume, a laptop compartment, all weather cover, a utility belt, water bottle holder, tripod cup, quick straps, and a comfort back panel.

LowePro bag

SWIT VANGO-100L Ultra Slim RGBW Light and MINO S140 Battery

We all know SWIT makes amazing professional batteries and monitors, but their LED lights are also spectacular. SWIT's new VANGO RGBW LED lights are super quiet (no fans), thin and lightweight, and they have built-in diffusers and barn doors for quick and easy setup, perfect for one-man-band video producers.


What's most interesting about the SWIT VANGO lights is their new time-division technology, which makes them much brighter in RGB mode. The VANGO-100 is an ultra slim tall light (3ft by 0.5 ft) weighing 4.9kg, and outputs 100W, but thanks to the new tech, this fixture has an output that rivals conventional 300W RGBW lights. This light is valued at $980.

This giveaway package also comes with a SWIT MINO-S140 battery, a 140Wh pocket battery with D-Tap and USB outputs in V-mount. Perfect for using on the VANGO-100L light!

ShotDeck annual subscription (3 winners)


Finally for this epic giveaway during the MZed Black Friday Sale, we have one more prize that makes this truly a Film School Without Debt bundle. ShotDeck is giving away three annual subscriptions to their incredible library of movie images.

Perfect for bringing your next project to life, you can use ShotDeck to pitch, plan, and prep your film by collecting reference images from over 2,000 films. There are currently 399,833 shots to pull ideas from, so you’ll never have a shortage of inspiration.


MZed Pro Freebies

Our Black Friday Sale includes some amazing freebies to say thank you to all our MZed Pro members. Every MZed Pro member - both new this week and returning members - can redeem these freebie deals! Just go into the Member Discounts section of your account.

These Black Friday deals will be available in the Member Discounts area for logged in MZed Pro members, but only for a limited time during the sale, so make sure to take advantage of them now!

Free Artlist Assets Pack


Here’s a little something from Artlist, the all-in-one platform for video creators. Artlist is well known for their unlimited access to high-quality music, sound effects, footage, video templates, editing software and more.

In this free assets pack from Artlist, you get 3 songs, 10 sound effects, 5 footage clips, and 2 video templates for Adobe Premiere. Everything is royalty free, so get creative and use this pack in your next project!

Free Ebook - Gofers: On the Front Lines of Film and Television

Come behind the scenes of countless sets to hear about the plentiful, sometimes painful tasks PAs are asked to do so the show can go on.

Written by Daniel Scarpati, the book contains dozens of valuable lessons: how to start out with zero connections, what a freelance lifestyle entails and why success is all about who you don't know!

Gofers PA book

"Gofers" puts the entry-level role and work of a PA in the spotlight. It explains, step-by-step, how Daniel Scarpati went from making home movies in his backyard and having zero connections to working on dozens of primetime network series, major motion pictures and big-budget commercials. Through stories from time spent with renowned cast and crew, Daniel explains how to forge your own path in the industry. 

During the Black Friday Sale, MZed Pro members can download the ebook edition of "Gofers" for free. Get your custom code in the Members Discount page.

More info on the book here.

Free Issue of American Cinematographer 

To celebrate our brand new partnership with The ASC, we're giving away the November 2022 edition of American Cinematographer, the acclaimed monthly magazine that gives you a behind-the-scenes look into recent productions.

American Cinematographer magazine

The November 2022 issue has special focuses on color correction and independent production, offering interviews with colorists Asa Shoul and Andrew Daniel, and observations from ASC members who shot some now-famous indie films. Also featured are coverage of the HBO series House of the Dragon and the indie 5-25-77, plus much much more!

You'll find a link to access the November edition of American Cinematographer in the Member Discounts page when you're logged in as a MZed Pro member.


With over 700 lessons, totaling nearly 400 hours of of filmmaking education, MZed Pro is already a spectacular deal. But during our Black Friday sale you can now subscribe to MZed Pro for only $199! You'll get 12 months to watch everything in the MZed Pro library, plus we've got lots of new courses that will become automatically available to you during your membership.

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MZed Pro courses

Here's a quick summary of the MZed Pro subscription:

- Over 700 high-quality lessons spanning nearly 400 hours of learning. Plus many more courses are on the way.

- Highly produced courses from educators who have decades of experience and awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award.

- Exclusive access to videos and master classes from ARRI Academy and The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

- Unlimited access to stream all the content during the 12 months.

- Offline download and viewing with the MZed iOS app.

- Purchasing the courses outright would cost over $8,000.

- 7-day money back guarantee if you decide it’s not for you.



An MZed Pro subscription only gets better with age. As soon as a course is added to the library, you get instant access as a member. or example, last week we added 50 hours of ASC Clubhouse Conversations to MZed Pro. Here's a little preview of some of the new courses we are wrapping up and will add to MZed Pro soon:

MZed upcoming course

Cinematic Timelapse with Drew Geraci
Canon R5C - The Ultimate Video Manual with Ollie Kenchington
Smartphone Filmmaking with Rob Kaczmark
Selling the Punch with Graham Sheldon and America Young
Cinematic Lighting Workshop with The ASC
Wildlife Filmmaking with The ASC
Storytelling Fundamentals with Rubidium Wu
Part 2 & 3 of Adventure Filmmaking with Russ Malkin


For those of you who prefer to outright buy singular courses, rather than stream them with a membership plan, the MZed Black Friday sale has you covered! We've got individual courses on sale for up to 75% off, with discounts totaling over $3000 during the sale week. 

This week only, you can purchase Cinema Sound, a whopping 86-hour course, for $249. That's a savings of $750 off its usual price of $999.

cinema sound sale

Learn From MZed While Supporting The Educators

Sales and discounts and giveaways are certainly very exciting - who doesn't enjoy saving money? But the important thing to remember is this is all about you, your filmmaking journey, your career path, your creations.

CineD and MZed exist to help you grow as a filmmaker, and we strive to give you the best information, tools, and education that will help you reach your full potential. And we want to make it affordable, which is why the MZed Pro subscription is such a great deal, and the Black Friday Sale helps make it even more accessible.

But we also believe in supporting the educators who spend months and years putting together these courses. Our royalty share is the best in the business, so educators can get paid fairly for their work. So let's give it up for all the educators who are making it possible for you to accelerate your filmmaking learning.

MZed Educators


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