Top 10 subreddits for filmmakers
As a corporate video production company, we take our three values seriously. One of those values is “still learning, always learning,” and sometimes, in pursuit of the latest industry trends or keeping an eye out for creative inspiration, we find ourselves on Reddit. The self-proclaimed ‘front page of the internet’ is divided into smaller communities called subreddits, and they can be a great resource once you get to know them. We’ve put together our top 10 subreddits for filmmakers to help you get started.
The filmmakers subreddit is a real mix of amateurs and professionals, and sometimes it can be a bit basic. However, it remains full of useful resources and interesting news from the filmmaking world, particularly for beginners. For more specific or specialised subreddits, try some of the others on this list.
By and large, members of this subreddit are professional editors sharing tips and news for all things postproduction. Members work on every type of project that requires editing, from feature films, commercials, corporate films and shorts.
This subreddit includes tons of useful links to make your colour grading more creative. This is incredibly helpful considering how technical and swamped in jargon colour grading is, and how much of an impact it can have on tone and emotion. You can’t get creative until you understand the tools, and this sub is very useful for that.
It’s very helpful to have a place to share and critique work, particularly if you’re working independently. Often, a fresh pair of eyes provide that little missing piece of the puzzle, and this subreddit functions mostly as a group to constructively criticise visual effects work. It’s also a great place to find inspiration and discuss VFX more generally.
This is a haven for camera nerds. There’s a huge amount of technical information and discussions about cameras, lighting and lenses. Cinematography is an extremely technical part of the film making process, and this subreddit is a handy resource for demystifying it.
The screenwriting subreddit offers advice and tips for scriptwriters. There’s lots of specific advice about how you can make your screenplay or script stand out. This is also a great place to get feedback from other writers – more than 500,000 of them, in fact.
This subreddit specialises in short films, and is most people showing off their work. It’s a handy resource for inspiration and references.
Because we love movies! This subreddit focuses on feature film analysis and news. This is important for us because lots of trends in Hollywood make their way into commercials and marketing videos, especially in terms of colour grading – expect everything to look like Joker in the coming year.
Although often overlooked, sound can have a massive impact on the finished film. This subreddit is exclusively focused on the art of sound design, which makes it a useful resource for elevating your project’s audio.
Whether you’re into 2D, 3D, stop motion, or cell animation, this is the subreddit for you. It’s useful mainly as a source of inspiration, but occasionally you’ll find tips on how you can improve your corporate animation work.
Written by: Matt Hunt – Editor at TopLine Comms