Online movie forums are where people post what they liked about a movie, hated about a movie, or what they want to see. A filmmaker can only just benefit by being part of those communities. Be equipped for members of forums to create negative comments, but additionally, there are members that post positive comments or offer helpful constructive criticism that may make the next movie better. All you certainly can do as a filmmaker or movie producer is put your work out there and see which kind of responses originate from viewers.
Online movie forums thrive because it’s a cool way for viewers to become movie critic from their computer and express their uncensored audience opinion. That is one of things I enjoy in regards to the social medium. The Internet allows people to enjoy freedom of speech, even though it’s pretty much posting of a movie. I trust the opinions of individuals that post in forums significantly more than paid movie critics. Most paid movie critics give attention to reviewing studio films, art house fare, or offbeat films with known Hollywood stars in them.
The open diversity of movies discussed in forums is amazing in my experience as an author, producer, and director. Members that like direct to video urban gangster movies have a spot to create their comments. Fans of low budget horror movies have a property on the Internet to be heard. Online movie forums are an entertainment democracy for viewers and producers. The majority of smaller budget indie movies won’t be reviewed by paid movie critics or get a primary look from mainstream media outlets. The internet movie forum community gives indie movies made on small budgets a shot to be viewed, to loved, and hated. Every movie gets a fair shake to be reviewed. Film democracy lives!
In a film democracy no filmmaker is safe from movie viewer salvos or roses being virtually thrown. I’ve read posts that start with tearing apart a movie until there’s 123 movies nothing left to attack. When not satisfied enough with bashing the movie a forum member sometimes turns their wrath on the filmmaker by personally shredding them to pieces.
I had one online reviewer go way beyond not liking one of my movies. They personally attacked me over my face. No way I could change that part of creating a movie. I believe the line was, “That person makes me sick.” Not only did the viewer hate one of my movies, they hated my face. Hell, I’ve never appeared in a movie I’ve done in a cameo or acting role. That was funny to me. It reminds of the story in regards to the cowboy that catches a terrible beating from another cowboy. The winning cowboy looks down at the losing cowboy asking if he still wants more. The losing cowboy fires back, “Are you crazy?
The only real place you haven’t hit me yet is on the bottom of my feet.” I’ve been that losing cowboy on higher than a few posts and reviews. Forums can end up like a rowdy old west saloon. That’s what makes them fun.
Members of forums post sharp and witty comments I enjoy reading, even when it happens one of my movies gets flamed. A filmmaker that’s thin skin should stay out of forums. It’s like when professional athletes are heckled and cursed at by fans. The difference is that during building a movie you will see no heckling or cursing directed at you while you’re working on set. That’s unless you invite a Guy Terrifico personality friend to the set to watch.
To join an on line movie forum you’ll need to submit a valid email before to be able to post comments. Once that step is done take a straightforward approach to marketing and promoting your film on forums. Movie buffs can predict over the top hype and BS. There’s undoubtedly the goal of posting information in your movie in a forum is always to generate interest for the movie, but unless your movie is studio backed avoid claims like “This years best action movie” etc.
I’m not really a mind reader, but maybe you’re thinking today what you should post. Post the title of your movie, tagline, artwork, short synopsis, and url to your movie site. Let viewers know what you are putting out there in order for them to see. Get the internet buzz going like Presidente shots for the movie. See what viewers have to state about your movie. If they attack that person or another thing like me, then keep it moving. This indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT: