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 just only benefit by being part of the communities. Be equipped for members of forums to create negative comments, but there’s also members that post positive comments or offer helpful constructive criticism that will make the next movie better. All you certainly can do as a filmmaker or movie producer is put your work-out there and see what sort of responses result from viewers.
Online movie forums thrive because it’s a very good way for viewers to become movie critic from their computer and express their uncensored audience opinion. That’s one of things I enjoy in regards to the social medium. The Internet allows people to enjoy freedom of speech, even though it’s more or less posting in regards to a movie. I trust the opinions of people that post in forums 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 a writer, 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.123movies Nearly all smaller budget indie movies won’t be reviewed by paid movie critics or get a first look from mainstream media outlets. The web movie forum community gives indie movies made on small budgets an attempt to be observed, to loved, and hated. Every movie gets a reasonable shake to be reviewed. Film democracy lives!
In a picture 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 nothing left to attack. When unhappy enough with bashing the movie a community member sometimes turns their wrath on the filmmaker by personally shredding them to pieces.
I’d one online reviewer go way beyond not liking one of my movies. They personally attacked me over my face. No way I really could change that part of making a movie. I do believe the line was, “That person makes me sick.” Not merely did the viewer hate one of my movies, they hated my face. Hell, I have never appeared in a movie I’ve done in a cameo or acting role. That has been funny to me. It reminds of the story in regards to the cowboy that catches a dreadful 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 sole place you haven’t hit me yet is on the underside of my feet.” I’ve been that losing cowboy on more than a few posts and reviews. Forums can be like a rowdy old west saloon. That’s what makes them fun.
Members of forums post sharp and witty comments I enjoy reading, even if 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 fond of you while you’re working on set. That’s if you don’t invite a Guy Terrifico personality friend to the set to watch.
To join an on line movie forum you need to submit a valid email before to be able to post comments. Once that step is performed take a straightforward approach to marketing and promoting your film on forums. Movie buffs can look out of outrageous hype and BS. There’s no doubt the goal of posting information in your movie in a community is to generate interest for your movie, but unless your movie is studio backed avoid claims like “This years best action movie” etc.
I’m not 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 web buzz going like Presidente shots for your movie. See what viewers have to say about your movie. Should they attack your face or another thing like me, then keep it moving. This indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT: