Filmmakers can be so creative when they have close contact with their fan base. Really, that’s their best resource. The benefits of self-distributing, and having an open community in general, help move the process along so much faster.
By Lauren Donia
Photo credit: Josh James on Flickr
I joined Tumblr in the summer of 2010, just a few months before permanently deleting my Facebook account. I was late to the game. Tumblr was already full of people who had been there for a couple of years and they all seemed to know one another. It was a tough nut to crack, as the saying goes, and it took some time for me to develop my sites, find blogs to follow and attract my own followers.
By Ryan Gielen
The perfect version of this is a filmmaker who spends the year leading up to her film shoot video blogging about the fundraising process, casting, producing, and any fears, hopes and challenges they face.