Archives For Social Media

As Timid Monster’s social media… um… person, manager, whatever, it has been left to me to figure out how to best get our name out there and our films seen and I haven’t the first idea of how to do that. Here’s what I’ve managed to figure out. Basically there are rules to having a successful and effective online presence but there are no rules on how to do that. Does that make sense to you? Me neither.

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Poopie, poopie, poopie.

The social marketing peeps say you shouldn’t blog unless you have something to say. And, well, I don’t have anything to say. Unfortunately for me, we at Timid Monster have a bit of a self-imposed quota: two posts a month, each. We do it because we’re supposed to be building a community around our filmmaking, but our filmmaking at this point mostly consists of long, meandering emails back and forth as we debate what we should write about on the blog.

I know…riveting, right?

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I remember when Facebook started doing the whole “status update” idea. I thought it was one of the most ridiculous inventions in the world because now people felt the need to share with the world what they ate for breakfast, which store they just walked into, and all the little mundane parts of the day that a person gets online to forget. I didn’t see the genius behind creating something where people’s voices can be heard.

So when the invention of Twitter launched, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that the worst part of Facebook now existed in its entirely own website. I assumed that people must have been out of control, posting useless information all day long, and I never in my wildest dream imagined that I would ever join Twitter.

However, a desperate desire to be a filmmaker and create stories that inspire people will lead a person to a great deal many things they never thought they would have to do. I quickly realized that creating a Twitter account was necessary as a filmmaker to connect with our current (and future!) audience. I also saw the amount of valuable information being posted on Twitter, and it turned out to be far less mundane than Facebook. With a great deal of reluctance, I became a Tweeter. Sort of.

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I recently had a short film, Avarice, on IndieGoGo to raise $3,000 for the post-production phase of the film. We raised it in a matter of days. What to know how we did it?

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