About this time last year we sat around talking about the future of filmmaking, and what it would look like to be a filmmaker in the next 5-10 years. The one thing we kept coming back to was, unfortunately, an annoying marketing buzzword: community.
As cliché as ‘community’ sounds, it’s really where our hearts are. So, in March of 2012, we started blogging with the aim of building a relationship with our fans. We don’t always know what to write about, but as you’re about to see, we get things right from time to time.
For your enjoyment (and hopefully, betterment) I present to you, our top 10 posts of 2012:
The Best of the Best
Among the preparations are the four director’s materials: the shot list, storyboards, overheads, and the lined script. Each plays a role in production, each communicates a vital piece of information needed by the rest of the team.
More than just a review, Dan breaks down the most popular iOS screenplay writing apps and shows which app would be most appropriate for what device and app needs you have. Want to stay in the loop? This post is updated periodically to reflect new apps and updates.
Rachel dug deep (as deep as on can dig on such topics) and explored the popularity of this particular incarnation. Agree or disagree? Leave a comment and tell us who your favorite Doctor is. Even if it’s Matt Smith.
While they may seem appealing to beginning fundraisers, they pose a tricky long-term problem: if too many people can’t make good on flexible funding campaigns, will it hinder crowdsourcing in the future. What do you think?
And what a rant it is, covering all the best and worst parts of society’s obsession with odd photos and pithy sayings. I don’t know how else to describe it…just click the link and read it!
We were so blown away by what we saw that we did the only sensible thing: throw an impromptu online costume contest. This has been one of our most popular con games so far, and we’re looking forward to MidSouthCon ’13.
Rachel breaks down the planning and philosophy behind a successful campaign, from understanding the ‘why’ of your project, to mapping out the marketing campaign on a week to week basis. Have any tips of your own? Share them in the comments!
Katie throws her top picks into the mix, including a pair of options for gingers. Heard any juicy rumors? Have a dream Doctor in mind? Leave a comment and share who you think is worthy of piloting the Tardis.
While most posts on our site have hundreds of views, this one garnered thousands. Hopefully this means we’re not alone in our passion of great filmmaking. Don’t be shy! Leave a comment!
Within its super-popular confines, Dan lists off 10 of the most useful, most powerful iOS filmmaking apps available. If our pokey little blog can generate that kind of traffic, it’s safe to say that iOS is here to stay.
Wait! We’re not done just yet. There are some hidden gems here yet to be discovered. For whatever reason, be it an off week, or posting too late in the year, a few of our posts went unnoticed.
Rather than write them off as losses, we want to give them one last shot at glory. Below are five underdogs; posts all fired up, but with nowhere to go. Enjoy:
In this post, Rachel reasons out why silent films still resonate with modern audiences addled with 3D, High-Frame-Rate, bedazzled IMAX epics in 9000.1 surround sound. Do modern gizmos really add to the art of storytelling, or can stripping away the glam deliver a purer experience?
What’s bigger than a successful fundraising campaign and our smashing première? Being SpongeBob SquarePants approved! Curious yet? Read on and find out how international voice-acting superstar Tom Kenny wound up watching Avarice.
Bingo, Plinko, and Mad Libs are just a few of the ridiculous things we did this past year. Read on to get all the zany details.
Ever wondered where we got our name? Or why we have a boat in our logo? This, our inaugural post, answers that and more.
This is our starting point, but we’ve learned and grown so much over the past year that some changes are in order.
Here she shares 5 ways to disconnect for the noise of every day life and tap into your creative side. The shame here is that this post only garnered 2 views. If you’ve ever needed to unplug for a few hours, this is the post for you.
What were your favorite Macedonia Films posts for 2012? What would you like to see in 2013?