Online movie discussion boards are where people post what they liked about a movie, disliked about a movie, or what they want to see. A filmmaker can only benefit when you are part of these communities. Be prepared for members of discussion boards to post negative comments, but there are also members that post positive comments or offer helpful constructive criticism that can make your next movie better. All you can do as a filmmaker or movie producer is put your work out there and see what type of reactions come from viewers.
Online movie discussion boards survive because it's a cool path for viewers as a movie critic from their computer and express their uncensored audience opinion. That is one of things I love about the social medium. The internet allows individuals to enjoy freedom of speech, even when it's just about posting about a movie. I trust the opinions of men and women that post in discussion boards more than paid movie critics. Most paid movie critics focus on reviewing studio room films, art house ticket, or offbeat films with known The movies stars in the individual.
The open diversity of movies discussed in discussion boards is amazing to me as a writer, producer, and director. Members that like direct to video urban gangster movies have a destination for a post their comments. Fans of low budget horror movies have a home on the internet to be heard. Online movie discussion boards are an entertainment democracy for viewers and producers. The majority of smaller budget indie movies will never be reviewed by paid movie critics or get a first look from mainstream media outlets. The online movie forum community gives indie movies made on small budgets a trial to be seen soap 2 day, to loved, and disliked. Every movie gets a reasonable shake to be reviewed. Film democracy lives!
In a film democracy no filmmaker is safe from movie person salvos or roses being virtually thrown. I've read posts that begin by getting apart a movie until there is nothing left to attack. When not satisfied enough with whacking 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 choice one of my movies. They personally mauled me over my face. Absolutely no way I could change that part of making a movie. I think the line was, "Your face makes me sick. inch Not only did the person hate one of my movies, they disliked my face. Terrible, I have not ever appeared in a movie I've done in a cameo or acting role. That was funny to me. It reminds of the story about the cowboy that attracts a terrible beating from another cowboy. The winning cowboy looks down at the losing cowboy asking if he still wants more. The losing cowboy shoots back, "Are you crazy?
The only place you haven't hit me yet is on the bottom of my feet. inch I've been that losing cowboy on many posts and reviews. Discussion boards can be like a rowdy old western side saloon. That's what makes them fun.
Members of discussion boards post sharp and amusing comments I quite like reading, even if it happens one of my movies is getting flamed. A filmmaker that has thin skin should stay out of discussion boards. It's like when professional athletes are heckled and cursed at by fans. The difference is that during making a movie there will be no heckling or cursing inclined to you if you are working on set. That's if you do not invite a guy Terrifico personality friend to the set to watch.
To join an online movie forum you need to submit a valid email before being able to post comments. Once that step is done take a straightforward approach to marketing and promoting your film on discussion boards. Movie lovers can see through extraordinary hype and BALONEY. There's no doubt the purpose of posting information on your movie in a forum is to generate interest for your movie, but unless your movie is studio room backed avoid claims like "This years best action movie" etc.