Good idea. Not that I'm a film maker but a movie clip database for random context building scenes, that are difficult to film to good effect, might be useful too. i.e. A night shot of a city, a snake in the desert, a spectacular sunset, nice drone footage etc.Does a database of free music and sound effects interest anyone? We have tons of composers here, but one central place to download, and ability to comment and review on each download. What the composers would get out of it would be custom work on scores, and selling more elaborate sound effects, etc.
I was thinking of what free stuff interests filmmakers. Legal forms, etc. Not much to be honest. Software can be found with a google. But a centralized music db... I think could be nice.
Like nerdeo, they do collaboration for indie projects.. I really like the database idea...One thing I use sometimes is the books feature in Google..Just use a double quoted "phrase" and search through examples of that phrase used in books and such so you can see the context...Good idea. Not that I'm a film maker but a movie clip database for random context building scenes, that are difficult to film to good effect, might be useful too. i.e. A night shot of a city, a snake in the desert, a spectacular sunset, nice drone footage etc.
One other thing I would personally like to see on the site is more visibility for collaboration opportunities. Not like LinkedIn exactly, but a facility to search by location perhaps what skills people have on offer and if they are open to projects etc.
This mission statement from day 1 has been a habitat where newbies and professionals can co-exist, and a place where advice can be trusted. We have not waivered from that. This is a rare place with a low volume of trolling and a high volume of trust. I am proud of that. And that is not on me, that is on you guys and gals. But features are a different animal. It's about tools you may feel are missing. Tools to enhance your experience.what do you, IT, want Indietalk to be?
I think it's a great suggestion.Sorry to hop in here without any good suggestions, but I think a relevant question is: what do you, IT, want Indietalk to be? What's important to you?
It still provides a great resource for filmmakers all around the world, even though the last decade, I guess, has seen its market share steadily eroded by like Facebook groups and subReddits. But there's still a good community here and a huge amount of historic archive content. Does it need to be constantly competing and innovating? I guess that's something that only you can decide; it's your baby!
I hope that one day we hear Indietalk thanked in an Oscars acceptance speech – it would be well deserved, given how many careers it's helped launch.
For me, I would consider balancing the Indietalk forum and community with a more static publication. I think you could integrate them quite well, harvest some of the expertise from the forum to create a more SEO friendly, curated publication (could also be podcast, YouTube channel...etc) that people could get vital information from without feeling like they have to sign-up to the forum. I'd guess that people are much more hesitant to sign up to forums in 2021 than they were back when I joined in like 2009/10. Just a guess!