Here’s a post I wrote for my personal blog, Being Geek Chic, a while back that seems valuable here. The key thing: watching what other internet filmmakers are doing can be the key to finding inspiration for your next project:
I never thought I’d be an internet filmmaker. Storyteller. Videographer. Movie maker. But never internet filmmaker. And you know what? I like it. I like that something I didn’t even know could be a job just a few years ago is totally my job today.
If you’re thinking about making a living as someone who produces videos for the web, then I have three sites I need you to bookmark, like now:
So technically this is a site for people who make motion graphics. But, seeing as motion graphics are the hottest, most intensely loved thing on the web right now, it only makes sense. Plus, most people don’t know that many of the fundamentals of what makes a great motion piece are very similar to what makes great animated pieces in general, so you’ll end up finding a lot of great tips, tricks, Q & As and other generally awesome stuff on this site.
I always find the best stuff on Short of the Week. While Vimeo’s Staff Picks often take up a lot of real estate on here, there are also lots of really cool unnoticed pieces that get picked up here that just blow my freaking mind. I get so many great ideas from the fellow artists featured here.
This site is relatively new amongst the internet shorts websites, but it’s one of those places that I’m excited about, because they also pick up on little known ad spots that are expertly done. At the end of the day, it’s all about finding a diverse set of resources and I’m looking forward to seeing this site grow.
Who did I miss? Who do you count on to find amazing internet short films?