If you’re not already familiar with Reddit you should be. Self-described as “the front page of the Internet” it is damn near true. Reddit is a place where content from all over the world is shared, and ranked, on a minute-to-minute basis. For a consumer this means that news stories, crazy YouTube videos, or cute puppy Instagram posts get suggested to you based on popularity - so you only get the ‘best’ stuff on the Internet. There’s a whole other side to Reddit though, and it’s the communities that exist in what are called subReddits. For instance if you don’t just want ALL the news from around the world you can search for your town or your state, or a topic of interest. There are likely multiple subReddits based around a topic of interest you have, and you can not only browse through them but subscribe to them so content from those pages is funneled into your main feed. In short, it’s a great way to get and consume stuff from all over the Internet. That being said, here are some of my favorite video production, filmmaking, marketing, and media centric subReddits.
r/AfterEffects - Love Adobe After Effects, have a question about it, or just like seeing neat motion graphics videos? Then this is the subReddit for you.
r/Blender - This subReddit is dedicated to the open source (i.e. free) 3D modeling program that some animators use.
r/Cinematography - If you’re into cinematography on any level - from discussing lighting or framing in your favorite movie scene to creating images for your own short film or project this is one you need to check out.
r/DIYFilmmaking - Tons of DIY filmmaking tutorials and videos here for small and no budget filmmakers (including some by yours truly!).
r/Documentaries - Every single thing you could possibly want to know about documentary films can be found here.
r/Editors - If you spend more than a few hours a week editing videos you should pop this subReddit open and chat with other video editors, see what they’re working on, or answer a couple questions other editors might have.
r/FieldRecording - A subReddit for recording audio in the field - lots of good resources here for the audio-inclined.
r/Filmmakers While the Redditors who peruse this sub can be a bit persnickety at times, it has some great hidden gems in terms of content.
r/FilmmakersToys - I am not a huge fan of this subReddit - there isn’t a huge amount good content, and the people here are fussy even on their best days, but it’s related so I thought I’d keep it in.
r/FilmRiot - One of the many places the Film Riot guys can be found.
r/Freelance - A huge resource for anyone wanting to do freelance work. If you’ve got a question about something freelancing related, there’s an answer here.
r/Freelancing - Another freelance-centric subReddit this one doesn’t have as great of a community, but it can still be a helpful resource from time-to-time.
r/GoPro - Check out some of the absolute best GoPro content from around the world (there’s other stuff here too but the coolest part is seeing what people are creating with their GoPros).
r/GoProDIY - Some cool DIY gear for GoPro cameras, worth checking out if you’ve never been there.
r/LegalMovieStreaming - This subReddit is meant to be used to find legal options for streaming movies and films. Best part? They accept links to your films and help promote content from fellow indie filmmakers.
r/LocationSound - This subReddit is a massive resource for sound recordists, filmmakers, and video producers. With content from some top industry pros there is a ton of good stuff about sound here.
r/MakerCommunity - Not film or video production related entirely this subReddit has so many cool resources if you’re interested in creating props or sets for your projects.
r/MovieCreationGIFs - Cool GIFs of movies being made - from how BB8 worked to the incredible attention to detail that stop-motion animation takes.
r/MovieDetails - Nerd alert: if you like learning about, discussing, or picking apart films this is the place for you.
r/MoviesInTheMaking - Behind-the-scenes shots of your favorite movies being made (and some of your least favorite movies).
r/NewTubers - A great resource for the aspiring YouTuber, the community here is engage and helpful.
r/PartneredYouTube - Another great resource for those trying to make a go of it on YouTube.
r/Photography - All the photography related information you’ll ever need - from lens reviews to the stories behind famous photos and everything in between.
r/Podcasting - While there are a few podcast-related subReddits this is one of my favorites. Lots of good info and conversations here to help you with your podcast.
r/ScreenWriting - Interested in writing a TV show, movie, or short film? Swing by this subReddit and see how it’s done from the folks who are doing or have done it.
r/Scriptwriting - Lots of information about writing scripts for your video projects, short films, and feature films.
r/SF_Videos - Science Fiction videos for days. Share yours or get some popcorn and check out some of the best (and worst) the internet has to offer.
r/ShortFilms - Literally just links to short films. There’s usually some level of quality control here too so don’t expect to wade through much crap to find the good stuff.
r/SmallBusiness - Do freelance photography or video work? This subReddit has a lot of good info on running a small business and doing it well.
r/SmallYouTubers - Just a ton of small YouTubers sharing their content. Worth a visit every now and again or worth subscribing to if you do the YouTube thing.
r/SmallYTChannel - More YouTube stuff from smaller channels trying to make a name for themselves.
r/SocialMedia - A buttload of information, best practices, and case studies on what does and doesn’t work in the social media landscape.
r/SonyAlpha - Dedicated to the Sony Alpha series cameras this subReddit is a bit specific and useless unless you have one of them - but try finding some subReddits for your specific camera or camera brand!
r/SoundDesign - Information on creating sounds and sound effects or recording dialogue for your film projects.
r/Storyboards - Not very active anymore but some cool storyboards and related information to peruse.
r/Storyboarding - A much more active subReddit about all things storyboard.
r/TheMakingOf - Amazing behind-the-scenes content of movies being made.
r/Timelapse - One of the best places to post timelapses, ask questions, and learn about taking your timelapses to the next level.
r/Unboxing - Sweet unboxing videos - not entirely filmmaking or video production related but a fun way to swoon over cool gear.
r/Videography - An active subReddit for all things video that are non-film related like weddings, event videos, and so on.
r/VideoProfessionals - One of my favorites this subReddit is active and engaging and has a bunch of great information on how to make it as a video professional.
r/Videos - Pretty much the YouTube of Reddit - just videos posted all day every day.
r/WeddingPhotography - If you’re a wedding photography (or videographer) this is the subReddit for you.
r/YouTube - Another subReddit dedicated to all things YouTube - from best practices on content and creating your own thumbnails to gaining subscribers and making money.
r/YouTube_Startups - Another subReddit that’s more or less just a place to post your work.
r/YouTuber - What? Another subReddit just to post your work on? Seriously, there are a lot of these.
r/YouTubers - This subReddit is pretty active and a good place to show your YouTube work and network with other Redditors that create content for YT.
r/YouTuberCommunity - Blah blah blah, post your YouTube content here.
r/YTPromo - See above.
r/ZeroBudgetFilm - This subReddit is geared towards low and no-budget filmmakers. Tons of great resources here.
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