This month we want to diverge a little and focus our question to find out about some of your favorite online resources for filmmaking, animation, photography, etc.
If you're not taking advantage of social tools like blogs and messageboards then you're missing out on some really fantastic communities. Engaging with folks on these venues is great for honing your skills, networking for that next gig or just to share knowledge.
As always here's some of the top picks from the TurnHere staff - besides the TurnHere blog of coures ;)
1) PHILIP BLOOM
Probably the most frequented blog on the list. Philip is Britain's resident DSLR video shooting guru. His site provides tons of great camera reviews as well as industry news to keep in the loop on all things video. He also hosts great contests, give-aways and charity drives like his Movember project
Koo's site focuses mainly on the DIY approach to filmmaking (hence the name No Film School). You'll find the standard news feed and also lots of great hints on how to get big budget looks in your shooting without spending a fortune. He provides a very excellent guide to building your own Hackintosh (e.g. DIY Mac Pro) to give you a supe'd up machine for not a lot of green (i.e. $$$).
Started by Iraq vet Willie Downs, this blog has a really great concept at heart. It's a collection of letters written by leaders in feature and television animation about how they achieved success in their chosen artistic fields. Whether you're an animator-to-be or just a creative individual this blog provides great insights as well as motivational material.
- The Black and Blue - Great resource for all those 1st and 2nd AC's out there
- Vincent LaForet - He's the man
- Ken Rockwell - Fantastic info on lenses and photography techniques
Tell us some of your favorite blogs to follow; better yet if you have a blog yourself we'd love to check it out. Send us your links in the comments below.