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24 Filmmaking Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

I don’t do #FF. I have rarely done it and long long time ago, I wrote a post explaining why I didn’t feel comfortable doing it. That said, I regularly want to shout out ‘Hey, I think this person is great and everybody should follow him/her!’ so I have decided to do it my own way. In the same fashion that I have published the best filmmaking Tumblr accounts to follow, I have decided to do a ‘24 Filmmaking Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow‘, especially since Twitter is by far my main source of information and platform exchange.

It is not an exhaustive list, of course, it can’t be, but each one of the account listed below regularly provides high-quality content filmmaking related and many of them played a part in one of mentorless’ articles and/or in the 5 bonus links from the Sunday’s Newsletter.

Note: This list is organized alphabetically (by twitter name). Enjoy:

24 Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

@akstanwyck is the film journalist behind Thompson in Hollywood and by far the most skilled ‘RTweeter’ I follow. Thompson shares news from a multitude of accounts; following her means saving some precious time.

@artguillotine is one of the twitter account to follow if you are into editing. It also has a website sourcing submitted (and approved) content related to editing, post-production and sometimes filmmaking in general. A great ressource.

Related:

    1. Handling Game of Thrones Post-Production

     

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    @cinelinks does an excellent job at curating filmmaking articles from multiple sources. They don’t have a website (yet?) so following them on Twitter is the only to enjoy their knowledge.

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    @DigitalDuckInc is a massive curator. I don’t know how he does it, but the amount of amazing info shared is pure bliss. See below. Related:

    1. ‘Life of Pi’ Editor Tim Squyres About Cutting in 3D and the Job’s Evolution
    2. A Look at the Odd Jobs in the Industry and How Much They Pay
    3. Watch Live Bullet Time Effect With 15 GPros: New Visual Possibilities for Filmmakers
    4. How to Shoot a Reversed Video In One Take

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    @eanieves is a rising and excellent twitter account, owned by filmmaker Edwin Adrian Nieves who also has the (also) excellent tumblr A BitterSweet Life. If you wonder why it didn’t make it to the Tumblr Tops this year, the answer is easy: I discovered him afterwards. His spot is already on next year’s. Related:

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    @filmdrblog is a scholar and one of the reasons why I love his account is that it is high quality with a different take on the industry. Filmdrblog often shares stories that present the industry or filmmaking through a different lens.

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    @filmstudiesff stands for Film Studies For Free. That only should be a good reason to follow Catherine Grant who also shares a lot of analytical and high quality contents from other accounts.

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    @FilmmakerIQ is a big account and you might already know them. Still, if you don’t follow them, you should.

    Related:

    1. Filmmakers, You Are Your Own Media Company. (Now What Do You Want to Say?)

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    @FilmmakerMag is one of the biggest champion for independent filmmakers and my favorite filmmaking related magazines. I have often read amazing articles, filmmaking or storytelling related, thanks to Macaulay’s tweets and recommendations.

    Related:

    1. 5 Tumblr Accounts to Follow for Another Look at Films, Storytelling and the Industry

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    @GermainLussier is a critic and writer for Slash Film, and he is also my favorite unofficial film critic. Lussier is passionate about films and we often love the same films. It might not be for you, but I have to recommend his account!

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    @GoIntoTheStory is one of the key source to follow if you are into screenwriting. You will learn about every aspect of this fascinating art.

    Related:

    1. Download and Learn From Screenplays Competing For Oscars Attention

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    @jeannevb is a screenwriter that launched her career on TwitterOne of the scriptchat founder and moderator, Jeanne is the one who made me realized how powerful of a tool Twitter was thanks to an article she wrote back in 2010 for Writer’s Digest. Back then she had 2000 followers. Today she is closed to reaching 50k. So yes, she knows how to use Twitter.  Related:

      1. The Domino Effect

       

       

       

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      Full disclosure: I have a soft spot for @LaFamiliaFilm. LFF was in my top ten must follow tumblr accounts and I regularly RT him, but that’s because not only he shares amazing content but he is also very caring for the filmmaking community. LFF has used his influence to give visibility  to many crowdfunded projects, documentaries, articles (yes, including mine) etc. By following him on Twitter, you will have a very broad perspective on filmmaking, from homage to the masters to what is happening now. 

        1. Meet Peter Jackson, Unknown Director of 25 Who Just Completed His First Feature Film

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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        @lawnrocket, a writer-director formerly Pixar employee, often shares her thoughts and wisdom through her account. She also made it to this year top ten tumblr accounts. Related:      

          1. Pixar 22 Storytelling Rules

           

           

           

           

           

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          How not to recommend @milesmaker when three articles were based solely on his tweets from filmmaking events? Impossible. One of the best use of Twitter as a unique platform to share instantly knowledge and live information. Related:

            1. Watch 12 of the 65 short films Selected for Sundance 2013

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

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            @RedSharkNews shares a lot of technical content in series of short articles that will help you get a quick handle about everything that is going on in the industry. *********************

            @rianjohnson is not just a film director, he is also a film lover and very active on twitter, sharing info, articles and often engaging in friendly debate with tweet peeps. Related:  

              1. Rian Johnson’s Insights About Being a Writer-Director

               

               

               

               

               

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              @ryanbkoo is a filmmaker and found of No Film School. If he doesn’t write much on his site anymore, Koo continues sharing the articles published on it as well as his own news related to his first coming feature film, Man-Child.

                1. Why Backing Koo’s Feature Film Man-Child Can Help Your Own Project?

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                If you’re a regular mentorless.com reader, seeing digital marketing strategist @shericandler making this list comes as no surprise. Sheri Candler is fully dedicated in helping indie filmmakers and storytellers getting their story out there, that is if you are yourself interested in doing so. Related:

                1. Download and Read the Free Moviemaking Movement
                2. Download and Read Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul
                3. Producing the Descendants: a Case Study Made Available Thanks to Sheri Candler and Twitter
                4. Thinking of Self-Distributing Your Indie Movie? Learn (a Lot) From Indie Game: The Movie
                5. Dan Harmon: Monetizing the Internet Will Be the End for Us All

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                @slashfilm probably doesn’t need much presentation but it is still worth pointing out that Sciretta shares more through his twitter account that was is Slash Film’s website. Related:

                1. Does It Make Sense to Release “House of Cards” at Once on Netflix? The Slash Film vs Dana Brunetti Twitter Debate.

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                Former indie film producer and current Executive Director for the SF Film Society @TedHope is one of the leader in the storytelling and filmmaking revolution that is taking place right now. Hope challenges old business format, shares his thoughts and wants our community to do better. A must-follow. Related:

                1. How Failure Can Impact Your Creativity? A Talk With Ted Hope and Ed Burns
                2. Extracts From Soderbergh’s Speech for His ‘Last Appearance Ever Talking Film’
                3. Storytellers, You Are Your Own Media Company. (Now What Do You Want to Say?)

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                @televisionary is my go to guy to discover amazing TV shows and just read about what’s going on in the TV Industry. I owe him to discover the brilliant Danish show Borgen, and for that only, I had to put him on this list.

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                With almost a million followers, @tinch is probably the biggest tweeter account on this list and, as far as I’m concerned, the number is justified and unsurprising as Roger Erik Tinch shares a very varied and relevant content, often before anybody picks up on it.

                Related: 

                1. Community Creator Dan Harmon Unlocks His Storytelling Technique: Meet the Embryos
                2. The Movies’ Stars Are Visual Effects: Must-Watch NAB Meet-Up About the VFX Future 

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                If you’re into the art of using equipment to improve your storytelling skills, you will love @vincentlaforet‘s account. Let’s never forget that he is the “father” of the DSLR revolution that opened up a whole new world for aspiring filmmakers.

                Related:

                1. An Open Letter to Canon or Why You Should Shoot What You Want
                2. Are We Really Living a Renaissance Era? So Says ‘The Sky is Rising’, The Report that Defies the Industry Consensus
                3. How to Use a Green Screen Without a Studio Budget?
                4. Game Changer Alert? Vincent Laforet Reveals Film Stabilizer MoVI
                5. Learn the Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet


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