Social media has become a powerful tool in the modern era. Often, it can be a cesspool of ugliness, filled with personal attacks, doxxing, and conspiracy theories. I get why some people avoid it altogether.
But, in my experience, the good far outweighs the bad, especially when it comes to finding one’s creative “tribe” and learning with and from them.
Below, I’ve listed 10 folks I follow on social media for just those reasons. This list is by no means exhaustive. Over the summer, we plan to add a directory dedicated to folks like this and add to it over time.
Consider this a taste of good things still to come.
The driving force behind iPhoneographers, Calhoun is one of original voices of making films on phones. His feeds are a great resource for the tools & techniques one needs to make great mobile films.
As a cinematographer who work almost exclusively on iPhones, Rayner really puts the phones, accessories & apps through the wringer. In his feeds, he is generous with the learning he takes from his experiments.
Workman is creating an entirely new discipline and it is fascinating. He does not shoot on phones. Rather, he has built a rig to allow him to merge virtual and real world cinematography in the Unreal engine. Convergence with mobile is inevitable.
Creative Director, School of Motion
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who loves and champions motion graphics artists more than Ryan. His feed is full of of great insight into the field and where it is headed.
Principal SDE, Microsoft, C&M
Andy’s feed includes a well-curated list of the latest developments in streaming media. Also, he wrote the book on Video Compression. Want to make your content load fast and look great? Start there.
C. Robert Cargill
Screenwriter & Novelist
Cargill has written or co-written several novels and screenplays, including Marvel’s Dr. Strange. While I love his work, I love his support of creators even more. He regularly shares advice and encouragement with his audience.
President, Lumberjack System
Hodgetts is digital workflow innovator and has been on the ground floor of many technical advances in post-production over the last 20 years. His feed is a well-curated looking into the ever-changing landscape of post-production.
Chief Creative Office, Maxon
I’ve already sung the praises of The DV Rebel’s Guide. Though his resume is full of big budget tentpoles, Maschwitz has always been a steadfast advocate for independent creators. His feed reflects it.
Have someone you think I should follow? Link to them in the comments and I’ll check them out.
Image Credits: Eric Lucatero.