What do YOU think? (New Site)

As we develop our new website, we want it to be what YOU want it to be. And since we can’t read your minds (yes, it’s true), we need you to tell us what you want to see!

The new site is not going to be the linear blog that this…blog…has been. It’s going to be a portal. You’ll still be able to access all the blog entries we’ve already done but in a simpler way. You want to know about Cinematography? There will be an entire section devoted to the subject that you can visit instead of weeding through the seemingly endless feed on the home page of this blog (for which I apologize; haven’t been able to figure out how to clean that up).

But what else do you want to see? What features would benefit YOU most? We’ll be continuing the blog, like I said, but what else? Glossaries? Videos? Let us know!

Also, there are so many subjects and skills we need to learn as filmmakers that are NOT film related that I often find myself reeling as I realize any Communications or Business major would know this stuff, but I, who studied film, haven’t the slightest clue. So, what are those NON-filmmaking subjects would you like to learn more about in a filmmaking context?

Help us help you. We want this to be THE BEST site for independent film education, but we can’t do that without your help. So, tell us what you think! You can leave comments here on the site or on our Facebook or Twitter.

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3 Responses to What do YOU think? (New Site)

  1. Sam Ross says:

    This is awsome! What a great site. I’m going to tell all my friends about it. I love the concept of NUAT. What a unique and creative project. Certainly outside of the box. I wish more indie film makers were this creative and willing to try new things. Keep up the great work!

  2. Dorian says:

    Design when there is a lot of material is tricky. Things you might consider (from my experience):
    Categorize by icons and lists. Graphics help. Example: use a camera to symbolize cinemotography, plus the name. Use these in the lists.
    Use horizontal headings with icons and names for the top five categories.
    Keep your category lists to around 5 items if you can. People get lost in long lists. But they also get lost in sub-categories after the second click.
    For large sites, search helps. You can easily incorporate Google Search just for your site.
    Always have a “What’s New” landing page (or home page), so people can quickly see what’s new.
    Use a running heading displaying the category structure so people can see where they are.
    A menu on the list with expandable categories and subcategories is often great.
    I will be linking my Web sites to this site.
    – Dorian

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