On July 4th 2008 Filmmaker IQ went live. This year on our 7th anniversary everything on Filmmaker IQ will change. We have been hard at work behind the scenes on a brand new site and a brand new approach toward learning filmmaking. As we clear off the dust and eradicate the final bugs we won’t be posting here on FilmmakerIQ.com while we get everything set up. HOWEVER, we will be still posting all the fresh daily content you normally find here on our social networks: Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus so make sure you follow us there.
Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store.
NEW COURSES & LABS
We are completely replacing our old courses with brand new interactive ones, powered by a massive new learning management system. These courses will continue to be FREE to everyone. They will contain our video lectures, multimedia lesson units and exams to test your comprehension of the materials covered. In addition to Courses we will also have Labs: These are projects ranging from testing out filmmaking techniques to actual short film assingments designed to put filmmaking rubber to the road so to speak.
Got a burning question? We are adding a new Question and Answer section you can ask questions on every subject of film and filmmaking (similar to Yahoo! Answers). You can vote on the best answers and even select your favorite answer.
POINTS, RANKS & BADGES
Every course you pass, lab you submit, questions you ask or answer (as well as tons of other site activity) will earn you points on the site. As you earn points you will move up in rank (Coming Attraction, New Release, Double Feature, Breakout Hit, Rising Star, Prolific, Tour de force, A List, Super Star, Mogal, Icon, Auteur, Legend). You will also earn badges and certificates for completing courses and labs. We will have persistent leaderboards so you can see how you compare to your fellow filmmakers around the world.
FILMMAKER IQ LIVE!
One more thing… We are creating a live show in partnership with YouTube where you get to interact with us in real time. Along with answering your questions, we will have industry guests, video segments and much more.
We have to get back to work now but we’ll see you on July 4th!