June 26, 2016 at 2:36PM, Edited June 26, 3:15PM


[FILMSUMO.com] New Boards & Classifieds site for NFS users

As a longtime NFS user, I'm very thankful for this site... though the boards have some issues. I've taken it upon myself to build a new site FOR NFS users, BY NFS users. Purpose and Features:
- Moderated, active boards
- Classified listings to sell your gear
- Familiar Question & Answer based forum
- Comment and reply to topics
- Proper post upvoting (NO downvoting members)
- Get points for participating (We may enable prizes for points!)
- Networking and share your work
- Complete ability to ACTIVELY add new features quickly as requested.
- No ads
- And no... AF cannot spam it. ; )
[[[ But I NEED YOUR HELP! ]]]
-> Jump over to www.FILMSUMO.com and JOIN FREE
-> We need MODERATORS who want to become active moderating posts and the site. You'll get Editor access. Must show active status on NFS. (Send email to jordaninperson at gmail.com or post private post at FilmSumo.com if interested)
-> Need CONTENT. It's the hardest part of building a community and forums is getting it started... let's start adding content, questions and more to build a site we'll all love and take ownership in.
Thanks for NFS for all the constant content... For the Boards, I would love if you'd join me in building a great community of filmmakers in a site that actively grows and improves with any features we want!
Thanks and see you at www.FILMSUMO.com!


Love it! I just introduced myself on the site. I can't figure out how to change my profile picture. Also do you have plans to add a place on the profile to add a bio section as well as social media links? I love finding new people to connect with on Twitter & Instagram. Thanks!

June 28, 2016 at 5:44AM

Derek Armitage
Filmmaker & Vlogger

BTW - I just implemented better profiles, fully customizable with links and picture uploads!

Jordan Mederich

July 1, 2016 at 10:16AM

Awesome Derek!

Yes, I'd love to have a nice profile page where you can save a new profile picture, add some specifics to your public profile, etc.

For now, we'll build up the introduction thread to have everything in one place. But absolutely, as we grow we can quickly introduce all these features!

June 28, 2016 at 12:42PM

Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker

So hold on...you were that angry/upset/butt hurt about Alex Ferrari giving free information that you created your own forum...someone has way too much time on their hands...why should we trust you with our email, ip and other data that would transfer through your "forum?"

Good luck...

June 28, 2016 at 8:04PM, Edited June 28, 8:05PM


Wow! Really?

NinjaMonkey must not have read the post because the forum Jordan created had so much more to do than with one person's post. The email notification alone is worth it. I personally hate & I think many people do that they never get notified when someone else replies to a thread. It's almost impossible to keep a conversation going.

Derek Armitage

June 29, 2016 at 5:07AM

Of course I read the entire thing and visited his site that looks like it's from the early 90's...He specifically mentions that he created the forum to alienate Alex Ferrari...Did you read it?


June 29, 2016 at 8:01AM, Edited June 29, 8:01AM

I created the forum to solve all the problems listed above, and also stated AF cannot spam it, because it's a MODERATED board.

Both you and AF are welcome in the boards, but you are not welcome to spam it with clickbait, or overuse of tags. In fact, we'll have a promotions area where AF can post his stuff all he wants... NFS just doesn't have it for now.

But again, all are welcome, just play by the rules. This time, they're enforced.

Jordan Mederich

June 29, 2016 at 8:05AM

Good Luck Jordan, I personally will never use it.


June 29, 2016 at 8:15AM

I will

Clark McCauley

June 29, 2016 at 12:29PM

And I'll be happy not to see you there :'D

Clark McCauley

June 29, 2016 at 12:29PM

Good. We don't want you there Ninja. You're literally the most toxic person on this board.

June 30, 2016 at 10:07AM

Charles Duoto
Studio Floor Director

You just find me toxic because I like the old school, technical skilled way of doing things. You obviously represent the growing gun-ho non-educated part of this "industry."


June 30, 2016 at 11:45AM, Edited June 30, 11:45AM

Ninjamonkey, You meant to write "uneducated" I presume. Many people who frequent this site are uneducated. That is the point of the site. To help people learn and grow their craft without film school. It's in the name. You are awful, and contribute very little to the aspiring filmmaker who frequents this site. You suck.

Chris Aasen

July 2, 2016 at 9:21PM

Yeah Charles!

Haven't you seen his old school, very technical and skilled wedding vids brah? They're off the chain #sick. Bring a change of underwear if you choose to watch them.

June 30, 2016 at 11:52AM, Edited June 30, 11:55AM

Nick Rowland
Street Bum

I have a wedding video business yes to make money, if you are a real filmmaker you know how hard it is to make money.

My film work can be found at:


Good luck haters, I love you all so much. You make my day brighter and I really appreciate the pick me up.

My newest feature is at - www.highreliefmovie.com

Thanks again


June 30, 2016 at 12:09PM

Yeah the wedding videos are soooo good omg... And the feature is like insane...

Clark McCauley

June 30, 2016 at 12:59PM

Thanks Clark, I would love to see whenever you shoot a video that isn't on a computer controlled drone. I love haters like you they let me know I'm doing something right.


June 30, 2016 at 1:27PM, Edited June 30, 1:27PM

Again, I rarely shoot drone videos :'D

Clark McCauley

June 30, 2016 at 4:16PM

Not meaning to boycot this and change the subject, whilst Ive had my beef with ninja monkey - having read some of his posts over and over again I think he just means best.

The guy has a lot of know how and genuine advice to give, also he is right, it's bloody hard to make a living as a film maker, shooting corporate, stock or weddings is a great earner to keep things a float whilst still practicing your craft.

We do give him a hard time, because he can come across rude, but then again quite a few of us (i have done in the past) respond to him rather rudely, perhaps we should all try to just get a long and build this community further.

Ninja, sincerely - I do look forward to High relief as I said before, and hope hence forth on this forum we discuss further on the topic of film making and learn from one another (meaning everyone from everyone)

June 30, 2016 at 12:16PM


I agree, as soon as he stops giving crap to EVERYONE on this forum (except AF) I will respect him for the killer filmmaking that he does. Until then he's a jerk.

Clark McCauley

June 30, 2016 at 1:01PM, Edited June 30, 1:01PM

Thanks David, I'm glad someone reads my posts instead of blindly attacking me.

I do want to share what I have learned with the community and I really don't like the attitude of some people on here. I got into this when it was hard to learn and took years to master, you had to learn things correctly. Ever since the 5D mark2 came out things got drastically easier and now there is zero respect to craft, technique, or technical abilibity. It's really sad how many people attack me for sharing info on how faulty the black magic camera was...the blind fan boyism is also a huge problem today.

Personally I am learning code on my spare time and continuing to pursue film. In LA I usually work for free unless it's a wedding, and the wedding business has been messed up by crappy DSLR shooters with zero experience/knowledge/training/education.

I am sorry I can't help but share what I know with people, I do genuinely love being attacked. It shows me how good my information/work must be, because if it was bad you would just ignore me.


June 30, 2016 at 1:35PM, Edited June 30, 1:35PM

I'm just annoyed this forum has turned into "no, you're wrong, X means Y."

We've disagreed on a thread before and I lost my temper because of how you worded something, but it doesn't matter.

As long as we all remember the point of being here, is to learn and grow as a community and as film makers ourselves, and start to treat eachother with some dignity and remember we're all learning and make mistakes, and it's ok to make mistakes on some level.

I do wish you all the best and will keep my eyes open for your feature.

David Dearlove

June 30, 2016 at 1:55PM

I understand David thanks.

I guess I just come from a time where there were mistakes, and if you made them you were bad. I know times have changed and this is no longer true, I need to find a way to adjust.

For example I was editing for a guy, it was a huge wedding company in the north east. The first wedding they send, footage is okay, some technical problems but overall good.

Then he sends me 2 more and I feel the shooters were amateurs, if that means anything anymore. I try to edit it as best as I can, editing out the jerky/shakey camera. Taking out anything I thought was bad, and he hated the edit. He expected the editor to fix all the shooting issues, using stabilization and other rolling shutter tools. I told him if I have a bad shooter, I will usually edit out his bad stuff so they look good, he started screaming there is nothing bad here.

The shooters had photo tripods that couldn't pan/tilt, but he claimed it was because he as shooting it Hollywood film style. Really? This is what I'm talking about, and his guy has a huge business built on shitty videos shot by students/amateurs.

I am sorry if I have been mean to anyone but Clark. Clark you are a real fool and I hope you leave me alone.


June 30, 2016 at 2:10PM

NinjaMonkey and David should totally make-out right now.

Nick Rowland

June 30, 2016 at 2:18PM

haha not a chance.

I'm not trying to put anyone on a pedestal or defend people but this community is great, and the drama and hate (from ALL sides) just needs to cease, if I can provide a middle ground where people (even if it's begrudgingly) will agree to put aside differences, then I'm happy to be that guy.

Just want the community to get along again :) that's all

David Dearlove

June 30, 2016 at 2:22PM

Hahah thanks dude

Clark McCauley

June 30, 2016 at 3:14PM

See guys? All this crap is the reason we need proper boards. The people are asking for it... I'd like to help deliver it.

Jump in everyone, always tough to start a new community and forums, but it's to the benefit of us all. Adding tons of new features as we speak!


Register, start a topic, and let's get moving!

July 1, 2016 at 6:27AM

Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker

Not meaning to go off-topic, but there are already active film fora that are (more or less) moderated and have email notifications like http://www.indietalk.com or http://www.filmmakerforum.org that already exist for over a decade.

Feel free to start your own boards, but maybe it is not neccessary to reinvent the wheel (and start collecting all those 'what camera should I buy topics' all over again :-p )
Besides, there are only so many boards I can keep up with ;-)

Nevertheless, I hope NFS will hurry with features like email notifications.
A more lean approach instead of building until it is completely complete and functional would at least give everyone a sense of progress. In other words: adding features step by step gives out a better message to the users than completely rebuilding the NFS boards in silence.
(Although I must admit I can talk easily from the sideline, but I have no clue how the boards are built and whether or not new features can be added easily or not.)

July 2, 2016 at 1:42PM

Director, DOP, Writer, Editor, Producer

It is necessary to reinvent the wheel, over & over again. That is called progress.

Derek Armitage

July 3, 2016 at 4:58AM, Edited July 3, 4:58AM

Reinventing the wheel does not equal progress.
In Dutch it means you have a problem and invent something that already exists, so you have been wasting time and effort on an obvious and existing solution.

Improving or redesigning the wheel is (or can be) progress.
Subtle difference.
Here we have a situation where the desired improvements of NFS take too long to implement: from that perspective the new board is an improvement.
Since the new board (mostly) offers what older existing boards have already been offering, the question arises whether it is progress from that perspective or just the 'reinvention' of what already exists.


July 3, 2016 at 6:01AM

Hi Walter -

Certainly the point is not to just have 'another community', it's to form the exact community WE want. I would hope NFS could be that, but it struggles, and it's been years of struggles. I can't much complain without offering a solution, so this is my solution!

I was able to put together a full board site with notifications, and a bunch more features coming soon in just a couple days. I just think we deserve good boards, and I hope many others share my desire.

July 2, 2016 at 8:35PM

Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker

I totally understand your point of view.
Have you ever visited those other fora?
If so: how does the new board differ?


July 3, 2016 at 6:04AM

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