As someone who makes a living from creating blog content, I understand the importance of padding an article with sufficient material. More keywords will yield better SEO results, which in turn will lead more people to the website, which is the primary goal of creating the content in the first place, right? However, as someone who reads a lot of internet content, there might be nothing more frustrating than searching for something that only needs a simple explanation but is buried deep inside of a 1,000-word article—video game guides, I’m looking at you.
In 2013, when I first launched this website, the premise was ‘daily notebook friendly filmmaking tips,’ and for the first year the website looked, and felt, like a Twitter feed of tips that rarely reached over 400 words. This didn’t do well for keeping people on the site, but we did see a lot of engagement. Over the years, as this site has evolved, I often felt that this content was cheap and didn’t serve the true nature of creating informative articles. However, in 2021, I’m akin to a cranky older man shouting at kids in the street when I go onto a website and have to close several pop-ups and cookie warnings and then trawl through several paragraphs to find what type of media the C300 Mk III records on. Therefore, we’re bringing back what IndieTips was founded on—notebook-friendly filmmaking tips.
No excess material, no fluff, just an article with a brief answer to your question. Of course, some topics require a lengthy discourse, or perhaps the topic is enjoyable to discuss. You’ll still find these articles on IndieTips—I do love going on a tangent. But you’ll soon start to see some of the older material resurface (thank you, Wayback Machine).
First up, do you know what a master shot is? If not, you can find out here.