October 5, 2010

ReelClever – Start Your Filmmaking Career

Maybe you’ve got the talent, the skills, and the desire to become an independent filmmaker, but unless you’ve already started using ReelClever it’s unlikely you have the promotional tools to really make that dream happen. ReelClever is an application that helps aspiring filmmakers manage their projects and promote their films to a wide network of influential people. With tools for managing shooting schedules, creating storyboards, editing clips, and organizing all the files that go into the production of a film, ReelClever can turn just about anyone into a legitimate movie making professional.

Choose from one of ReelClever’s handful of pricing plans to begin producing movies through the site, and then get started by creating a “new project” once you’ve logged in. ReelClever has so many tools that it can be difficult to know where to begin. If you’re still in the pre-production stage, then it might be best to start by storyboarding your ideas. Not only does the app let you include drawings and descriptions of every scene, but it also has capabilities to include photographic images on any storyboard, as well. Once filming is complete, you can take advantage of the application’s drafting room, where specially designed tools let you and your collaborators comment directly onto specific clips and add markers on the scenes that need additional work.

Once your film is in the bag, you can use ReelClever to help promote it on the web by posting it in your online portfolio or sharing it with fans on Facebook and Twitter. ReelClever can even get you some freelance work on the side, by hooking agencies and businesses up with independent filmmakers who are available to shoot short video clips and commercial campaigns. For newbie filmmakers hoping to hit it big in Hollywood, ReelClever could be just the app to make it happen.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a production timeline for your latest movie
  • Make a storyboard for your film and share it with collaborators
  • Get feedback on your new movie
  • View people’s advice on how to make your film even better

Insider Tips:

  • Send out notices to your cast and crew through the site
  • Attach photos to specific storyboard scenes
  • Check back frequently to see when businesses are seeking filmmakers for work
  • Ask your friends to participate in the online discussion about your movie

What we liked:

  • ReelClever handles the operational tasks that many filmmakers struggle with
  • The application fosters collaboration between users
  • Storyboards and files can easily be shared without the need for photocopies or faxes
  • Users can create online portfolios where people can find their work

What we didn’t like:

  • The application doesn’t offer the actual video-editing tools that filmmakers might expect when they start using the site


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New Zealand and India
  • Web site:


  • Freelancer plan is $9/month
  • Indie plan is $19/month
  • Studio plan is $29/month
  • Production House plan is $49/month

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