Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Open Filmmaker Alliance.

General (3)

General questions regarding the site.

Started by Filmmakers Scott Brown and Shawn Dyer, the OFA is a communications center for the collaboration and production of film projects.

  1. It's FREE. Yes, that's right, FREE! (We are filmmakers too and needed something even we could afford.)
  2. If you are a filmmaker, you can upload info about your Project as well as the stage of production you're in. Then Crew and talent can browse the projects and apply to be a part of your film. (No more scouring Craigslist) ONE TOOL TO MESSAGE THEM ALL (No more creating email lists. If someone is on your project, they will get the message.)

Any suggestions for additions or added functionality to the site should be directed to the Admin or Scott. And...THANKS!

People (1)

Questions relating to account and profile creation or maintenance

Now that you've completed your profile, click on the projects button at the top of the page in order to browse projects with avilable openings. If you see a project that you would like to work on, click the "Join Project" button at the top right of the screen. Once you have been approved by the project owner, you will be able to access important information on the project.

Projects (3)

Questions relating to the creation and maintenance of Projects

There are many parts of a Project that are only available to the Project members. An example would be seeing an upcoming event on the home page that when clicked, takes you to the project page where the event listing should be, but it's not there. If you are interested in seeing the hidden information, send a request to join the Project.

Yes. Click the Group tab (assuming you are the Project admin) from the Project page and go to the People Link. You can assign either Admin or Manager status to any member. To review the rights of both Roles, choose Permissions from the Group window.

You need to be sure you didn't change the "Group Type" setting. If you did, send a message with the name of the project to the Administrator and we'll fix it for you.

Statuses (3)

Question related to Statuses and their functions.

Click on the "My Account" link at the top left of the page, status updates will display by default in the first tab of your profile.

The short answer is, yes.

Unless marked Private, your posts can be seen by anyone. However, only your Allies posts will show up on your profile's Statuses tab. You can visit any other users' profile to see their status posts, as well as non-private post left by other users on their page.

Yes.

You can tag another user in your status post simply by typing the @ symbol before their username.

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