I have some ideas for future moviemaking. Can I discuss about them here?


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No, not on this site.

This site, Science Fiction & Fantasy, is for questions and answers about existing works of science fiction or fantasy, either specific books/films/etc. or questions about the genre as a whole.

Maybe somewhere else, depending on the question.

Your query is very vague, so it's hard to know exactly what you intend to ask. If it's a question about the creation of fantasy worlds, then Worldbuilding SE might be a good bet as other answerers have suggested. If it's a question about the process of movie production, then you might try Movies & TV SE (possibly - I'm not sure whether such questions are on-topic there, or if they like us apply a policy of "questions about existing works only") or Video Production SE (whose scope I don't know at all).

Before asking on any site, though, you should check their help centre to see if your question is likely to be acceptable there or not. Every site has its own help centre page to explain which types of questions are on-topic and which are not.

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    NOPE! NOT WORLDBUILDING!!!!!! We're very happy for the OP to ask questions about the worlds their movies are set in; but definitely not questions about scripts, screenplays, movie ideas, casting ideas, production resources or anything of that sort. I edited your answer accordingly.
    – elemtilas
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:09
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    @elemtilas I know that, but from the question here it was very unclear what sort of question the OP wanted to ask: whether it was about the process of movie making or about creating fictional worlds for a movie. In fact the reason I posted this answer was to provide other options than Worldbuilding, since for some reason everyone else here was just saying "go to Worldbuilding".
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:13
  • @elemtilas I think you've misunderstood why Rand included the link. It's their because "If it's a question about the creation of fantasy worlds" and to link the OP to the on topic page so they can double check.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:13
  • @TheLethalCarrot - Perhaps so! (And for that I apologise.) However, we get these kinds of questions by the cartload over there. It's pretty clear that "moviemaking" ideas is about the making of movies, not the making of fictional worlds. Deffo off topic there! Somehow it should made clear why those links are in this answer, which is really specific to SF&F.
    – elemtilas
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:16
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    @elemtilas I'm not sure what else you want written in the answer, the entire paragraph before it is dedicated to why they are there.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:19
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    @elemtilas I've written "If it's a question about the creation of fantasy worlds, then Worldbuilding SE might be a good bet ..." and then "Before asking on any site, though, you should check their help centre to see if your question is likely to be acceptable there or not." Essentially, the link you removed is the part that should stop them from just posting on Worldbuilding without checking the scope.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:21
  • Ideally, and this is just my opinion, WB wouldn't even be mentioned. Since it's placed under "maybe somewhere else", I believe this gives the impression that that somewhere else is SE's dumping ground, Worldbuilding.
    – elemtilas
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:23
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    @elemtilas Since all the other answers here recommend Worldbuilding and nothing else, I think it's worth having one that says "Worldbuilding only if it's on-topic there" and explains how to check whether it's on-topic there or not. Otherwise the OP can get the impression that Worldbuilding is definitely the right place for them to go.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:27
  • Well, both of you have responded to me here; both of you can edit your answers! :) But at least you @Randal'Thor downvoted the third answer!
    – elemtilas
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:31
  • @elemtilas I downvoted both the other two answers. TLC's answer is better than EFH's, but still mentions only Worldbuilding without linking to that site's scope or help centre or anything.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:33
  • @Randal'Thor FWIW I was going to add all the links then your answer came in that was better so left it be.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:34
  • Re Movies & TV: Based on these upvoted questions, I'm going to guess that you could ask about common techniques for making movies, but I'm not so sure they'd accept a question of the form "I'm trying to shoot X and common technique Y isn't going to work, so what should I do instead?"
    – Kevin
    Jun 26, 2020 at 18:38

No, questions on this site should generally be about existing works of science fiction or fantasy. Depending on the question you could try Worldbuilding. However, I think it would need to be a specific question relating to building the world. Asking in general as in: would this film idea work? Wouldn’t be acceptable there or any SE site as far as I know.


There is a whole Stack devoted to questions like the ones you want to ask called worldbuilding:

Worldbuilding Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for writers, artists and others using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and settings. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about worldbuilding.

Head on over and knock yourself out!

  • Why hasn't my reputation increased despite one up-vote? Apr 4, 2020 at 18:11
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    @aminabzz Because this is the meta site (for Q&A about the site itself) and meta has no reputation system (the reputation displayed here is people's main-site rep).
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 4, 2020 at 18:13
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    Sorry, but I downvoted this answer because recommending the OP to Worldbuilding without caveats is quite likely to just lead to another site getting a poor or off-topic question.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 6, 2020 at 14:23
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    No, actually Worldbuilding is nòt devoted to questions like this! The OP is discovering this fact at present.
    – elemtilas
    Apr 9, 2020 at 2:48

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