Reddit is a content aggregation site. What this means is people from all around the world go onto Reddit to share content they’ve either made or found with other Reddit users. Once the content is uploaded, the entire Reddit user base can either “upvote” or “downvote” the content based on how relevant, useful, or just interesting they think it is. The more something is upvoted, the higher it rises on the list of content populating the site and the more people see it, while downvoting does just the opposite! And that’s the entire basis of Reddit!
Another key aspect of Reddit is the idea of Subreddits. Nothing on Reddit is posted directly to Reddit itself, but rather the content is shared on a Subreddit specific to a certain area of interest. What’s nice about this system is that it allows you to curate the content you’re viewing to your specific interests by subscribing to Subreddits relevant to your interests.
Because of it’s unique structure and concept, Reddit can be invaluable as both an educational and social tool in the right hands.
Here are some Subreddits related directly to what we teach here at Specs Howard School of Media Arts to get you started!
GFX Suggested Subreddits
www.reddit.com/r/graphic_design - Dedicted graphic design subreddit featuring advice, ideas, and discussions about the process and the industry.
www.reddit.com/r/typography - As the name implies, this subreddit is all about exploring typography. Great place for inspiration or advice for your type related projects!
www.reddit.com/r/design_critiques - Already have a design and want to get some feedback on it? This subreddit is the place to go.
DMA/BMA Suggested Subreddits
www.reddit.com/r/videography - This is a great place to find discussions about smaller scale video projects. There’s also a lot of great advice and discussion regarding equipment.
www.reddit.com/r/filmmakers - While similar to r/Videography, this subreddit has more of a focus on cinema than on small scale projects.
www.reddit.com/r/VideoEditing - This subreddit is specifically for aspiring editors. r/Editors is another subreddit focused around professional editing, and while it’s worth checking out, r/VideoEditing is likely a better resource for someone just starting down the editing path.www.reddit.com/r/audioengineering - All about audio work, from recording, to editing, to producing, it’s all discussed here!