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Josef Astor on "The 4 Scariest Things About Kickstarter"

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  • November 1, 2011 11:00 AM
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A few months ago, Jennifer Fox wrote a guest post for this very site, a three-part, 29-point guide to running a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fox’s groundbreaking documentary My Reincarnation had recently broken all Kickstarter records and would ultimately go on to raise over $150,000, so her posts weren’t just informative and useful, they were a manifesto, a victory lap for the very concept of crowdsourcing.

Jeff Orgill on "Anatomy of a Prescreen Launch"

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  • October 18, 2011 8:30 AM
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Back in August SherI Candler introduced us to the new curating and distribution service here.

Enzo Tedeschi on "Distributing Films via the Ipad" (aka Tool Review: MoPix)

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  • September 26, 2011 12:30 PM
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I don't know about you, but I am pretty astounded by all the opportunities before us for Direct Distribution. If you recall, I have listed 32 different Platforms and Tools that filmmakers can now utilize. One such tool is the MoPix.

Brian Godshall on "8 Developments in The World of Music"

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  • September 21, 2011 12:30 PM
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Music is a big deal for every filmmaker. But every Producer also knows that come music clearance time, money is running out, nerves have been scraped raw, and it is a hell of a lot of work and time to get the clearances in place. And usually you can not get paid until you complete delivery, and that includes delivery of the music licenses.Those dedicated, music-loving souls whom do the clearances are one of the many unsung heroes of the film biz. I have had the pleasure of working with Brian Godshall on several of my films, and he is one of the really great ones. Today, he extends his generosity to share some of the latest developments of where the film and music world meet.

David Fine on "More Thoughts On Crowdfunding Campaigns"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 16, 2011 12:30 PM
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This past week, we've had a lot of input from filmmakers who have used the IndieGoGo crowdfunding platform. Filmmakers have been sharing techniques and best practices on what made their campaigns a success. It's a practice we hope will continue for all filmmakers, across all platforms, utilizing a wide range of tools. Let's figure this out, together.

K Lorrel Manning & Michael Cuomo on "Riding The CrowdFunding Train To SXSW"

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  • September 15, 2011 12:30 PM
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We all one know how to do more with the very little we have. This is the year the indie film world turned to each other for help. And people responded. It is so exciting that we are working together to get the work done. Indie / Truly Free Film has never been more of a community!In just the first half of this year, eleven films that raised money on IndieGoGo appeared in the world’s leading film festivals. From Tribeca to Sundance, intrepid filmmakers learned the ropes about what it takes to make a splash in these festivals. This is the first in a series of posts are from the teams behind some of these films. --Adam Chapnick, IndieGoGo

Prescreen Debuts as a Social Movie Discovery Platform

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  • September 14, 2011 12:30 PM
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Prescreen was featured on our MUST READ list of the New Platforms. Sheri Candler also did an overview for the community on this site. Now they are launching. Their press release is below, but to understand just what they are doing, watch this short video before.

Adam Chapnick on "IndieGoGo Films Showcased at World-Class Festivals in 2011"

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  • September 12, 2011 12:30 PM
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Google became a verb several years ago. In the Indie / Truly Free Film space we are close to verb-izing another company. But just like all tissues are not Kleenex, there are many crowdfunding platforms out there, and it is worth not forgetting that. Find the platform that works best for your film, as there are plusses and minuses on everything.Today Adam Chanpick speaks of the films (and some of the benefits) of crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.

The End Of The Auteur Era Of Film?

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  • September 9, 2011 12:30 PM
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People like to get credit for their work, but have they been getting the right credit for it? Are we able to recognize when something is a collaboration as opposed to a work of an individual who has hired a team to execute it?

John T Trigonis on "The Tao of Crowdfunding: Twitter Tips for Crowdfunders"

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  • September 8, 2011 12:30 PM
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I think you know how enthusiastic I am about all the tools and services out there to get our work done and share it with the community. We have moved from the Era of How to one of How To Do It Well. It is time to truly develop best practices.Luckily this blog has become a bit of a platform for the community to share what we've learned. We are recognizing that we can build something better together. Today, filmmaker John T. Trigonis shares what he's learned marrying Twitter to his IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign.

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