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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Film Crowdfunding Stats: 8 Insights from 22,000 Campaigns

Film Crowdfunding Stats: 8 Insights from 22,000 Campaigns | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Indiegogo:  "More and more independent filmmakers are turning to crowdfunding as an option to help raise money for feature-length and short films, documentaries, TV show pilots, web series and transmedia and VR projects. To help aspiring filmmakers achieve their dreams, we analyzed over 22,000 film campaigns to find best practices and insights. Here are 8 key film crowdfunding stats you need to know."

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VisionFunder's curator insight, March 1, 5:13 AM

Great insight on the use of crowd funding in the film industry.

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Bums on seats [Audience engagement & crowdfunding]

Bums on seats [Audience engagement & crowdfunding] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Keith Barclay:  "From her crowdfunding campaigns [Gemma] Gracewood offered a few pointers and a blueprint for a four week crowdfunding campaign to keep things moving."

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The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie

The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Klint Finley:  "The world's first publicly traded person and Kanye West's former technical consultant want to help you IPO anything."

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Visual Mixtape: Elisabeth Holm on the Kickstarter Film Festival

Visual Mixtape: Elisabeth Holm on the Kickstarter Film Festival | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sarah Salovaara:  "The crowdfunding boom has proved an altogether blessing for entrepreneurism, artists and consumers alike, with the role of sites like Kickstarter now extending beyond a helpful platform and into the campaign afterlife" ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 3, 2014 6:09 AM

With crowdfunding sites, more and more users are becoming concerned about the shelf life of the finished product. Was the festival a means for you to capitalize on the built-in audience that each campaign cultivates? What would be its mission statement?

Click the headline.

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"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect

"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Soloman:  "There's a lot riding on the success or failure of Veronica Mars as a commercial entity--but all Rob Thomas cares about is whether or not the movie works for the fans."

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How To Win At Self-Distribution If You're Not Louis C.K.: A Case Study For Creators And Marketers

How To Win At Self-Distribution If You're Not Louis C.K.: A Case Study For Creators And Marketers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Steve Ramos:  'The creators of "Indie Game: The Movie" found success with their Kickstarter-funded, self-distributed Sundance hit. They recently posted an exhaustive case study on how they did it and discuss the highlights here' ...

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Your Guide to DIY Crowdfunding Tools (to Avoid Kickstarter Fees)

Your Guide to DIY Crowdfunding Tools (to Avoid Kickstarter Fees) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paul Spinrad:  "A new wave of infrastructure is decentralizing crowdfunding — which, given crowdfunding’s democratic nature, seems only fitting" ...

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malek's comment, September 23, 2013 8:57 AM
good collection, thank you for sharing
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Why Zach Braff's Film Going to Cannes Shows the Future of Film Financing

Why Zach Braff's Film Going to Cannes Shows the Future of Film Financing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Colin Brown:  "Welcome to the indie world’s new arithmetic, a film financing revolution for which Braff has become the inadvertent poster-child through his committed embrace of crowdfunding" ...

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"For some reason crowd donations have come to be characterized as replacement film financing for private equity. In truth, those pledges are really another iteration of soft money, one that comes with the added bonus of indicating future audience demand [with infographic from Slated]" ...

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10 Steps to Game Planning Your Gaming Campaign

10 Steps to Game Planning Your Gaming Campaign | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

John Vaskis:  "Setting up a gaming crowdfunding campaign is easy. Creating a successful one that reaches its fullest potential takes some more effort though — think of it as the difference between beating Halo on Normal and Difficult."

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Good advice for anyone thinking of running a crowdfunding campaign.

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Loud and clear - "Authentic in All Caps" [A web-based audio adventure]

Loud and clear - "Authentic in All Caps" [A web-based audio adventure] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "Brilliant as it looks, I thought I’d like to know some more. Here, for your perusal as well, a brief interview I did with Christy Dena" ...

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AUTHENTIC ALL IN CAPS is described as:  "A satirical *web audio adventure* where you travel across the web with characters who face ridiculous obstacles to being themselves."


You can also listen to Robert Pratten's Transmedia Podcast with Christy Dena here and support her crowdfunding campaign here.

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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:58 PM

Great job Christy, so exciting to see this getting launched!

Cultureel Persbureau's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:34 AM

Een audiotour, maar niet in een museum, of op straat, maar op je ipad. Door het web. Waar kunstenaars moordenaars zijn en filosofen gokkers, terwijl de onderwereld bevolkt wordt door quantumtheoretici. Confused? You will be.

sara mohmmad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:57 PM

nice picture

 

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Kickstarting The Oscars: 4 Crowdfunding Tips From The Makers Of Academy Award-nominated “Buzkashi Boys”

Kickstarting The Oscars: 4 Crowdfunding Tips From The Makers Of Academy Award-nominated “Buzkashi Boys” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jillian Goodman "Thousands of films get their funding on Kickstarter, but so far in the site’s history, only three have made their way to the Academy Awards."

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It's only 4 crowdfunding tips but boy are they pertinent!

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Laser Lace Letters - 7 Tangible Steampunk Stories

Haley Moore:  "Seven Victorians had their silhouettes made at a little shop in London, and then, they vanished. What happened? The letters tell all."

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Storytelling, Audiences, and Social Influence, or Why Whoopi Goldberg Turned to Kickstarter

Storytelling, Audiences, and Social Influence, or Why Whoopi Goldberg Turned to Kickstarter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Julia Levy: "Storytelling won’t die, movies will meet audiences on their own turf, and social influence will drive content. Welcome to the Future of Film, according to a panel of experts on last week’s Advertising Week panel."

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Dark Detour Returns For Spooky Season, Remixes the Idea of the Stretch Goal

Dark Detour Returns For Spooky Season, Remixes the Idea of the Stretch Goal | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Noah J Nelson talks with Alison Norrington and Steve Peters about crowdfunding Dark Detour 2.

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Exclusive Interview: How Films at Sundance Are Kickstarting Their Way to Better Distribution

Exclusive Interview: How Films at Sundance Are Kickstarting Their Way to Better Distribution | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Oakley Anderson-Moore:  "While it's true that many Sundance films get distribution deals, they aren't always the deals of the filmmaker's dreams. With over a dozen feature films at Sundance this year that raised part of their budget on Kickstarter, is it possible to use that crowdfunding platform as collateral to attract a distributor? Or can you bypass a distributor all together using Kickstarter?"

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Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sandeep Sood:  "Ever been to Indiegogo? Kickstarter? Spend any cash? What’d you leave with? Why does anyone buy a product that doesn’t exist yet...and may never exist?"

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Bob Rempel's curator insight, October 27, 2014 6:58 AM

You need a handbook, but you need more.  An interpreter, a guide, a hand holder, all with experience and savvy, in this rapidly changing field.  Our offer to help at rempelgroup.com

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Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund

Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paula Bernstein:  "Indiegogo has released the Indiegogo Film Handbook which provides tips for filmmakers on how to crowdfund their next project."

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FitsYourProfile's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:43 PM

⌚️�� #TM4C @expo2jour #Crowdfund #Art #Music #Video 

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Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good

Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jennifer M. Wood:  "While Hollywood insiders talk about which big-budget studio movies made and lost the most money in 2013, there’s a far more interesting number to consider: 3,000,000. That’s how many people backed crowdfunding projects for a total of $481,788,567 last year — and that’s on Kickstarter alone."

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Crowdfunding's Secret Enemy Is PayPal

Crowdfunding's Secret Enemy Is PayPal | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Patrick Klepek:  "How the ubiquitous online payment system has systematically crippled project after project, until creators go public and criticize the company in exchange for help."

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Andrea Rossi's curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:49 PM

"When you have to launch a program called “Customer First,” you have a problem."

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Bombshell: A Transmedia Journey into the Heart of a Pinup

Bombshell: A Transmedia Journey into the Heart of a Pinup | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stephanie Spiro:  "I'm interviewing filmmaker and director, Christie Strong of Strong Features about what it means to construct a transmedia story and how she's developing her own unique project using various social media sites to provide an interactive, immersive and ever-changing environment for her audience."


And, here's a direct link to the kickstarter campaign - Bombshell: the life and death of a pinup.

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:13 AM

Even this message is part of the Transmedia experience. 

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:22 AM

Un excellent article de Stephanie Spiro relatant la création d'une opération de storytelling transmédia

Charlie Dare's curator insight, August 14, 2013 6:49 PM

She is using various social media sites to provide an interactive, immersive and ever-changing environment for her audience~

 

And, here's a direct link to the kickstarter campaign - Bombshell: the life and death of a pinup.

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Forget 'Veronica Mars,' The Real Kickstarter Surprise is 'Lizzie Bennet' [#Transmedia]

Forget 'Veronica Mars,' The Real Kickstarter Surprise is 'Lizzie Bennet' [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Aymar Jean Christian "Soon after the Kickstarter campaign for "Veronica Mars" sparked a ton of conversations and debates, another woman-led project took the crowdfunding site by storm, raising its $60,000 goal soon after it launched."

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This is a fabulous transmedia work and thoroughly deserves its success.

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The Economics of Lucy Smokeheart

The Economics of Lucy Smokeheart | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Andrea Phillips:  "They say that running a Kickstarter is a full-time job. That's a pretty big overstatement as far as I can tell, but running a Kickstarter does in fact take a big investment of time, and sometimes of money, as well" ...

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An interesting look behind the scenes of a current kickstarter campaign, The Daring Adventures of Captain Lucy Smokeheart.


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:22 AM

Kickstarter - you have heard about it - watch how it can work for a person here.

David Collet's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:12 AM

OK. So this one appeals to me sense of fun. And... who knows. You might be part of something great.

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How Digital Filmmakers Produced a Gorgeous Sci-Fi Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

How Digital Filmmakers Produced a Gorgeous Sci-Fi Movie on a Kickstarter Budget | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tim Maly:  "When Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier decided to make a science fiction short about a mutiny on an interplanetary warship, they didn't have the funds for CGI."

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"Kit bashing is when you go to a model store and buy up boxed models kits like cars and naval vessels to repurpose the parts for your completely unrelated miniature."  Intrigued?  Then you should definitely read the rest of this article :)

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Lessons from an author who switched from a commercial publisher to an audience-funded Kickstarter book

Lessons from an author who switched from a commercial publisher to an audience-funded Kickstarter book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tobias Buckell's "How I used Kickstarter to reboot a book series, and my career (and maybe my life?
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A great sharing of information and experience.

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Digital Hollywood 2012: Crowd Funding – The New World Financial Source “the story” is king

Digital Hollywood 2012: Crowd Funding – The New World Financial Source “the story” is king | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Geoffrey Maingart: "One of the most important subjects of the conference was “crowdfunding,” the great alternative way to fund a venture, and it can be done without giving up equity or accumulating debt" ...

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:56 PM

New Venture funding that even celebrities are involving themselves in