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Freddie Wong AKA freddiew has a released an infographic breaking down how his 'Video Game High School' web series spent its $636,000 budget.
Very useful and fabulously presented.
excelente infografía, que resume los costos de los nuevos formatos para producir
Fascinating breakdown of financial budgeting for video game production.
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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."
This is a fabulous transmedia work and thoroughly deserves its success.
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" ...
An interesting look behind the scenes of a current kickstarter campaign, The Daring Adventures of Captain Lucy Smokeheart.
Kickstarter - you have heard about it - watch how it can work for a person here.
OK. So this one appeals to me sense of fun. And... who knows. You might be part of something great.
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."
"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 :)
Tobias Buckell's "How I used Kickstarter to reboot a book series, and my career (and maybe my life?
A great sharing of information and experience.
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" ...
Amanda Holpuch: "Amid the glamorous sea-foam dresses and contentious network rivalries of the Primetime Emmy awards, a case for independent distribution was made when Louis CK accepted an award for his standup special that earned $1m before it aired on primetime" ...
A new transmedia project called 'The Numinous Place' is trying to raise money on Kickstarter. It already has one famous backer: the actor Russell Crowe, who has apparently invested $25,000 in the project.
GMD Studios Kickstarter Spotlight: "The Time Tribe is an episodic game for kids 8 to 13 that does more than just occupy their time; it teaches them in ways that naturally stimulates their will to learn. And it’s all wrapped up in a great transmedia package."
Joshua Cohen: "Transmedia isn’t just a buzzword, but an engaging and cost effective tactic employed by content creators to entice fans and keep them entertained and engaged between regularly scheduled programming" ...
Andrea Phillips: "There's been a bit of a backlash recently against Kickstarter, and indeed, against crowdfunding as a whole. That's because there are an increasing number of hapless crowdfunders who aren't clear on the difference between enthusiastically promoting their work and spamming the internets with their demands for money."
"It doesn't matter how good your idea is, or at least how good you think it is, a Kickstarter project isn't some forum post or drunken roundtable discussion with friends. It's a serious attempt at asking complete strangers for often sizeable sums of cash."
A new sci-fi web series teams Hollywood visual effects artists with a global scattering of up-and-coming animators, all of whom are working for free to craft CGI elements for a wigged-out futuristic saga ...
Looking for ways to get that project off the ground? Then this article is well worth a read.
The first question you need to ask yourself is “who the heck is going to contribute to my campaign?!”
"This post outlines the importance of a strategic approach to three main aspects of a crowdfunding campaign: community, incentives, and your personal impression."
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."
Good advice for anyone thinking of running a crowdfunding campaign.
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" ...
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.
Great job Christy, so exciting to see this getting launched!
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.
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."
It's only 4 crowdfunding tips but boy are they pertinent!
Haley Moore: "Seven Victorians had their silhouettes made at a little shop in London, and then, they vanished. What happened? The letters tell all."
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."
Alan Light: "It’s almost midnight, and Amanda Palmer is naked.We’re down to the final minutes of the singer-songwriter-provocateur’s month-long Kickstarter campaign, a crowdfunding effort that shocked the entertainment world by becoming the site’s most successful music-based project to date" ...
Mathew Ingram: "Content creators of all kinds — authors, musicians and others — would do well to learn from his [Louis CK's] example, and that of others like Amanda Palmer, who recently financed a new album and tour through Kickstarter. The main lesson? Building a community is more important than ever" ...
Natan Edelsburg: "A new startup, New York-based Mobcaster is redefining independent television in the age of the social web."
"Crowdfunding super site Kickstarter has benefited from an excess of good will across the web. They may take a bit of a bruising then from allegations they banned transmedia artist Rachel Marone"...
Ask just about anyone what Transmedia is and you’ll get an empty stare coming back at you as they try to give you their best non answer. Angela, however is a smart cookie that knows her stuff. She not only schooled me on Transmedia – she also gave me the skinny on something called, Alternate Reality Gaming. Oh boy… here we go!
And as a companion piece to this article, I recommend you read A plea for collaborative Transmedia learning by April Arrglington.
Rusel DeMaria: "Kickstarter has its challenges. Even as a successful participant, I’ve hit some bumps along the way. The lessons I’ve learned from this experience are worth observing. If you’re looking to get funded on Kickstarter, here are ten tips to help you succeed."
This could be the beginning of a shift away from media corporations and publishers towards audience support. We certainly hope so.
A look at the record breaking Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter campaign. You might also like to read: The $3.3 Million Kickstarter: Online Campaign Breaks Fundraising Records over at Mashable.