We just stumbled across this conversation with legendary Japanese animator and filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, who was honored back in 2010 with the Berkeley Japan Prize. Of course we would never by miss an opportunity to glean the wisdom of this master filmmaker. The Berkeley Japan Prize is a lifetime achievement award from the Center for […]
By Trenton Barboza at Indie Guy Studios. In this day and age, filmmaking doesn’t have to be expensive. Lets face it, in the film industry equipment isn’t cheap. A single piece of equipment will often cost more money than the average person will make in an entire year. Although this may be bad for most […]
Someone hired the computer AI Clever Bot to write a short film. Is this the end of the film industry as we know it? Not just watching computers destroy mankind but watching what they produce? Funny but scary at the same time.
Seems like everyone is using crowd funding to fund their film nowadays, If that is you here are some cool tips from Jennifer Fox the director of Reincarnation who successfully raised $100,000 for her film. campaign http://myreincarnationfilm.com First six tips “Change Or Die: How 22 Years On One Film Lead To Desperate Measures The 4 […]
“Once I asked John about how he planned to finance and distribute his movies. He looked at me in disbelief and said, ‘If you’re worrying about how to finance and distribute your movies than you shouldn’t bother making movies.’ I asked him what he meant and he said, ‘You make movies because you need to […]
So after researching and actually using Kickstarter.com I came to the same conclusion I had come to several years ago. That Indiegogo.com is better but now I have an even better revelation. That unless you are not internet savvy enough to have your own website that you might as well just make your own donation/perks […]
I have been checking out all the great tools on the Internet lately that can help with artistic creation especially animation, games and indie filmmaking. There are a lot of good tools out there and they seem to be getting better everyday. Most of them are free and fun and liberating. So I guess this […]
Here is what crowd funding is in a nutshell, imagine standing in front of a huge crowd of thousands of people on a stage and yelling out “Does nay one have a car I can use’ and some one raises their hand. That is “crowd sourcing”. “Crowd funding” is a similar idea but instead of asking for a car you yell out “I need $500 for a camera to film a new movie” and someone raises their hand. In exchange the “investor or donor get a thank you gift of some kind like an autographed poster etc. Now imagine that crows is in the virtual world of the Internet and you have crowd funding via facebook, twitter etc.
If you would release everything in every format, at a fair price, most people would choose quality over piracy any day. People don’t like to wait. Why would you wait when you can have it now for free? You seem to think you are the disney vault and anticipation’s going to make you want to pay more for it….umm no. That only works if you have no other choice and the movie is really special- more often that not- it isnt. If i want a diet coke i dont want to wait 6 months, i want it now. If i have access to a free soda fountain i’m not going to pay for that either. I figures it evens out for overpaying for it before.