The website Kickstarter is ushering in a revolution in how creative ideas acquire funding. Coming to the UK this Autumn the site allows members of the public to post projects which can be funded by the crowd pledging anywhere between £1 to £50, 000 as they feel to. For the strength of the idea, how it's written up and the video accompanying it, creative projects have the potential to draw in many hundreds or thousands times more cash than they aim to. There are a plethora of interesting things going on here including cutting out the research as to whether a product will be successful as well...
Posted by: Nathan Miller
July 30, 2012 |
Indie Game: The Movie Official Trailer from IndieGame: The Movie on Vimeo.
With Sundance success, an HBO deal, and an engaged digital fan base, the directors of "Indie Game: The Movie" represent the new, Kickstarted generation of indie filmmakers. The wild success of Indie Game off the back of the Kickstarter pledges which raised around $94, 000 from members of the public, exhibits the power of niche fanbases as well as the passion and engagement that video games stir. The winner of this year's Sundance World Cinema Documentary Editing Award featured documentary about video games, their creators...
2011 was a big year for Kickstarter. They even had their own film festival. As this blog states it funded hauled in $32,473,790, for 3, 284 films. Some projects are garnering critical acclaim. The niche power this crowdfunding holds cannot be overstated as the communities for these projects is built as the projects are built themselves.
Creative Cash: Makers Tap into Crowdfunding from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Crowdfunding is a powerful new way for makers to fund their DIY projects, attract interest, externalize expectations, and solicit expertise. Learn how to do it successfully and float your ideas with a panel of crowdfunding experts, including Will Haines (IndieGoGo), Kevin Lawton (author of "Crowdfunding Revolution"), Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions), Paul Spinrad (MAKE), & Hiroshi Wald (Stanford-MIT VLab)
Kickstarter: The World's Top Platform to Fund Creativity from WIRED on FORA.tv
Three years into the web’s most popular crowdfunding experiment, Kickstarter is still learning the ropes. The Lower East Side-based startup celebrated its third birthday on April 28 in with some impressive stats. More than 2 million people have shelled a combined $200 million to back 22,000 projects running the gamut from smartwatches and tin-can microphones to videogames and feature films. But at the Wired Business Conference 2012, co-founder Yancey Strickler explained that the company is still learning how to run itself...
MaKey MaKey is a great new Kickstarter project! It turns any possible surface into an interface for computing using alligator clips. Described as an invention kit for the 21st century, MaKey MaKey turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. I can't wait to get my hands on a banana piano!