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Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign Paperback – March 1, 2013
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About the Author
- Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions (March 1, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 250 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1615931333
- ISBN-13 : 978-1615931330
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.58 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,799,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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always doing the best I can do. It is the only way I can move forward. I could not in good conscience Put 10% effort into a crowd funding campaign when I had put 110% into my project.
After an online search one thing I found was a Ted talk on Crowdfunding by John T. Triginis. I hold Ted talks in high regard so I thought, who is this guy? Then I googled him and he had hours and hours of videos on YouTube discussing crowd funding. Finally I came across his book. I came to the conclusion, this is someone who clearly you should listen to (or read) on this subject.
The book takes you through the process step by step through examples and first person accounts. He also weaves the “Tao Te Ching” & “The Art of War” thought the narrative grounding the process and making it intuitive and practical rather then just a series of checklists and to do’s.
Finally the most valuable aspect for me was that he does not sugar coat the process, it is a lot of work. But he gives you the tools and understanding of how to approach that work. It is the wild west out there with crowd funding I highly recommend you read this book before starting your crowdfunding campaign.
You don't have to be a filmmaker to find the subject of films fascinating, and Trigonis takes you inside the world of movie making, with anecdotes and examples from his eclectic circle of actor/writer/director acquaintances. Trigonis' book is a glimpse behind the curtain that most movie watchers never get, and it's a fascinating and instructive overview that will make watching your next movie a much more satisfying experience.
The book also provides some very valuable lessons in how to be more savvy with the tools of social media -- a skill certainly not limited to film makers. Trigonis' expert navigation of the new media landscape will benefit anyone looking to enhance their on-line communication and raise their professional profile.
Finally -- and not surprisingly, given the writer's background as a poet -- this book is a genuine delight to read! Trigonis' warm and conversational tone keep this "how-to" from ever lapsing into techno-speak. John Trigonis is a gifted writer, and this splendid, funny, smart, and candid account of one filmmaker's journey into the Brave New World of Crowdfunding is more engrossing than it ought to be. I couldn't put it down!
So if you make movies, love to watch them, or just want to eavesdrop on what goes on when a bunch of creative people decide to collaborate, Crowdfunding for Filmmakers will not disappoint. Read this book: you'll laugh, cry, and learn a great deal from a master teacher and filmmaker.
But probably more important than the specific crowdfunding information, John’s book showed me the value of using social media to build a fanbase and connect with the indie filmmaking community. From what I learned from the book I’ve developed more of an online presence as a director over time, and met a bunch of fellow filmmakers who became mentors and friends. Many of them featured in John’s book.
So before you even think about launching a campaign, pick up this book and read it cover to cover.
Top reviews from other countries
Dass Buch selbst basiert auf den professionellen Erfahrungen von John Trigonis, der selbst Crowdfunder ist, aber auch als Berater zahlreiche Kampagnen betreut und/oder beobachtet hat. Die erfolgreichen genauso wie die gescheiterten.
Als ich das Buch zum ersten Mal las, war ich geschockt darüber, wie sorgfältig und zeitintensiv eine gute Crowdfunding Kampagne sein sollte. Und habe die Idee für eine Kampagne verworfen. Ich wollte Filme machen, nicht 3 Monate lang 24/7 eine Kampagne leiten.
Aber irgendwie hat mich die Idee und das Wissen aus dem Buch, was eigentlich hinter Crowdfunding steckt, nicht mehr losgelassen. Der Marketingaspekt und das Suchen/FInden der Zielgruppe ist einfach großartig. Und sich mit seinem Zielpublikum zu beschäftigen, obwohl man noch gar kein fertiges "Produkt" hat, ist unglaublich spannend.
Ein Buch, das ich jedem Crowdfunder - egal aus welcher Branche - wärnstens empfehlen kann!!!