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Documentary Tips, Issue #026 -- Crowdfunding for Filmmakers
October 25, 2013
October 2013 - Documentary Tips Issue #026
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Crowdfunding Tips For Filmmakers
Are you considering crowdfunding to raise money for your documentary? I've been working with several filmmakers these past few months who are either in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign or they're getting ready to launch.
I'm excited to announce that one of the filmmakers, Joseph East, just last night surpassed his fundraising goal of $45,000 for his documentary "I WILL DANCE". You can see his campaign here:
Also this month, I'm grateful to crowdfunding expert John T. Trigonis, author of Crowdfunding For Filmmakers, for sharing some crowdfunding tips with us.
You can see those here:
What's New?Latest Articles
How To Make A Documentary | Finding Your Story - Guest Article by Samuel W. Reed (Los Angeles). "There's an old saying in Hollywood about documentaries being written 3 times: First, with the Inception of the Idea. Second, with the Shooting of the Idea and finally, in the Editing of the Idea..."
10 Really Cool Video Apps for Filmmaking - Making a documentary doesn't have to be complicated. It can be as simple as picking up your smart phone. Here are 10 really cool video apps if you're looking for cheap filmmaking ideas.
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How to become a wedding videographer? - Question: my name is Corry and I have had recent thoughts about becoming a wedding videographer, but have no idea where to begin. I have no experience with...
Copyright Question: How To Get Permission To Use Video Game Footage In My Documentary - Question: Hello, I am working on a documentary called The Art Of Video Games and the Positive Effects They Have On Us. I would like to get permission to...
Should I Use Sound Effects In My Documentary? - Question: I know it isn't common to use sound effects in a documentary. I want to use the sound of a ticking clock on a shot of students taking an exam...
Your Documentary Ideas
Death Row Dogs | Documentary Idea -- By Gretel (Australia): We are a network of normal, working people - most with families and full time jobs. We spend most of our spare time and money on fostering, training and rehoming dogs from death-row...
Genesis The Real Story | Documentary Idea - by Robert Twigg (Washington USA): 35 years ago I became more than just interested in Genesis. I don't know why because I am not a particularly religious person...
Fast Track to the Olympics | Documentary Idea -- By Eddy (UK): It has been said that around 70% of the UK population believe that if you train in a sport every single day for a year, you would be good enough at whatever sport you chose to compete in the Olympics...
Much Much More!There are hundreds more pages of free documentary tips on my site.
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As always, if I can be of help to you, please don't hesitate to ask your question here.
Until next time, happy filmmaking!
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