Can a filmmaker cut out enough middlemen to sell movie tickets exclusively to backers?
Social Media Today reports on the rising influence of social media on the film industry.
Filmmakers can be so creative when they have close contact with their fan base. Really, that’s their best resource. The benefits of self-distributing, and having an open community in general, help move the process along so much faster.
Will Mainguy, Reelhouse CEO
The Sundance Institute recently announced a new digital partnership with Reelhouse, an online video platform where filmmakers and artists can self-distribute their work.
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Know your audience.
(Source: Tech Crunch)
Using YouTube‘s annotations feature, Australian pop singer Cody Simpson is now the star of a choose-your-own-adventure story with 15 possible outcomes.
Whether or not you like his music, you have to admit: a choose-your-own-ending YouTube movie could open a world of possibilites to up and coming filmmakers.
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Whoa. Should filmmakers be heading back over to MySpace?
How Maker Studios Is Turning YouTube Cynics Into Believers
"According to ComScore, Maker has an audience of 20.4 million viewers a month, fourth in all of YouTube… By Maker’s own measurement, which includes a network of more than 2,000 affiliated channels, it reaches 130 million people a month.”
Finding Your People: Why Filmmakers Should be on Tumblr… Now
By Lauren Donia
Photo credit: Josh James on Flickr
I joined Tumblr in the summer of 2010, just a few months before permanently deleting my Facebook account. I was late to the game. Tumblr was already full of people who had been there for a couple of years and they all seemed to know one another. It was a tough nut to crack, as the saying goes, and it took some time for me to develop my sites, find blogs to follow and attract my own followers.
Indie Filmmakers: Use YouTube & Find Your Audience
By Ryan Gielen
The perfect version of this is a filmmaker who spends the year leading up to her film shoot video blogging about the fundraising process, casting, producing, and any fears, hopes and challenges they face.
Increasing attendance? There’s an app for that.