View Full Version : can I do this in indie-go-go ?

07-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Dear Friends:

I just noticed how people are using indie gogo and kickstarter
to raise money to fund short movies.
Would it be posible to work on a short movie..but the money
to be raised (from these websites) be used towards animation
training (read Animation Mentor) ?
Can I do this ?

Thank you !!!


07-16-2012, 04:39 PM
In theory, yes you can.
In practice, no you cannot.

In theory, you can use all the money you collect to pay for salaries. If you're the only one working on the project, then all the money can go to your salary and, of course, you can do whatever you want with your salary.

In practice, nobody (except maybe your family) is going to give you a single dollar unless you can -show- (not tell) that you already have the skills to make the project happen and deliver them their rewards.

07-17-2012, 02:41 AM
You need to have a marketing plan and a solid grasp of reality + research the crap out of failed & successful projects.

07-17-2012, 03:08 AM
I see an awful lot of projects on these sites where there is little to show and they are VERY far off their target.

Even Stasys seems to be struggling to get funds despite the solid track record of those involved. I think you really need to be able to show a fair bit up front to convince people the project will actually happen.

07-17-2012, 06:22 AM
just try it, I think you have nothing to lose!
I think as more time you wait, as more people try it before you, and more difficult it is to get something!

Some friends just finished a project, at the beginning, I could not believe they get something, but they got about 3600 Euros!! Better than nothing!!

I think the most important, you have to make it interesting for people, and they should know why they have to help you!!

07-17-2012, 11:41 PM
Funding through Kick starter is still very much a hit and a miss especially for animation. Most of the ones that get funding get some backing by people with a major following on twitter or facebook who then recommend the project through a tweet to millions of followers.

I would also say that many of these projects have stepped up their game in a big way. Look at "The Underwater Relm" and "The Silent City" to get an idea of the quality that is getting funded. "Divine" got funded through kickstarter for round one. However they went back to try and raise over 200K to do more for a 2nd run and were not very successful the 2nd round


Here are links to those series to give you an idea of how much talent the successful projects have