Petulant Fans As Investors: The Ugly Side of Crowdfunded Content

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Is the relationship between creators and fans today a healthy one? Has the new closeness made things ever more personal? Kickstarter and other crowdfunded content are coming under…

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The Podcast Episode 4: The ‘Impotents’ Webseries and Kickstarter

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This month I chat with Jeff Cooper and Grahaeme Cowie of Smoking Doors Productions about their animated webseries Impotents and the Kickstarter campaign their currently running to get…

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Kickstarter Projects Will Result In LESS Animation Being Made

Friday, June 6, 2014

No really, hear me out. I’ve waxed lyrical about Kickstarter projects before. I think it’s a great tool for the independent animator/producer who’s project is perhaps a bit too risky for a serious investor. Some great projects have found backing through it while others have stuttered to a halt despite 6-figures in backing; not naming any names. Yet Kickstarter could actually result in less animation being made. That sounds mad, right?

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WAKFU: Using Kickstarter Wisely

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kickstarter is a service that continues to enjoy a lot of popularity among filmmakers and entertainers. One of the main reasons that people turn to Kickstarter is to help fun the actual content. That carries a certain amount of risk though, so it’s always good to see someone using Kickstarter to fund something other than the animation, like what WAKFU is aiming to achieve.

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Three More Animated Kickstarter Campaigns to Compare

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A look at three different animated Kickstarter campaigns and why each is being undertaken despite differing economic backgrounds and promises.

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Not One, But Two Open Source Animation Kickstarter’s Launched

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Not one but two animation-related Kickstarter projects have sprung up. Both have differing aims, but both are important to the future of the technique.

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Does This Pixar-Related Kickstarter Project Break the Law?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Kickstarter project is proposing to teach people how to model every Pixar character by recreating them. Is that even legal?

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Little Witch Academia Sequel Funded in Just Three Hours!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

When the Trigger studio announced the Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter project, it was funded in three hours! Here’s why the very simple steps they took leading up to this moment worked so well in their favour.

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Who Owns Kickstarter Projects?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

One question that is often swept under the carpet on Kickstarter projects is who owns the content after its been created. Here’s a look at why this unresolved issue could lead to the abuse of backers’ trust.

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Who Is Kickstarter Ideally Suited for?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kickstarter is a great service and one that I’ve covered before in some detail, but recently I got around to thinking, just who is Kickstarter ideally suited for…

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Comparing Animated Kickstarter Projects

Saturday, August 18, 2012

With all the talk of Kickstarter these days and how it’s enabling creators in ways never thought of before, I thought comparing animated Kickstarter projects would make for…

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