for all you out there with a family: you’re not alone! Lots of awkward situations over here:
Monthly Archives: May 2009
Some more funding over here at kickstarter it is just big fun to see all the projects and the diversity on this funding site. Recently i came across Rob Hornstra’s the sochi project. His journalistic project about Sochi (Olympic games in 2014) is a example of so called slow journalism, a kind of journalism wich is hard to finance these days. Papers and magazines dont have the budget for a story on that scale and for such a long time. So Rob (photographer) and Arnold van Bruggen (journalist) came up with the idea of memberships (bronze. silver and gold) and finance their project in this manner. I think they offer quite a lot for their membership prizes so I got my self a silver membership.
making movies is expensive and getting in touch with producing companies is difficult, but besides making a “dogma” movie the other option is getting your own funding done on the internet.
“IndieGoGo is an online social marketplace connecting filmmakers and fans to make independent film happen. The platform provides filmmakers the tools for project funding, recruiting, and promotion, while enabling the audience to discover and connect directly with filmmakers and the causes they support.
Founded on the principles of opportunity, transparency, choice, and action, IndieGoGo launched in 2008 to address the fundraising challenges and market inefficiencies affecting independent filmmaking today. IndieGoGo enables this “filmocracy” by providing filmmakers an open platform to pitch their projects to the world, and giving the fans a vehicle to experience and influence the once inaccessible world of filmmaking.
Filmmakers get new resources to build and engage a loyal fan base to assist in making their projects happen. Filmmakers can raise money and awareness, find cast and crew, and gain credibility through the help of their number one resource: their fans.
Fans get the opportunity to discover and impact the films of tomorrow while getting insider access and VIP perks for their contributions. But beyond the VIP perks, fans get an everyday opportunity to support the people, films, or causes they believe in.”
Polly and the murderers, a interview with the director
A Swarm of Angels is an “open source feature film, and participatory filmmaking community.
A new kind of film process and movement pioneering extreme collaboration & digitally-native cinema.
With members now in the four figures we are reconfiguring our web presence to
simplify involvement and clarify all the project developments.”
ok, nice and if you need money to make your film here is something to use the crowd to get your funding on track. There is more on crowdfunding upcoming posts
Bert Kommerij used Flickr to make a movie. It will be on dutch television tonight. Is it a movie, is it photogrpahy, is it radio? check out for yourself
daily problems for everyone. maybe it will help if you look for your own best matching designer?
The Sofia Designweek is the first of a kind design festival in Bulgaria. Between June 5th and June 12th Sofia will be transformed into a vibrant capital of design. In its first issue, SOFIA DESIGN WEEK is welcoming some of the most avant-garde international names in the contemporary product, communication, interactive and graphic design. Sofia Design Weeks aims to place our city on the global map of design. Through discussions and experience exchange, it will also seek the next identity in our visual environment, one that is urgently needed. Sofia Design Week will take place annually in order to involve Bulgaria on a regular basis in the ongoing global discussion on the future of design.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader
“Our mission: Spreading ideas. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you’re an important part of it. Have an idea? We want to hear from you. Today, TED is therefore best thought of as a global community. It’s a community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who have just two things in common: they seek a deeper understanding of the world, and they hope to turn that understanding into a better future for us all.”
So many words, it did start Maria Popova to do something with these words. TEDify is the brain child of Maria Popova, a relentless and voracious TED fan who, after seeing every talk publicly available and then some, arrived at a curious epiphany: TED has a voice.
the impossible project. this project is about to save the loss of polaroid film. check this website and buy a t-shirt or even better, contribute to the technical challenges the team is facing right now.