Archive | January, 2010

The Cosmonaut Model for Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing

The Cosmonaut Model for Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing

One small step for man, one giant leap for indie film… The Spanish indie film The Cosmonaut has perhaps the best crowdfunding model I’ve seen so far, and has also incorporated crowdsourced elements and freemium techniques.[Thanks to Robert Pratten for pointing me in the direction of this project - do check out his fantastic articles [...]

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Biracy Crowdsourcing Model Part II

Dave Geertz has posted a detailed response to my earlier analysis of Biracy for those of you interested in learning more about this innovative crowdsourcing project. I have also posted some more thoughts, in the comments section of the Biracy website, and reposted here. Hi Dave, Thanks for your response, I appreciate it. I guess [...]

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Diary of a Struggling Writer (& Indie Filmmaker)

I wanted to write a post that was a bit more personal today, I guess explaining a bit about why I’m doing this and clarifying my position. I know that my analysis of other people’s projects can be considered “honest and brutal” (thanks Mat!) which I am proud of, but also wary that my comments [...]

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Crowdfunding Indie Film : Biracy (case study)

Biracy is an indie film project launched at the beginning of last month with the goal to convert download pirates into investors, creators, and distributors by using a persuasive crowdfunding /crowdsourcing hybrid business model. It’s quite innovative in that the filmmakers have allocated 32% of membership income towards an upfront referral reward system, meaning that members [...]

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