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Tonight I want to talk about money!
I came across this in my travels around the web - Link
It's basically a Kickstater project, started by a couple of web-comics artists named Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub.
Scott Kurtz does a comic called PVP - Link and Kris Straub does one called Starslip - Link they're both pretty good comics.
The reason I’m bringing this up, is these guys started a Kickstarter program to fund a ten episode web-series called 'The Scott and Kris Show' (It looks like its going to be a reality type thing, kind of like 'Jersey shore' or 'The Real World' but with web comics guys, I guess) anyway they asked for a budget of $50,000 (and that’s a lot for Kickstarter, I think the most I’ve ever seen a project fund for is about $10,000 )
Anyway they’ve got $64,995 bucks (so far) .. cause at the time that I’m typing this they still have 23 hours to go.
…Umm, are you fucking kidding me? Sorry for the language but … Seriously!!!
I don’t mean to begrudge these guys their success. As a guy who makes the better part of my living off the web, and knows how hard it is, I’ve got to hand it to em. They’ve obviously figured out how to build an audience and cash in (in a big way)
I’ve got to give them respect for that.
But while one part of my brain is thinking nice job guys, the other part of my brain is thinking $64,000 ... man, I can think of at least ten people trying to make movies right now, that would do something a million times better with that money, than what these guys will end up doing.
I’m not going to name anyone cause I don’t want to bring down any backlash on my friends, but just take a look at the links over in my sidebar, they’re all right there.
One thing I will say is, if I had that $64,000 … Tomorrow, I’d rent a warehouse. I‘d hire four guys and we’d go full steam on my movie for a year!
So what do you guys think about all this? What do you think about kickstarter? It seems to me to be a legitimate option. What would you guys do if $60,000 bucks fell in your lap, and who would want to come to Colorado and work on my movie with me … if it fell in my lap?
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