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by Bryce J. Renninger
March 20, 2013 9:54 AM
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SXSW Filmmakers Prove Crowdfunding Might Not Be the Norm and Final Cut Pro is Still Alive

Crowdfunding -- in parentheses, percentage of budget raised through crowdfunding, if supplied, and comments from the filmmakers


"Big Joy" (2 campaigns, <10%)
"Continental" (25-50% with IndieGoGo)
"Fall and Winter" (10-25%)
"Good Ol' Freeda"("We made the entire film with that money up until now ($58k is how much we raised), which is pretty incredible and a testament to how many people worked on this film for free".; 50-75%)
"Grow Up, Tony Phillips!"
"Improvement Club" (25-50%, with other 2 USA Artist campaigns)
"Medora" (25-50%)
"euphonia" (~25%)
"Our Nixon" (10-25%)
"Tiny" (25-50%)
"Twelve O'Clock Boys" (2 campaigns for ~25%)
"White Reindeer"
"William and the Windmill" (25-50%)
"Xmas without China" (< 10%)


"Continental" (25-50% with Kickstarter)
"I am Divine" (25-50%)
"Zero Charisma"

USA Projects

"Before You Know It"
"Improvement Club" (two; 25-50%, with other Kickstarter campaign)
"Loves Her Gun" (~25%)

No (with funding source when provided)

"Big Ass Spider!"
"The Bounceback"
"Cheap Thrills"
"Everyone's Going to Die"
"Evil Dead"
"Getting Back to Abnormal"
"Go for Sisters"
"Lords of Salem" ("Is that legal? If so I will begin crowdfunding this movie immediately. Please leave your wallet at the front door in an envelope addressed to 'Mr. Zombie'")
"Los Wild Ones"
"Lunarcy!" (modest TV presales to Canada)
"The Network"
"The Other Shore"
"The Rambler"
"The Retrieval"
"The Short Game"
"Short Term 12"
"Snap" ("But if anyone wants to donate money to us, we'll accept!")
"This is Where We Live"
"These Birds Walk" (Sundance, Cinereach)
"We Always Lie to Strangers"

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  • Bobby | March 21, 2013 3:30 PMReply

    You gotta remember that these films weren't shot yesterday...So, I can understand people still using Final Cut 7. But, as codecs continue to change, I can't see people sticking around much longer. Final Cut X is a non option to me. And Avid still looks scary and ugly...I ended up going with Premiere and have been very happy. As someone whose been using Final Cut for over a decade AND switched to Apple just to use it...I can safely say Final Cut is dead to me. LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH! I mean, Adobe Premiere.

  • bbb | March 20, 2013 11:01 AMReply

    Also surprised by dominance of Final Cut 7 after this long. Shows what a popular program it is. I only use Avid, but Premiere is going to start becoming the indie choice in the near future I would suspect. Avid would do well to lower its entry level price point to take more people away from Final Cut. I don't get the loyalism to an outdated program.

  • Tim | March 20, 2013 10:38 AMReply

    "We learned that while the world is still rebelling against Final Cut X, it looks like Final Cut 7 is still keeping the software alive. The platform was easily the most popular editing software"

    Apple, take note!

  • Kevin Pontuti | March 20, 2013 10:19 AMReply

    No one used premiere?