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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    8 Tips About How to Make a Micro-Budget Action Film

    As indie filmmakers, we’re often minimized to shooting in contained spaces with no extras, no stunts, no effects, and no elaborate props or design. Great limitations that have made for some incredibly brilliant films throughout the years.

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    Indiegogo Gets a Face Lift with Revamped Website and New Logo

    Indiegogo has got a new brand. While the name, business principles and basic philosophy remains the same, the crowd funding platform has gotten a new logo and redesigned website.

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    Here's How Crowdfunding Rescued This Indie Movie Theater in NYC

    Thanks to a successful crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, the independently owned Brooklyn Heights Cinema can afford to transition to digital projection - and keep its doors open.

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    Kickstarting A Short Sci-Fi Film Starring Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

    Having been called “The Most Powerful Artist in the World” and “China’s Most Dangerous Man,” Chinese contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei has made much of an impact in the world of art, and some of his most notable pieces have been in the art of cinema.

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Combating Piracy, Top Indies in iTunes and More

    From combating piracy to crowdfunding tips to the top indies in iTunes, here are today's 5 top tech stories for filmmakers and film fans.

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    Crowdfunding Tip: Use Interactive Video to Stand Out

    Facing an over-saturated market, when we were trying to decide if we should turn to crowdfunding to raise the seed money for our independent feature film "The Other Side,", we knew we would have to make a big splash if we were going to have any chance at all of meeting our $50,000 goal. We created ...

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    The Crowdfunding Backlash: What Do You Owe Your Backers?

    Backers who supported Oculus Rift on Kickstarter are now angered that the company has sold to Facebook. What do crowdfunding projects owe their backers?

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    Alexandre Rockwell's New Film Has a Distributor... If It Can Kickstart Enough Money.

    Usually when filmmakers turn to crowdfunding, they're looking for backing to make a film, but in the case of veteran indie director Alexandre Rockwell ("In The Soup"), he turned to Kickstarter after his latest film "Little Feet" premiered at The Toronto Film Festival and was picked up for distributi...

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    Despite Box Office Success, 'Veronica Mars' Experiences Digital Snafus

    It was good news and bad news for "Veronica Mars" this weekend. Fans turned out in droves to support the Kickstarter-funded film, driving the box office to a healthy $2 million from 291 theaters (265 in the U.S.). But technical issues with the film's "free" download for Kickstarter backers caused pr...

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    I Invented Crowdfunding. Here's How It's Changed Since Then - and Where It's Headed.

    Mark Tapio Kines is the first person to employ online crowdfunding to finance a film; in 1998, he raised $150,000 in finishing funds for his debut feature "Foreign Correspondents." He writes about how crowdfunding has changed since then and his latest campaign.

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