By Scott Kirsner
A vital consultant for filmmakers, musicians, writers, artists, and different artistic forms. "Fans, buddies & fans" explores the ideas for cultivating a web fan base that may help your artistic occupation, allowing you to do the paintings you must do and make a dwelling at it. in response to dozens of interviews with the artists pioneering new ways to creation, advertising, advertising, collaboration, and distribution, it offers techniques that paintings - in an easy, jargon-free manner. Featured artists comprise YouTube superstar Michael Buckley; the animators at the back of JibJab, Homestar Runner, and pink vs. Blue; video artist Ze Frank ("theshow"); comic Eugene Mirman; singer-songwriters Jill Sobule and Jonathan Coulton; okay move frontman Damian Kulash; filmmakers M dot unusual ("We Are the Strange") and Curt Ellis ("King Corn"); writers Brunonia Barry ("The Lace Reader") and Lisa Genova ("Still Alice"); and artists Tracy White, Natasha Wescoat, and Dave Kellett.
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I don’t believe in piracy. It’s just people using the available technology. You need to offer different monetization options for different customers. Some people watch it on the Web for twenty minutes and then want to buy the DVD. Some people watch the whole film on BitTorrent, but then want to support us by buying merchandise. We want to let you give us money in any possible way. War bond s. With Iron Sky, we’re selling 2000 of what we call “war bonds,” which cost 50 Euros. You get a DVD of the teaser trailer, and a little booklet about the film, and a certificate that says you participated in the fight against space Nazis.
We’re totally happy. What we think is, if we can produce something on our own budget and stick it in this distribution model, which works, we’ll look at TV and feature films when we get to a point where we want to do something that we just don’t have the resources to do. One piece of advice for people is about consistency. A lot of people put out one thing and it’s really popular. They’re surprised, and they don’t have anything else to do. People really want consistent content. You can’t go three or four months without something new.
We wanted to make sure there was a good fit. It’s a five-episode project, and we were very involved, which is cool. They listen to us when we have ideas – it’s not just like they licensed the characters. There’s talking, so Matt has done a lot of the audio. Fans, Friends & Followers [ 30 ] I don’t look at discussion forums and comments about the show, because one negative comment can negate fifty good comments. You run into people who say that we jumped the shark five years ago. Movin g fa st. We always make the cartoons on Sundays and put them up right when they’re done.