Crowdsourcing is the thing now. When you want to make a film you take it first to family, friends, supporters and potential audiences. By the process itself of revealing your intentions in public, you transform an abstract idea (a dream?) into a plan. By asking for contributions in exchange for (clever, fun) rewards, your film becomes a project, one that you are responsible for. Just by posting on Kickstarter or Indiegogo (among others) you become a storytelling entrepreneur, a making-of artist in the web-circus.
What are you selling when you crowdsource? Your ideas, your talent, your role as an innovator in an innovator world
Your video. good=funds, bad=redo, rethink, remake.
Two years ago Riccardo NERI produced the film H.O.T.
H.O.T. is a powerful doc about global Human Organ Traffic. It screened at festivals the world round. It helps raise awareness about the forced extraction of body parts, and the resale and distribution system behind it. Yes I know, you’ve heard about it, but this has narrative and visual detail. Did you see it?