How to Raise Money & What Should You Expect in Production? The First Short: THE GUY [Episode 2]
Running a crowdfunding campaign is a full-time job.
A short is a tricky thing. You don’t know how much time or money to invest in such a personal thing that nobody may even end up seeing, so a lot of people don’t even try. The point of this podcast is to get you to stop worrying and just try.
Perhaps the scariest part of making a short is finding the money to do so. For a lot of filmmakers, this means engaging in the dreaded business of crowdfunding. Like any aspect of making a short film, starting a campaign takes a lot of time and preparation. I'm here to help.
This video, and this campaign, led me to raise over $15,000 to shoot my first short film, but I'd need a lot more help in figuring out how I actually needed to efficiently spend that money. Joining me on the podcast today are my two producers, Justin Fischer and Casey Sincic.
In this episode we discuss:
- Preparing for your crowdfunding.
- Best practices for your Kickstarter campaign.
- How to create a budget.
- What resources you'll need to gather before production.
- How to run a film set.
- The everyday tasks of a line producer.