February 13, 2017 at 2:20PM, Edited February 13, 2:21PM

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Advice on Kickstarter

Hello, I recently posted a topic on about my new Kickstarter campaign for an animated film but got no replies off it. Not a problem though. However when I posted on other film sites all I got was negative comments, people telling me it was a scam, not gonna work, that no one was going to back it. Is it really bad or have I been posting in the wrong place?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/alanmartinpower/animated-feature-film-deep-...

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Looks good at first sight. But there are some things I think you could do a little better:

1.) It's good to have a video. But I think it's important that people can see who is the person behind that project. You have just put your animated character into the video and nobody is seeing you in person.

2.) Some charts. Just give people a easy look up of what their money will be used for in specific (f. e. caterring, production time, euipment rent, etc.)

3.) Show people what you have already done so they can see that your project has a future.

February 15, 2017 at 8:50AM

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Eric Halbherr
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Thank you for the kind words.

1) I'll be sure to add a picture of myself on the project page because all the videos will be animated, giving out shout outs and updates but it's going to have a better voice next time :)

2) That's a good idea, I'll get to work on that straight away, a nice picture would be really helpful, you're right.

3) I'll make sure to do that right now thank you so much.

Alan

February 15, 2017 at 1:29PM

To add to Eric's response, adding charts of where that money is going will definitely help you. If it were me, I would make a video actually showing the people behind the project, and then some animation on the side (extremely hard to see a 'sock puppet (sorry if that's not what it is) talking to me, and give part of my paycheck to it.) But you seem adamant on not using actual footage. A spot for skepticism may be that most of what you're asking for, is to buy software. Shoot, I'd make a movie about paint drying if people would pay me to get the software I want! I honestly have no clue what level that software is at, and maybe adding that it's an advanced tool to tell your story in a unique way, may help a touch. I also think that connecting them more to the story, and the heart of the project will pull in that extra support, and get over that point. Maybe a bit more backstory to how it began, who you are, the passion behind the project, and more about the actual story, instead of a logline.
Best of luck,

February 16, 2017 at 10:44PM

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Craig Douglas
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