July 9, 2018 at 2:23AM, Edited July 9, 2:24AM

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Microfunding

Hi no film school fam!
I was wondering if y’all knew where to apply, how to get, or people to talk to to get small amount of funding for music videos? I’m thinking like 1k-2k perhaps between multiple sources? Are there ways to reach out to funders for that little amount? I want to be doing musical content on a consistent basis so don’t want to be asking my friends for Kickstarter money every time... let me know if y’all have any ideas!! #asknofilmschool Thanks!!

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Are you creating music videos for musicians or for yourself? Is this for a youtube channel or some other medium? I may be misunderstanding you but as I read this it sounds like you are trying to create regular video content for your own musical ventures, is that correct? If that is the case, I'd recommend trying something like Patreon. I'm not sure how else to get a steady stream of funding for such projects...

July 9, 2018 at 3:06AM

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Matthias Claflin
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For musicians--not myself! And yeah, maybe we'll do a small patreon for a little bit. Thanks:)

Anastasia Antonova

July 14, 2018 at 7:04PM

Usually, to find investments on a small project like the one your discussing you'll need something to give back to the source donating money (at least in my experience)
People will either want you to shoot something for them or they'll want advertising time in the video (maybe a screen card at the start or finish of the video)
Or you can try to crowd fund it, sure.
The trick with all of this is - Why - Why would people want to invest in you? There is no real answer for anyone to invest in a stranger other than 'That project looks interesting, I'd like to see it'

No real advice to give you, but if you're just starting out, I think it's a little on the cheeky side to ask for money, maybe make the money yourself, produce some content that looks good, so as to say 'here's what I've done on my own, it's great, with your help I can make things which're even better'

July 10, 2018 at 8:56AM

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Thank you!! This is super helpful--will have samples to show them my work and ways to incorporate their products for sponsorship. And the framing to the question is a really good way to think about it (the "why would people want to invest in it?"). Thanks again!

Anastasia Antonova

July 14, 2018 at 7:03PM

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