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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2015, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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2015 is the year I'm putting together a more substantial ski video. Below is just a preview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU01uByrG8k

Giving the ol' business plan a revision. However, thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 04:51 AM
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So you want me to give or "donate" the money I goto work for so you can ski, make movies, pay people for songs used, travel and live off my money and pay other people to ski? Am I understanding this correctly? If that's the case, I wish you all the success in donations and I will look forward to the free version.

Good title for the thread though.
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So you want me to give or "donate" the money I goto work for so you can ski, make movies, pay people for songs used, travel and live off my money and pay other people to ski? Am I understanding this correctly? If that's the case, I wish you all the success in donations and I will look forward to the free version.

Good title for the thread though.
is this different from VIMFF ?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Spectrum,

That's cool man, I get your complaints. I'm just a broke guy with a camera trying to make a decent piece of content for people to watch.

I'll likely take this down, as I do hate asking for donations.

I'll be out on the coq today. Hope to see you
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Nice

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 12:57 PM
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Hey Simon

Good luck with your new film! My wife and I have enjoyed watching your films for a few years now. Without a doubt your more recent work is the best I have seen from the Club Tread community.

Asking for donations can be very difficult and humbling and I am sure there will be some negative comments from the community along the way. I have read some good articles on crowd funding and will include a couple links here, although I know you will have done your research already.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228125

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232301

I have an inkling of the crazy amount of work, time and money you have put into filming and editing the many videos you have submitted for the Club Tread community to enjoy. I also feel your terms are fair, giving thanks to the people who donate, even a small amount, in your film credits.

Scott and Josie
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 01:43 PM
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Enjoyed your video
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 05:28 PM
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I feel like your request for donations is hampered by the vagary of your stated plan. A major selling point for mainstream crowdfunding campaigns (and a primary feature of any grant application) is an explicit and detailed budget, with a more structured plan. Addressing some basic questions will go a long way to making it seem as though folks are indeed contributing to a video rather than bankrolling your ski vacation.
1) Shooting location(s)? Travel costs to/from, accommodations, etc.?
1a) Judging by the title, it looks like a backcountry film, but if it includes resort skiing, (1a1) does the resort charge a fee? (1a2) are lift passes part of the budget?
2) Any equipment costs? Renting fancy gear, etc? Editing software?
3) How much for the music? Who is contributing the music?
4) Rider fees? Are these pro riders? Up-and-comers? Buddies of yours? What are their riding resumes?
5) Who else is involved? Other videographers? Lighting crew? etc. etc.
6) What is the timeline for shooting, editing, and delivery? What are the dates for shooting, what is the rider availability, what is the contingency plan for bad weather/avy conditions, etc. that prevent use of a specific location?
7) What are the safety plans? Avy safety? First aid personnel? etc.
8) Are there plans for further distribution, or entry into festivals, etc?

As it stands, though you've clearly got a good eye, and plenty of enthusiasm, the project pitch is kind of vague and ad-hoc. I would be reluctant to put funds towards something with the goal of being "substantial" that does not demonstrate adequate (ie. detailed) front-end planning.
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback nwaber. Certainly some very good points that I didn't considered thoroughly enough. I think the new master plan is to finish it on my own and look into film festival options this upcoming year. I appreciate your thoughts!
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post #10 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for your help Scott! Come the years end I'll have a well crafted video for you to enjoy
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post #11 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 11:58 PM
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let it run for awhile and keep posting vids if CT2 allows.. worth a shot here and there, everyone starts out small and explores options to achieve goals. If CT gets ugly over it, hopefully the current mods/ admin will close it before any harm done.
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