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Crowdfunding for Filmmaking Masterclass

Whether you are filmmaker, videographer or screenwriting to make your film this course will teach you crowdfunding.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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6.4 / 10

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They don’t teach you this in Film School! This course will guide you through every stage of planning, creating and running your film crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding is the only method of film finance open to all filmmakers, anywhere in the world and over $250 million has already been raised for films on Kickstarter. 
The course has been created by Stephen Follows, who brings his experience of teaching at some of the world’s best film schools, running a leading online video agency and as a film industry data expert to the topic of crowdfunding.
It’s based on Stephen’s data research on over 50,000 film crowdfunding campaigns, interviews with over 50 filmmakers who have run a crowdfunding campaign and interviews with some of the top people at major crowdfunding platforms and services.
Topics covered by the course include…
•An introduction to crowdfunding
•Guided tour of the major crowdfunding sites for filmmakers
•How to build a film crowdfunding campaign from scratch
•Budgeting and scheduling your campaign
•Marketing and outreach to build an audience
•Building and managing a crowdfunding team
•How to run the actual campaign and what to do afterwards
It also includes examples and templates of key documents as well as interviews with filmmakers and representatives from major crowdfunding companies and services.

You will learn

✓ build a film crowdfunding campaign from scratch, and do everything you need to ensure you raise the money you need
✓ understand the different types of crowdfunding and know how to pick the most appropriate platform for their project
✓ know how to create their entire campaign, from first idea through top the tiny details
✓ budget and schedule your entire campaign to ensure you’re prepared and can afford any outcome
✓ write and make a campaign video which drives people to donate and support the campaign
✓ build and execute a marketing plan which will gain press attention, build an audience and convert those people into backers


• I am presuming you are a filmmaker whose only barrier to making your film is the money you need to spend making it.
• No prior knowledge of crowdfunding is needed
• I will take you through the entire journey from first principles right through to the complex tasks involved in campaign creation and promotion

This course is for

• The course is aimed at filmmakers who are seeking finance for their next film
• The lessons and concepts also apply to all creatives thinking of using crowdfunding to fund their next project.

How much does the Crowdfunding for Filmmaking Masterclass course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $12.99. And currently there is a 80% discount on the original price of the course, which was $64.99. So you save $52 if you enroll the course now.

Does the Crowdfunding for Filmmaking Masterclass course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Crowdfunding for Filmmaking Masterclass has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Crowdfunding for Filmmaking Masterclass course, but there is a $52 discount from the original price ($64.99). So the current price is just $12.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Stephen Follows a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Stephen Follows has created 1 courses that got 35 reviews which are generally positive. Stephen Follows has taught 1,358 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 35 reviews. Depending on the information available, Stephen Follows is a TRUSTED instructor.
Writer, Producer and data researcher in the film industry
Stephen has produced over 100 short films and two features. He has produced corporate video work for a wide variety of clients ranging from computer game giants (Bethesda), technology giants (Nokia Siemens Networks) and sporting giants (Jonny Wilkinson) but sadly no actual giants. He’s shot people in love, in the air, on the beach and on fire (although not at the same time) across over a dozen different countries in locations ranging from the Circle Line to the Arctic Circle.

Stephen has taught at major film schools, normal business schools and minor primary schools. His lessons range established topics from Producing at MA and BA level, online video and the business of film producing to more adventurous topics such as measuring the unmeasurable, advanced creative thinking and the psychology of film producing. He has taught at the National Film and Television School (NFTS), Met Film School, NYU, Filmbase, and on behalf of the BFI, the BBC and the British Council.

Stephen is an established data researcher in the film industry whose work has been featured in the New York Times, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Evening Standard, Newsweek, The News Statesman, AV Club and Indiewire. He acted as industry consultant and guest on the BBC Radio 4 series The Business of Film, which was topped the iTunes podcast chart, and has consulted for a wide variety of clients, including the Smithsonian in Washington.

Stephen’s scriptwriting has won Virgin Media Shorts, the Reed Film Competition and IVCA awards; has been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards, Viral Video Awards, LA Movie Awards and long-listed for a BAFTA; and has been championed by Mike Newell, James King, Stephen Fry, the Daily Telegraph and Le Monde.

When he has time he drinks tea in the office of his production company, Catsnake, in Ealing Studios. Catsnake is a leading online video agency where Stephen is the Creative Director. They specialise in brand-funded short films and their work has been seen by over 30 million people.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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