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Kickstarter
« on: July 22, 2013, 11:10:32 am »
What do you guys know about Kickstarter? How it works? Perks? Failures? Successes?

I just happened across two products I just now heard about and wish I got on the ground floor.

What little I do know, it seems to be a great way to take an idea and get it off the ground with financial support from investors.

But beyond giving money to the project, what does one get out of it?

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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 11:35:12 am »
If it weren't for Kickstarter, the Veronica Mars Movie would still be a pipe dream. I'm okay with it funding smaller projects and in this rare case, a movie that would not have gotten off the ground when Warner Brothers said "No" to the idea of financing the film. But if Michael Bay or Steven Spielberg decides to fund his next movie using money from the fans in place of his own money, that's where I draw the line.
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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 11:36:51 am »
But beyond giving money to the project, what does one get out of it?

Depending on the project, most will offer some sort of swag or tickets or producer credit or whatever. It's kind of like getting something on the back end rather than up front.
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