If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
Share your views on the state of the Animation Industry.
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Kickstarter isn't the only place where crowdfunding is changing the dynamics of how business is done. Across a wide spectrum of interests this system is helping many more people, groups and organizations get their projects and ideas off the ground.
Another leading crowdfunding site is indiegogo. Here are the venue's Top 12 funded projects for 2012...
1. Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
$1,370,461 of an $850,000 goal
2. Lets Give Karen -The bus monitor- H Klein A Vacation!
$703,123 of a $5000 goal
3. Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker
$590,533 of a $100,000 Goal
4. BugASalt – The Final Push
$577,491 of a $15,000 Goal
5. Rebuild the Joplin Mosque
$410,662 of a $250,000 Goal
6. Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land!
$388,482 of a $1,000,000 Goal
(Because indiegogo offers flexible funding a campaign can get monetized even though it may not reach its goal)
7. 1:Face Watch
$357,618 of a $25,000 Goal
8. HONY & Tumblr Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser
$318,530 of a $100,000 Goal
9. Ready to Believe: Anderson Relief Fund
$265,264 of a $250,000 Goal
10. Allegiance the Musical - World Premiere Production
$158,272 of a $50,000 Goal
http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Old-Globe- ... he-Musical
$135,453 of a $75,000 Goal
12. Who Gives A Crap – toilet paper that builds toilets
$66,548 of a $50,000 Goal
You can see the Top 12 indiegogo campaigns for 2012 listed comprehensively at this link...
Crowdfunding is more than just a novel trend that will eventually fade away. It's a system of venture capitalization that very quickly has become a powerful and significant alternative to what we knew before and is making a big impact in how business is done.
These 12 campaigns alone total $5,342,437 is combined funding! That is not chump change folks! And when added to the astounding totals we've been seeing with Kickstarter campaigns along with the successful crowdfunding results of many other sites dedicated to the same purpose the figure goes way way up from there.
We are in a new era of doing things. Crowdfunding is the most important development to affect our industry since the advent of digital production technology. That's how strongly I feel about it based upon what I'm seeing.
This is indeed something to celebrate and to utilize!
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