Indiegogo looks like a great way to fund a film project of any kind. It is a fairly simple way to put together funding from friends, family and via social networking. The cool part is that if you do not meet your goal you still get to use the funding for other projects. You also retain 100% ownership of the project. Robin Schmidt of El Skid Blog is trying to raise some scratch to shoot his Super Massive Raver Project in Hong Kong. He is also donating a portion of the proceeds to charity. This is what the HDSLR community is all about. Here is a little info from the SMR site.
“We have made a pledge to donate 10% of all our YouTube earnings to charity. We call it Comedy with Conscience. With the current recession we thought it was high time someone came up with a way to help charities that didn’t have to involve you reaching for your wallet. Please help us raise more money by passing the videos on and persuading anyone you know to subscribe. It’s free!
WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET
We need to raise $5,000 to pay our way to Hong Kong and get our ten narrative episodes in the can. The money will be paying for our flights over there, the cost of the carnet to get our equipment through customs and the props we will need for the episodes.
Rather than putting together a whole tier of perks we’re just offering one funding bracket: $10. That’s it. We’re pre-selling the app and a very limited edition hard copy of the episodes, complete with a special ep that no-one else will get. “