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23 Jun 2016 21:01 - 23 Jun 2016 21:04 #48782 by SCOTT R
Ah what the fuck; I'm gonna kick in some bread too.

To bad there isn't an extended superchick flying scene donate option.
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23 Jun 2016 21:52 #48786 by Markiehoe
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I have been burned more times by Crowd funding campaigns than I care to count.

Promoting one actress and swapping her out at literally the last few days of the campaign once.
Fighting to get perks delivered.
One perk was the ability to see the movie before it was released only to have my DVD shipped after a theatrical premiere and the DVDs offered on E bay.
How about the one guy who had an un official crowdfunder and then bragged on Facebook about his new tattoo.
Do I have to mention the ones that just up and disappear?

Personally I think TKS is a stand up guy and will produce a quality movie.
I have enjoyed the movies I have purchased.
The one actress shown looks to good to be true.
Like I said I have been burned before.
$30 for a 30 minute movie is right in line with pricing
Looks like I'll give him a shot.
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23 Jun 2016 22:00 #48787 by TwiceOnThursdays
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jnw550 wrote:
I can't even tell you how many commissions I've had to get corrected because the artist couldn't be bothered to read what I wanted. They made sure to get their money up front, though!


My experience in commissioning has been a polar opposite. I feel that most of the time I get MORE than I'd expect. But, I'm not generally asking for something very specific, I do generally have one, but it's framed with "I'd like an image that shows X. Here's an idea for that. Please feel free to try something else that does that."

I let the artist have some fun and do what they want, if it solves the ask better than my example. I encourage that, so I guess if it's not stellar, some of the blame is mine, and I'm not that upset. (But I don't think that happens too often.) OTH, I've several commissions that I look at regularly that were FAR MORE than I'd have thought of. And I think that % is higher than the "meh" percentage...

(There isn't anything wrong with being specific and asking for exactly what you want and being upset if that's not done! It's just not how I do things.)

I'm now pretty shameless, after you've commission Dr. Strange is Zatanna's fishnets, it's all down hill from there.

I also don't mind paying up front. Sure I'm owned art (or a refund) from a few artists, but it's only a few out of > 50 artists and 200 commissions. OTH, any artist who gets paid at the end? They'll have multiple horror stories about getting paid. I'd rather the artist not be worrying about that and instead be doing my commission. I'll take the small % of bozos, and instead focus on the good eggs. And there are a good half dozen artists i'd blindly send money too, knowing that I could work something out I'd love with no worries.

But that "too many at once" and a few artists that pissed me off (this is actually HARD to do) is part of the reason I slowed down. I need to pick back up again as I really enjoy it.
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23 Jun 2016 22:32 #48789 by TwiceOnThursdays
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Markiehoe wrote: I have been burned more times by Crowd funding campaigns than I care to count.

Promoting one actress and swapping her out at literally the last few days of the campaign once.
Fighting to get perks delivered.
One perk was the ability to see the movie before it was released only to have my DVD shipped after a theatrical premiere and the DVDs offered on E bay.
How about the one guy who had an un official crowdfunder and then bragged on Facebook about his new tattoo.
Do I have to mention the ones that just up and disappear?

Personally I think TKS is a stand up guy and will produce a quality movie.
I have enjoyed the movies I have purchased.
The one actress shown looks to good to be true.
Like I said I have been burned before.
$30 for a 30 minute movie is right in line with pricing
Looks like I'll give him a shot.


I'm pretty accurate for kick starters that aren't devices (so I tend to not do those anymore).

but books or comics, I'm scratching my head trying to figure out one that didn't come through. (about 40 total for Kickstarter)

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever learned was "don't worry about how other people spend their money" (with Gaiman's sub-corrollary "George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.") So the tattoo, unless the guy didn't deliver -- which if so I'd have lead with that because it's the real problem -- then I don't know why you cared enough to list it.

Hm. Ok, one book failed: it was pictures and interviews of Female combat pilots of WW II -- but that was sort of a lark anyway. Just having him TRY was partially good enough. If you've not heard of the Night Witches, the Russian Female Pilots of WW II, they were BAD ASS. (I did get some stuff out of him, it's not a total wash.

1 out of about 40 isn't bad. (we'll see about my current crop, they're still in progress.)

The other comics/books all worked in that I got a timely book/comic out of the deal and was reasonably satisfied with the result. Now I think 3 of them were books by the same author, the next in the series, so those were all pretty safe bets. (And I don't even read the kickstarter, he goes "next marla mason novel", I go "click/fund".)

And 2-3 devices (a bad idea all around for those). And 3 (4?) movies/shows, which all worked. One was Veronica Mars, I didn't think it was that big of a risk. The other was Con Man, which I also thought was pretty safe.

This is riskier than most of my other crowd funded things. (When I recognize actors in the movie, I don't think it's that risky -- esp if the actors help push the kickstarter, and that was true of all 3 that I funded.) OTH, it already has a script, and it's by someone who has filmed a lot of things before, so is actually capable of getting the task done. That's why I took a gamble and funded a bit.

But I do feel your pain about crowdfunding, and you hear about these things all the time. Just for some reason I seem to pick fairly well.

Either that or if you are crowdfunding you REALLY want me as a backer as I'm a good luck charm. ;-)

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23 Jun 2016 22:42 - 23 Jun 2016 22:44 #48791 by SCOTT R
Markiehoe ..."Personally I think TKS is a stand up guy and will produce a quality movie."

Exactly why I decided to pull the trigger and go forward with my contribution. If it were anyone else, with the exception of Random Studios asking for funds, I would shy away. AND, this video is gonna have a ton of cool fx in it and TKS knows what he's doing.
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23 Jun 2016 22:48 #48792 by Markiehoe
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I just went in order of how these played out.
I am a sucker for the underdog.

I like to help out the little guy so crowdfunding a Hollywood project like Veronica Mars is out of the loop.
That's why it hurts more when the little guy lets you down.
He is supposed to be one of us.

The tattoo guy was a Facebook friend who promised all the money was going into camera equipment.
He did have some pretty promising Wonder Woman footage produced.
So I bit and helped him out.
Then I found out where my money went.
Funny, I was just about to introduce him to SWM.
Glad I didn't.
We don't need his like around here.
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23 Jun 2016 23:49 #48797 by tks
Thanks for all the responses guys. It's actually a learning curve for me in terms of this kickstarter setup and maybe there are a few things I could approach differently in future. Making the movies, that bit I can do but I'm new to the crowdfunding Idea so hearing all of this feedback is incredibly useful to me so thank you.

I wanna just address a couple of points to hopefully put some minds at ease.

I think a concern people have is wether they are going to get what they chipped in for and on time? I've made sure these perks are things I can and will deliver in line with the production and will assure you if the project for some reason doesn't get made you will receive your refunds.

I think it was mentioned that the one actress was too good to be true. As good as she may be she is True and is signed on for the project, fitted for the costume and ready to go.

Also. There are also two actresses attached currently Atla from the main page and Thena

gallantseries.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/thena/

Thanks again for everyone who's contributed and Lfan for giving us a little boost :)

Here's the link again

www.indiegogo.com/projects/weight-of-the...o-movie/x/14381869#/
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23 Jun 2016 23:49 #48798 by Sarge395
TKS hasn't let me down yet with the content.

I'm in. First time I ever tried crowdfunding.

Actress looks gorgeous. Rolls dice.
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24 Jun 2016 03:29 #48816 by Fred9101
I dont really like the model on the page... Too skinny...

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24 Jun 2016 04:28 #48818 by Markiehoe
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"Also. There are also two actresses attached currently Atla from the main page and Thena"

Can we get a picture of Atla?

The Our Girls section on the website is still blank.

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24 Jun 2016 04:38 #48819 by lfan
Atla is pictured on the IndieGogo page (I believe it's Callista from the Gallant series)

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24 Jun 2016 05:01 #48820 by Markiehoe
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lfan wrote: Atla is pictured on the IndieGogo page (I believe it's Callista from the Gallant series)

ElF


Thanks! I got turned around a little bit.

It's all good now.

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02 Jul 2016 01:16 #48940 by pansardum
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I can start with saying that I haven't chipped in any money to this project, but I have a weak spot for TKS films so it's not too unlikely I'll support before the funding campaign is over.

Anyhow, I just read through the script and think that the ending could be more thought thru. As it is now it felt like a cop out to me. Atla's decisions seem more based on luck than any characters actions.

I would fix it by either find a way to attach Atla to the <object> or have the separate parts stronger than the whole.
I kept my suggestions a bit vague here to not spoil if someone that planned to buy it doesn't want to know, hope my suggestions are still clear.

I know my input shouldn't have too much weight since I haven't contributed but I hope it still will be considered.
Anyway good luck with this project and I really look forward to see the finished product.

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04 Jul 2016 15:26 #48969 by AlbertC
Hello, first of all wish to all U.S. folks a great 4th of July. Second, I was just looking how much funding is developing, and today they have about 540 GBP, with 12 more days to the deadline.

I'll try to contribute with something more this month, the pound turned a little bit more attractive since the Brexit, let's make an xtra effort.

igg.me/at/HNb4PaB72uU/x
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05 Jul 2016 17:07 #48981 by tks
Thank you for the bump and support :)

as always thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

Just to put something out there that may be putting some people off remember........

a) if the film doesn't get made for any reason you will be fully refunded, so have no fear of your investment
b) The GBP is awful currently so now is a great time to put some cash in if you're not from this country :P
c) If theres a perk you'd like that you can't see do send me an email
d) If you pre-buy the film now you save money on the actual release

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10 Jul 2016 00:29 #49043 by SCOTT R
Just kicked a few more bucks your way Tks. Congrats... you're over a third of the way toward your goal!

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10 Jul 2016 01:29 #49044 by Markiehoe
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Already donated! One suggestion: You have to streamline your presentation a bit. The script is to long to easily read. Just give a general plot overview of the scenes you plan on shooting. Showcase your talent so everyone can see your starlets and what they will be getting. Right now you have to move around to much to see pictures of your stars.

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11 Jul 2016 10:57 #49070 by tks
Thanks Guys for all your amazing contributions so far!!

So we got 5 days left. on this. If you haven't donated yet but wanted to then now's the time :)

www.indiegogo.com/projects/weight-of-the...ld-superhero-movie#/

It would be awesome if we could get to 50% (obviously 100% is great too)
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13 Jul 2016 23:32 #49126 by Sarge395
2 days left. I kicked in for one of the extended scenes on top of what I put in for originally.

50% point now.

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14 Jul 2016 22:36 #49154 by tks
Guys firstly thank you so much for your contributions. £1000 so far is awesome. I say so far because...

EXTENSION AND CASTING ANOUNCEMENT

We've had a few exciting developments in terms of casting  and things. I've also been called abroad for a brief stint with work for a couple of days and so I've decided to give the campaign a few extra days in case people we on the fence/forgot to donate or can be swayed into funding with these announcements. This is the final deadline and won't effect the production schedule.



We've just cast the actress who will be playing our villain



gallantseries.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/villainess/


www.indiegogo.com/projects/weight-of-the...o-movie/x/14381869#/
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