Re: A Video Middle Class?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jay dedman" <jay.dedman@...> wrote:
> I just read this good blog post:
>I think the 'problem' with this concept is that there's a difference
> The premise is that there is a burgeoning class of musicians are
> forming direct relationships with their fans. This cuts out the
> agency middle men...and all the high costs of promotion. Independent
> musicians can then hope to make a living by selling their own music
> and doing live performances.
> Reading the article, I wonder if you could apply the same logic to
> online video. Do independent video makers need to rely on advertising
> models....continuing the same relationship to a bloated middle man? Or
> will a different relationship develop between people watching and the
> people who make the stuff they want to watch?
between how music is consumed and how video is consumed.
I think the only way a video maker could pull something like this off
would be to already have a base of people interested in their videos
enough to chip in to pay for the costs of creating and distributing
that video. Kind of like the idea you were talking about that said
something like 800 people paying $5 each.
http://foureyedmonsters.com has been doing really progressive stuff
with online distribution and promotion. Check out their tutorial:
Granted, they're talking about a feature-length film, but I would
assume the same concepts would apply to shorter internet productions.
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