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Crowdfunding Tips for Filmmakers

For many, crowdfunding is an excellent way to fundraise for a short film or web series. For those who are trying it out for the first time, here are just a few tips to make your experience more enjoyable and successful. 1. Determine what site you want to fundraise on. I recommend Indiegogo, but there are other options such as Seed&Spark or Kickstarter. In general, I don’t recommend using Kickstarter because if you don’t reach your goal, you don’t get funded. 2. Have a realistic budget in mind. If you’re asking for too much you may scare away potential donors or not reach your goal. Ask for too little, and extra expenses will be coming out of your pocket instead. 3. Develop a detailed outline of your expenses and share it with your campaign. 4. Determine how long you want your campaign to last. At the very least, make sure you have a month to fund raise. If you are asking for a significant amount of money ($10,000+) add more time to your campaign. No matter what the goal is, I believe 15 weeks should be the maximum amount of time …

Charming and Thoughtful, “Young Like Us” Explores Female Friendships Amidst the Complications of Post-College Life

Oh the trials and tribulations of post-college life. We’re led to believe that once we graduate everything will fall perfectly into place, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Life becomes exponentially more complicated, and the friends who were like family during college are now drifting in opposite directions. At times, it’s a struggle even knowing who you are or where you’re going. How do you continue on your own down the path you’ve foraged? And how do you keep your friendships together in the process? “Young Like Us” – a charming and thoughtful eight-episode web series on YouTube – asks these questions and more. The series features three ex-roommates, Mia, Ava, and Charlie, who start a fake band in order to sustain their bond after they’ve graduated and moved out of their Brooklyn apartment. Their band-practice room becomes a place of refuge, where they can escape together and share the tales of their daily struggles and triumphs. Through their music, the characters are able to explore feelings about relationships, sexuality, identity, and what the future may hold. In each …

Best of “Between Two Ferns” With Zach Galifianakis

Between Two Ferns has been on my radar for awhile because I love Zach Galifianakis and nearly anything on Funny or Die, but now it’s on the entire country’s radar. After President Barack Obama’s visit to the show, the internet was buzzing not only about the Affordable Care Act, but also about Galifianakis’ hilarious faux access-television web series. While many responded positively to Obama’s surprise interview, there was a lot of backlash from conservative groups and individuals that thought it was undignified. My thought? I appreciate having a president who can relate to American youth and is humble (and funny) enough to do something so out of the ordinary. The purpose of the interview was to reach out to young people and encourage them to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment period ends this month. And Obama was successful; funnyordie.com drove substantial amounts of traffic to heathcare.gov. But enough about politics! I think every episode I’ve ever seen of Between Two Ferns is funny, but here are just a few of …