Mind Your Business: Raise Money for Your Animation
Joe wants to complete two more episodes of Frog In a Suit. To do that, he needs to raise $16,800. If his pledge is fully funded, the money raised will go to outside sources to help him finish the animation. Joe will not keep any of the money for his own labor or expenses, which include writing, storyboarding, animatic, voice directing and post-production work.
On Joe's site, www.joemurraystudio.com, he has a video explaining his series and fund-raising efforts. You can also see a clip from the first Frog episode.
At the time I wrote this article, Joe had 194 backers (The coolest backers on the planet according to Joe) and had raised more than 75% of his goal. But, he needs your support to reach his goal. The deadline for pledging to support Joe's newest animation series is Saturday, June 5, at 3:00pm EST.
And pledging doesn't have to stop at his stated goal. Pledges can continue until the stated end date.
I think we should help Joe and Frog In a Blender and see where this goes. Who knows, maybe Kickstarter can help all of us raise money for our own projects.
And, yes, I did make a pledge.
If you would like to eavesdrop on our entire conversation, go to http://www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com/special-joe-jurray.html to listen to the streaming audio.
Mark Simon is an award-winning animation director/producer. His animation is online at www.FunnyToons.tv. He is also the co-founder of www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com. He has pitched and landed more than 25 deals for his own projects.