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Just a quick update to let you know that today I posted a screencast of my progress with building OpenIndie. If you're interested to see how far I've got and what kinda shape the site is in after four weeks of full time development check out the post on our blog.
As always if you have any questions, feel free to comment on the blog, on vimeo, or on here at Kickstarter. Alternative, pick my brains by email kieran AT openindie DOT com
My wife, Katie, has just sent out a number of mass emails to all of you who donated to OpenIndie phase one. She has kindly offered to help Arin and I fulfill the rewards for phase one as we are both incredibly busy getting the site ready for launch on March 1st.
If you think you should have received an email today and you didn't, it may be that your email address slipped through the net or bounced for some unforeseen reason. If that's the case we're really sorry, please email: katie AT openindie DOT com with your name and the reward you claimed. She will then endeavour to put things right.
Thank you once again for your donations and support. Development is going extremely well and we're super excited about the designs that are in the works.
Follow all the latest development updates on Twitter at @openindie Check out what Arin's up to @arincrumley And find out what I'm having for lunch @kieranmasterton
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Anyone who donates at least 1 dollar will get an invitation on march 1st 2010 to be one of the founding members of the site and you'll be able to request any film and put on any screening of any film on the site. This could be for a group of friends in your living room or renting out your local cineplex. In the first few months there be a limit of 1 screening per week per user and each user will only be able to have two films selected for download at a time. This is to keep us on budget and not incur massive data transfer expenses. But this is enough to get a screening series off the ground that is dedicated to showing your personal picks of the 100 pioneering films. Lets hope they don't all suck. Haha. But we know we have Four Eyed Monsters, Moonshine, Head Trauma, Abel Raises Cain, We Are The Strange and I'm sure many others that I can personally assure you are definitely worth screening.
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OpenIndie.com is being created based on the distribution strategies we implemented with Four Eyed Monsters, so in celebration of this, everyone who has or now makes a donation of 15 dollars will be mailed a Four Eyed Monsters Music CD. (Only to US, Canada or UK addresses due to shipping costs.) For a full track list check out our post on the updates tab of this page. For more information about the CD, check out: http://foureyedmonsters.com/category/music/
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Filmmaker profile that works to upload your mailing list into so that all of your fans will hear about any screening that gets put on. Any member of the site will be able to put on a screening of your film. They'll be able to download your film so you don't have to mail DVDs to the hosts. They'll be able to Use OpenIndie.com to give you all the donations collected at the screening. And you'll get a button on your films page that allows people to make a donation. This works regardless of where they saw your film. Think of it like a tip jar for your film. This profile will be live and active for 10 months at the end of which time we'll assess how to move forward and sustain the site. In addition, you'll also get 1 hour of free consulting time with myself, Arin Crumley scheduled during mutual availability at some point during the 10 month period. During this consultation we'll discuss what the goals of your filmmaking are and I'll mentor you in how to best take advantage of various technologies, methodologies and modes of thinking that can bring you more success. Note: If you're not a filmmaker but pledge $100 or more you may donate the 1 hour of consultancy to a filmmaker of your choice. However, you must have your chosen filmmaker contact kieran (at) openindie (dot) com with your name and their details before the Kickstarter campaign ends in order that we can match pledges to filmmakers.
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If you want to bring more then one film into the mix, you can donate 1000 dollars and bring up to 10 films into openindie and get everything explained above including 10 free hours of consulting.
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