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Flickreel is a new type of online film publication which blends together a magazine and a website. It works on desktop, tablet & mobile
Flickreel is a new type of online film publication which blends together a magazine and a website. It works on desktop, tablet & mobile
44 backers pledged £5,043 to help bring this project to life.

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Flickreel: This is how an online film publication should be.

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Back for £15 or more and receive a poster of Flickreel's Top Films of 2015 (below is a mock-up of what it will look like, although the final version with have 2015 films of course!). We will make different versions depending on the country you live in so that the release dates are correct. Please add £5 for international shipping. To receive both the poster and T-shirt, you will need to back for £35 or more.

A preview of the publication can be viewed here: http://www.flickreel.com/ - it lacks a significant amount of content, including many video features, which you will gain access to with the beta.

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Back us for £25 or more and you will receive a limited edition Flickreel T-Shirt in black or another colour of your choice. Please add £5 for international shipping.

T-shirt designed at http://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/ (final product might vary).

We've added another tier at £3, which will give you a six month membership. Membership will include early access to exclusive content, ad-free access and members-only features. We hope to add members-only exclusive offers to that list too!

We will continue adding more great rewards, so please check back over the next few days for details!

Our Story So Far

The primary goal of Flickreel is to provide a pleasurable and entertaining experience which is highly accessible, always up-to-date with the latest film media and available free of charge. Video-based articles will be a key aspect of the publication, as will meaningful connections between content and other users.

Producing such a wealth of content - and in particular, video-based content - is time-consuming and costly. So we are seeking your support to help us maintain the publication in its first few months. This way, we will be able to deliver the type of online film publication which we have always wanted, but never been able to find.

We have a lot planned in the way of further improvements, features and content, but we would like to know what you want as well. We will involve you in the process and will take very seriously your feedback and suggestions to help shape the publication going forward. Early bird backers and those backing at higher levels will also gain the ability to suggest and vote on content which you would like us to produce, such as a video feature on a particular director, or studio, for example.

The team we have in place consists of a developer/designer, a film journalist, and a film editor. We also have relationships with other key talent such as developers, a motion effects artist and a sound designer.

There will be three core phases to making Flickreel a success:

When the project began, the initial aim was to build a working prototype, but this developed further into a version of the publication which is ready to enter into a beta release. So the first phase of the project will be to further refine what we have and to get the publication to a stage that is ready for general release. In order to achieve this, we will employ a JavaScript/PHP developer to improve the content management system, the layout system (we need greater control over the layout in general, as this is too fixed at present) and to boost overall performance whilst ironing out any remaining bugs. During this phase we will also look to your feedback and suggestions to help us improve the publication further.

The second phase concerns maintaining the publication. It will start during the first phase and continue after general release. The two main aspects of this will be general running costs such as hosting and further refinement of the publication in response to real-world use/feedback, and costs associated with content generation. The latter will total a minimum of £1000 per month. During this phase we aim to grow the readership of the publication to a critical mass, which will lead on to the third phase.

The third phase concerns revenue streams. We will integrate advertising alongside an optional paid-for membership system, which will remove ads for members and give them early access to any new features which are added to the publication. We are hoping to have achieved this final phase by the end of the year.

This Kickstarter is ultimately looking for your support to get us through the first two phases which will then naturally lead on to us being able to achieve the third phase and make the publication sustainable.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is getting the publication to work well across so many different platforms and devices. A lot of work has gone into this to date, but there is more to be done in order to fully optimise it. Working with people who have the right skills to achieve this is essential, but we feel confident we know who those people are.

Keeping the publication up-to-date and maintaining such a high level of quality is also going to be a challenge, but it will be a balance which should get easier as the product matures. A solid business plan is therefore paramount to success, but we are confident that our roadmap is well thought out and will succeed.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.21

    Exclusive access to an early beta release of the publication. The beta will last as long as it takes to make any final changes to the publication pending a general release, but will last a minimum of one month.

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    All of the above plus a 6 month membership (please see left and below for details of the membership).

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    All of the above plus a written credit on the publication, in addition to a one year membership (ultimately, Flickreel will become a free, ad-supported publication, however membership will remove ads* and give you early access to any new features which are added to the publication).

    *Please note that with regard to videos, however, if we are still hosting them on YouTube, then you may still encounter some form of advertising which is served through their platform. But this should be minimal, and we will likely move to self-hosting videos at some point in the future.

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    EARLY BIRD BACKERS:

    All of the above plus a photographic and written credit on the publication, in addition to a two year membership (please see above for details of the membership). You will also gain the ability to suggest and vote on content which you would like us to produce, such as a video feature on a particular director, or studio, for example.

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    All of the above plus a photographic and written credit on the publication, in addition to a two year membership (please see above for details of the membership). You will also gain the ability to suggest and vote on content which you would like us to produce, such as a video feature on a particular director, or studio, for example.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $18

    All of the above, plus a limited edition poster of Flickreel's Top Films of 2015 (see left for details).

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    All of the above plus a five year membership (please see above for details of the membership).

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    All of the above, plus a limited edition Flickreel T-Shirt (see left for details).

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    Pledge £35 or more About $42

    All of the above, plus a limited edition poster of Flickreel's Top Films of 2015 and a limited edition Flickreel T-Shirt (see left for details).

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    Pledge £50 or more About $61

    All of the above plus the opportunity to discuss the project with us on Google Hangouts sessions held once a week during the beta.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $121

    All of the above plus the opportunity to spend a day with us in Soho, London*: we will go to see a film, grab a bite to eat, and you'll be able to join us on our podcast as a special guest.

    *Please note that you will need to arrange and pay for your own travel.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $243

    All of the above plus your very own Top Ten Films of All Time video, which you'll be able to share with your friends and family, and will be featured on the publication. We'll work with you to make sure it's really good and you'll be able to record the voice-over part when you come to spend the day with us in London.

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