Category: Screenwriting

If you're suffering from writer's block, here are some suggestions that might get the cranial tubes moving again - the cerebral equlivalent of Draino, perhaps, though I hope more palatable. Read more...
Category: Energy

Today you can read that the £13bn ITER fusion project has made a breakthrough: "One giant leap for mankind" the article breathlessly proclaims. Well, not exactly. They've just received final design approval for a crucial component - I am sure they are pleased, but why do the media lose their grip like an infatuated schoolboys, every time the boffins tell us they've cracked it? Read more...
Category: Mobile Computing Computers

Today I happened to need to download all my audio notes (or memos as Apple call them) from my fairly ancient (3GS) iPhone. I then thought, rather foolishly as it turns out, that it would be a good and noble thing if I also backed up all my SMS messages... Read more...
Category: Making Movies Acting

Werner Schumann is completing his latest feature film, Absolution, and he talks about the practical work of a director - how he casts, works with actors, and deals with problems, including when actors quit to take another movie or become allergic to makeup. [see full transcript] Read more...
Category: Business Social Media

If people don't know you're there, your great idea or product is never going to take off! Rebecca Caroe, a new business development expert specialising in using social media to find new customers and grow your online following, shares some tips and techniques on how to build an online presence that matters. [see full transcript]

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Category: Making Movies Crowdfunding

Renee tried to raise enough money through normal channels for her first film since leaving Australia. In the end, crowdfunding was the only - and as it turned out - the best way. Renee tells her inspiring story of raising money against the odds and offers insights to first-time crowdfunders along the way. 
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Category: Software Crowdfunding

Learn the secret of his success! Peter Cooper, software developer, author of Beginning Ruby, professional blogger & serial entrepreneur, talks about his very successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Ruby 2.0 Walkthrough. [see full transcript

 

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Category: Making Movies Crowdfunding

Paul Craig, CEO of Viewtorch Pictures, tells Julian Darley how and why he became a crowdfunder. Paul stresses the need to find a personal connection between funder and the people behind a movie crowdfunding project.
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Category: Making Movies Crowdfunding

David M Reynolds and his team raised just over $100,000 through Kickstarter to make The Underwater Realm. In this interview, David shares some tactics and tips that he used to achieved such a large contribution. Read more...
Category: Crowdfunding

BBC Radio & TV producer, Paul Waters, offers some advice and tough tips on crowdfunding. Read more...
Category: Making Movies

Audiences love thrillers (more and more) and investors love charts. So here is a chart of thriller box office trends from 1995-2012. It looks pretty good to us and we hope to your future investors too.

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Category: Making Movies Crowdfunding

You know that phrase 'Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration'? We're to help you perspire a bit less, but still get the job done (and here's why we're doing this). Read more...