Events on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Bright Lights: The Kickstarter Revolution: A Guide to Sucessful Crowdfunding with Nathaniel Hansen ('10)
Jan2920137:00 pm - 9:00 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
Presentation on successful Crowfunding strategies from Emerson faculty, alum, filmmaker and author, Nathaniel Hansen.
Nathaniel earned a MFA and MA in Media Art from Emerson College, a BA in Cultural Studies and an AA in Theater both from BYU-Hawaii. Nathaniel currently serves as Creative Director on the user generated content and interactive documentary project Hollow, and is the director of the interactive documentary Kupuna. Nathaniel is is the author of "The Kickstarter Revolution: A Guide to Successful Crowdfunding."
When Nathaniel Hansen set out in May 2010 to fund his idea for a documentary using a site called Kickstarter, he wasn't sure what to expect. After all, the concept of "crowdfunding", which lets contributors and fans help fund a project in return for rewards, was fairly new and unproven, and would people really contribute their own money to help him realize his vision?
It turns out, yes. Three weeks later, Hansen had surpassed his $11,000 goal and realized a revolution was at hand in how people funded their ideas and passion. Soon others were asking him how to launch a crowdfunding campaign, and over time the filmmaker developed and fine-tuned a method for creating successful crowdfunding campaigns, and found the same principles and methods applied no matter what the project, whether it was for a movie, a new business idea, or a new technology product.