I decided a while ago that I’d like to launch the mask plans with a crowdfunding campaign. For one thing, a cutter and new video equipment would be a great help but it would be nice to start building an audience before I begin.
There’s a mind-boggling variety of must-do advice out there, about “building a following before you launch a campaign”, writing press releases and all that unpleasantness.
To that end, I’m trying to sort out my various bits on social media but my main focus is on the video for a Crowdfunding Campaign. For me, this is way harder than making the demo films. It’s the difference between presenting facts and telling a really interesting story that will make the funders want to be involved. I lack the confidence to use my face or my voice, so my hands and my work will have to do the talking. I’ve “blacked out” the booth I use for demo videos, so that I can try some stop motion style techniques. I’ve been using it for photos, too.
Here are the original three masks, a couple of versions of each.
Of all of the plan sets, these are the ones I have the most confidence in, having made them so many times. I’m steadily ironing out the details in the others whilst I rack my brains about my Crowdfunding dilemmas.