Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Helping creative workers find an audience

There is a deep need for hands-on courses for filmmakers, artists, and creative workers of all kinds in how to find and collaborate with their niche audiences via the Internet.

This skill is not easy to learn. It may take hands-on experience under a teacher or mentor.

I think a "course" of learning for a filmmaker, writer, artist or creative worker might look something like this.

How to:
- Find and test an idea (Are you passionate about it? Really? Is it worth doing?)
- Define how you will express the idea: will it be a book, film, or artwork of some other kind?
- Define the exchange, how your audience will benefit or be enriched from your work
- Define your audience(s) and where they hang out
- Create reliable low-cost ways to reach your audience(s) using the Internet and digital media
- Develop relationships with a tribe of people within the audience(s)
- Raise funds from the tribe (via crowd funding)
- Deliver the book, film, or other creative work to the tribe
- Repeat several times and develop a following.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Head Butler dot com

Head Butler --a civilized way to start the day...

(along with Arts and Letters Daily)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Murikami novel releases to iPad

The famous novelist Ryu Murikami is releasing his next novel directly to iPad. He figures if he can get 5000 downloads, he will earn back his investment.