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You are not the only one struggling. Everyone is. And we can do something about it. But first you’ve got to get mad.

Post a video or tweet saying, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.” Put @openindie and we’ll find it and make a mash up of screen grabs and video clips. Actually do it. It will feel good. You’ll feel better about what a panel of indie film experts at the Moma recently declared an indie film crisis.

Once you’ve gotten mad, donate to OpenIndie here

Then blog about it.

Here is the video that explains what OpenIndie is.

Below is the text from the end of the above video incase you want to quote it for a blog post, re-read or fact check (links included):

Ted Hope, producer of Thumbsucker & many other films donated $100 to help build OpenIndie.

3,666 feature films were submitted to Sundance last year and only 178 got in. Source.

Lance Weiler, founder of the Workbook Project, self distributed his two films,The Last Broadcast & Head Trauma & has donated $100
towards building OpenIndie.

Only 10 films found distribution at Sundance 2009. Article

Ondi Timoner, filmmaker of Digg & Join Us donated $100 to sign up her new film
We Live in Public on OpenIndie.

In 2008 Mark Gill declared the sky is falling on independent film. Article

Ira Deutchman manages a network of 65 digital theaters & donated $100 to help build OpenIndie.

The Independent Film Channel licensed Four Eyed Monsters but then failed to release it &
didn’t pay until the filmmakers settled out of court for a third of the original deal.

http://twitter.com/4eyedmonsters

Arin Crumley, co-director of Four Eyed Monsters has now co-founded OpenIndie & will use it to distribute his upcoming feature film at the same time as it’s festival premiere.

Learn more at: http://openindie.com
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Translations | YouTube | .m4v (iPod) | .Mp3 | .flv | SubscribeThis talk has been evolving over the last year since we began to give it and during that time more things have happened including releasing the film on YouTube for free with our spout.com/foureyedmonsters 1 dollar per sign up campaign. This talk details the creation of our film through the audience building phase of releasing the video podcast and then the theatrical release, DVD release and free YouTube release. We then talk about the doors this process has opened up including an unannounced 100K distribution deal to get our film and video podcast on TV and get the DVD re-released and this time be available in retail. Stay tuned at www.foureyedmonsters.com in the publicity category of our blog for further developments around that.The audience had some good questions when we were done and everyone we met that night at the reception seemed very interested in what we had accomplished and wanted may wanted us to get involved in their projects. Unfortunately we can’t watch everyones film and give everyone advice and distribute other peoples work. People have to look at what we’ve done and what we’ve posted online and deduce from all of that what they can do on their own. Us posting so much info online is our way of helping as many people as we can so one on one special attention doesn’t take us away from our own filmmaking.

So thats also why we’ve released the above video in the public domain so their is no copyright on it and so that anyone can show our Four Eyed Monsters Case Study Presentation at any film school or workshop. You can also download our keynote file or power point file of our presentation which includes most of the little videos between slides and present our talk to film students.

And if you are putting together a conference or workshop we’ve prepared a 12 minute distribution story video that has most of the same information as the above 30 minute video. And of course, feel free to re-edit or do whatever you’d like with the raw footage of this talk or any of the other power to the pixel talks posted on my site.

And feel free to check out and utlize in any capacity the expansive set of Tutorials we posted on Four Eyed Monsters Tutorial which also has an RSS feed.

And finally, if you are a filmmaker trying to build out your team to get help doing similar things to what we’ve done, you should watch the power to the pixel break out discussion with Brian Chirls for more insight into the nuts and bolts of what kind of help you need to get this stuff going.

Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)

Paula Le Dieu said at her power to the pixel presentation on October 26th 2007: “The very very best of film is frankly not anything unless someone sees it. So on of the biggest battles an independent filmmaker faces is obscurity. How on earth do we get more people to see the work that we make.” To see the entire power to the pixel conference go to: http://www.arincrumley.com or http://www.powertothepixel.com

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

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