I want to start an open source short film project, and would like to hear some opinions from you. How would you approach the financial side of it? So the time you spent during this project is covered. Do you think kickstarter.com is a suitable choice? They have already a good reputation, I think it would be difficult do the fundig via pre-orders or donations from the projects homepage.
And (given a proper preproduction, enough infos and the security the project will be done), how much funding would be desirable? Since I have not yet any reputation, it will be difficult to find bigger companies as sponsors, so I think the only choice I have is some sort of micro-financing.
Would you participate in the funding of a well-prepared open source project? (Funding means any amount of money, starting from 5$) In return, there would be a “thankyou” depending on the amount, ranging from for example the name in the credits to a producers credit and a ready DVD-package.
I don’t know if this is very attractive for potential funders, since all source files will be available for free anyway when the project is finished. What do you think?