Let’s suppose that you have nothing to do with Blender Foundation, you are a complete nobody, without a cent in your pocket, you have no portfolio, resume, nothing at all… and you would like to have some kind of financial insurance to make your first short animation movie.
Now, to do that, there’s the know method of pre-sell DVD’s of Blender Foundation that works very well… But they are the Blender Foundation we can trust them. In other hand there’s the stranger that probably will just use the money for his vacations and nevermore deliver the DVD to the good willing buyer.
Sometime ago I thought in a more trust worthy method for this kind of pre-order DVD’s stuff.
Persons would pre-order the DVD’s, but instead of the money be cashed right away it would stay in some kind of standby during a certain period of time (the time established to make the movie), not in the buyers hand and not in the filmmaker hand.
If the movie gets done, the DVD’s would ship and the money would be cashed and if for some reason the movie didn’t get done, the money would automatically return for the buyers.
Now what good this would bring to the creators if you still didn’t have the money to make the movie? You may hask.
Well you can easly borow money from a bank if you’re sure that you’ll have it once you deliver the final product
So what you guys tink about this? Would this work? Would it be possible?