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Andrew Kimery
Re: FCPX cutting a hundred million dollar feature right this minute.
on Jan 22, 2014 at 5:34:14 pm

[shawn Bockoven] "Joss Whedon funded the project himself (at just over $200,000) and enjoyed the independence of acting as his own studio."

Whedon has said that the actors, department heads, producers, etc., didn't get paid. The were all friends of Joss and willing to do the project for fun/as a favor.

Joe Average trying something similar would probably have a budget 3-4x since there wouldn't be a 'friends and family' discount to get people like Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. And of course no one would watch it because there are already a million no/lo budget things on the Internet and you don't have the built-in fan base of Joss Whedon. ;)

Kinda reminds me of when NIN and Radiohead both released albums for free/pay what you want a few years ago and people applauded like it was some sort of accomplishment for millionaire global music stars to be able to pay their own production costs. Of course neither outfit did it again and Reznor (not sure about Radiohead) is back with a major label.

Not to sound jaded or anything, but it's tiring to see people that already made millions via 'old media' being held up as examples of how awesome 'new media' can be. If 'step one' to new media success is being independently wealthy then we need to go back to the drawing board.




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