THE TIME WAS RIGHT As a filmmaker, one of your biggest obstacles is financing. The cost of a low budget short film can be thousands. There are some grants in Australia, but for certain genres, government support is practically non-existent. Like any creative sphere, you’ve got to be in it for the long haul. There are always others working just as hard as you, so how do you stand out in the crowd? Until recently, we funded our short films with one off events, co-producing, or simply by saving up. So when we heard about online crowdfunding, we thought it could streamline the
18th Jun 2013 11:26am Read More
We've got two important new updates to Pozible functionality to share.
1) Your project duration is now selected when you launch your project.
In the past, you needed to give your project duration or end date at the time of setup.
From today, you need to select your campaign duration (1-60) when you launch. The countdown will begin from when you click the Launch button, and your project becomes live on the Pozible site.
PLEASE NOTE: You can NOT change your project duration once you have
4th Jun 2013 17:07pm Read More
We've introduced tagging to Pozible projects.
This will make it easier for your project to be found by those interested in projects similar to yours.
Tags work just like they do on Instagram or your other favourite social media sites - they work as a linking device allowing all users interested in the same topics or content to be able to find each other.
There are just three simple rules for tagging your Pozible project:
1) Tags must be unbroken whole words - no spaces. For
21st May 2013 15:59pm Read More
When I first came across crowdfunding it seemed too good to be true. You mean my FANS will pay ME to make an album? But, of course, why wouldn't they? Music is an important and valuable part of our every day lives, and people who understand the value of it have no problems supporting the creative people and process to see it get made. The key is having a great project people can get excited about, and making sure you're offering unique and valuable rewards to supporters. It's also really important to be realistic about your target. How
20th May 2013 14:57pm Read More
You probably heard about our birthday party, right? Heck, you were probably there.
On May 5, Pozible turned three, so we threw a little knees-up on May 10 to celebrate, inviting all our friends (um, who could make it to Melbourne. Geography is a harsh mistress).
Drinks flowed, shapes were thrown and photos were bombed. Co-founders Rick and Al spoke briefly about their experience building Pozible up from nothing, and viewed a recap of their three-year journey put together by
16th May 2013 12:39pm Read More
We love it whenever crowdfunding is used in innovative ways, but even more when we’re a part of it! Our latest exciting partnership with Deakin University is no exception. In an Australian first, Deakin University and ourselves have launched a crowdfunding initiative tailored specifically around research. From investigating if maggots can cure Bairnsdale ulcers to researching seaweed as a sustainable food source, eight research projects from Deakin University from a diverse range of disciplines are participating. The partnership gives supporters the chance to decide
14th May 2013 17:43pm Read More
Here are some facts about Pozible you didn't know... Ever struck up a creative partnership somewhere unexpected? Tell us in the comments!
26th Apr 2013 16:26pm Read More
You can now annotate your YouTube videos to link directly to your Pozible project page. It’s a pretty big deal - not all organisations are approved to be linked to from YouTube videos because of the potential for abuse (being sent to an untrustworthy site etc). We’ve been vetted and checked by the YT boffins and we’ve passed muster as an approved fundraising site. Annotations appear in YouTube videos as a small box containing a link to an external site. You can add one to your video while logged in to YouTube. 1. Click on Annotations. 2. Click on Add
26th Apr 2013 16:22pm Read More