[identity profile] stewardess.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] life_wo_fanlib
From moviemaker.com, dated October 21, 2008.

Are you an aspiring, tech-savvy moviemaker posting your short films on YouTube, hoping to use the Internet to eventually develop your first feature-length movie? Your dreams may become a reality now that Perkins’ 14, the first feature film to be developed entirely over the Internet, will soon be released.

Says Craig Singer, "I had long been interested in what’s now called 'user-generated content,' from the days of my previous company, FanLib, which I started with partner Chris Williams. Now was really the right time to use crowd-sourcing to create a professional film for theatrical release."

Now was the right time because FanLib went belly-up? Ah.

So they are moving from ripping off fanfic authors to ripping off amateur youtube moviemakers. The FanLib talent-suckers got the massify.com crowd to do all the work, and will release the film Perkins' 14 in 2009.

Yes, that should be Perkins's 14, or Perkin's 14. What dumbasses.

More from Singer: "This is my second feature for After Dark Films. After Dark and [online community] Massify Media and I wanted to make what would be the world's first 'crowd-sourced' feature film, a film that opened up the filmmaking process to emerging talent by utilizing the reach and efficiencies of a social network."

I wonder how long it will be before the "emerging talent" realizes that, when these people say "crowd-sourced," the translation is: they make money off other people's creativity and pay nothing for it.

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Date: 2008-10-22 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarah2.livejournal.com
120 minute rickroll y/y?

Date: 2008-10-22 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietus-x.livejournal.com

Date: 2008-10-22 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietus-x.livejournal.com
I want those guys to fail so hard.

Date: 2008-10-22 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietus-x.livejournal.com
The problem with them is that when you use people, you hurt their feelings, and frankly, fandom's a very friendly place, IMO -- I mean, sometimes fen will be mean to each other, but on a whole, it's very welcoming and encouraging. So when outsiders, especially when they're outsiders, try to use/manipulate us, we go fucking berserk.

I can't believe they're trying it again. But the impression I got from Wikipedia is that it's not AS bad as fanlib was. It looks like they just asked the internet for ideas and actor auditions, rather than, er, writing and production and acting.


I think. I hope.

Date: 2008-10-22 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabile-dictu.livejournal.com
My god, they never give up. They're like cockroaches -- can survive anything.

Date: 2008-10-22 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietus-x.livejournal.com

Date: 2008-10-22 12:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shalom
I think of them as one of those hard-to-get-rid-of infections.

Let's hope the film communities they're courting know about Fanlib.

Date: 2008-10-22 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ealbiest.livejournal.com
Cockroaches sounds like the perfect metaphor. What surprises me there, is not some avid idiot wanting to make money out of something he does not understand - but the same idiot trying the same trick again! Maybe in his world free and voluntary and shared and social just do not exist?

Date: 2008-10-22 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
Well, they obviously learned nothing from Fanlib. Or maybe they think they did. I agree with Mirabile-dictu. They're like cockroaches.

Date: 2008-10-22 02:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] megselv.livejournal.com

They're such... entrepreneurs!

*lives where socialism is a positive word* :P

Date: 2009-02-22 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rileysaplank.livejournal.com
And the thing is, it isn't the first "...'crowd sourced' feature film, a film that opened up the filmmaking process to emerging talent by utilizing the reach and efficiencies of a social network." I'm sure that Faintheart, which the producers solicited ideas from MySpace members for, would claim that title. Hell even Snakes on a Plane changed some things during filming because of things that were being said by fans on the internet.


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