It has never been a better time to be an independent filmmaker. Digital movie distribution continues to increase the opportunity for indie movies to be seen while helping creators make money from their hard work. It’s an entertainment win-win situation.
Content creators can instantly connect with viewers across the planet and in turn viewers can get instant access to a massive choice of original programming. The global village continues to expand the reach of entertainment.
I was reading a story in the Los Angeles Times Business section, for whatever reason I still like to get my news in print, that “Apple TV to fight Google” for a large piece of the booming market of streaming content from the Internet to your home entertainment center. According to the article nearly 40% of consumers polled said they wanted to connect their computers to their television to watch online video.
That’s awesome for independent producers because without content there is nothing for people to watch. I saw a show with Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel doing an interview with Wicked Pictures Steve Orenstein who made great points. When streaming content online there will always be piracy of entertainment.
But after a while when people no longer pay for content, then producers will stop spending money to create content, and then what is there to pirate at the end? Wedding videos? Viral videos? Viewers will always want quality entertainment in my opinion.
When speaking about DIY digital movie distribution it might turn a few readers off to mention the porn industry. But I would be doing readers an injustice if I didn’t. Adult entertainment has earned a proven reputation as cutting-edge media technology explorers. Mainstream media companies often look to the black sheep of the entertainment for what’s going to be the next big thing (no pun).
One independent digital product delivery company that is a true friend to producers with short videos is Digital Product Delivery. They provide a way for an indie filmmaker to be their own distributor.
It’s a rock and roll service that is fully transparent on being paid. You see your sales and you see what you earn. Instead of giving away high quality produced content on a viral video website you can offer your work for a price you set. This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT:
Sid Kali takes you inside his life as a filmmaker. Get the scoop on screenwriting, producing, directing, and movie distribution. Visit his blog Slice of Americana Films
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