I spent a week with my inlaws and their 3 year old. Any time the kid was in 4 yards of a screen, it had to be showing Pocahontas. Failure to do so would detonate what I called 'The Scream Bomb'.
The parents who had much more immunity due to being sprayed by some umbilical juices at birth called it being a little fussy. The kid would stand in the middle of her detonation space and inhale for a solid 6 seconds, like a single WHOOOOooooooooooooooooooop. This was your last warning.
Then the screams would start, staccato, long pulsing shrieks, I swear this kid was screaming in three pitches at once. I never saw one take less than 20 minutes, the kid was Avatar deprived for the time the FBI warning took to play. The other 18 minutes was pure rage. These people carried 6 copies of Pocahontas at all times.
"Moms are increasingly directing their kids to alternative viewing modes for content control, commercial avoidance and time management" No, it's to avoid scream bombs, and it's NOT new, there are many worn out multiple copies of VCR tapes that reek of pablum.
The purpose of signing is to show your support and approval as a person.
If privacy is your main concern, yet you want to show approval, take one of your hands (either will do) make a fist, and extend your thumb upwards. When you feel your opinion matches your shown enthusiasm, then allow your hand to relax to do whatever you normally do with it.
An audible statement such as 'Good deal' or 'That's fine by me.' is an excellent way to amplify your expression of approval. For extra privacy your audible statement should of course be coded, such as 'The blue chair is by the door.' or "ˇAtención!".
I don't need to look it up, I have it here on my Map of Tasmania.
Okay sure she doesn't have the acclaim of a syntho boy band with major music label behind her, so what. Thing is she's making it as an artist doing what she wants without having to worry if her music will still be hers later.
I don't know of any songs by the band "All Shall Perish" and the place their label sold their rights to was trying to sue their own fans much to their dismay.
So, sweat equity, or give the equity to someone else when they do the work. This is not new stuff.
Re: Surprised they haven't raised more money so far
I think one thing that would help would be having a higher number of below $30 tiers that cost the maker little or nothing to produce.
I see $25-30 for a DVD/CD, and I'm like, no-this goes whether in a store or online. I go to the Family dollar & walmart a lot, it'll be in a bin eventually. If I remember the movie by then.
$10 for a digital download that I can keep, sold.
$5 put your name in the credits in a backers section.
$5 for a 30 day access to stream online, even that would be good.
Granted these are small 'rocks' but you can build a dang big wall with small rocks and get more eyes on the project too.
Do you actually read the books, or just sit there and count how many books you have?
I've got a CD with about a thousand books on it, each one either free legally or purchased for about 3-6 US Dollars. Maybe I should print them out on Tshirts. Then you can wear a book while looking at your books!
Avatar for 50$-Done as Pocahontas as a school play enjoyed it much more with no 3D headache, and having helped Captain Smith practice his lines. Enjoyed it immensely especially the pot luck after with no 20$ popcorn, but real food.
Star Wars for a few thousand-Here's the thing, Hamlet, and other tales by Shakespeare, The Seven Samurai and the like have been done by live performance and kids waving sticks in the back yard for hundreds of years. The only people that think special effects 'make' the movie are the people that produce movies for a living.
By hollywood thinking if I have a business selling apples delivered tree fresh to you by lear jet, then you can get apples no where else. Nuts to that.
It's too late now but what should have happened the very first time RIAA & MPAA screamed seach engines were not doing enough to remove finds for infringing content is just say "Sure no problem." then drop all mention of the 'content' from the results possible, or redirect them to the RIAA/MPAA person that made the request.
After all, who is more legal to sell the content than the folks skimming the top-um, watching out for the 'creators'.