There’s obviously a lot more to be said now that the crowdfunding campaigning and fundraising is over, and I’ve got a doozy of a blog entry or three still to come, but I didn’t want too much time to pass without expressing thanks to everyone who supported us. However they did it, via emails, links, tweets, retweets, shares, financial pledges… thank you for being there and helping out!
During the Tweetathon, I also had a Stickam room open where, for the first 10-12 hours or so, I was alone, on camera, talking. Since Stickam was being supportive of our Tweetathon, they had been posting a link to our feed on the frontpage, a live feed from our room AND run a 300×250 banner ad promoting the Tweetathon… which meant that this feed of just me was getting a LOT of traffic.
I like to think that I can be entertaining, but not for that many people, for that long, with nothing going on but me tweeting. I really wanted to give all that audience in the Stickam room something good, and it dawned on me that rather than talk about all the great indie films I dig, why not show them? Especially after I figured out the tech side of things enough to pump video into the Stickam feed that wasn’t just my webcam. For the rest of the 72-Hour Tweetathon, I began curating a mini online film festival in Stickam.
And I opened the programming to any filmmakers with a short film, trailer, clips, whatever. I asked for links on Twitter, and the filmmakers delivered. Over the course of the first 48 hours, the impromptu Stickam Film Festival feed swelled to over 4 hours worth of films. While I tweeted away, folks checking out the Stickam feed got to enjoy quality films. It was awesome!
Now the Tweetathon and Stickam Fest is over, so how do folks see the films we showcased? That’s what this entry is for: to list all the content, complete with embeds (full screen or expand window to watch larger). That way, if you’d like, you can check ’em out and, if you’re the filmmakers behind the film, you get a little more exposure for supporting us by just making, and sharing, your work. Oh, and if I missed anything, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.