Storyboards are one of the best ways to bridge the gap between your creative direction and your team’s understanding of it. So let’s talk about how I raised $10k on Kickstarter for my project, with storyboards that will help you do the same. As a kickstarter struggle is real if you staring to create your concept boards.
I’m an illustrator/art director/creator who is just starting his own studio. I’ve done storyboards for clients in the past, but never for myself. I wanted to use kickstarter to raise money for my first kids’ book project. The product was awesome, but my ability to communicate the value of it was lacking.
We’re making a board game about the history of the universe. You might think that’s a pretty niche market. But last week, we blew past our funding goal on Kickstarter . (Check it out, if you want.)
I’m not going to lie to you: Running a Kickstarter campaign is hard work. We spent three months working on it almost non-stop, and we were lucky to have that kind of time. If you’re just starting out, you probably don’t have that luxury.
I’ll share how I got my creative storyboards funded on kickstarter
It’s been a while since my last update. The campaign is over and I am currently in the post-production phase. I am going to share with you what I did right and what I did wrong when it came to the whole crowdfunding process. I hope this helps someone out there who wants to run a creative project on Kickstarter in the future.
First off, let me tell you that running a Kickstarter campaign is not easy! It takes a lot of work and dedication. What helped me get my creative storyboards funded on kickstarter is that I started working on the project more than six months before it launched. This allowed me to complete development of the software and also get the website up and running.
It’s not easy getting a project funded. You have to come up with a compelling reason for people to give you money and you need to tell them how they will be rewarded for doing so. In the case of my project, I had a cool idea that I wanted to bring to life. I also had a great script and a talented cast lined up, but I knew it would take more than that to get people interested in donating.
In order to get my creative storyboards funded on Kickstarter, I set up a page explaining what the project was about and asked people to give me a certain amount of money in return for certain rewards. Rewards can be anything from getting your name in the credits of the film to getting an original piece of artwork from the movie. The more creative you can be with your rewards, the better chance you have at getting your project funded.