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Creating crowdfunding magnetism! Product designer raises over $400,000 on Kickstarter AND Indiegogo
Dec 7, 2016 • 33 min
Sometimes a product comes along that you know you don’t exactly need, but the way it’s made and the skill with which it’s presented makes you buy it all the same. That might go some way towards explaining what happened with the Kickstarter campaign run by…
Best Animated Oscar Winner? Ivan Mactaggart on “Loving Vincent” & the Future of Crowdfunding Films
Oct 19, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode we’re talking with Ivan Mactaggart, the producer of the hotly-anticipated movie “Loving Vincent” to find out more about its unique production and how exactly it got funded. Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what would happen…
Part 2: Elvis, The Beach Boys and The Wrecking Crew: Denny Tedesco shares his Kickstarter story
Oct 5, 2016 • 29 min
This is part 2 of our conversation with filmmaker and crowdfunder Denny Tedesco. Denny has a direct link to some of the greatest pop music ever recorded. Throughout the 50s and 60s, a group of session musicians in Los Angeles – known as The Wrecking Crew…
Part 1: Elvis, The Beach Boys and The Wrecking Crew: Denny Tedesco shares his Kickstarter story
Sep 21, 2016 • 36 min
Our guest on this edition of Crowd Scene has a direct link to some of the greatest pop music ever recorded. Throughout the 50s and 60s, a group of session musicians in Los Angeles – known as The Wrecking Crew – became the go-to musicians for producers and…
Mini Episode: A Short Summer Break – We’re Back in August with More Crowdfunding Success Stories!
Jul 18, 2016 • 5 min
We’re off on our summer vacations here, but we have some more great shows lined up for August, including conversations with Ivan McTaggart, the producer of the forthcoming movie ‘Loving Vincent’ – as well as Noam Bar Yohai, creative extraordinaire, who…
Eat Your Spoon! How the genius idea of edible cutlery attracted nearly 10,000 backers on Kickstarter
Jun 15, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode we are talking about edible cutlery and huge Kickstarter success with crowdfunder Sarah Munir. ‘Edible’ and ‘Cutlery’ are two words that don’t normally go together and yet this is a remarkable idea that may play a significant role in…
100 Million Views and Counting: ‘Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared’ producer shares Kickstarter success story
Jun 1, 2016 • 40 min
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is a YouTube phenomenon. Created in the vein of innocent children’s programming, over the course of each short episode, the action always descends into mind-bending, hilarious terror. The nightmarish combination of puppets,…
How to crowdfund a graphic novel: Kickstarter success with the creators of comic book Turncoat
May 18, 2016 • 31 min
We’re talking about comic book Kickstarter success in this episode of Crowd Scene. The world of graphic novels is a fascinating scene for budding entrepreneurs and storytellers. Certainly the massive success of Marvel Comic adaptations into blockbuster…
Coyote & Roadrunner Inspire Rocket-Powered Kickstarter Success: Designer Shares Crowdfunding advice
May 3, 2016 • 54 min
On the show today we’re talking to Rob Loukotka. Rob is an artist in Chicago who also happens to be a huge fan of the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. He decided to bring these interests together by illustrating a poster containing every single…
Mysteries Made To Delight: The Mysterious Package Company Crowdfunds a Conundrum on Kickstarter
Apr 13, 2016 • 43 min
Today we’re talking to a guest about whom we know very little and we’ll be talking about an organisation about which we know even less. The Mysterious Package Company is an organization that tells stories using the postal service as its medium. If you…
Finding Yourself Through Music: The Glass Child Shares Her Crowdfunding Secrets
Mar 30, 2016 • 47 min
Our guest in this episode is Charlotte Eriksson, also known as The Glass Child. Charlotte is a musician in her twenties, a singer/songwriter originally from Sweden, and now based in Berlin. Her passions are music and writing and she says she wanted to…
Part 2: Best Friends Fight World Hunger with Crowdfunding & Peanut Butter
Mar 16, 2016 • 52 min
This is part 2 of the Good Spread interview. Plus we have more of Chris Day’s weird world of crowdfunding. In this episode we’re joined once more from Nashville, Tennessee by Alex Cox and Mark Slagle, co-founders of Good Spread Peanut Butter. Back in 2011…
Part 1: Winnebagos & Peanut Butter: Two Best Friends Share Crowdfunding Advice & Fight World Hunger
Mar 3, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode we’re joined from Nashville, Tennessee by Alex Cox and Mark Slagle, co-founders of Good Spread Peanut Butter. Back in 2011 they were inspired to help address malnutrition in developing countries – and their solution was unusual. But as we…
Get Animated With Stickybones! Crowdfunding Advice And Indiegogo Success
Feb 17, 2016 • 46 min
Our guests in this show are Erik Baker and Lauren Wells Baker – a husband and wife team who have launched a project called Stickybones. It’s a posable model for stop-motion animators that’s currently kicking up a storm on Indiegogo. Erik and Lauren were…
Take the Subway Anywhere! Crowdfunding Advice with World Metro Map, Plus News & Weird Wearable Tech
Feb 3, 2016 • 35 min
More top-notch crowdfunding advice in this episode of Crowd Scene. Mike and Pete are joined by Gerado Cid, an entrepreneur and designer who – by cunningly weaving together the world’s 214 subway systems, 791 lines and 11,924 stations – has created a…
Part 2: Throw Out Your Keyboard & Mouse! Crowdfunding the Future of Input Devices with Sensel Morph
Jan 20, 2016 • 35 min
This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. In this part we talk about the crowdfunding campaign and the techniques Ilya and Aaron used to raise more than $400,000. We’re joined by Ilya Rosenberg and Aaron Zarraga, co-founders of Sensel, and inventors of The…
Part 1: Throw Out Your Keyboard & Mouse! Crowdfunding the Future of Input Devices with Sensel Morph
Jan 13, 2016 • 24 min
We’re joined by Ilya Rosenberg and Aaron Zarraga, co-founders of Sensel, and inventors of The Morph. Ilya and Aaron believe The Sensel Morph will pave the way for a new generation of tactile, and responsive interfaces – interfaces that will entirely…
Here Comes The Sun! Inventor Paul Droege On The Power of Crowdfunding and Solar Energy
Dec 16, 2015 • 52 min
A majority of Americans consider solar power to be their #1 energy choice but it still makes up less than 1% of total energy production in the US. Paul Droege and his team, along with a rapidly growing base of supporters, have set out to change that.…
Happy Birthday Forever! Professional troublemaker Travis Peterson kickstarts a prank birthday card
Dec 2, 2015 • 63 min
Mike and Pete are joined by Travis Peterson, an entrepreneur and professional trouble maker. He and his brother Nick Peterson are the creators of The Best Prank Birthday Card Ever! – A musical Birthday card that NEVER STOPS PLAYING – well, until the…
Recording Your Life: Cesar Kuriyama On Crowdfunding ‘1 Second Everyday’, TED Talks & ‘Chef’ Movie
Nov 18, 2015 • 84 min
Imagine a movie that includes everyday of the rest of your life. What would you choose to remember? TED speaker and creator of the ‘1-Second Everyday’ app, Cesar Kuriyama, is our guest in this episode of Crowd Scene. Cesar remembers exactly what he has…
Is This The Next Minecraft? Mike and Pete Talk Gaming With TerraTech Chief Russ Clarke
Nov 4, 2015 • 75 min
Is Russ Clarke’s TerraTech the next Minecraft? The Guardian certainly thinks it’s a contender and a growing fanbase and list of awards are proof of its early success. Russ is founder of game developer Payload Studios and is the lead developer of…
The Game Is On! Mike and Pete Play Kickstarted Party Card Game with Inventor Matthew Moore
Oct 21, 2015 • 67 min
Matthew Moore, founder of ‘Do Better Games’ and creator of the game Bring Your Own Book is our guest in this episode. About himself, Matthew says, “I did everything from DJing to selling sheepskin seat covers before finding my home in game design.” Bring…
Going “Back To The Future” With Filmmaker Jason Aron To Crowdfund A Documentary For The Fans
Oct 7, 2015 • 71 min
Any Back to The Future fans out there? You’re in for a treat. The ‘Power of Love’ is strong in this episode! We meet director Jason Aron to discuss his fantastically successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a real labour of love, a…
More Immersive Than Movies – Is This The Future of Storytelling? LARP Supremo Claus Raasted Joins Us
Sep 23, 2015 • 76 min
In this episode we’re joined from Denmark by Claus Raasted, the ‘King of Live Action Role Play’. Also known as ‘LARP’, Live Action Role Play is where people playing characters come together in a themed setting and interact to create an original story.…
Coming Soon From The Future! Clifton Roozeboom Explains How He Kickstarted His Amazing PocketLab
Sep 9, 2015 • 63 min
In this episode we’re joined by Clifton Roozeboom who shares the story behind his amazing PocketLab – “a science lab in your pocket”. PocketLab has been featured by the likes of The New York Times, TechCrunch, Buzzfeed, Popular Science and now, here on…
How to Crowdfund a Podcast. Producer Matt Hill Shares His Story Behind The Media Podcast’s Success
Aug 26, 2015 • 59 min
In this episode of Crowd Scene we talk to award-winning audio producer Matt Hill. We hear about his successful Kickstarter project of last year to make a show called ‘The Media Podcast’ which was previously part of the Guardian’s media empire (and known…
Creativity, Cameras and Cardboard. Kelly Angood Talks To Us About Design And Entrepreneurship
Aug 19, 2015 • 63 min
In this episode we’re talking with Kelly Angood, an incredibly talented London-based designer. We’ll be hearing about her successful Kickstarter project from 2013 “The Pop-Up Pinhole Project” to create a unique, affordable camera – it’s a fully-working…
How Many Einsteins Might be Out There? Outernet’s Thane Richard Shares Their Plan to Reach the World
Aug 12, 2015 • 70 min
In this episode we’re joined by Thane Richard, the COO of Outernet – the new company with an incredible mission: to broadcast the most important content of the web to the two thirds of the world – or 4.3 billion people – that do not have access to the…
How to Crowdfund A Short Film – Writer/Director Mark Lobatto’s “Blue Borsalino”
Aug 6, 2015 • 59 min
Writer and Director Mark Lobatto is our guest on this episode of Crowd Scene. Mark is in the studio with hosts Michael Ogden and Peter Dean and shares how he developed and then successfully crowdfunded his short film, Blue Borsalino. A staff pick on…
Ninjas, Robots & Dinosaurs! How to Crowdfund a Revolution in Kids Clothing with Princess Awesome
Jul 29, 2015 • 62 min
Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair, aka Princess Awesome, are two Washington DC moms who took Kickstarter by storm. They campaigned to create a new, original line of clothing for girls that would upend traditional thinking – their clothes for girls feature…
Mini-Episode: Post-Crowfall Appreciation, the Foul-Mouthed Mr Bingo and our Awesome Next Guests
Jul 24, 2015 • 10 min
Hosts Michael Ogden and Peter Dean take a breather between regular episodes to share their thoughts on talking with J Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton of Crowfall in the previous show. We also give a shout out to our Crowdfunding Pick of The Week (great…
How to Raise $2 million on Kickstarter & find 50,000 fans. Crowfall’s J Todd Coleman & Gordon Walton
Jul 20, 2015 • 83 min
Creative Director J Todd Colman and Exec Producer Gordon Walton are two of the most influential figures in the gaming industry. Venturing into the world of crowdfunding for the first time with their passion project, “Crowfall”, they built a base of 50,000…
Can a Wristband Change Your Life? We Talk with Crowdfunding Entrepreneur Victor Mathieux
Jul 20, 2015 • 63 min
Designer, entrepreneur and Kickstarter crowdfunder Victor Mathieux is a great guest on this episode of Crowd Scene. Victor’s goal with the ‘Flip Band’ project is to improve peoples’ lives by providing a simple method to change their habits, stick to…
How Many Songs Can One Person Write? Crowdfunding Success and World Records with Kim Boekbinder
Jul 15, 2015 • 48 min
In the very first episode of Crowd Scene, hosts Michael Ogden and Peter Dean talk with New York singer-songwriter Kim Boekbinder about her “Infinite Minute” Kickstarter campaign that might just have broken a world record. Kim, a veteran of crowdfunding,…