Category: Crowdsourcing Video Production

Crowdsourcing at the Thanksgiving Table

By Konrad from Elliottsweb for Indigo Productions

I spent this year’s Thanksgiving in Downer’s Grove, IL at my friend’s parents’ home.  The atmosphere was great and the food delicious—everything was simply wonderful!  Now, what’s interesting is the fact that all the goodies on the table were provided courtesy of crowdsourcing…sort of!

Coincidentally, we JUST WROTE about both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding on our video production blog the other day.  So, how can these phenomena possibly be related to a Thanksgiving dinner for a small group of family and friends?  …

What is Crowdfunding in Film and Video Production?

We have already mentioned crowdsourcing but what about crowdfunding?  What is it and what does it do?  Well, in a nutshell, crowdfunding is a collective effort of people who collaborate over the Internet to gather financial resources to achieve a certain goal, such as producing a film or providing a disaster-relief fund.

Crowdfunding has been around for centuries if not millennia.  Communal fundraising, such as the one for Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, were just that—multiple people pitching in to gather money for a common objective.  Once again, the only real difference now is the use of Internet—before the gathering of …

What is Crowdsourcing Video Production?

Crowdsourcing is the latest buzzword used in a variety of industries, not least of all video production, but what does it actually mean and how can it help me? The word itself – coined back in 2006 in a Wired magazine article – means “outsourcing to a crowd,” as opposed to farming out work to a single individual or a company.

When a business (typically a start-up or a non-profit organization) needs a project done, such as a new corporate video, instead of sending our RFP’s to different video production companies, the organization turns to the online community in search …


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