Any independent filmmaker will tell you the largest obstacle you will ever face in your quest for artistic expression is funding.
How to get it, where from, who to beg to, who to rob.
Recent scandals have exposed the need for a better system to come into play, one where creative content creation is in the hands of the creators and the consumers. A place where creators are king and the middlemen who play the games are sidelined, in favor of a more inclusive route to film production. One based on a conceptual evaluation premise.
Where everyone has equal opportunity.
We decided to develop a core concept of film funding, available to everyone via a simple smart contact based on the Ethereum project.
The Cinestage Token was conceptualized. The Token which encompasses a standard film investment contract guaranteeing ROR against the ROI will be available to purchase in the third phase of our development.
Holders will have access to the Cinestage Studios investment platform where Creatives who seek funding via Cinestage Studios will list their projects.
We intend this to be a global marketplace for interested parties empowering those who do not have access to traditional financing in this arena.
Content sourced and created in this way will be premiered and streamed solely via the Cinestage platform.
Once investment capital return is achieved. The content will be available for Territorial sale in the traditional manner via all available outlets and in all available formats.
With Cinestage acting as executors of the contract ensuring production's are completed on time and on budget.
Delivery via the streaming APP. with ad revenue generated by pre content viewable ad's will set up a revenue stream to be shared by the content creators and the Cinestage Token holders in each project's investment pool.
ROR is calculated at the time of investment via the smart contract against ROI.
Eventual scaling to be achieved as a plugin for terrestrial cable consumption. Once widespread integration and adoption across all devices with a new constant supply of whitelisted content funded by Cinestage token holders is achieved.
In the first stage of development we are producing, Cinestage AR;
An Augmented Reality Application. A digital toolbox for filmmakers with widespread appeal for creatives in all fields. With real-world light modelling and function, a prop box for set builders. Creatives will have the ability to plan light build and execute shot plans for lighting and set creation across film theatre and TV. on their mobile device.
With snapshot and video recording, we are designing the tool from the ground up to be a comprehensive set of tools which will cut the time and cost of any production. Our first release will be on IOS and Android leading to wearable tech adoption once available.
To achieve this we have formed a creative partnership with Horacio Torrendell and Treeview Studios in Montevideo.
With Treeview, we have a solid foundation on which to imagine this new reality and the tools with which to build it.
"If we can make someone's life easier and put the power of creative control into the hands of the creators and the consumers, then we will have done our job".
Thank you for reading,
Jack and Jim Ford