Whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. But how do you rise above the noise?

In Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, Richard Botto explains how to put crowdsourcing to use for your creative project, using social media, networking, branding, crowdfunding, and an understanding of your audience to build effective crowdsourcing campaigns, sourcing everything from film equipment to shooting locations.

Botto covers all aspects of crowdsourcing: how to create the message of your brand, project, or initiative; how to mold, shape, and adjust it based on mass response; how to broadcast a message to a targeted group and engage those with similar likes, beliefs, or interests; and finally, how to cultivate those relationships to the point where the message is no longer put forth solely by you, but carried and broadcasted by those who have responded to it. Using a wealth of case studies and practical know-how based on his years of experience in the industry and as founder of Stage 32—the largest crowdsourced platform for film creatives—Richard Botto presents a comprehensive and hands-on guide to crowdsourcing creatively and expertly putting your audience to work on your behalf.

chapter 1|14 pages

Allow Myself to Introduce … Myself

chapter 3|17 pages

So What the Hell Is Crowdsourcing Anyway?

chapter 4|6 pages

A Most Excellent Crowdsourcing Adventure

chapter 8|20 pages

Case Study #1

Sheila Scorned

chapter 11|17 pages

Case Study #2

Rising Star

chapter 14|21 pages

Case Study #3

Mile … Mile & a Half

chapter 15|20 pages

Case Study #4

Stage 32

chapter 16|4 pages

My “Ask”