Fundraising 101: Pitch, Fund, and Kickstart a Video Project

Motivational guide to raising funds through crowdfunding and traditional investing taught by a Hollywood professional.
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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

You're here because you have a video idea, and need to raise money to make it happens, right?

It's great to have you here. We've been in your shoes many times.

Learn the basics of funding a video or film project – whether it’s for a feature, short, documentary, commercial or any project you’re trying to get off the ground. This course will teach you the exact steps that we've taken to fundraise our own film projects.

About this course:

This course help you prepare a pitch packet to raise funds for your project. Raising funds is the hardest part of starting a venture but by following the simple easy steps in this course, you will be well on your way to starting your dream project. By the end of this course, you will have mapped out what you need to do and have all the materials you need to approach investors.

Here is what is covered in the course that will equip you with the right ideas:

  • Identifying what type of project your doing
  • How to make a look book
  • Finding the right resources for you project
  • Packaging your project
  • Getting you connected with the right people
  • Being the better business individual
  • Putting yourself on the radar
  • Building a portfolio

Why should you enroll?

It’s time for you take your project to the next level and you have no idea how to do it. You feel like you have tried everything and tried talking others to death about your project but it’s just not coming to fruition. You're frustrated and don't know where to start. These are all the right reasons for you to enroll in this course because it gets you on the right path to finding success.

What's included?

This is a high quality course that pushes you in the right direction to get the funding you need. Other bonuses that you get when you enroll in this course:

  • Lifetime access to video lectures
  • One on one consultations (just message Caleb)
  • Exercises that will get you started with fundraising
  • Established checkpoints to help you keep moving forward

About the Instructor

Hi, I'm Caleb Negassa. I've been producing shorts, features, TV series and commercials for nearly 10 years in Los Angeles. When I started out, I had no idea what resources were available to me nor did I know what the right questions to ask where. Through trial and error and extensive time spent at trying to get projects off the ground, I’ve come full circle into what it takes to get a project off the ground. I’ve had the pleasure of raising money for shorts, narrative features and web series.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!


What are the requirements?

  • Students will benefit from knowing how to use a design program like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or even PowerPoint.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Fundraise their own video or film project
  • Create and design a look book (pitch packet)
  • Pitch their video project to a potential investor
  • Find people who will give them money
  • Understand how funding works and what happens after you are funded
  • Grow your self-confidence

What is the target audience?

  • Anybody who is looking to raise funds for their own project, whether it's a video, film, short, feature, documentary, commercial, corporate, music video, etc.
  • Anybody looking to learn how to pitch to investors
  • Students who don't have any idea for their video project should NOT take this course yet. First come up with the idea for your project so we can work on your pitch together throughout this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
01:28

In this video, you'll learn about what the course project is.

01:17

In this video, Phil talks about why Caleb is the perfect instructor for this course.

2 pages

Here's a great article on how to find people to give you money for your film project.

02:14

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

Section 2: The Basics of Fundraising
00:27
In this video, Phil introduces what Caleb will be teaching in this course.
05:52

In this video, Caleb talks about becoming a business person - and how important that is to raising funds for a film project.

02:08

In this video, Caleb teaches you how to identify a target audience for your video project.

03:02

In this video, Caleb teaches you about understanding the risks you'll have when funding a project.

00:37

In this video, you'll learn what the first exercise is!

02:32

In this lecture, Caleb teaches you how to create a map and fundraising schedule.

2 pages

Here's a guide to scheduling out your fundraising campaign.

03:47

In this video, Caleb teaches you about the importance of honoring your own deadlines.

Section 3: Creating the Look Book
00:32

In this video, Phil introduces what Caleb will be teaching in this course.

00:43
In this video, Caleb teaches you what a look book is.
2 pages

Here's a great article on how to make a look book.

11 pages

Here is an example of a look book that you can use as inspiration.

11 pages

Here is an example of a look book to use for inspiration when creating your own.

02:13

In this video, Caleb gives you the materials you need to create your look book.

01:51

In this video, Caleb teaches you how to create your look book.

01:14

Here's the second exercise for this course, which prompts you to create your own look book.

01:25

In this video, Caleb gives you tips for creating the ultimate look book.

Section 4: How to Pitch Your Project
00:27

In this video, Phil introduces what Caleb will be teaching in this course.

03:38

In this video, Caleb explains how to create a perfect pitch.

2 pages
Here's a great article on how to pitch your video project to a potential investor.
01:33

In this exercise, we ask you to share your look book with at least 3 people.

00:45
In this video, Caleb teaches you about finishing up your pitch.
01:45

In this video, Caleb talks about getting around potential roadblocks.

03:23

In this video, Caleb talks about how long it might take to get funded - and how to keep going when it takes a while.

00:56

In this video, Caleb talks about how to have more self-confidence when you are pitching.

Section 5: Getting Funded
00:34
In this video, Phil introduces what Caleb will be teaching in this course.
00:56
In this video, Caleb talks about reviewing your funding plan.
02:49

In this video, Caleb shows you how to find people to pitch to.

1 page
Here's a great article on how to get funded with a crowdfund campaign.
02:49
In this video, Caleb explains how to successful fund your film project with a crowdfunding campaign.
04:25
In this video, Caleb gives you resources for finding connections.
00:44

In this exercise, we ask you to find 3 connections that can help you get funded. Email them your look book, and see if they can send it to someone they know who might give you funds.

02:30

In this video, Caleb gives you his best tips for pitching.

02:04

In this video, Caleb talks about what to do when you haven't heard from anybody.

Section 6: Understanding Your Funding
00:32

In this video, Phil introduces what Caleb will be teaching in this course.

03:14

There's a lot more that goes into your funds than meets the eye. In this video, Caleb explains some of those details.

01:29

In this video, Caleb talks about the importance of following through with your promises that you made when getting funds.

Section 7: Funding Your Film Project - A Review
00:27

In this video, Phil introduces what Caleb will be teaching in this course.

02:17
In this video, Caleb goes back over your roadmap one more time.
01:50

In this video, Caleb talks about the importance of giving back to your project partners.

01:22
In this video, Caleb talks about how to keep the money flowing in!
Section 8: Course Conclusion
00:59

In this video, Caleb gives a big thank you for taking part in this course.

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


Instructor Biography

Caleb Negassa, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

Caleb Negassa is a filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Negassa has produced a wide range of projects serving in many capacities and has held roles in development,physical production and post production. He enjoys all aspects of independent filmmaking and continues his work developing more projects to shoot. On top of making films, Mr. Negassa is an entrepreneur working to find the intersection between media consumption and technology. More specially, identifying technology and distribution platforms that can strengthen and grow content production.

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