The CrowdCrowd Podcast: Episode Two

on Friday, May. 24th

For this week's edition of our weekly show about crowdfunding news and trends we're joined by returning panelists Etta Devine (Diani and Devine) and Jonathan Poritsky (The Candler Blog), Crowdfunding 201 columnist Lucas McNelly (A Year Without Rent) and filmmaker Jason Cooper who is working on a documentary about crowdfunding:Kickstarted.

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Check after the jump for the show notes.

Show Notes


Equity Crowdfunding— the Jobs Act made it legal, and the SEC is going slow implementing it. What will it mean for creative crowdfunding projects? Is this a boon to innovation at the cost of creative freedom?

CNBC Article on equity crowdfunding in film.

Braff on KCRW's The Business

Chance Barnett (Crowdfunder platform) at Forbes

-Wikipedia entry on Accredited investors


Transparency and costs— one of the eternal gripes heard on Kickstarter and other platforms: why does [project X] cost so much? How transparent should project creators be?

Examples: Freddie W's infographics on Video Game High School Season One.,

What he raised on Season Two.


The Latte Fund

Projects worth your $5.

Jason: Two Bit Circus

Jon: So Funny

Etta: The Malibu Beaches

Lucas: HitFilm for Mac

Noah: Rez 

Follow Noah Nelson on Twitter (@noahjnelson)


To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.



We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.


Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

Ralph Echemendia

Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

Gumroad Rentals H

Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.