Wed, 9 April 2014
Excited for episode #5 of The Influencer Economy, with my guest Jamie Wilkinson. Jamie and I had an awesome chat about media, video , and making stuff on the internet. It was so good, I had to divide it up into two different episodes. The conversation is a fascinating glimpse into the world of where the film industry
Jamie is currently the CEO and co-founder of VHX , a direct distribution platform where creators can sell videos, TV, film and content directly to their fans. They are paving the way for creators to connect with their fans, and empowering a generation of artists to generate revenue around their passions.
In the first episode we chatted about VHX, and and early successful project they worked on with the comedian Aziz Ansari. They helped Aziz distribute his comedy special via the platform, which made six figures of revenue within the first day.
Jamie is also the co-creator of Star Wars Uncut and won a Primetime Emmy – for “Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media Non-Fiction in 2010. The film is an amazing crowd-sourced re-creation of the original Star Wars film.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
How to Aziz Ansari and VHX teamed up for his comedy special
How Indie Game The Movie partnered with VHX and created a blueprint for how to self-distribute a film
How Camp Takota distributed their movie via their YouTube followings
What types of risks filmmakers can take to keep the rights to their film
How the future of film is direct communication and collaboration with the film’s audience
How to launch a film brand, create a film, and build audience ahead of your film’s release
How Star Wars Uncut was created and crowdsourced from the community
How one Tweet can change your career path, and how Andy Baio Tweet’ed the Indie Game the Movie filmmakers about VHX and the rest is history
That the next generation of filmmaking is fans and creators directly communicating throughout the filmmaking process.
Watch Star Wars Un-Cut:
Follow @JamieW on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamiew
Watch Camp Takota: https://camptakota.vhx.tv/buy/camp-takota
Watch Aziz Ansari's comedy special: http://azizisbored.tumblr.com
Watch Indie Game The Movie: http://buy.indiegamethemovie.com
Checkout VHX: https://www.vhx.tv/