While we are building out the services of our platform, we did not want you to miss out on things that may help your crowdfunding campaign be successful so below you can find a variety of resources to tap!
These Twitter accounts and websites offer free promotion of your campaign:
@angelkickstarts (may even fund you if you are in need of a last minute push!)
Social Media Management
Hoot suite. One of the leading social media management companies which allows you to schedule your tweets and messages, track your mentions, analyze your social media traffic and manage multiple networks simultaneously (so you can post to multiple networks from the single dashboard they provide). A free service.
Twinitor. A real-time Twitter search and monitoring tool that allows you to find relevant tweets for your needs (to help you discover followers to build your campaign audience). Users can perform search queries based on Keywords, Phrases Twitter #hashtags and @users. Just type in a word (#crowdfunding for example) and find live conversations covering that topic. Great way to find accounts you want to follow to build your audience. A free service.
Tools for Creating Awesome Campaign Videos
Camera – The iPad mini for its price point ($329). Not only does it shoot great video but
you can edit on it too!
Video – The included camera app will work fine. If you want to go the extra yard check
out Filmic Pro 2 [pls hyperlink to www.filmicpro.com] or iPhone and iPad for only $4.99. It makes your mobile device video broadcast worthy and provides you with more creative options such as slow and fast motion shooting.
Case – The iOgrapher. Snap in your iPad mini (or full size iPad) then add a 37mm telephoto, wide angle, or fisheye lens and create your masterpiece. The iOgrapher fits any standard tripod and has handles to stabilize those shots where you need to be on the go. It also has shoes on top to add accessories like an onboard light or audio gear.
Audio – At the least you will want a shotgun microphone – the Sennheiser MKE 400 shotgun microphone ($199) and the camera-mounted Rode VideoMic ($149.00) are good choices. Both can be found at B&H Photo. Another option is the Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lavalier microphone (under $40.00) on Amazon.
All the above microphones will need an audio in and out adapter due to the way iOs devices
capture audio. Try the iLine – Mono Output Adapter
There is also a great handheld microphone made for iPads and iPhones.
Post production apps:
• iMovie is great and easy to learn – and only $4.99.
• Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Adobe Premiere Pro for editing video (just drag your
iPad videos onto the desktop then into Premiere Pro), After Effects for video effects,
titling, color correction, Audition for audio fixes and mixing, and Media Encoder to render out an H.264 file perfect for You Tube, Vimeo, and all Crowdfunding websites. Also included is Photoshop for still mastery. The Adobe Creative Cloud is under $50 per month and you can use it for a month and turn it off if you like. It works on both Mac and PC too.
• You Tube has some limited but free editing tools built in as well.
Soundtrack – Vjam [www.vjamapp.com]is a great app for adding soundtracks to your video.