Four Eyed Monsters DIY Case Study
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This talk has been evolving over the last year since we began to give it and during that time more things have happened including releasing the film on YouTube for free with our 1 dollar per sign up campaign. This talk details the creation of our film through the audience building phase of releasing the video podcast and then the theatrical release, DVD release and free YouTube release. We then talk about the doors this process has opened up including an unannounced 100K distribution deal to get our film and video podcast on TV and get the DVD re-released and this time be available in retail. Stay tuned at in the publicity category of our blog for further developments around that.

The audience had some good questions when we were done and everyone we met that night at the reception seemed very interested in what we had accomplished and wanted may wanted us to get involved in their projects. Unfortunately we can’t watch everyones film and give everyone advice and distribute other peoples work. People have to look at what we’ve done and what we’ve posted online and deduce from all of that what they can do on their own. Us posting so much info online is our way of helping as many people as we can so one on one special attention doesn’t take us away from our own filmmaking.

So thats also why we’ve released the above video in the public domain so their is no copyright on it and so that anyone can show our Four Eyed Monsters Case Study Presentation at any film school or workshop. The Quicktime download can be burned to DVD or played off a laptop and all we ask is you encourage people to visit our website to subscribe or join our mailing list if they want to keep up with us in the future. You can also download our keynote file or power point file of our presentation which includes most of the little videos between slides and present our talk to film students.

And if you are putting together a conference or workshop and don’t want to show our entire 30 minute talk, you can show the 12 minute distribution story video that has most of the same information as the above 30 minute video. And of course, feel free to re-edit or do whatever you’d like with the raw footage of this talk or any of the other power to the pixel talks posted on

And feel free to check out and utilize in any capacity the expansive set of Tutorials we posted on Four Eyed Monsters Tutorial which also have an RSS feed.

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5 Responses to “Four Eyed Monsters DIY Case Study”

  1. Mike Hedge Says:

    great amount of info…. excited about the 100k TV/DVD deal!

  2. cmwillis Says:

    Doesn’t hurt that this period of time saw an explosive growth of hipsters.. Interesting ideas about paying for culture creation through subscriptions, but just look at PBS–you’re eventually going to end up with telethons or something like passing the hat. However, at least we live in a day and age where two people with a little talent and ton of devotion can pull this off! Congrats!

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  5. Tony Says:


    You guys are f’n pioneers. i tried to download the Powerpoint to show my doubting friends that perople can do this but the zip file is corrupt. Any help would be appreciated.

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