Since starting filmmaking stuff, I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of companies promoting new filmmaking technologies that allow filmmakers to stream their independent movies. While many of these companies have a cool concept, the truth is, I think many of these streaming solutions are a waste of time.
Why? Because most streaming solutions do NOTHING to assist filmmakers in sourcing an audience. Think about it: So what if you can stream from your website and charge your visitors a nickle per view? How many people are coming to your website? Where do you (and most people) shop for movies online?
I know where I shop for movies online. I shop at NetFlix, Hulu, Amazon and occasionally iTunes. I don’t go looking for random weird movies on random weird websites. And even if I did, the last thing I would do is enter my credit card into some weird website.
Maybe I’m wrong. Where do you buy your movies online? Are you seeking movie distribution?