Today we reached 100% of our goal! THANK YOU SO MUCH for backing and supporting OpenShot on Kickstarter! It looks like this project is officially going to happen now! I am so excited to get started, but before I do, we can still make OpenShot even better (i.e. stretch goals). So, I will continue to work hard promoting this campaign, spreading the word, and if I'm lucky, land a few more articles on popular websites.
There are still 21 days left in the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign, and we have already climbed to 448 backers, with pledges reaching 65% of our $20,000 goal. While we have had an amazing start to our campaign, there are still challenges ahead. We still need to raise $7,000 to reach our goal, and we need to find more media coverage, to help spread the word and continue to bring in new backers.
The Linux Action Show!The latest episode of the LAS (Linux Action Show) gave OpenShot some great coverage. There was music, dancing, and ... well, you will just have to watch the video yourself! A big thanks to Matt & Chris for their continued support of OpenShot! You guys are awesome!
Recent Articles Featuring OpenShot's KickstarterWhile we would certainly like more media coverage, there have been some great articles over the past few days. Here are a few, including an interview I did with Linux-updates.org.
If you have not watched the official Kickstarter video for OpenShot yet, now is your chance. If you are interested in helping our project make some ambitious and dramatic improvements, please consider backing our Kickstarter campaign!
What a great weekend we had on the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign! We added 130+ new backers and are now 53% funded! Want to know more? Check out the full update posted on Kickstarter! Now, if only we can get featured on Boing Boing!
Great news everyone! Today was the best day so far for the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign! We had 62 new backers join us and we received almost $2,000 in new pledges!
We were also featured on the front page of Slashdot.org this evening, and the front page of developers.slashdot.org! This is a huge deal, and helped us spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign. So, a big thanks to Slashdot for being so cool and supporting our open-source project!
Slashdot is really the first major website to feature a story on our Kickstarter campaign, but I hope its not the last. I have submitted tips and sent emails to about 20 different tech websites, and distributed a press release to over 4,500+ newsrooms. I am no expert at marketing, but I'm trying my best! =)
For the full update, and a sneak peak at a new feature in the OpenShot Library, read our newest update on Kickstarter.
The OpenShot Kickstarter campaign is going strong, and we have now completed 3 full days of fundraising! We have already raised over $3,500, which is over 17% of the goal. The average pledge is around $26, and 71% of our pledges are coming in from external websites (29% are coming from the Kickstarter website).
In order to keep our momentum going, we need to widen our base, and have more backers learn about our project. So, even if you can not pledge money, you can still help us spread the word by clicking the "share" button in Facebook or Google+, and posting our Kickstarter campaign on your wall (or stream). That is highly effective at finding new backers!
Free T-Shirt: If you can find a video editing website (news, forums, community, etc...) with respectable web traffic, that is interested in interviewing me about OpenShot and our Kickstarter campaign, or promoting our campaign in some way, I will send you a free T-Shirt (as featured on our Kickstarter page). You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find one.
Following in the footsteps of other successfully funded open-source projects, such as VLC, Kdenlive, and Novacut, OpenShot Video Editor has just launched it's first ever Kickstarter campaign, focused on raising funds to develop a cross-platform version (Windows, Linux, and Mac), integrate our new & powerful video editing engine, and improve our user interface & video editing work-flow. In other words, we want to make dramatic improvements to OpenShot, and then release it to millions of new users from around the world!
However, we need your help to make this happen!
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