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Friday, February 4, 2011

A Nice Pace

Monday I posted about 800 views on YouTube for our Red Riding Hood Action Horror Short.

As I've just checked it, it is now at 9,572 views.

Not bad. And we seem to be gaining views at a nice pace.

And what's great is I'm actually applying alot of what I've learned about Viral Marketing to get more views, and each time I do, I can actually see those views come in.  But to reach 9,572 views since Tuesday, that's a pace I just wasn't expecting. The video has been up for 2 weeks, and we're close to 10,000 views.  I've never had a video reach 10,000 views that fast.  So let's hope the viewers keep coming in, and not only that, but they remember what they see, this will all help with the overall marketing of the movie.

Seems to be helping already. The REDD Facebook Page had only 80 likes just a few weeks ago. Now we're at 135 likes.  Again, not bad.

I'm really beginning to see the potential here, and how it all works together into actually making and marketing the full feature film.  I'm excited to go further with this.  Thankfully I'm feeling better. I was sick, then got better, then relapsed, and now I'm slowly getting better again.

Been hacking away at re-writes for the feature film.  Been trying to streamline it, make sure we're going to make a quality movie, and not spend too much money.  I'm so very excited to make this movie and get it out there for people to see. It's going to be fun and unique.

Of course the next step is to create the full concept trailer. Which I'm hoping to get back on next week, depending on my schedule. Still gotta work and try to get some money in.  With the Concept trailer we will explain the full plot, and what you can expect from the feature film.  I may very well cut together a pitch trailer, with me explaining the plot, just so I can get the online fundraising going.  I'm anxious to start up the kickstarter and start fundraising the first round of money. Wish me luck.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Viral Thoughts

Thinking about REDD going viral. I've done the majority of what's on my list, and much of it has worked the way I thought it would. But we are nowhere near Viral. 800 views in a week isn't exactly viral, but I can't really complain when those comments and messages I have received have been so positive. I thank everyone who's watched and done what they can to pass the video along. You all are awesome.

A big part of going viral is having a good video (of course), and since so many folks think it is awesome then I'll just assume for now that we've got that down. Now we have to tap into the other side of social media. I've got it posted on Facebook and everyone I know posting on their Facebooks, as well as Twitter. But now I'm looking to score more views through other sites like DIGG or STUMBLE UPON. Here's a list of the links to some of those sites. You may need to register and log in, but any views, high ratings, good comments, and reposts would be a huge help in getting the video more views.

REDDIT
http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/f73iw/the_other_red_riding_hood_movie_the_non_twilight/
You may need to register, but all you'd have to do is click the up arrow in the top left corner.

BUZZFEED
http://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickap/redd-red-riding-hood-action-short-1h2o
You can log in with your Facebook, may need to quickly create an account. Click like the Heart. Give us an OMG. And like this link on Facebook. Re-tweeting and reposting this link anywhere would be great.

STUMBLEUPON
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7ryxl8/www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D8Wf1C4iBikI
May need to sign up on Stumble Upon. Please click the THUMBS UP and leave a great comment.

TUMBLR
http://onespartan.tumblr.com/post/2997186134/redd-red-riding-hood-action-horror-movie-via
If you're on Tumblr, then please re-blog this post.

CHEEZBURGER.COM
http://cheezburger.com/onespartan/vids/View/14384897
Give us a rating on Excellent.


In Other REDD news I am in major re-writes for the full length feature film, and I must say, I am really enjoying writing this one. I'm very excited to see this movie made and show it to all of you. It's going to be alot of fun. I'm in a rush to get the full script finished, so I can figure out what the final budget number is for the feature, and then I can figure out how to get that money.

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