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: Business Idea - For Artists To Earn Money


Jae
08-27-2017, 11:37 PM
Movie Idea Website:

So, how it works. Artists come up with a movie idea and draw out a scene that is interesting (movie concept image). And the public takes your movie scene drawing and creates their own movie synopsis or short story from it. So, one drawing (yours) and many written movie ideas from random people on the net for others to read. Ever heard of the site called wattpad.com? This idea is very similar.

Anyways, the public views your drawing and looks at all the movie ideas/short stories and then they vote for what type of entertainment pieces should be created from the most popular movie ideas/stories. Some of the choices would be making a film (difficult to do at the start of the website), animation film, comic book, graphic novel, audio book, novel, and etc.

Let's say, 2,000 people want an animated film to be created from a popular movie idea/story on the site. The amatuer creators sees the demand and decide to make the animated film themselves, provide a trailer, and then sell the film to the people on the site and to whoever else. YOU, the original MOVIE CONCEPT ARTIST will make a percentage of the sales of that film and any other entertainment media creations made off your idea (drawing) from other amatuer creators. So there could be animation films, comic books, graphic novels, audio books, book novels from several creators that you could make money from their sales.

Later on, you would also earn advertising money from the random movie synopsis/short stories attached to your original drawing.

Is this an idea you would be interested in? If not, what about the idea needs to be changed?

Thanks for your help!

just
08-28-2017, 08:29 AM
Sounds like a bad idea.

Jae
08-28-2017, 09:45 AM
Sounds like a bad idea.

What part of the idea do you not like? So, I can improve it. Thanks for your help.

just
08-28-2017, 09:54 AM
The idea is plagued with problems. It is dependent on the participants and their level of intelligence and skills.

Jae
08-28-2017, 10:13 AM
Double Post. See Post Below.

Jae
08-28-2017, 10:15 AM
The idea is plagued with problems. It is dependent on the participants and their level of intelligence and skills.

Thank you for replying. I've tried to solve that problem where you earn money from your drawing first before the users write anything. Please take a look if you don't mind.

1ST METHOD OF HOW ARTISTS EARN MONEY FROM THIS IDEA:

1. When you make a movie concept drawing EACH website user who wants to use your drawing for their movie synopsis will pay $1. Please keep in mind, the users do not own your drawing! The website users will make money from the story they write.

- Example: one drawing (yours) + 400 people paying $1 each to use your drawing = $400 profit.

- There is no limit on a number of people who can pay to use your drawing.

SECOND METHOD IS THE SAME AS EARLIER:

2. When a popular movie idea from a user is made by amateur animation, short film, comic book, audio book, etc. creators and sales are made, YOU THE ARTIST earn a percentage of each sale.

Does this idea sound like something you would be interested in now with the added changes? Let me know if something else needs to be improved.

TheRulesHaveChanged
08-28-2017, 11:31 AM
What is flawed with this idea is that there is no real incentive for a comic book artists/animator/filmmaker to make films off of a popular image.

I believe you are placing too much value on the "fun" aspect of art making. If the artwork is any good it will require a lot of hard work. Motion pictures, animations, and graphic novels require an excruciating amount of work. More so, if an artist has the drive and ability to create a great animation, film, or comic book; It is unlikely that they would use their precious time and abilities to build on another's idea (see bold line).

Often these art forms are made from a team of artists. All of which work very hard to collaborate into one seamless work of art. You would have to offer enough incentive for all of them to want to participate.

One suggestion I would have to improve your concept is to host the idea as a competition (with great incentive) for artists instead of a movie idea website.

If you want to see a good example of a competition look at characterdesignreferences.com - They host a monthly character design challenge on Facebook (It's fantastic I recommend you subscribe) for anyone to participate in. They have clear guidelines and prizes written on their website. Upon viewing, keep in mind your own idea and understand that even these submitted character illustrations required a ton of effort which is tremendously less effort than that required of animations/comic books/films.

Cheers

Jae
08-28-2017, 12:14 PM
What is flawed with this idea is that there is no real incentive for a comic book artists/animator/filmmaker to make films off of a popular image.

I believe you are placing too much value on the "fun" aspect of art making. If the artwork is any good it will require a lot of hard work. Motion pictures, animations, and graphic novels require an excruciating amount of work. More so, if an artist has the drive and ability to create a great animation, film, or comic book; It is unlikely that they would use their precious time and abilities to build on another's idea (see bold line).

Often these art forms are made from a team of artists. All of which work very hard to collaborate into one seamless work of art. You would have to offer enough incentive for all of them to want to participate.

One suggestion I would have to improve your concept is to host the idea as a competition (with great incentive) for artists instead of a movie idea website.

If you want to see a good example of a competition look at characterdesignreferences.com - They host a monthly character design challenge on Facebook (It's fantastic I recommend you subscribe) for anyone to participate in. They have clear guidelines and prizes written on their website. Upon viewing, keep in mind your own idea and understand that even these submitted character illustrations required a ton of effort which is tremendously less effort than that required of animations/comic books/films.

Cheers
Thanks for your reply and insight, I'll definitely check out that competition. Thanks again.