Saturday, February 25, 2006

My Space as a promotional tool

Here's a story about a guy who made a short film about MySpace.com and got a development deal out of it:
His MySpace odyssey

I don't really understand the whole MySpace phenomena. From the little bit of time I've spent on it, it seems to mostly be a bunch of kids flipping each other off and commenting about how much their lives suck. I notice they have a filmmaker section though. Anyone have experience (or success) with this site?

5 comments:

Blake Calhoun said...

I know a few filmmakers using MySpace. I have considered it too, but I'm not sure I get it either. Of course I was a teenager in the 80's. :)

-Blake

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

MySpace is like a club on the internet. People go in, chat w/ people they know, meet new people, leave, go back in, etc. Friendships, networking, romance, all that stuff happens there, like in a real social venue. They & Friendster are similar, although MySpace is more into music & now movies. I've had accounts on both networks for a while now, will be using them to promote my movie. indieWIRE is going to unveil a new community section soon, and that will have features similar to MySpace & Friendster, I hear. I think any place on the web where u can talk about/promote your movie is good. MySpace may be very useful for some movies. I hear the feature Four Eyed Monsters have a pretty large following on MySpace due to some video blogging the makers have done @ MySpace.
Also, our own Joe Swanberg uses MySpace to promote his movies LOL & Kissing On The Mouth.

Sujewa
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Eric Maconaghie Rogers said...
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Eric Maconaghie Rogers said...

Didn't I also read on the Hollywood Reporter blog that Joe is on the Film Blog panel at SXSW?

I justice noticed too, that on the Filmmaker Magazine blog there is a new post about using myspace.

marchustvedt.com said...

the key to MySpace is the stickiness within a well defined, highly-influenced and culturally aware demographic. it wasn't the first social networking site - but what made it work was the hands-off approach that let it grow into what its users wanted. so now you have a very music and pop culture driven, highly-active site that it seems everyone from 14 to 30 checks at least once or twice a week. the music biz learned quickly that this was a gravy train. film is just picking up on it.