What's the goal? Building an audience, or making a profit? Some projects are undertaken for other reasons than getting rich. Sometimes we just want to educate people. And sometimes that noble effort, leads people to give even more. Well, here's Hope hoping...
I got to participate in the doc PRESS PAUSE PLAY awhile back.
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world's most influential creators of the digital era.
The interactive version of PressPausePlay was recently released. It includes the interview with me as well as many others so there is now ten times the original content.
You can now download the original version and the exclusive interactive player for free on: http://www.presspauseplay.com/
PressPausePlay's interactive player includes many unseen interviews with creative innovators such as filmmaker Michel Gondry, electronic musician Apparat, and founder of Soundcloud Eric Walhforss, and me (producer Ted Hope).There are also extended interviews with those in the film such as Seth Godin, Lykke Li, Moby and many more. In the interactive version you can also view additional information about the people interviewed so you can continue to get inspired by their work. The result is an incredible amount of content and continues the conversation about hope, fear and digital culture.
The interactive player will be an evolving version with updates available as the filmmakers add more content or links to their upcoming soundtrack and other material.
Of course if people want to donate they can, but they can also purchase the film and soundtrack on iTunes, Amazon.com and many more. And hopefully those, that can, will. The filmmakers felt that the viewer should be able to decide how they see the film to get a personalized experience. How often does that happen? Hopefully a lot more.
I truly recommend you watch the entire film. Of course, if you have only ten minutes now, or have a boring conference call coming up, just press mute on your microphone and start watching just my interview right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKEmp19WewA
Tech Crunch wrote about the film recently, so you know it's important: http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/01/buy-presspauseplay-or-legally-download-it-for-free-your-call/