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Liam last won the day on June 18 2015

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About Liam

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  • Birthday 04/01/1993

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    USA
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    Screenwriting, directing, filming, editing, animation
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    T3i, Zoom H1

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    https://vimeo.com/liammctaggart

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  1. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    Lol, if you heard me say buy a new camera... that's on you
  2. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    I actually saw a really good clip of his first first feature (My Best Friend's Birthday?), which he called practice and threw away.. not sure the budget on that one. But we've definitely got an apple and an orange in the mix
  3. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    Think I recall in the full clip, RR keeps going on about how you should practice by making a film every week... but QT is just will not stand for it
  4. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    A mailing list is slightly unusual today. On youtube there's best, second best.. something good can be 50th and not worth your time. The one thing they get in the mail won't be compared to or compete with anything, and I'm sick of explaining... As for "trying" hmm.. never thought of that! Worth a shot! These are all buzzwords, but I'm glad some people think it sounds inspiring. Offer anything concrete, please.
  5. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    In 50,000 years, hopefully sooner, (if we're still around) there won't be jobs at all, or money, or famous people. That was all a bad idea in the first place. So yeah, we're really solving stuff.
  6. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    I was saying... Vimeo is where everyone goes. Make your own path, and in a way you won't have competition. I know there are millions and millions of artists. Yeah, I'm definitely looking for peers, before "fans" For that, you don't need to be the best. I feel like you're saying both.. idk if "have peers" is advice. I'm tryin 😄
  7. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    I would think if you can't find an audience on vimeo, you're totally normal, because vimeo is full. It doesn't have to mean anything about the quality of your content. I'm trying to say I want a route where I'm not competing at all. that's a real thing, but I think anyone who's done that has had to do it on their own... not use what they were told works by a mildly successful blogger etc
  8. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    These all sound nice... I hope it's not crazy to ask if they actually mean anything. I obviously like what I do, and I think I'm actually doing it. finished like 10 projects in 2 years, and started others, so I'm working. not sure about knowing your target audience... do most authors know that they're writing for men age 21-49? Or do they take whoever shows up? And how does it help me to know? Getting it to the right people is definitely my goal, but not a lot of filmmakers are discouraged from Vimeo, right? It's kind of a catch all. Are there actually niche options out there? Or is the thought that I'm probably not getting it to the right people just easier to handle, because it means I'm the one doing it wrong? as for mailchimp... I mean there are countless things I could spend a hundred dollars a year on, and I will not do them all. Like I said, I just do not know how it's supposed to help me at this stage. Maybe it's just what I'm looking for, but it appears to be branding and tools for people with an audience (not me). I was mostly interested because of Adrian Tomine's mailing list for his comic that started in like 1991. I don't know how he found people, but I don't want something too like.. idk, fake. I guess there could be a service that makes email into another social platform where people scroll and see me on a list. wouldn't want that, since I'm already failing there. My ORIGINAL question I guess was... You just ask everyone for their emails, or? Maybe if I did a local art show, I could ask for emails. And then they could tell their friends, and my products would have the signup... I'm sort of looking at blogging... sounds like agony and could be another investment etc etc... interviews with other artists could be fun. Have you seen Eighth Grade? 1 view, 0 views, 0 views, 1 view... yeah, I don't know how that's supposed to work either before I'm already famous
  9. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    Yeah, he's obviously really good at certain things.. or, building an audience.. and only that. But even the way he does that depresses me. I hate whining about things being a popularity contest, but I mean... I stopped getting new followers on vimeo probably 4 films ago. Somehow fewer views etc with each new one... I've gotta try instagram at least for promotion stuff, I guess, but it feels as hopeless as youtube really.. viral stuff can go super viral, but if you have nothing, an audience won't just appear. I'm actually applying to school right now, but it's crazy, even trying to just learn more can be a path where someone can put up the wall and say "not good enough!"
  10. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    It's over a hundred dollars a year, which could be fine if it's helpful, but I can't make heads or tails of what it's even supposed to do. If it helps me send emails, I'll look at it later. Yeah, I'm just spiraling out again because yesterday I got rejected from the worst film festival ever. But I do make a lot of stufd and post it places. I'm not trying to make a living, I'm just trying to gt any sort of audience to help the constant feeling I'm delusional. I enjoy my work, but staying sane with no support isn't easy. I make films and comics, and write books because I've been changing it up because nothing is working. But yeah, I'm not sure if my whiny specifics are necessary here. Lot of people I've been a fan of, way back in the day, were using a mailing list, and maybe I'm embarrassing myself again, buy I just don't know what the basic premise is.. just ask anyone and everyone for their addresses? I hate Casey so goddamn much. Good for him and all, but jesus christ.
  11. Liam

    Anyone using a mailing (or emailing) list?

    To my knowledge, this is a helpful tool if you're already working that way, but maybe won't help me get people won't quite help me get going..? Correct me if I'm wrong I feel pretty able to send emails, so an expensive tool won't be my first step
  12. Might not be ideal for a filmmaker, vs like an auhor or cartoonist, but I'm curious.. Seems like fans that sign up for a mailing list might be more enthusiastic or feel like they're part of something (?) It's kind of old school or underground in a cool way maybe Maybe it's in direct conflict with a vimeo page.. like if people already follow you, they might just get pissed that you're also bugging them through email Idk. No idea how I'd build one etc Maybe this is basically what patreon is for now Just antsy and struggling like always to reach anyone.
  13. This is sort of an old project, because I kinda gave up on it. It doesn't quite tell the story the way I wanted it to, but I like the way it looks and decided I might as well share it. and again, the disclaimer that it's maybe not at all relevant because it's animated, sorry
  14. Liam

    Thoughts on self distributing DVD's?

    @Damphousse he may not be making tooons, but yeah, it was interesting. I can message you his name if you want. I just don't want that to become part of the discussion here - like is he a hack etc.. And yes! Thank you! Plus like most computers lol, I'm reading this thread kinda baffled.
  15. Liam

    Thoughts on self distributing DVD's?

    The point is also that not a lot of other people are doing it. And that it's in person. Blurays would be newer but probably actually less likely for everyone to be able to watch it. And with DVDs, there's a case with the cover on it that could get you interested in the film, and it looks like a product. So.. I didn't feel too crazy, sorry. Maybe I WILL go back to 2004.. when people were nicer!!
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