Crowdfunding since 2010

Pitch your story by video

The authentic project video

The project video is the heartbeat of your Startnext project. There you tell the story behind the project and give a trustworthy insight into your world.
Here you are in the brave film studio corner and with the question: "Professionally produced or homemade?" in an inspiring place.

  • Professional or homemade? This is not the relevant question.
  • A video is a video, is your story.
  • Tell your story to potential supporters, no matter how.
  • Be bold, authentic and approachable.
  • Focus on the strengths of your idea and the people associated with it.
  • Upload the finished video to Vimeo or Youtube and include the video link in the project interface.

Tips and tricks

  • Introduce yourself and/or the team personally.
  • At the end, formulate the call to action to support the project.
  • The first 20 seconds count. The viewers decide in this time whether they watch your video to the end or not.
  • Keep it as short as possible and shorten the video to a maximum of 3 minutes
  • If you already have a teaser or commercial for your product, include it after your personal speech.
  • Besides shooting a pitch video do also a thank you video.
  • Use license-free music e.g. from Soundcloud or Free Music Archive.
  • Cut your video and shorten long-winded shots.
  • Use free editing programs like Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, DaVinciResolve or Shortcut.
  • Watch videos of ongoing projects for inspiration.