sell it for less and make it downloadable dont even bother with DVD/BLUERAY- its just another added cost that can go toward production/bandwith
to make 1000 BLUE RAYS is about 6000US
to make 1000 DVD-9 is about 2300US
to sell your download for 9.99 - you will save on
using your car
paying for stamps (even the expensive ones to USA)
paying for envelopes
paying for someones time that has to put them in the envelope and take them to the post office( and if you do it or have a friend who does it for free, good on ya)
all those cost add up real fast
there are many alternatives to have your video hosted and ready for downloads - of course its not free but after you factor in the savings from not going to waste to send them and or making the DVD/BLUE Ray. IT MAKES SENSE.
itunes or other form of content delivery - there are many alternatives - i say itunes because ppl are familiar with it. To get on itunes you still need to spend money but, it is a proven content delivery system that ppl trust and are familiar with and will get you many many views/possible sales. I dont know how much itunes takes compared to paypal, but such is the cost of doing business. You trade one evil for another and hopefully a lesser one.
sure you are no LOUIS CK - he already has a fan base, hence he can sell 100,000 units to his fans at 5 bucks. I"ve no problem paying an artist that i like, but when i'm not a huge fan and still want to check them out.. shelling out the full amount will not happen, paying 5-10 bucks for something i may or may not enjoy, that i can do.
here is quick example, there is this video game delivery content system called STEAM - they are the number 1 game delivery system on the internet/planet, no one comes close. They sell this bundle called "the indie bundle" - which includes like 5 or so indie games. They allow the end user pay what they want for this bundle of games. So anywhere from .1 cent to whatever they want. THey made millions selling these bundles, and most ppl pay between 6-12 dollars.
Yes they have a huge distribution deal with STEAM and of course steam makes a cut, but still. Even if they sell 10, 000 units at 4 dollars - thats not to bad.
i imagine your sales have stopped for your movie - time to get it for download and sell it again - maybe add another scene and call it BONUS or REVAMPED/NEW/EXTRA/NEVER BEFORE SEEN..bla bla ..whatever, get some new life into it and sell it again. MARKETING, MARKETING, MARKETING
mabye instead of doing a full part 2 of the series - shoot half of 2 and do 4 set ups and not 8 set ups - sell that along with the first DVD as EXTENDED or whatever i called it in the paragraph above..lol
or maybe - just maybe - here.. you owe me for this big time - i expect a free log in ahahahahahahah - seriously
set up a site and sell all your setups per scene for 5 bucks or whatever you want to charge
1 light set up 5 bucks
2 light set up 5 bucks
3 ligth set up 5 bucks
beach shot with one reflector 5 bucks
you get the idea...... ppl will only pay for what they want - and if they want to learn all of it - they can - you can bundle them up for some savings - buy 5 scenes and get one for free. Or have 3 basic light setups that include 1 2 3 and get 20 percent off... bla bla bla.
Being an artist is all about selling oneself or product - making it is the easy part as you know it.
btw this info is on the house for everyone out there to take in