Kickstarter is a non-investment funding source for various projects that you can see here. It is quite interesting, and I believe a great, early idea for "angel" funding without the conventional corporate involvement. Some of the funded Kickstart projects appear to be preselling awards, like a camera strap and clip shown here. Pretty neat product!
Apparently after filling out the form, Kickstarter staff review it and see if it meets certain criteria. Even though Kickstarter gathers smaller funding pledges it might be enough to move our project forward to a working prototype demonstration that could help show evidence of commercial and artistic viability.
Project DescriptionWith the news that there are no plans to produce any more Polaroid Type 55 P/N film a small group of dedicated photographers are starting to plan their own instant negative films and processes.
The goal is to enable the supply of a very high quality 4X5 negative material, for artistic purposes, that can easily be field processed, like so-called "instant" film once sold as Polaroid Type 55.
A feasibility study has been conducted, a budget has been developed, and now we are looking for support, distribution, and commitments for a production effort with ship to stock within 8 months of funding.
Project RewardsPhotographers who still have one or more of the millions of Speed Graphics, and other 4X5 cameras, will have available a new, reasonably priced super high quality, high resolution instant monochrome film that is much sharper and more detailed than any digital image, and can produce very fine art photographs.
Our group has a track record of new product commercialization and success in developing new products and processes. This particular product has a limited marketplace, but a very devoted one, and success in a small way could lead to wider and more profitable product offerings.
LinksHome page for the project
Outline of the plan
Supporting company with other products that will provide the facility and has funded the feasibility study