They didn't pay the actors. they were so excited to be apart of it they did it for nothing
And, um... wouldn't it have been a lot better if they'd had more money and they coudl have paid them a bit?
Darren isn't the only driving force behind TDC, either.
No he isn't, but he's the only one who's commented on their decision not to use Kickstarter (as far as I know). And his answer was that he is too well-established for that sort of thing.
So that's the only reason anyone here can really comment on, since no one from TDC has given any others. If Terrance or anyone else ever says anything different about it, my opinion may change.
Yeah, and since it's been goven as a sole reason so far and it's the most senseless reason one could give (since crowdfunding works best precisely
for people who are established), it's no surprise we think there's some business blindness going on there.
And about the price complaints, this is what it would seem to me:With crowdfunding:
muffins fund and order digital copy of film, or DVD, or DVD with merchandising (they have a month or two to save for this since the project starts until the money is collected, more if the creators warn beforehand)
Film gets done. more budget than just Darren and Zdunich's savings = more quality + less financial risk
Tour happens, and muffins have had time to save up for this (Without:
Film gets done with a smaller budget.
Tour, merchandising and CDs are all announced at once. Digital CD is way overpriced and physicals are show-only...
DVD comes out. This we are at least warned about.
I think muffins would be able to manage their money a LOT better with the first order of events. Correct me if I'm wrong.