About the time when I was eleven or twelve, I began watching Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was a fantastic Tv show that at the time featured the hapless sap Mike Nelson, and his two robot buddies Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot. Each and every weekend they would sit in front of some of the worst movies ever created and hurl some of the most hysterically brutal insults at the screen. The stars of that show have continued on years later with their service at Rifftrax.com. I feel that they are among some of the finest comedic minds out there. I also feel that there is a lot of chance in the age of YouTube, mass marketed DVDs, and high speed communications for other people to join in on riffing as a marketing or funds generating venture.
Firstly there is the problem of competitors. It appears like there are only 3 commercial entities I can discover on the initial page for a Google search. Naturally there is rifftrax, and then there are two other businesses, Cinematic Titanic and Riff Raff Theater. The final organization utilizes the iRiffs section of rifftrax.com to sell its item. My point right here is that there’s a industry to be penetrated here for movie mocking enthusiasts who may possibly want to go into business for themselves. Why have your stuff marketed by rifftrax.com when you can go into enterprise for oneself.
I assume that almost certainly the hardest component of the venture will be the very first methods of obtaining some one to create distinctive software program to deal with the riffing of blurays or DVDs. Any person looking to start off up on this venture at an inexpensive really should possibly appear into hiring recent graduate students to assist commence a straightforward application. Also have them sign a no compete clause contract so they can not go to work for 1 of your competitors on a similar product.
Almost certainly the greatest approaches to do go about marketing your Rifftrax type business would be to firstly hire a internet designer, and secondly hire a search engine optimization (Search engine optimization) business to support optimize that internet site. Most internet searches are done on Google, Yahoo or Bing. It is crucial to get your business showing up on those search engines. I even submit to you that it is much more crucial than becoming noticed in the telephone book. Utilizing search engine advertising and marketing is also essential. Getting sponsored links on web searches is a excellent way to boost the visibility of the business. If I do a Google search correct now for rifftrax the only thing that shows up is Mike Nelson’s Rifftrax as a sponsored link. Getting visible in those areas is a essential way to get your business visible in front of new consumers. I assume that the third and equally critical component to getting a new type of enterprise observed is utilizing social media. Finding samples, and lots of them on YouTube for a new riffing business’ is critical to expanding the net presence. Having a corresponding Facebook to marketplace your internet site to fans and close friends are fantastic techniques to spread virally and retain buyers.
I believe that Riffing can also be a effective marketing tool. There are a lot of awful films that are released in theaters or finish up going straight to the bargain bins of multimedia retailers. I think that a single way to possibly get DVDs of a bad movie sold, or even a very good movie, would be to include a comedic commentary track. Let’s face it would you rather purchase a used copy of A Couple of Excellent males or a copy that included a comedic soundtrack as a function? I think the latter option sounds a lot more tempting.
One other venture that may well be worth searching into is the riffing of video games. I know that one can’t truly have a comedic commentary play along side by side with an electronic game, and that is not exactly what I am suggesting. My notion is that Capcom, Konami, or Square Enix release low-cost DVDs marketed toward fans exactly where they have comedians or humorous fans poke fun at the cinematic sequences of their games. This could be done on any number of mediums no matter whether it be DVDs, the iTunes or Hulu Plus. I am not certain on how great of an idea this would be to bring in a lot of cash though. It is a complete new venture though and it really should be explored to see if it could be profitable given that mocking movies seems to be a cash producing enterprise.
MST3k began one particular of the greatest comedy creations in the history of man sort when it very first went on the air. I think that the opportunity to entertain with their style of humor can continue on in a number of other techniques. The proper individual who has the talent to move these core concepts along may possibly assist generate an even larger market for fans who love to tear down cheesy films.