For teams and companies we offer group discounts (25 to 40%). In total we added about 250 Supporters this way.
To weight our Bronze/Silver/Gold sponsors similar to group accounts, we count them as 3, 7 or 20 Supporters respectively. Some might actually convert their sponsorship to a corporate cloud subscription later.
All these bigger sponsors count in total for 370 Supporters.
This is the actual amount of money that’s been pledged and/or has been paid already (for the first 3 months cloud especially). The startup costs will allow is to invest in preparing well, and give the studio partners an advance as well.
Note that almost 2000 people in total have pledged or donated for Gooseberry already, every small donation counts!
This is the startup funding + the 15 months of additional cloud subscription income. The grand total we expect – with 10,000 supporters – is almost $2.5M. That then is 1/3rd of the total film budget still.
The actual numbers
5720: Total amount of cloud.blender.org registrations
4400*: Total amount of people who donated, or pledged, or joined cloud.
3380: The amount we call “Supporters”
2760: Total amount of paying cloud subscriptions (not including the ‘free’ accounts for teams, companies, sponsors)
1870: Total amount of people who pledged a donation (can overlap with subscriptions)
These numbers add up to very impressive totals already. All of these people want us to make awesome free/open content and software – and be involved with it, in one way or another. Where is the threshold to define if or when we can do a feature film? That’s the next blog post – about feature film budgets and the work it takes to do film.
(* to be confirmed, needs additional sql magic, will check asap :)