Hi! I'm Kai, and I'm currently in R&D trying to build an AI that can take over the role of green screen in many visual effects shots. It's a product I wish I had, and which I know many other filmmakers would find very useful. I'm pretty confident that if I can get the darn thing working and shipped as a standalone app, people would be willing to buy it.
Problem is... I don't really have much interest in selling it. I like to write code, make movies, and solve problems, and I joined Pioneer as a way to help motivate me to do two of those.
As it stands, my monetization framework is "build the thing, then sell it for 20 bucks or something." I want to make a product that's as accessible to as many filmmakers as possible, to the point that I've even strongly considered going the free-open-source route.
Is there anything wrong with my approach? It just feels so distinctly... un-business-y to me compared to all the other projects I see here on Pioneer.
Would love to hear people's thoughts on this, and if there's anyone else who's in a similar situation I'd love to chat.