“Angered that his creations – frogs, newts, rats, rodents – grew too numerous and troublesome to control, God drove the beasts into a sack, handing it to a man and commanding its disposal at sea. The man, however, was weak. In his curiosity as to the bags contents he accidentally loosed the beasts, which fled and hid. His commandment defied, God turned upon the man transforming him into a giant bird, forever cursed to hunt down and return the troublesome beasts.”
Vimeo are introducing a ‘Tip Jar’ where viewers can drop a coin in the hat of creatives who’s work they’ve enjoyed. Mostly this would be in the case of non commercial work where the viewer understands the piece was a labour of love, and as such is a reversal of the crowd funding philosophy of persuading strangers to donate shrapnel to fund a project, and instead asks for it afterwards as an optional tip.
It’s not going to make anyone rich, but it’s a lovely concept.
There’s also noises about future moves into pay per view, allowing creatives to charge for individual viewings, all very promising developments.