We're very, very pleased to announce that A Man Named Magick will be officially premiering at the 2011 Rooftop Films Summer Series, as part of the New York Non-Fiction shorts program on Friday, June 10th. You can find more details and a link to purchase tickets on the Rooftop Films website:
We're hard at work on the sound mix and color correct for the film, and after the screening is over we'll finally be putting together and mailing packages of DVDs and other rewards for all of our generous backers. Thanks so much for your patience, we couldn't have done this without you and we can't wait for you to see the film!
Joaquin & Rob
The film is at long last completed!!! After a total of 14 months, from conception to the final export, the film is ready to be shown :)
"ALL in on the Exam," our working title is now officially called "ExamiNation."
There will be a premiere screening held on May 21, 5:30-6:30pm at the McCormick Tribune Center in Northwestern University. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director/producer and then a reception.
The event is FREE and open to public, so please join us if you can!
RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=147331368669492
Here is the trailer:
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions/comments
Backers have been asking where they can see more footage of the People in Motion athletes, it just so happens that Paul Whitecotton has just posted a montage of his early 2011 footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfOTLWr-2h4
*Note: most of this footage comes from Paul's personal collection and isn't part of the People in Motion film. We wanted to share this link to highlight the amazing things Paul can do in space & time.
The People in Motion Crew
In this brief Production Blog, I wanted to share with you a piece I contributed to National Doodle Day, and link you to the site where you can see dozens of other 'doodles' (created by real celebrities) that will be auctioned-off starting today through the 22nd on eBay, and will help support Gillian Anderson's charity for people suffering from Neurofibromatosis. Neil Gaiman, his wife Amanda Palmer, and my Co-Producer Cat Mihos all contributed as well!
We took a little field trip to Paul Jones' creature effects studio the other day to meet our monster! On this visit we saw the first rough sculpt of wet clay on the armature. This thing was taller than me and I was wearing six-inch heels! Check it out in the video below.
To all of our contributers;
It was just over a year ago we were in the midst of our kickstarter campaign-- you graciously put the project on the map.
We created a bioregional wardrobe, it catalyzed a community--- of people who had already been making fibershed pieces on their farms and in their studios, and others who had never heard of such thing.... local clothes?!
The act of taking on a personal challenge to wear local, organic, and non-gmo.. gave my fellow humans the ability to "hang their hat" on something real, and to take part in this with me.
Here's to "hat-hanging", and to Re-weaving our Community Cloth-- check out our benefit dinner and fundraiser for our new solar-powered community mill! (we think you all should have access to local, clean, and safe attire). http://fibershed.wordpress.com/
New York Lovers ! check the video teaser starring the new section of New York amazing High Line. Coming soon in June.
Hey Kickstarters!! Dave and I have left the Left Coast. Our first stop after leaving California was Texas. We exhibited at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) 24th annual "Event of the Year" in Houston from April 29 to May 1 where we met dozens of people who have been in the coffee industry for decades and learned a ton about brewing and serving coffee. We also spoke with Zachary Carlsen of Sprudge.com, who later published the first ever review of Coffee Joulies.
Dave and I then went back to Pennington, NJ where we grew up to spend some time with our families before leaving for our big manufacturing push. We finally made it to Sherrill, New York yesterday and we're already hard at work. We've holed up in a conference room in the old factory and we're chugging through our to-do list.
The old Oneida factory, now owned by Sherrill Manufacturing
We will be operating out of the Sherrill Mfg offices
Our impromptu office
As far as life in Sherril goes, we moved into two rooms in a place called the Oneida Community Mansion House which according to some sources is haunted. The ghosts stayed away during our first night there, or maybe we just slept through the hauntings due to our lack of sleep over the past two weeks.
The only picture I snapped of The Mansion House last night before it got dark. This picture does neither the majesty nor the creepiness of the place justice.
In other news, Coffee Joulies will be making an appearance (sans inventors) on the Today Show this Thursday between 10:30-11am EDT. Cindy Perman will be presenting them as part of her "Wow That's Smart" segment. Cindy also recently wrote a book called "New York Curiosities" with a chapter called "Free Love and Flatware" where she talks about how Oneida was started by a cult called the Perfectionist Community who later built the Mansion House that we're living in now. Curious indeed.
We will be updating with increasing frequency as manufacturing ramps up, so stay tuned.
Dave & Dave
It's a fact of life! Things don't always turn out the way you want them to. Earlier in this project, I became very excited about the following image:
You get it? It's a record by Minnie Ri-PURR-ton! Brought to you by Photoshop and a picture of my cat Truckstop Betty!
Though this was potentially a very lame joke, it brought me a whole lot of amusement... So, um, here's what happened when I tried to draw it:
Not terrible. Not quite great either. Of course, the one thing that never occurred to me throughout this process? It could kind of be misinterpreted as racist. This was brought to my attention by Kurtlan, as I was desperately attempting to make the face look a little less flat.
And that was the point when I gave up on this drawing.
I know, I know! Quitters never win, and winners never quit. Blah blah, don't stop believing. Insert random cliché or inspirational song from the cast ofGlee.
Alas, this piece just wasn't meant to be. As it turns out, the same rule applies to this "thank you" video I tried to record last night, set to the tune of Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do (Without You)".
For reasons unbeknownst to me, I couldn't find my groove for the first half of the song. Then, once I eventually got into it, I ran into a piece of furniture... Smooth move, Ferguson!