The bad news: With just a few hours to go, we're far from our goal. I have decided to cancel funding.
Why would I cancel funding, even if we weren't going to meet the goal? (you only get the money pledged on Kickstarter if you meet the goal)
The good news: I'm still making this film. It will be different than the original vision here, but I'm still going to explore the creative process and let you on the inside of the day-to-day life of a professional photographer.
I've launched a new Kickstarter campaign that will cover just enough funding to travel to Seattle, and we should have no problem meeting that goal with your support.
Head on over to the campaign here. Most of the same rewards are available, but the options have been simplified. I'll post some commonly asked questions below, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any others. I've also written a blog post about my experience and it might help answer some questions as well.
Thank you for your continued support.
Some questions you might have...
What happened to the old campaign?
We didn't meet our goal. Because Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, if you don't meet 100% of the goal, none of the money pledged goes to the project.
I already pledged for the other Kickstarter, do I have to pledge for this one too?
Yes, if you still want to receive your rewards and support this project. Because the other campaign didn't meet its goal, all previous pledges were voided, meaning you weren't charged and we did not receive any funding.
Did I get charged if I pledged to the old campaign?
No. Kickstarter only charges you when the campaign ends if the project has reached 100% funding.
Will I be charged immediately?
Nope! You will only be charged when the campaign ends on Friday, May 18 if we are successful in meeting our goal.
Will this be the same film as originally planned?
It will explore the same questions of what makes the creative process, but it will not be the same film. Currently the plan is to cover Andria and Cory in Seattle. Beyond that, we hope to be able to work with the remaining photographers at a later date if the project expands.
Can I submit any photo to be used in the film?
Pretty much, as long as...
1) It's appropriate for all ages. 2) You have full copyright of the image and are allowing us to use it in the film and any promotional materials. You'll be credited in the film, but I can't guarantee your name will be directly linked to the use of the picture.
Otherwise, everything else is fair game. If you want it to be a group or family picture or company logo, that's fine as long as it meets the two requirements above.
What's the Special Edition Snapstagram Pack reward?
We're working with our good friends at Snapstagram (http://snapstagr.am/), another recently successful Kickstarter campaign, to bring you some unique rewards in the form of printed Instagram photos! This specific pack will only be available through backing this Kickstarter.