Good Morning from the Homestead,
I just wanted to share a few thoughts that came to me after posting my project. First off a big old kazoo THANK YOU!! to my first two Backers. I truly appreciate very much your joining me in this project. It is such a compliment for you to share my vision for this documentary.
I do intend on producing this documentary on DVD. However the first goal is the distribution to the Public Domain. I hope to be able to begin making DVD's immediately at the same time as it is released to the Public Domain. But right now I am just not sure if that will be possible. Once I get closer to finalizing the video I will have a better idea.
The uncertainty of exactly when I will be able to start work on releasing the DVD prohibited me from adding a copy to each of my reward levels. Despite the fact that a DVD is not listed as a reward each Backer will receive a DVD. In fact the first DVD's will be specifically made for my Backers.
Another thing I wanted to mention is that the ending credits of the documentary will identify and thank my Backers. I will be contacting each Backer to make sure they want to be listed in the credits and if so how they would like to be listed. This will happen a little further down the road.
There is just one more thing I want to mention. This project is going to take several months to complete. I want each Backer to be able to be part of this project from start to finish. If you go to my YouTube Channel you will see a long list of videos I make for customers to be able to watch their kazoo being made. I will be posting a similar Monthly Backer Update Video on my YouTube channel.
When I make a special order kazoo I am paid in advance. I make the customer update videos because I figure that if someone trust me with their money in advance they deserve to see it is being put to good use. I feel the exact same way about my Backers.
I am in my fifth year online at the same website and same email address. I place great value on my reputation, have pride in my work and am very passionate about this project. The humble kazoo's beginnings are somewhat hidden behind a cloud of mystery. There are lots of stories and legends but little documented truth, Even today there is virtually no detailed information about the wooden folk kazoo. This documentary will fill that gap and more. With the internet and Public Domain it will be around virtually forever!
It is very important to me as a folk kazoo maker to create a better record of my craft than kazoo makers before me were capable of making. This project is truly a labor of love for this old kazoo maker. It is extremely important to me that I get it done right.
Sorry to get so long winded this morinng. Well the sun is up and time to head off to the workshop.
Best of regards
George (Doc Kazoo)