Meet the Team: Daniella and Cooper
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We thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves, so every week, a couple members of the Kickstarter team will be saying hello and picking out a few projects — past or present, successful or not — that they're especially fond of. (They will also be posing for GIFs. The GIFs are mandatory.)
This week we chatted with Daniella and Cooper:
Job: "I work with our engineers and designers on new product tools and features for our site." (Daniella's actually moving on soon to go educate young people, which is great news for young people but sad for us, because Daniella is great.)
- Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas - The Movie — "It's a Brazilian Tropicália doc! The great Joel Stones of Tropicalia in Furs fame (Tropicalia in Furs was a record store in NYC's East Village) teamed up with the great video artist Artur Ratton for a deep dive into the psychedelic sounds of '60s Brazil. I love Brazilian music, so this is perfect."
- New York City: An Animated Sketchbook — "Willy Hartland animated for MTV's Daria (!), and now he's animating New York City (!). I backed for the DVD, and ever since Willy's been emailing snippets of the film to backers. Watching the process unfold has been a delight."
- Stefanie Batten Bland's dance project — "Click through to 1 min into this project video to get a sense of Stefanie's dancing and choreography. She's a dream. Backing this project led me to see Stefanie dance in person at a rehearsal for her piece at the Baryshnikov Arts Center."
Job: "I help people use the site when questions emerge. Right now I'm working on my first Kickstarter project!" (If you can't tell from his picks below, Cooper is also a musician.)
- The Nautilauta — "A microtonal lute that follows the old saying, 'there’s more than one way to slice an octave.' The name of the instrument itself is some world-class wordplay, and it makes it easy to whip out the lute for a jam sesh in all sorts of harmonic scenarios."
- Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration — "Conlon Nancarrow was a composer from a different planet. Instead of programming computers, he painstakingly composed pieces for player piano that involved impossible time signatures and tempo combinations."
- Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star — "I really admire people who refuse to let enormous challenges get in their way, such as the budget required for a Hollywood action film. The subject of this documentary shoots feature-length films in his house with stop motion and green screen effects, and I spent an afternoon watching his films on YouTube. The aesthetic is full of layered textures and intersecting realities."
- The Funklet — "This will always be my favorite project video."
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