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An allegorical tale of a couple who attempt to renew their dying relationship by plugging directly into recordings of their memories.
An allegorical tale of a couple who attempt to renew their dying relationship by plugging directly into recordings of their memories.
An allegorical tale of a couple who attempt to renew their dying relationship by plugging directly into recordings of their memories.
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More Sights, Sounds and Rewards

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Hey Everyone!

Well its been a little over a week since the last update and it seems like a lot has happened: we got project of the day a while ago and were on the front page of the website for a bit. That was really awesome, and temporarily confidence inducing. Predictably things have gotten a little more quiet since then but I've got some new stuff to share and I am changing the structure of the site a little bit.

First things first. I'd like to make supporting the project possible for everyone. Even broke-ish people. So I'm adding a new reward level at 5 dollars - the digital download, previously available for 10 dollars is now available for 5. The 10 dollar reward now will include a download not just of the film, but some of the goodies that will come with the DVD: two commentary tracks, and a behind the scenes documentary. If anyone who pledged 10 dollars feels burned by this deal, please let me know and I'll try and make it right. I think the special features will be 100% worth it though - we are gonna do a real in depth look at the process behind the film that I guarantee will not be a waste of time. And now you can get the film for the same price of the  average pint of beer in Brooklyn. If you can afford a beer you can afford this movie.

Secondly I wanted to share a bit of the score that my friend Carles Delgado is working on. I don't want to spoil the music from the actual film so this bit is part of the credits music. Carles was at pains to stress that the score is a work in progress and is neither mixed nor mastered. This means that the levels are not quite right and it won't sound as professional as a final product would. A final qualification: this credits music is an actual song, the soundtrack for the film itself is more atmospheric. Never the less I think its moving in a cool direction and am excited to share with all of you.

Meanwhile, Auden has gotten started on modeling the set I built in 3d so we can do some of the warping animation that happens towards the end of the film:

 Again this is very much a work in progress but you can see the basic geometry of the room coming together in his model:

 But what have you been up to, while others have been working feverishly on your behalf, James?! I have gotten started beginning the extensive process of tracing the frames. I'm about 70 frames in! 

So...thats almost it for now. Just a small obligatory grovel: it seems like we are doing well, we are well over half way to our goal, and only slightly over half way in terms of days and its been awesome to see the support so far. However, I'll let you in on a small secret - obviously when you start a Kickstarter you make a mental list of people you are pretty sure are going to back the project (Thank you Mom and Dad). We've pretty much exhausted that list now, and are in uncharted territory. The final push to our goal will be the hardest, because it will be composed much more entirely of small contributions of people that are genuinely curious about the film and aren't related to me or the collaborators. So if that's you, and you haven't backed the project yet: we need your help! Amazon has been a little bit buggy so don't wait until the last minute! 

Thank you for everything you've done so far. I'll get back to work now.

James Siewert 

Comments

    1. Creator Andy Wooding on January 11, 2014

      Getting there!
      *Whips horse*
      'Ya, ya, c'mon'

    2. Creator Robert Menzimer on January 11, 2014

      Everything James is saying and doing embodies his dedication to film in general and to his cinematic vision in particular. He's never produced anything the slightest bit uninteresting, and this looks like it won't be the exception to the track record. Absolutely a project worth supporting.

    3. Creator James Siewert on January 11, 2014

      No problem Spencer! Part of adding the new reward level is hopefully to communicate that every little bit counts. Its not immediately obvious how much a lot of little contributions can add up. But we've gotten over 300 dollars from the 10 dollar reward level alone, which is more than half of a full months rent for Annelyse and Auden.

    4. Creator Spencer Parks on January 11, 2014

      I like that you are making the film available to every level and adding the $5 option. That shows you care and it doesn't go unnoticed. More people should do this. Keep up the good work!