The End of the Tour!
Hey everyone -
We're reached the end of the campaign! I'm absolutely amazed at the level of support we've gotten in the last 24 hours. With the extra money we'll be able to hire a third person for the final month and half of post production - and the film will be that much better because of it. Thank you all so much.
A few notes: your payment will go to something called "Jump to the Field". Don't worry, it's not a glitch, I haven't been hacked. That's the name of my producer, Chris Skotchdopole's company.
Kickstarter payment errors: a few (12 or so) people have payment errors. This means that for whatever reason Kickstarter could not approve your card. I think this happened to me before on one of the first Kickstarter projects I ever backed: I'd switched banks and the my Amazon account was still linked to the old card. So just reenter the information, being extra careful(and making sure your Amazon account is right as well). I even checked it out online - sometimes for whatever reason it just doesn't work the first time. Not great, I know, but those of you who found Amazon temperamental will understand that sometimes its the tech's fault not yours.
Thought I'd reiterate what the deal with the rewards is:
If the movie by June is finished ALL rewards will go out in the middle of June.
If there is still a month or two so of post production left on the film I will give everyone who contributed 5 dollars or more the ability to watch the almost-finished film online as a gesture of good faith. This is a long process and transparency and communication are priorities for me. If your reward includes anything on paper I will also send it out then: Frames, Posters, Prints, Storyboards, Art Books and the Original Poster will all be sent out by the middle of June unless you request to get everything all in one package.
The DVD/Blu-Ray and 10 dollar digital download level will include:
- Original Short Film
- "Animation only" version of the short film - see just the rotoscoped frames
Commentary tracks are sometimes my favorite part of DVDs. So I'm doing three:
- Post production team commentary track: Listen to me, Auden and Anneylese discuss the post -production process
- Production team commentary track: Gonna round up as many of the original cast a crew to share their thoughts on the experience
- Just me commentary track: I try to tell you what I was thinking when I made this thing - success not guarenteed
- Behind the scenes: 5 - 7 minute featurette detailing the process of getting one shot as a glimmer in my eye to a cinematic, animated reality
I will give an update on our progress every month. Might not be exactly on the first of every month but it will always be within the first week.
Okay - that's it. Once again - thank you all so much for making this a resounding success. Its time to get to work.
- James Siewert
P.S. I tried to sing a cover of They Might Be Giant's song 'Experimental Film' to thank all the backers. Listening back to it I decided it might not be such a welcome gift. That being said if you REALLY want to listen to it (and know me personally) I will send you the mp3. My friend Nick Poland has a pretty awesome solo in it. Too bad I don't have a voice to match.