Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 1, 2010.

Update #12

Monthly Updates From Now On


Hey there, Nathan here with a much deserved update.

So, first of all, in response to recent comments, there is no question that this edit is taking far longer than I had anticipated. I’ve learned important lessons and I will be doing things very, very differently on any subsequent projects that involve epic amounts of footage gathering and organization. While I am not in any way concerned about the amount of time that has passed, I assure you, no one is more conscious of it than I am.

I’ve been lax about posting updates. This is primarily because I feel stupid posting a series of very similar updates that say “Hey, I’m still working on it! I’m moving footage around in a timeline and watching things over and over and over!” But I recognize that’s kind of a cop out. I could at least be talking about the interviews I’m working with and the insightful things people are saying and the moments I find the most exciting and interesting as this thing takes shape. So, I’m instituting monthly updates posted at the end of each month starting this month.

As to questions about the film’s relevance upon eventual release, remember the film is primarily about the past and while the state of online media continues to evolve, the themes my subjects have spoken on (collaboration, community, etc) aren’t really going anywhere.

Finally, given that it has been awhile, it’s really encouraging that people are still so interested. Thank you for your continued support.

I’ve said this before, but the longer I work on EBE the more true it is that I have put far too much of my life force into this endeavor to stop short. I conceived this project in 2008 and I’m in it for the long haul.

Back to it.

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