Well, Alex and I have some news…
LOOKING is done, and we're so proud of the completed project!
I, for one, am blown away by the talent and dedication this team has shown. From every challenge came an opportunity, and the network of support this film garnered is really a sight to see.
And once again, thank YOU so much for your help throughout this entire journey. From concept to completion you have been the backbone of this film, and Alex and I, as well as the whole LOOKING team, are forever grateful.
We finished just in time for Thanksgiving and were able to celebrate with a few friends and family members as well as send our first festival submission!
Alex and I are in the process of researching and submitting to as many festivals as we can so that this thing is seen! We're also getting your finalized gifts together, so keep your eyes out for more emails from me ;)
Let us know if you have any questions and we'll talk to you again very soon!
Alex, Amanda, and the Looking Team
How have you been? It's been a little while since we checked in, and it recently came to my attention that some of you may not have received our last update regarding the progress and (more importantly) your gifts ;)
My deepest apologies to those who did not get that email/update! Please know you can call or email at any time should you have questions regarding our fundraiser and film.
With that in mind, we would like to thank every single person who offered feedback of any kind after our first screening earlier this year. Your perspective has helped us to take a new approach to the editing that has resulted in a product that is not only (we think) much more pointed and focused but also a true collaboration between us, the creators, and you, the backers.
In the past six months here's what we've done:
Recut: We restructured the story based on what you told us worked and what could have been clearer. Key elements were moved and altered to provide clarification and improve flow.
Audio: We redesigned the audio from the ground up. This included some more studio sound production (which was a lot of fun - check out pictures attached) and a reimagining of our whole soundscape on the conceptual level.
Score 2.0: Our incredible composer Patrick Blaney has donated even more of his time and granular synthesis expertise to make sure the music in the new version of LOOKING keeps you on the edge of your seats...even if you have no idea what granular synthesis is. (Check out the screenshots here of the patch he helped design and the dizzying Max-MSP workflow he uses to make music out of noise, and vice versa.)
Alex, myself, and the rest of the team are very excited to finish this version of Looking and get your rewards to you and we're aiming to deliver in time for the holiday season!
We'll be in touch soon asking for some more specific information from you regarding where to send your gifts, but in the mean time, PLEASE let us know if you have any questions about the process, OR just send us a line letting us know how you're doing. We'd love to hear from you!
Alex, Amanda, and the LOOKING team
Big thanks to those of you who could join us at the Premiere and After-Party of LOOKING! What a successful night.
With so many great comments at the talk-back, we have a few more things to iron out before we can call this film finished.
After our final edits, we'll wrap up the rest of your backer rewards, send those out to you, and begin our festival submissions!
Once again, outside feedback has been crucial to our entire process, so regardless of your film experience (or inexperience) if you have any suggestions or comments about the film that you weren't able to share, please shoot us an email at our new email address, LOOKINGfilm@gmail.com.
Talk to you soon,
Amanda Spinella & The LOOKING Production Team
Alex and I are very excited to announce our after-party venue will officially be Patron's in Allston!
We want to celebrate the premiere of our first short film with as many friends and family members as possible, so please join us after for food, drinks, and games!
Head over right after the first showing, or if you couldn't make it to the premiere, meet us there!
We can't wait to celebrate with you!
--Thursday, February 28th
--Patron's (a.k.a. Big City-next to Sunset)
138 Brighton Ave
(between Linden St & Harvard Ave)
Allston, MA 02134
Directions from Coolidge Corner
You can walk (about 15 minutes) down Harvard Ave, take the 66 bus from Coolidge Corner to the corner of Harvard Ave and Brighton Ave, or drive straight down Harvard Ave.
There is limited street parking available, but there is a public parking lot behind Blanchards (just across the street from the restaurant) that you will be able to use.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
See you soon!
Amanda Spinella / AmandaLSpinella@gmail.com / 845.702.4597
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