Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 9, 2011.

Update #3

A Special Opportunity

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A quick update from our director, Doug Wilson to say thanks and to share about a special opportunity that we have been presented.

We have been given seven 16mm educational films from the Mergenthaler Linotype Company from the 1950s and '60s. They are the original films that were sent out to educate people on how different aspects of the Linotype work.

As far as we know, these are the only remaining films in the world and we want to help preserve them for the next generation. Any money received over our goal will help fund sending these to a telecine where they will be digitized. We hope to put the films up on the internet so many more people can see how the Linotype works.

Again, we thank you for your support of the film!

All the best,

Doug, Jess and Brandon

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      Creator Douglas Wilson on September 7, 2011

      Gary,

      Great question! You can send money via PayPal directly to linotypefilm@gmail.com for the restoration process.

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      Creator Gary Remson on September 7, 2011

      Is there any way we can contribute to JUST the restoration process? I mean above our original contribution to the production of the film?

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      Creator Douglas Wilson on September 7, 2011

      Stanley,

      We have certainly come across many Intertype machines during our filming. Although many would argue their preference one over the other, we have chosen to focus on the Linotype as it was the original machine. The Intertype was/is a very good machine.

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      Creator Stanley Coutant on September 7, 2011

      Congratulations! This is (all) wonderful news. Just curious: For fourteen years I was an Intertype operator, and am wondering if anything on that machine came up during this project. Thanks!

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      Creator Douglas Wilson on September 7, 2011

      Yves,

      We need to reach at least $25,000 to make sure (after KS and Amazon take their cut) we have enough.

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      Creator Yves Peters on September 7, 2011

      That is SO cool. How much additional funds do you need?

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