American Noise V2 DROPS...Smart Screens and L7 Madison Premiere ONE WEEK AWAY!
THIS IS GOING TO BE COOL !
ORDER NEW LIMITED VINYL "American Noise: Volume Two"
ADVANCE COPIES of VINYL Vol 2 - ONLY FOR BACKERS -
Happy New Year!
Yes, the street date for American Noise Vol 2 is January 18 - but we are offering EARLY FULFILLMENTto our Kickstarter backers and an exclusive discount.... Read more
Indie Doc THEATRICAL Double Feature in Madtown - SMART and L7:Pretend We're Dead!
Coney Island Studios is happy to present...
AN INDIE-DOC DOUBLE FEATURE
THE SMART STUDIOS STORY & THE MADISON PREMIERE OF
L7: PRETEND WE’RE DEAD
*Plus* Very rare vintage local band... Read more
VINYL - PRE ORDER - American Noise: Volume 2!
IT'S OFFICIAL: Pre Orders begin for AMERICAN NOISE: Vol 2 !
Limited edition soundtrack companion to The Smart Studios Story celebrates Butch Vig’s early work with 1990s independent labels in the US.... Read more
Smart Studios NEWS - Volume 2 SOUNDTRACK in Jan 2019!
This will be cool. So will January. MORE NEWS TO COME....
Let go and be safe. x
Vinyl Release! American Noise Volume 2 is ON.
This month we're mastering 13 tracks of music for the upcoming vinyl compilation, AMERICAN NOISE Volume #2 - a companion to AMERICAN NOISE Volume #1 (listen to Volume #1 here)... Read more
Viroqua Screening with Butch Vig THIS SATURDAY
Tickets STILL AVAILABLE !
Pre-Party SOLD OUT
A rare night with Butch in the Wisco town where it all began. . . VIROQUA, WI
Read our feature story in the... Read more
Film Screening with Butch Vig in Viroqua 4/28 - TICKET LINKS
APRIL 28th !
There are TWO separate ticket links for our TWO Butch Vig / Smart Studios events happening on ONE NIGHT ONLY - read on, hope to see you... Read more
Rare Screening with BUTCH VIG Announced! 4/28 VIROQUA
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
The Historic Temple Theatre is pleased to host the Viroqua Premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Smart Studios Story and a post screening Q&A... Read more
Smart Doc Now Available to RENT/BUY on VIMEO - WORLDWIDE ACCESS!
The Smart Studios Story is now available on Vimeo On Demand.
Please share this link with your networks - especially friends outside the US!
AND SAVE THE DATE: APRIL... Read more
DISCOUNT ANNOUNCED - SAVE $15 on SMART BUNDLE
*** "REMIX BUNDLE" $15.00 DISCOUNT ANNOUNCED ***
Bundle includes Butch Vig signed AMERICAN NOISE vinyl and film DVD with a complimentary signed Butch Vig remix CD (created for promotional use... Read more
FREE American Noise Vinyl #1 Offer
Watch and Review
The Smart Studios Story on AMAZON and receive a FREE copy of our first vinyl soundtrack release, AMERICAN NOISE Vol #1 - signed by Butch Vig!
WATCH... Read more
* NEW BUNDLES * FREE SHIPPING * MERCH RULES *
* NEW BUNDLES * FREE SHIPPING *
Use Promo Code: FREE_SHIPPING_BUNDLE
for Free Shipping to the mainland U.S. with the following bundles:
Straggler Patch Bundle... Read more
FREE SHIPPING on all Smart Merch ** Vinyl DISCOUNT ** News
Hi Backers -
We now offer free shipping on all Smart Studios merch orders in the U.S.
VISIT STORE HERE
Enter discount code: ILOVEFREESHIPPING and off you go!
To save... Read more
IN-FLIGHT Deal For The Smart Studios Story!
The Smart Studios Story lands "IN-FLIGHT" licensing deal with AIR NEW ZEALAND and EMIRATES!
If you're traveling to Iran, Cambodia, Algeria, New Zealand, Iraq, etc. this summer, be sure to... Read more
Smart doc RELEASED ** Being pushed by iTunes! ** PLEASE SHARE LINK **
**** THE DOC IS OUT ****
(and iTunes has given it BANNER placement!)
Please share the iTunes Link with your friends and on social media!
Smart Doc Selected as one of SUBSTREAM'S TOP 25 Films of 2016 :)
Smart Doc Selected As One Of SUBSTREAM'S TOP 25 Films of 2016!
We are in some amazing company,
READ LIST HERE
"We contemplated waiting another year to choose this... Read more
Rolling Stone Pushes The Smart Studios Story
ROLLING STONE piece on the doc, vinyl and pre-release tour... please share the link below! Let's get this doc out!
Digital delivery is around the corner! Thanks for being... Read more
October/November Pre-Release Screening Tour Announced!
We're launching our pre-release screening tour with a Canadian Premiere on September 21 and a US kick-off at The Milwaukee Film Festival on September 29th.
All dates so far: http://thesmartstudiosstory.com/screening-tour/ and we... Read more
** Smart Studios Doc Update **
Hi everyone - About a dozen people are working to get the film into your lovin' arms - here's the news...
With generosity and support from bands and labels, we've... Read more
Smart Doc Update From Wendy
Hi Backers - -
When I introduced the documentary at the Madison premiere on April 17th, I was standing in front of about 800 people - pretty close to the... Read more
Tickets on sale for CHICAGO SCREENING of The Smart Studios Story!
CHICAGO FESTIVAL PREMIERE !
APRIL 13th At CIMMfest in CHICAGO FOR TICKETS FOLLOW LINK: http://cimmfest.org/cimmfest-record-store-day-2016-present-chicago-premiere-smart-studio-story/
FOR AFTER PARTY AT METRO FOLLOW LINK: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2321360/the-smart-studios-story-afterparty-chicago-metrochicagoil
GONNA BE CRAZY!
Tickets On Sale Tomorrow For Wisconsin Festival Screening!
TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW !
Tomorrow, March 19th, tickets go on sale for the Madison premiere of THE SMART STUDIOS STORY at The Wisconsin Film Festival.
This is the beginning... Read more
SXSW World Premiere Countdown Begins!
Help us blow the roof off The Paramount in Austin at the SXSW WORLD PREMIERE on MARCH 16th
Share the image... spread the news...
(Makes a great FB cover photo)
We're... Read more
Follow Us, Backers - Instagram, Twitter, Website (screening info)
Stay connected to us!
Screening and Event info: HERE
Film ships to Austin today for the world premiere at SXSW - March 16th at the... Read more
The Smart Studios Story named OFFICIAL FILM of RECORD STORE DAY 2016!
LOOK HOW FAR WE'VE COME !
The Smart Studios Story is OFFICIAL FILM of Record Store Day 2016!
PRESS RELEASE: http://eepurl.com/bQ7RzD
RECORD STORY DAY: http://www.recordstoreday.com
all info at www.smartstudiosdocumentary.com
THANK YOU... Read more
The Smart Studios Story * SXSW * WORLD PREMIERE ANNOUNCED !
Been waiting years to send this....
*** MEDIA ALERT ***
THE SMART STUDIOS STORY ** SXSW ** WORLD PREMIERE ANNOUNCED!
Documentary will screen at Austin’s Paramount Theater on Wednesday, March... Read more
The Latest Screening And Event Information!
Upcoming Screenings and Events
Official "SXSW World Premiere" dates and times will be announced on February 16th.
** Madisonians - - there will be an opportunity to purchase Wisconsin Film... Read more
Mixing the doc... getting ready for the party on Saturday
Lots going on - keeping you in the loop!
Our friend, Kerry Brown recently joined the Smart doc as a producer and has brought in some amazing and talented people... Read more
VIDEO POST - "Thurston Moore Loves Mecht Mensch" Featuring Butch Vig
i heart backers.
As we move close to announcing festival screenings and parties for the film, I'm sharing a series of videos called SMART SHORTS.
Here's #1, "Thurston Moore Loves Mecht... Read more
KILLDOZER video going a little viral?
Posted a funny KILLDOZER video on the film's Facebook page...
Please visit the link, like the film's page and share the love! We've almost got 10,000 views and it really... Read more
From about 70 hours…. to about 3 hours.
Backers and Supporters !
After months of sifting through hours of interview footage - I've edited the content down to about a 3 hour run. It's got a ways... Read more
We want your artwork in the Smart Studios documentary !
Be More Than a Backer -- Become a Participant!
We appreciate your continued support of the Smart Studios Documentary. Now is your chance to get involved in the production! We... Read more
Production update from Wendy in Madison ( and MILWAUKEE ! and VIROQUA ! )
Sequences are becoming chapters in the film…. the story is more focused each day. It's an amazing (and challenging) process.
This Friday I'll be shooting an interview with Butch... Read more
Working On Over A Hundred Sequences In FINAL CUT PRO !
Chipping away at existing footage… Pic is a list of all the sequences I'm working on - each represents a run of video clips taken from interview footage and organized... Read more
Smart Studios Production UPDATE !
Greetings Backers and Friends !
Much going on here in Madison….
John Chimples was in from New York to work with me on the first stages of editing the footage... Read more
Old school production elements… 16mm shoot for Smart doc
Great half-day shoot with Erik Gunneson. We were testing out some free film stock and a camera we had access to. Will develop next week in a bucket, by hand... Read more
Seriously "IN" Production…...
Hey everyone! An amazing part of a successful campaign is that we've been able to complete (and print!) all of the transcriptions of the (over 60) interviews I've done since... Read more
We All Did It !! We Are Funded!! WOW !!!
Can't believe it - This is the email I was hoping to write when the clock ran out on this campaign. We are all exhaling!
Major effort on the part of everyone who... Read more
100 minutes left - BRING SOMEONE IN NOW !! We're only $9400.00 AWAY !!!
100 minutes !!!
WE ONLY NEED $9400.00 !!! AMAZING INCENTIVES ON THE SITE
RALLY PEOPLE !!!
WE'RE 10 GRAND AWAY !!!! COME ON!!! 90 minutes to go!!!
We've gotten THREE VIP exec producers in the last 20 minutes.. BE THE NEXT ONE!
WE'RE 10 K AWAY RALLY!!!!!!
NOW WE ONLY NEED THREE VIP EXEC PRODUCERS!!
JUST GOT A 10 K pledge!
WE NEED 3 MORE EXEC PRODUCERS.... We're close to 90,000 !
SEND THIS OUT NOW!
COME ON! RALLY ROCKERS!
SEEKING 4 VIP EXEC PRODUCERS! Come on board NOW and WE ALL WIN!!!
SEEKING 4 VIP EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FOR THE SMART STUDIOS DOCUMENTARY
PLEDGE NOW AND WE ALL WIN !!!
FINAL STRETCH 4 hours !!! WE CAN DO THIS - CRANK AND RALLY
Pledges are coming in!
We have over 75,000!
4 HOURS TO GO !
CRANK IT UP!
$7000.00 in the last hour KEEP IT GOING EVERYONE !
People are doubling pledges!
The TWO Nirvana GOLD records have sold!
We're up 7 thousand dollars in the last hour -
KEEP THE RALLY GOING - IT's SATURDAY NIGHT !!... Read more
Do A Blast For The Past - The Smart Studios Documentary Needs Your Help TONIGHT
We are going to raise 58,000 by tomorrow 2pm central time and we need your help! Send this update out to your networks now!
People have already started doubling their... Read more
NEW TIER ADDED - PRIVATE SCREENING PARTY / BARBECUE in LA with Butch, Steve and friends!
EXCLUSIVE TIER *** BUTCH AND STEVE HOST THE SMART STUDIOS DOCUMENTARY FILM PREVIEW BARBECUE! *** For 1,000.00 you will attend BUTCH AND STEVE's exclusive Smart Studios party in Los Angeles.... Read more
IF WE ALL DOUBLE PLEDGES WE WILL MAKE ROCK HISTORY!
I just got this note from a backer....
"We just doubled our pledge. If everyone else does that TODAY, we'll make this film."
A CAN AND WE WLL!!
NEW TIERS ADDED **MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL ROCK PRINTS** STUNNING and VERY RARE!
* * * JUST ADDED EXCLUSIVE TIER * * *
LISA JOHNSON ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER SIGNED PRINTS.
*** MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL PRINTS ***
Prints are on 16x20 paper *actual image on... Read more
Hey Backers and Friends! JOIN OUR MAILING LIST NOW !!
Take a minute to visit our website (www.smartstudiosdocumentary.com) and sign up to be on our mailing list for insider news and early promo info about the film and screenings!... Read more
We have till SUNDAY!! Cranking it up with more GOLD RECORDS as REWARDS
WE HAVE TILL SUNDAY TO RAISE THE FINISHING FUNDS!
Butch Vig has donated more amazing memorabilia to the Kickstarter - PLEDGE AND SHARE today - These new rewards are moving... Read more
Backer Exclusive Tease! Butch Vig Donates Gold Records by Nirvana and Garbage AND Mic used on GISH
Backers! I am getting ready to post 4 new exclusive tiers to the campaign.
TIER #1 - GOLD Record Presented to Butch Vig for NIRVANA's Nevermind in1992
TIER #2 -... Read more
72 hours ! NEW AWARDS COMING !! SIGN UP ON OUR MAILING LIST NOW!
72 hours left - time to rally!
Tonight's the party in Los Angeles with Butch Vig and Steve Marker - here's a link. info:https://www.facebook.com/events/1465979483619911/
AND - PLEASE visit the website... Read more
Pledge Party Tonight In Madison, WI !
PLEDGE PARTY TONIGHT at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI!
Come down to the High Noon Saloon tonight for SMART STUDIOKÉ - The Gomers (one of the longest running rock... Read more
FINAL WEEK - CRANK IT UP, SHOW THE LOVE, SPREAD THE WORD
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING SO FAR - We have generated almost $40,000.00!
Now I'm asking that you all crank up the effort and help us finish the campaign.
6... Read more
**New Exclusive Tier Posted** and ** New Pledge Party Announced**
**New Exclusive Tier Posted**
SMART'S FIRST TAPE DECK OFFERED TO CAMPAIGN! The oldest relic in the history of Smart Studios has been added to the tier. THE ORIGINAL TEAC 3440... Read more
New Tier Added - GARBAGE 1995 SINGLE, "VOW" in METAL CASE *Collectors Item* Signed By Band*
10 days to go!!
- Parties in Madison and LA next week
- Press and radio all across the country
- KEEP SHARING.... THINGS ARE LOOKING GREAT !
AND....NEW GARBAGE REWARD TIER ADDED!!... Read more
Final Stretch ! Crank Up The Volume !
380 people have pledged to their support to the film - AMAZING!
You've all made a commitment to a powerful project and so have I. If there was ever a... Read more
EXCLUSIVE REWARD TIER ANNOUNCED: LIMITED RUN, HOME MADE "BUTCH VIG REMIX COMPILATION"
** EXCLUSIVE REWARD TIER ANNOUNCED **
LIMITED RUN, HOME MADE "BUTCH VIG REMIX COMPILATION"
From the Vig Vault: A CD of 15 classic remixes personally compiled by Butchincluding... Read more
New Tiers - HEADS UP GARBAGE FANS !
Lets deepen the pledge pool by sharing updates with friends and networks.
17 days to go! 88K to go! Press is going nonstop! Radio is going nonstop! Make NOISE!... Read more
NEW REWARD TIERS ADDED - Original Prints: Nirvana, Killdozer, Urge Overkill and more!
NEW EXCLUSIVE REWARD TIERS JUST ADDED!
A cool select of original B&W prints of bands performing live in the 1980s and 1990s. All by jfotoman.com.
Go to our Kickstarter page and... Read more
Rolling Stone Magazine Posts About Smart Studios!
Happy Friday !
Amazing press this week - Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, USA Today, so many others. We have a mountain to climb in the next few weeks and it helps.... Read more
UPDATE: Interview excerpts to be released to PLEDGERS!
We're at $25,000 - Once we reach $50,000 I will be releasing exclusive interview excerpts from the documentary - these will only be available to PLEDGERS !!
AND - - ... Read more
Great Press for the Campaign ! Thanks, everyone... please keep SHARING !
Greetings from Madison and happy Friday, Pledgers !!
And we're 18% funded ! Great news for the project.
I'll be on WORT Community Radio (89.9)today as a... Read more
Update: Some great press to share !
This article came out today on the A.V. Club website - A great piece written by Jason Heller. I love that he encourages readers to "get involved!"