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One Last Ditch, a print collection of poetry and poetic prose, is being media-shifted into videos! The writer is doing it all himself.
One Last Ditch, a print collection of poetry and poetic prose, is being media-shifted into videos! The writer is doing it all himself.
29 backers pledged $2,529 to help bring this project to life.

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When I was in grade school my friends and I took turns making questionnaires for each other to fill out. One of my favorite things to do was to answer someone else's questions and think of things to ask them and then read their answers because they were almost always completely surprising in one aspect or another.

Which is biographical info which I am not supposed to put in my description but I think it explains why I said most of what I was going to say while constructing the FAQ for One Last Ditch: the movie.s. So most of the informative information is down below. Briefly, what I am doing is making videos out of the poetic pieces I wrote for One Last Ditch, which was published last year by Atelos Press. I have made three so far or that is I have made five but the first two were boring and so do not count so I have made three interesting ones and you can find them at the book's website, onelastditch.com. You'll find the book there too, and you might even find a pleasant surprise.

What I plan to do is pretty much what I have been doing only with better equipment, both hardware like and software like, so that the videos might stand a chance of being screened on something larger than a 15" LCD backlit monitor. For that I need outside funding because I am a man of no means. I would also like to be able to travel a bit and shoot a few frames outside of the city of San Francisco not because one could ever exhaust this place of possible images but because I tend to obsess on the fog and you all can only take so much fog.

Have a look at the videos I beg you. One can be found attached to the video above and the others wait for you at onelastditch.com and I know I said that already but two links are better than one. If you can and want to give please do so. My project expires in 45 days which believe me will go by a whole lot faster than it used to so if you can pledge now, pledge now. At least, I know what happens to all those tabs I leave open to look at more closely "someday" and it involves clicking little x's with regret and resignation. Time is infinite. We are not.

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    For a buck you will get a link from which you can download images from the book cover and from the project in a variety of high-resolution formats. Creative Commons licenses!

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    This nets you the above link plus a digital print of "jim broadcast. opt to descend." freshly minted and delivered to your door or mailbox or burrow.

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    A tenner will earn you the selfsame link to which the $1's and $5's get access plus a DVD of the three videos that already exist. There will be a print in the envelope too.

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    These stalwart backers can choose between an autographed copy of One Last Ditch, deliverable as soon as this puppy is put to bed, or an autographed DVD of the ten videos I am proudest of, once that many exist. You will also receive the aforementioned link to the pretty picture of Ida.

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    Anyone so bold as to pledge this much will receive both the ten-video DVD and an autographed copy of One Last Ditch. And my admiration for at least ten years.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Whoo! This much earns you an eternal place in my heart, an autographed copy of One Last Ditch, and enough DVDs to hold all the videos. I will also throw in a print or two.

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    Oh my stars and elastic sock holders! But that is not what I will send you. Book, autographed; complete video collection, autographed; a triptych of digitally printed poems and images; and I will hand-draw you a certificate redeemable for one coffee date with me, good through the rest of my life. That should give us plenty of time to see to it that we are in the same city at least once before the end of time. If you come to San Francisco and I am still here, I will take us to Philz.

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    ??!!! First I will need you to call the EMTs to resuscitate me. Once I am back on my feet you will receive everything the $500 pledge would bring you, plus I will write at least fifty lines for you on a subject we will choose collaboratively. The piece will be hand-lettered and signed and complemented with digital artwork printed on acid-free cardstock. You can pick it up at our coffee date or I will ship it to you. Your choice.

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