Once again, many thanks for your support of the New York Year project. Even though it wasn't successful, it has led me to places I otherwise wouldn't have gone. One such place is my new and current kickstarter project on cicadas, the very same I mentioned in the last update as a possibility;
This kickstarter has been wildly successful, and the support that it has received has made it possible to be more ambitious than I thought possible as far as the final Return of the Cicadas documentary film project. It has 1 week to go, and at the least I need to get to $30,000 to make a filming trip to New Zealand possible.
For those of you interested in supporting the return of the cicadas on its own merits, your support will be welcomed and appreciated. For those that would prefer to receive some of the New York Year rewards instead, I have a few options for you. To be clear, it is unlikely that a 25 minute NYC time-lapse film will be completed within the next year. Cicadas are now my priority, and more NYC time-lapse work will be limited in scale. I do anticipate a 8-10 minute film done by spring of 2014, and I can offer that as a download/DVD/bluray along with the other short films already completed and mentioned for New York Year (as well as the appropriate level rewards for the cicada kickstarter included at no additional cost if you want them). I can also offer the archival photo prints made from NYC time-lapse sequences instead of cicadas if that's what you've been waiting for. If you already have a sequence or picture in mind, great, I can get that to you in return for the same level of support to cicadas that you gave New York Year ($150 for a 11x14, $200 for a 16x20 as well as appropriate international shipping). There will also be additional NYC pics available in the coming year, if you want to wait and see.
If you do decide to support Return of the Cicadas and receive a NYC reward, please send me a message of what your pledge level is as well as what you want with "NYC reward for Cicada pledge" in the subject line so I can keep track of this category.
I'm sure this isn't as clear as it might be. Feel free to ask for more details or followup info before supporting CIcadas if you're unsure just what I'm talking about. In the end, I want to get NYC rewards to those of you that still want them.
And regardless of whether you support the new kickstarter, thanks for supporting NY Year and getting me to where I'm at today.