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The Documentary Maker Who Archives
Greetings from Japan, a trip I've wanted to make for 20 years. I've been enjoying sushi, hot baths, a lot of walking, and I've been shooting lots of Japanese arcades.... Read more
Cold Hard Facts
Greetings and hello!
Fact: I am going to finish three documentaries. My personal enthusiasm for TAPE is currently low, but that is likely to change - the story is interesting... Read more
Editing is Boring - Also, Apple II Reunion
Sometimes people come to me seeking advice on making documentaries, and I give a lot of advice where it's needed, but probably the most important one is Editing is Boring.... Read more
ARCADE begins editing
ARCADE is the first of the documentaries to enter the editing phase. I'm currently building the clip-library of the footage shot so far.
If you look carefully at that timeline,... Read more
Silly (but required) Note about the Websites
Earlier this week, the TEXTFILES.COM machine took a supreme nosedive. The drive controller and the two drives died out a big death.
I've gotten MOST of the services and websites up,... Read more
The Documentary Year Begins, and An Example of a Threat
Hi there, Jason Scott. I make Documentaries.
This is the year when things go full-bore for filming - preparation or production, every day. Thought you should know that. The /cast/... Read more
The Real Deal.
You've been kind.
You've been understanding.
You've been patient.
That has to end.
No, it's time to get real on these documentaries. Yes, I've been filming. Yes, I've been gathering... Read more
Both of my currently running Kickstarters are being aimed to this entry.
First, yes, progress is made on both, and those will be separate entries from this one. If your... Read more
My First Arcade
Everyone on Team Arcade Documentary might find some insight into my motivations for the film in a new weblog entry I just did, entitled "My First Arcade":
The ARCADEDOCUMENTARY.COM site... Read more
"Last Call" for ALL Documentary Interview Suggestions, Jason Phone Calls Begin
Last year was very productive for a lot of things, such as travel and speaking, improving the entirety of computer history, and coming out with a documentary on DEFCON. However,... Read more
"Last Call" for 6502 Suggestions
Hope everyone's doing well out there!
With DEFCON securely in the rear window, I'm beginning to heat up 6502, with an intention of finishing interviews for it before next summer,... Read more
Please Enjoy the DEFCON Documentary
I'm happy to announce the DEFCON Documentary played to 1,600 people across two days at the DEFCON 21 Convention. It's pretty amazing so many people sat down for a movie... Read more
In a lot of kickstarters, it appears now is when I would send you some indicator of tragedy, refocus, excuses, or something involving my supply chain that lets you know... Read more
Arcade Documentary Footage Shot at MAGfest - Documentaries Seen
I've posted a weblog entry about visiting MAGfest this weekend, and in it are some screengrabs from background footage I shot for the Arcade film.
Here's the full Flickr album... Read more
Defcon Documentary 20 Minute Preview
The Great Derail of the DEFCON Documentary I agreed to shoot this year has produced the first public output: a 20 minute preview of how the documentary will go and... Read more
Jason Scott Capsule Hours
You are owed an update of a more general sort, but a short-term opportunity has risen up and I wanted to give some of you it.
Due to a set... Read more
You Know.... Just Thanks
Hey there. Jason Scott. I make films. In some way, you've given money towards that.
So first, thanks for that.
But more than that - you've let me be on... Read more
The DEFCON Detour, A Tiny Kickstarter, Eyes on the Production
It has been a very, very busy summer for me, all of it doing the things I love, all of it making sure history gets saved. I figured... Read more
Two Tape Documentaries on Kickstarter
Hey, everyone, Jason Scott here.
My calendar is filling up! Trips to Helsinki, California, Texas, Maryland and more are starting to solidify, as well as the beginnings of reaching out... Read more
A New Year: Weblog Now In Effect, Geekiness Showreel
Happy new year, the year I start filming three documentaries.
As I mentioned before, further updates of a week-to-week basis are going to be at the weblog http://documentary.textfiles.com - "Jason Scott... Read more
Kickstarter: All I Know
With the success of the Kickstarter, and for some time before that, I've had a lot of people contact me about tips, ideas, suggestions and thoughts on Kickstarting. A lot... Read more
Equipment Test: Typewriter
This past Thursday, I drove with all the equipment I've purchased to my friend Chris Orcutt's house to spend the day testing out all the setting up, knocking down, and... Read more
Thanks, and a Gear Show
First, thanks to all the cast ideas and offers of lodging... they're really helping me expand my outlook on the subjects, and knowing where I can stay.
I am doing... Read more
Cast, Calendar, Camp
Last week, I purchased all sound, video and lighting equipment for the documentaries. I did so after consulting with a number of people, including the creators of Indie Game: The Movie and... Read more
What Is Going On
OK, here's what's going on.
The money's come in and is in my account - out of the 573 backers, seven had issues and 'bounced", so I got roughly $1000... Read more
....there goes the next 3-4 years of my life. I will begin the journey next week. Thank you so much, everyone.
Last 5 Days! Spread the Word!
I've written a post with more details about the production, and put it on my weblog.
Here is the entry I wrote.
If you could, please spread the word about... Read more
The Coin Challenge
Here we are in the heady days of full funding, with a couple weeks to go.
I've been cranking away on interviewee lists, enjoying the suggestions people have had for... Read more
This morning, the kickstarter passed $100,000.
We've got a real thing here. I am now going to begin pre-production on the films, start contacting interviewees, arrange the sites better, and... Read more
The 90 Percent Halfway Mark
Hey there, it's Jason. Halfway through the drive, the funding is at 90 percent. That's pretty amazing, by any stretch. Folks have been really supportive and the messages and wishes... Read more
The Skyrocket ; Captions ; Creative Commons
Here it is, day 20 of the 60-day kickstarter I set, and we're at 85%. That's a nice percentage, but let's make it clear - 428 people have stepped forward... Read more
The Press! The Endorsements! The Interviews!
"Jason Scott is brilliant." - John Romero
John Romero contacted me soon after the announcement of these documentaries to offer his support in bringing in interviewees where needed for the... Read more
This is the internal graph that Kickstarter shows a project's owner, so they can easily track progress. (Clicking on any of the circles tells you the funding situation at that... Read more
Tonight's Q&A: Check my Twitter feed for the URLs.
The best way to get to the URLs for the Google Hangout and Ustream simulbroadcast of my Q&A is to check my twitter: http://www.twitter.com/textfiles - I'll be announcing the URLs there shortly.... Read more
We're basically at $40,000 pledged. It is not quite the end of the third day.
Things are looking very good, and there's been no slowdown, so we've not moved yet... Read more
The Best Cliche'
Having both conducted and helped with other Kickstarters, and having backed more than a few, there's this letter that comes out soon after the first day, where the person doing... Read more