Kickstarter has caused some serious anticipation around the office ever since we sent in our proposal. This is especially true for Production Coordinator, Aimee S, due to the fact she actually could not sleep because she was thinking about it so much (in a good way, no worries).
Literally, as I finished typing that sentence, we received word that WE HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED! Aimee could barely keep her voice down when revealing the news to the office. We are all very excited here at Captured Time and cannot wait to get you guys involved in making our film become a reality. Come next Monday (10/4/2010) we will officially launch our project on Kickstarter for everyone to look at. If you don’t know what Kickstarter is, it’s:
A new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
That’s where you guys will come in.
On Kickstarter we will be updating it religiously. Wait, no, more than religiously. WAY MORE. You can expect daily photos and videos of the crew hard at work and keep you up to date with everything that we’re doing. Every day here at Captured Time is very exciting so you can expect some enticing videos to be uploaded. We already thought of one that had the office laughing.
I also received word we will be conducting an interview with another intern. Jeez, I’m getting so many updates I can’t even get out what I was supposed to be blogging about in the first place. It has actually forced that idea completely out of my brain and will have to wait for another blog post.
Now my arms are exhausted after posing for a comical picture with Harvey that will be attached to our blog post that will be played on Saturday. There are just so many jobs to do as an intern…such a range in responsibilities and duties. It’s wonderful. This job definitely brings with it a side of ADHD. Expect to see what our Dislecksia: The Movie Kickstarter flier looks like on our blog post tomorrow.
So many things to look forward to. Remember to spread the word about our Kickstarter account; we’re going to need everyone’s help in raising $15,000 and beyond (we really need about $55,000).
Tomorrow’s Friday! Enjoy!
Production Assistant Intern
Created our Dislecksia: The Movie flier to take on the road with us to Indiana, Maryland, and the #IDA Conference. Looks great! #roadtrip
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What an obscure title, one may ask. Intern Paul B and myself actually came up with it in reference to the intestinal disease that Harvey’s dog has here at Captured Time. It was only until about our second week here that Harvey decided to tell us about Ellie’s Giardia, or “Beaver Fever.” What is Giardia? Well, According to the Merck Manual:
Symptoms of acute giardiasis usually appear 1 to 2 weeks after infection. They are usually mild and include watery malodorous diarrhea, abdominal cramps and distention, flatulence, eructation, intermittent nausea, epigastric discomfort, and sometimes low-grade malaise and anorexia. Acute giardiasis usually lasts 1 to 3 wk. Malabsorption of fat and sugars can lead to significant weight loss in severe cases. Neither blood nor WBCs are present in stool.
This was great news since we had been petting the dog and letting it lick our hands. We’re happy to pay our dues in the film industry. (The dog is perfectly fine by the way. We’re in way more peril than the dog.) More to come in the following weeks on this.
HOWEVER. There is bigger news! Today, the Captured Time team submitted its written proposal to Kickstarter.com to establish a financial goal of $15,000 to be met over the next few months. Exact detail will follow once our proposal is approved by the Kickstarter grand jury. Hopefully, we will be hearing back in 3 to 4 days! This is very exciting, as we are biting our nails to get Dislecksia off to the final stage of post-production. Harvey also spoke to an early supporter and donor to the film about speaking to a group of adult dyslexics at Harvard, where clips of the rough cut will be shown to promote dyslexia awareness and the film. Harvey will also be featured on 88.7 WICR to talk about his and Aimee’s upcoming pilgrimage to the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and area schools. We’ll link you in our upcoming blogs as soon as it’s posted online.
We will need all of your help to bring this thing into full motion. Help Dislecksia get to the film lab!! Please use the SHARE feature at the bottom of each post to promote this blog to your friends and family on any one of the 55 billion social networking platforms out there. You rock our socks.
Ahhhhh Monday! (Not quite as leisurely as Aimee’s “Ahhhhh Friday”) Having a case of the Monday’s, but powering through it. I started the day off by logging an interview that Harvey and Mr. West Coast, Eric Gardner, had with Avid.com regarding their experiences, plans, and goals regarding Dislecksia: The Movie. Some of you may be asking yourself, “what does he mean when he says, ‘logging video’?” Well ladies and gentlemen; logging video is when you type out every word spoken during an interview. When I say every word, I mean EVERY WORD.
Was it fun? YOU BETCHA! Unfortunately, the other intern, Nick Forte, was here today, so I had to split the duties with him. I have to admit, he was much faster as logging than I was. That is why he has been awarded the new name, “Nick ‘Logging Is My’ Forte.” Congratulations buddy, you did it!
But aside from all that, the interview was very good. I probably listened to it 500 times, so I would know. The interview can be listened to HERE on Avid’s web site
Outside of the logging world, many other things were occurring around the office. Most importantly, Harvey’s dog, Ellie May, ate yet another cord. I guess she was trying to get her daily dose of fiber…fiber optics that is. Ahhh! Get it!? That corny joke would have been funny if she ate a fiber optic cable, but she ate a power cord. Okay, so maybe the joke was corny, but just let it happen, I’m on a roll.
Clearly that wasn’t the most important thing that happened in the office today. It was merely just an attempt to lighten the mood. After all, it is Monday! Moving along. Today Harvey read up on some of the latest studies on dyslexia, which focus on the positives aspects of this learning difference, to try and include in the film.
Harvey and Aimee have been hard at work, rough editing the last few sections of Dislecksia: The Movie, so they can send out west for Eric to review and fine tune. Today, they dealt with the Advocacy chapter as well as the Conclusion. From what I overheard, they are “right on frickin schedule.” On top of that, Harvey and Aimee are finding more dyslexics to do VO (voice over – I love using film jargon) work on some of the B-Roll footage.
On a lighter note, we had a moving meeting today (we have a moving meeting every day) and the office is slowly starting to get picked up and ready to be shipped over to our new location (57.5 days and counting).
After all of the missions accomplished today, Monday hasn’t been that bad. Hope all your Monday’s weren’t so bad as well. Remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and info on Dislecksia: The Movie as well as The Movement.
Production Assistant Intern
Ahhhhh, Friday. No interns today. Harvey is off on official Dad business. The office is quiet, except for the sound of the printer. You haven’t heard from me yet, but you’ve heard about me. I’m Aimee S., Captured Time’s Production Office Coordinator. The interns think they have it bad because they’re called ‘New Guy.’ Well, I answer to: hey you!, ummm, what’s her name?, and my all time favorite, ‘that one.’ I really do respond when people say ‘ummm.’ Why? Because I’m the glue, and that’s my job.
I have a hand in pretty much everything that goes on at Captured Time and “Dislecksia: The Movie.” Just today, Harvey and I went over more details of his trips to Indiana and Maryland next month, started to rough edit the film’s chapters on Advocacy and the Conclusion to include interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Sarah Joy Brown, and one tough advocate mom, and discussed our resident production pup’s case of giardia. Trust me, that last one ain’t pretty.
I’ve been on this project for just about two years, and love to keep it watching grow and change, and it gets better every time. I hope that you all do too, and will continue to support this project. You’ll be hearing from me time to time as someone has to check in on what those crazy interns are doing, and just to hear another voice from the Dislecksia: The Movie crew list. If you keep reading…we’ll keep writing. Happy Friday everyone!
Ah, our first post on wordpress.com (The ones prior have been taken from our previous blogging site, eblogger.com, to soon be retired). To read past blogs from Captured Time Productions, please visit www.captime.blogspot.com. Updates regarding Dislecksia: The Movie will now be posted here from now till the end of time. For one thing, WordPress.com surely beats the hell out of eblogger.
Web 2.0 software and social networking have undoubtedly revolutionized the global economy, and the team at Captured Time hopes to spread the word of Dislecksia: The Movie with web-based tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Kickstarter. We are drafting our proposal sheet for Kickstarter.com at this very moment to raise the remaining funds to continue post-production on Dislecksia—we’re hoping to raise $15,000, but we won’t stop there in our fundraising efforts. A few dollars spread over several thousand people will go a long way. We hope you will all contribute!
The needed remaining funding will be used to compose an original ‘brain theme’ for the film, graphics, and promotion for film festivals, as well as coffee for the office. Every penny counts!
Our initial proposal will be followed by a rigorous online marketing campaign via the aforementioned tools. Expect to see consistent updates and content regarding progress on the film, as well as pictures and video from Harvey and Aimee’s speaking engagements at the Indiana branch of the International Dyslexic Association. Fellow intern Paul Blood and I will be writing and posting constantly to share our progress on the remaining fundraising. Stay tuned!
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Captain’s log. 22 September 2010. 12:24 PM. It is my fourth day here at Captured Time. Several changes have occurred. My tasks have evolved. I have lost “New Guy” status to another intern. Gears are turning. A storm is brewing. Coffee is brewing. Harvey has grown a second head. Just joking on that last one. Sort of.
The third act is in motion for Dislecksia: The Movie. Earlier today, we began strategizing fund raising efforts to complete the remainder of the film, with our sights setting on Kickstarter as a possible start. For those unfamiliar, Kickstarter is an online fundraising site developed for individuals to raise money for their prospective cause. Its popularity has spread massively since its inception in 2009. We at Captured Time will soon be looking to establish our own cause for Dislecksia, and a financial goal of $15,000. You will surely hear about this in the coming weeks.
Rough editing on the film continued as well. While sifting through chapters, Paul and myself find laughs from Billy Bob Thornton as he explains his initial reason for joining drama club: escape math class because of his dyslexia—and get chicks. Harvey is quick to point out: “New Guy just laughed at that. See?That’s good stuff.” There’s rarely a dull moment here. With every session that I sit in on with Harvey and Aimee while they rough edit the film, I am continuously intrigued by the size of the dyslexic community. Actors Billy Bob Thornton and Sarah Joy Brown note that not only actors, but lawyers, doctors, and politicians are among them with regard to their learning difference—and how their learning differences allowed them to excel in their respective fields.
Continuing with what Paul wrote yesterday, Harvey and Aimee discussed planning the itinerary for the upcoming events in Indianapolis, IN, put on in conjunction with the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, to speak about the dyslexia movement and promote the film to schools in the area. Check out information on this event at Harvey’s Facebook page.
As a part of my marketing responsibilities, I will be tracking the web-traffic from our blogs and Facebook pages to monitor our social networking ROI, so to speak. Paul and I will be working in conjunction to promote the hell out of all progress on this film. Please help us by promoting this blog and Dislecksia to your friends, family, teacher, superintendent, etc.
Change happens one hand at a time. All you need is your index finger to click.