Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

All My Plastic Melon Dreams update

I whole bunch has happened over the last week. After having a great correspondence with a potential cinematographer ...I realized I could use some of what I wrote to him as an update for all of you: Here's some nibbles & bits: • entire audio of both interviews (approx 45 minutes)has been transcribed and formatted into a script template. I had about 10 volunteers go through all of the audio. • digitized and edited the 40min Hampshire Interview Footage • digitized end edited the 9min Pearl Interview Footage • digitized Coventry traffic jam footage • redited the trailer to make it a little more fancy • refining the website on a weekly daily basis - still need to add a page recognizing all of the fine backers that are now signed up on kickstart page - it'll have to wait til after the 10th, unfortunately. • raised approx $700 in last 6 days on kickstarter.com without even having launched my full-out campaign • whole bunch of blog-interviews lined up for the Butterroom, YEP, Phish.net, plus about three more. • using twitter & facebook and linkedin are all really helping to get the word out • got another article with springfield, ma's masslive.com online newspaper. • had an invester from a documentary firm email today showing great interest • fbooked with "stickemup" promotions who does great viral advertising stuff...I know the owner-lives in the area.. • just found out another "my-best friends' best from highschool" connection - He holds a great position with red light management. Major good news for the effort of getting "my foot in the door" (I hope)...once the official trailer has been completed. • setting a mtg. date with cinematographer & scriptwriter to details of shooting new footage which will be included in the trailer so, there's a bunch going on and the pledges are helping others to realize that this is a serious endeavor ...golsh darn it all. I'm hoping to reach 10% of the campaign by he end of next week. I'm trying to spead thiskickstarter link around as much as possible without sounding like a broken record or self-promoting freakazoid...
also, i'm supposed to be on vacation but we decided to leave early tomorrow am instead of this afternoon because of all the rain...anyway, i digress.  

Thanks again and keep spreading the link around to as many people as you can. I'd even suggest a small link at the bottom of your signature (if you use one)...that way, you don't even have to think about remembering...I find that works very well...just a hint... Thanks-Tom
PLEASE HELP my documentary dream come true:
"All My Plastic Melon Dreams- Phish: The Early Years