Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fundraising. Story 6.

Money is too interesting a subject to just drop it. It is a perfect abstraction (we don’s exchange three goats for a cow no more) and it might be the only abstraction that is so immensely useful, and definitely the … Continue reading

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Fundraising. Story 5.

But there is money around! I see it floating above me like unreachable clouds or below me like mines full of gold inaccessible to my humble digging skills. I see political campaigns produce no tangible objects except for hate and … Continue reading

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Fundraising. Story 4.

- Well, – you might say. – Capitalism doesn’t have to fail you. How about making money with your films? – Well, – I might answer. – Capitalism is really good at indulging our worst, biologically predeterminedĀ  cravings by selling … Continue reading

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Fundraising. Story 3

If you are an independent artist who doesn’t have a steady money flow, you better get good with numbers. IĀ  was born with number’s deficiency, but I developed a skill to approach the numbers pragmatically. For example, there is this … Continue reading

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Fundraising. Story 2.

(continued) What is driving an artist to betray his/her creature comforts and set out to do tedious, backbreaking work at his/her own expense, receiving an acknowledgment and rarely a recognition by only a very limited audience? It took me three … Continue reading

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Fundraising. Story 1.

There is one important step in filmmaking that everybody’s heard of but no one really talks about – fundraising. We talk about creative flow or overcoming writer’s block, we talk cleverly about techniques of making a film, the style and … Continue reading

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