Category Archives: Fundraising

Kickstarter Aftermath: Packing Rewards.

Guess what – on Valentine’s Day morning, after we reached our Kickstarter goal, I went to a local liquor store and got a bottle of Moscato. Not that I know much or care about Moscato, but drinking champaign at lunch … Continue reading

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Hard Data Vs. Soft Data of a Kickstarter campaign.

In Digital Age it’s seductive to reduce people to numbers, as it makes hard data easily available. – My video has been viewed 41,374 times on YouTube! – My blog had 52,937 visitors last year! – I have 1,237 friends … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Week 1: Thoughts

It’s actually not thoughts, but a feeling: it is hard. But lets take things in order. On Tuesday, January 15th at 9:22 AM I hit the button “Launch” and “Rocks In My Pockets” Kickstarter campaign went live. A moment of exhilaration – … Continue reading

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Money Blues.

It is 4 AM and I wake up with a feeling that a large fist in the center of my stomach is pulling my whole body inside. My muscles crack with tension like guitar strings too tight. My back and … Continue reading

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Social Media.

One of my favorite books is Tintin. By now I’ve read it so many times I almost know it by heart. The imaginary events happen in the safe distance of the imaginary past, it’s soothing to see the familiar characters … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Thoughts on Grants.

To apply for grants OR not to apply for grants? – that’s the question. In the previous Financing Part I episode Bill Plympton clearly stated he doesn’t apply for grants because they are too much hassle. He finances his films … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Bill vs. Signe

Congratulations, you’ve got a great idea for a movie! now what? In this world (not a bad one, when you look at it from a distance) nothing moves without money. – But I don’t need money! – you say. – … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Brooklyn.

They say Manhattan is the Stonehenge of the New Age. Manhattanhenge, they call it. Manhattan, of course, is a popular place, but to my opinion, it’s relationship with the Sun is a little bit strained. Who has seen a beam of … Continue reading

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N Train Karma.

Karma is everywhere. Even on N train, although N stands for ‘never’, remember? The train that never comes. Last Sunday’s morning found me in my boyfriend’s bed, in East Village. We had to eat breakfast quickly and run to Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Binary System.

0 and 1 work well for making various files on your computer. I regard rejection and acceptance as a similar binary system that creates powerful feedback on your artwork. Just one 0 doesn’t create new information. You need many 0’s … Continue reading

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