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“Rocks” Kickstarter campaign in pictures

We still have 38 hours to go, $6000 to raise. “Rocks In My Pockets” Kickstarter campaign ends on The Valentine’s Day morning, February 14th at 9:21 AM. I wanted to share with you some of the pictures we posted on … 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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Three Animators and a Baby.

Babies and animators usually don’t go well together. Babies cry at nights, disrupting people’s sleep and if people don’t sleep they don’t animate well. But sometimes babies born to animators sleep well at nights. Those babies we love. One such … Continue reading

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Woodstock Film Festival 2012.

One of my favorite festivals is Woodstock Film Festival – not because it takes place in the town that people only half appropriately call Hippie Capital of the World, but because it is run by wonderful movie-loving experts. Actually, the … 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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