As of midnight, I locked and rendered the final credits for Sita Sings the Blues. Finally! At last! I set up my machine to render the final reel of the film overnight and went to bed, exhausted.
Lying there, drifting off, I remembered I’d forgotten one name. Just one name. Couldn’t it wait until tomorrow? No! Must take hard drive to lab tomorrow! No time to re-render whole reel! So I got up, hit “cancel”, re-did the credits, and again set my machine to render reel 4 overnight. Sweet sleep at last…
Until I remembered another important credit I’d overlooked. You’d think with all the preparations I’d made, I wouldn’t have to wait
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Thanks to your excellent comments, I’ve modified my poster designs. Now which do you like best?
Which is best? Inquiring graphic designers want to know. Thanks for your help!
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UPDATE: newer poster designs above
Please help me choose a poster design to take to Berlin:
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Praise be to Laxmi!
Laxmi is both the eternal form of Sita and the Goddess of Wealth. I never really thought about her wealth aspect until now. Because my mind is so blown by the donations coming in for the 35mm master of Sita Sings the Blues.
Folks, you are kind and generous beyond my dreams. So far over $13,000 have come in. Some is from people I know in real life, but most is from people I’ve never met, mere electronic impulses from other synapses in this great hive-mind we call the Internet. I’m sitting here in awe and disbelief. I’m so grateful, so touched, so dazzled my little pea-brain can’t quite
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The lab making the 35mm print master of Sita Sings the Blues has been delayed receiving the requisite film stock, due to a delivery error. That means they can’t print the final reel – with the credits – until Monday. And that means I don’t have to render the credits until Sunday. Which means anyone who wants their name in the credits still has until 10pm Sunday January 27 to make a donation! All donors will be thanked in the credits, but donors of $1K or more get a credit of their choice (Key Grip, Caterer, etc.) in a larger font.
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Big ups and mad props to everyone making donations large and small to Sita Sings the Blues. This is really our film, not just mine – a community project. Most films are financed by big corporations, perpetuating the top-down model of American entertainment: they dictate content from above, and audiences consume what they’re handed below. But Sita seems to be funded by viewers, individual human beings who want to see it get out there. The audience is financing this film! It’s not just touching, it’s thrilling to be part of this. Thank you!!
Everyone who donates gets their name in the credits. Donors of $1,000 or more (like lenders of $2K or
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So the good news is, Sita is in the Berlinale. The bad news is, she’s programmed in a theater that doesn’t do Digital Cinema. That means unless I have a 35mm print by February, her one and only World Premiere will be on, well…video. I can’t let that happen.
The 35mm master will still cost about $30,000 – more if we do surround sound, which is much better audio. I still need to raise $20,000. I’m looking into bouncing credit card debt – you know, putting it all on a few credit cards, then continually applying for new credit cards and shifting the balances from one to another. It would be much
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That’s right people, I’m not a Berliner, so I can’t hit up my neighbors to offer crash pads for some of Sita’s voice artists and musicians who want to attend the premiere at Berlinale ’08. But I can hit up complete strangers in cyberspace! The festival only covers my hotel for 5 days (of a 10-day event) and isn’t covering any of the actors and musicians. If you’re in Berlin and want to hear the pitter-patter of creative feet in your guest room, please contact me! Sofas and floor mats are fine too – these are artists, used to bohemian living. Everyone who worked on Sita is sweet, talented, intelligent, mature,
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Sita is in! It’s programmed in the “Generation” section, 14-Plus, but hopefully older people will come too (the film is intended for adults). The festival is February 7-17; I don’t know yet exactly when and where my screenings will take place. If you’re in Berlin, give me a holler. If you’re a publicist in Berlin, please be my friend.
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Have I forgotten to send my dear readers to Cold Hard Flash? It’s pretty much a one-stop info-shop for all things Flash-animation-production-related. Wondering what TV shows and movies are produced with Flash? Look no further. (And yes, they mentioned Sita.)
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