NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920) -- STRETCH GOAL

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NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920) -- STRETCH GOAL

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 11:19 am

Backed and added $5 to my pledge.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 11:23 am

I'm happy as always to contribute. However, it might be better to start a fresh thread that one of the administrators can nail to the top.

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 11:35 am

This is now a "sticky" topic and will stay at the top until the Kickstarter is finished.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 11:49 am

I'm in - thanks!
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 12:09 pm

Me, too...
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 12:42 pm

I'm in! And can I take credit for suggesting on FB that you Kickstarter this one, Ed? :-D
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 12:55 pm

WaverBoy wrote:I'm in! And can I take credit for suggesting on FB that you Kickstarter this one, Ed? :-D


Sure can....

We'll see if the missing reel scotches the deal.....
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm

I like the idea of mostly-complete things of value being given a proper release. David Shepard thought that it wouldn't work unless it was London after Midnight...here's the acid test.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 2:18 pm

Count me in!
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 5:06 pm

drednm wrote:
WaverBoy wrote:I'm in! And can I take credit for suggesting on FB that you Kickstarter this one, Ed? :-D


Sure can....

We'll see if the missing reel scotches the deal.....


Over a fourth of the way there in SIX HOURS. Missing reel, schmissing reel.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 8:08 pm

Just contributed .

Looking forward to this one to see if goal with kickstarter met, how the production flows, and of course if another film like this one can be of interest to the public.

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 9:22 pm

Thanks for taking on another project, Ed! I'm in.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 9:50 pm

WaverBoy wrote:
drednm wrote:
WaverBoy wrote:I'm in! And can I take credit for suggesting on FB that you Kickstarter this one, Ed? :-D


Sure can....

We'll see if the missing reel scotches the deal.....


Over a fourth of the way there in SIX HOURS. Missing reel, schmissing reel.


Over a third of the way there after 10 hours. Trending pretty well there.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 7:23 am

Half way in a day

and I have Ben Model penciled in....
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 11:10 am

I'm in - you got me at "more Marion Davies" it's a good thing :)
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 3:14 pm

In. How could I not be?
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 4:13 pm

Backed. Looking forward to seeing this!
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 4:55 pm

Already contributed!

thanks for all, Ed!
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostFri Mar 24, 2017 1:30 pm

I kind of wish that Kickstarter wasn't needed for releasing silents with decent scores; I'm really happy that it exists. If this is what it takes to get silent films restored and released: so be it, I guess.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostFri Mar 24, 2017 2:22 pm

Um, okay...
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostFri Mar 24, 2017 3:56 pm

$1,475 and snowing here .... again

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PostFri Mar 24, 2017 7:52 pm

I'm in.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 8:04 am

Ed, how come the costs on this one are so much lower than your earlier kickstarters?

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 8:17 am

boblipton wrote:Ed, how come the costs on this one are so much lower than your earlier kickstarters?

Bob


CUZ.

Most costs are fairly static. Copy from LOC can range from cheap to on high. This one was on the low end plus postage costs will likely be lower since I assumed there would be less interest.

Also, the higher you set your goal, the more the possibility of not making it. It's all or nothing with Kickstarter. I try to break even at the least.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 9:13 am

"Eyes of the Totem" had a kickstarter goal of $25,000 and ended up having 397 backers and reached that goal in 2015 within 60 days. Of course, the project was through MOMA and our local county historical society, so many more factions were involved. Kickstarters come in all shapes and sizes. The alternative is a big financial commitment from a smaller group of folks. Keep up the good work!

Dana

PS I spoke with the historical society contact person and the 35 mm nitrate had to be purchased from MOMA as well as rights to the film; hence, the higher costs involved on kickstarter for this project even though post kickstarter there was also legal fees to make sure that before publicly shown there were no rights infringement.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 11:48 am

The biggest variables for me are the cost of the composer and the actual cost of the LOC copy.

If they already have a digitized copy of a restored film, it's pretty cheap (as things go) but if they have to do a new scan, it can get pricey (about $1,000 more). And of course postal charges keep going up, disk copying has almost doubled.

Rob Stone says he might be able to do a new scan for April Folly since the copy I got was from a 1989 scan. We shall see.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 12:56 pm

I am in !
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 2:28 pm

$90 to go. I'd say that the missing reel isn't an issue.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: APRIL FOLLY (1920)

PostSat Mar 25, 2017 3:31 pm

Danny Burk wrote:$90 to go. I'd say that the missing reel isn't an issue.


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