NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT: DVD of 2 SILENT HORROR FILMS

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NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT: DVD of 2 SILENT HORROR FILMS

PostWed May 03, 2017 2:13 pm

Hello, Nitrateville colleagues!

I am excited to announce a new Kickstarter project to bring two silent horror films to DVD, with my new organ scores, for the first time! Here is the link with a descriptive video and more information:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/772668826/whispering-shadows-and-devils-assistant-a-silent-f

The first film is WHISPERING SHADOWS (1921, dir. Emile Chataud), which comes from an original 28mm print at the Library of Congress (thanks Rob Stone!). The second is THE DEVIL'S ASSISTANT (1917, dir. Harry Pollard), from a 16mm at USC's Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive (thanks Dino Everett!),

The goal is to raise 3,700 in 15 days: we are on day 2, and it is already 32% funded!

Please visit the page and forward to contacts who may be interested.

Thank you!
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PostWed May 03, 2017 3:35 pm

Andrew's scores can be heard on Ben Model's Found at Mostly Lost disc. Happy to support this!
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PostWed May 03, 2017 4:45 pm

Can you make this a sticky, Mike?

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PostWed May 03, 2017 4:46 pm

Done.
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PostWed May 03, 2017 6:50 pm

Andrew, I'd like to understand why you chose the two-week window for funding. When other Nitratevillains -- and I'm afraid you are one now, willy-nilly -- set up Kickstarter funding projects, they usually choose the 30-day option.

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PostWed May 03, 2017 6:57 pm

I'm in!
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PostWed May 03, 2017 10:38 pm

Backed!
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PostWed May 03, 2017 10:40 pm

boblipton wrote:Andrew, I'd like to understand why you chose the two-week window for funding. When other Nitratevillains -- and I'm afraid you are one now, willy-nilly -- set up Kickstarter funding projects, they usually choose the 30-day option.

Bob


It's well over half funded in two days. It'll probably be fully funded before the week is out. Stretch goals, anyone?
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PostWed May 03, 2017 10:49 pm

Glad to contribute.
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PostThu May 04, 2017 5:19 am

Contributed to this one - the horror factor is what drew my attention
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PostThu May 04, 2017 5:30 am

boblipton wrote:Andrew, I'd like to understand why you chose the two-week window for funding. When other Nitratevillains -- and I'm afraid you are one now, willy-nilly -- set up Kickstarter funding projects, they usually choose the 30-day option.

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Time may be of the essence. You have to remember that whatever window you choose for your campaign stands, even if the project funds in one day. After it closes, Kickstarter takes another 2 weeks to actually send the funds to your bank, so a 2-week campaign still takes 4 weeks to fund.
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PostThu May 04, 2017 5:34 am

drednm wrote:
boblipton wrote:Andrew, I'd like to understand why you chose the two-week window for funding. When other Nitratevillains -- and I'm afraid you are one now, willy-nilly -- set up Kickstarter funding projects, they usually choose the 30-day option.

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Time may be of the essence. You have to remember that whatever window you choose for your campaign stands, even if the project funds in one day. After it closes, Kickstarter takes another 2 weeks to actually send the funds to your bank, so a 2-week campaign still takes 4 weeks to fund.


I think your points are valid, Ed, but I am trying to understand Mr. Simpson's reasons. Perhaps because of the trial I am on, I am making a particular effort these days to differentiate between facts and speculation.

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT: DVD of 2 SILENT HORROR FILMS

PostThu May 04, 2017 12:59 pm

I'm in; looks like a good one though I've not seen either of these films. 2/3 funded so moving right along! I see it was just x-posted to the Classic Horror Film Board so that should bring a bunch more.
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PostThu May 04, 2017 1:17 pm

I'm assuming these are DVD-Rs, right? Will there be coverart for the June release?
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PostThu May 04, 2017 4:03 pm

I'm in!
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PostThu May 04, 2017 4:19 pm

I'm in too.
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PostThu May 04, 2017 9:36 pm

Hello, all, and thank you for your support! The response has been great so far: 77% funded right now!

Bob, to answer your question about choosing the two-week window. This is my first Kickstarter campaign, and I spent a good deal of time reading Kickstarter's guides on how to put a campaign together. Their observation (presumably based on ample experience) is that shorter time frames tend to be more successful for getting funded than longer ones. Naturally, there are longer campaigns which are regularly funded, but I thought it would be a good idea to follow their suggestion. Ben Model, who has done several of these, as you know, also recommended a 2-3 week window. So, the decision was pretty much based on experienced advice.

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PostThu May 04, 2017 9:44 pm

Responding to battra92: Yes, there would be cover art for the June release to backers! (Boxed similarly to other Undercrank DVDs)
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PostThu May 04, 2017 10:55 pm

Circling back, battra92, to your DVD-R question. I checked with Ben Model who says that the discs are -R but he can't recall if there is a + - option. Will find out and get back to you.
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PostFri May 05, 2017 9:50 am

This is wonderful. I saw "Whispering Shadows" last year and both it and Andrew's score left a deep impression on me. I presumed I'd NEVER see it again. Now my wife can finally see it and I can enjoy it again. Backed. Thanks Andrew.

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PostFri May 05, 2017 10:50 am

I'm in as well. I'd love to see more silent horror, and this will help do the trick!
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PostFri May 05, 2017 4:17 pm

Wow - you're almost there with this one - can't wait to see these on DVD! I love horror films.
Petition: Turner Enter./Warner Bros: Please digitalize Tom Tyler's FBO silent film westerns

http://bit.ly/2ueCvHe
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PostFri May 05, 2017 4:39 pm

I think I just kicked it over the top! Congrats!
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PostFri May 05, 2017 4:45 pm

Jim Reid wrote:I think I just kicked it over the top! Congrats!



:)

I must confess, I contributed twice, second time enough to get the DVD - these two silent films really do sound great and well worth it.

Congratulations!
Petition: Turner Enter./Warner Bros: Please digitalize Tom Tyler's FBO silent film westerns

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PostFri May 05, 2017 9:02 pm

Thank you all SO much, Nitrateville friends! You did it: fully funded as of tonight. Wow -in only 4 days!

I know you're going to like this disc. Will be in touch with updates as the project progresses.

Regards,
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PostSun May 07, 2017 6:29 pm

andrewesimpson wrote:Circling back, battra92, to your DVD-R question. I checked with Ben Model who says that the discs are -R but he can't recall if there is a + - option. Will find out and get back to you.


So Burn on Demand like Warner Archive. I assumed as much. Unfortunately with these small runs it has to be.

BTW, will contribute when I get the chance. :)
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PostMon May 08, 2017 6:53 pm

Yes, replication involves pressing 1,000 units. These releases will not come close to half of that over several years. +/-R discs on demand is the (economical) way to make niche-within-a-niche-within-a-niche titles available.

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PostWed May 10, 2017 1:37 pm

I'm in.
Looking forward to these.
Well done. Great project.
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PostTue May 16, 2017 8:45 am

I'm in!
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PostWed May 17, 2017 7:18 am

If you've been thinking about contributing, you've got only a few hours to do so.

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