Sunday, October 23, 2011

Is it a problem for you to ask?

This is artist Nat Jones and writer/filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic. Vuckovic spoke about making her first short film, "The Captured Bird." The panel was just as much about how to get a movie off the ground as it was about the movie.

We'll talk more about it later. What you need to know now is that if you have a dream, you can make it happen. If you are ready to make it happen, don't be afraid to ask the people you know for help. Vuckovic asked Jones to do some conceptual art for her movie before she even started looking for financing. She credited the artwork for securing a $20,000 grant from a Canadian TV station. She raised the rest of the money needed through crowd sourcing. (We'll definitely talk more about this.)

This:
is Marshall Popham. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. This was the last picture I took on Saturday before all my batteries went dry.

Marshall is the senior editor of ZomBcon International. If you visit the ZomBcon website, most of the stuff you'll read there is his work. He's pretty much responsible for me making it to ZomBcon. During her panel, Vuckovic said one of the most difficult aspects of crowd sourcing is following through with the incentives you offered. In other words, it takes time to say thank you.

So even though I give Marshall a lot of hell, I owe him. Thanks, dude.

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