First of all, we want to once again thank everyone for your support! When the campaign wrapped up, we had managed to raise $3018 for the documentary. We’ve spent the week since planning, budgeting and discussing how to go forward.
Let’s make one thing clear – A Tale of Internet Spaceships will happen. We’ll be at Fanfest, cameras in hand and try to capture the EVE community in action. While we didn’t hit our $6000 goal, we still have enough to make the film.
We will have to make cut-backs, though. We won’t be able to rent two of the cameras we were looking at before (the Sony HXR-NX5), since they are simply too expensive and we’d break the bank. Instead we are looking at other options, such as the Sony NEX-VG20. Don’t worry, we won’t do a Searching for Sugar Man and film with our phones and an 8mm app (or win an Oscar, for that matter). We won’t settle for bad quality.
We know we’ll have to put in our own money for this, but that’s just the way it is. We’ll need more funds to cover post-processing, we’re still trying to bring a third person with us since it will make everything so much easier, and we still expect unforseen costs to pop up when we least expect it.
But one thing is certain – we will tell you all a Tale of Internet Spaceships.
Thank you, again. This wouldn’t be possible without you.
/The ATOIS team