Is It Local?
... but really, is it?
So I spent a lot of time these past two days trying to find places to order incentives from. Since min documentary is about the local economy it would be extremely hypocritical of me to order fundraising incentives like water bottles and t-shirts from somewhere not-local.
Here is my predicament: I have found print-shops locally, that's no problem. but when I look closer into where the shirts etc. are produced I find the company I order from is in Binghamton but they outsource the orders to be printed elsewhere and get them shipped back to Bing. then I go pick it all up. This Is Not OK.
right now I am looking deeper into TeamWorld, The Instant Face Place, and ... that's it.
I feel like I'm on Portlandia when I ask aobout where their stuff comes from which makes me feel... Loser.
I also contacted Tarik Abdelazim from the Planning, Housing, and Community Development department here in Binghamton, hopefully he contacts me back because his Message on the City of Binghamton website was basically Exactly what I'm looking for and if he's real and he is real about what he wrote (the website is a little outdated) then this will make things pick up quite a bit and I might have a good contact. :)
I got permission from Christine Spilka to use her music as a fundraising incentive. I've asked Christine and Jesse Tranvaag to help me out by putting together some original work for a soundtrack. The fundraising incentive will be the soundtrack plus other original songs of theirs because they are both amazing musicians and I probably really won't have much music in the Documentary itself. who wants a soundtrack with only like two songs on it? so this is helping me and helping them get their music out there. Win Win!
Other than that I have not made much Progress today.
I DID start my Mental-map though. it's going to hopefully help me organize my findings which will make post-production much more straight-forward.
|This is a 6' piece of butcher paper on the wall of my room so I can't escape it and so I can crowd it with all sorts of note cards, sticky notes, and pictures.|
That's all I have to report for today