March 5, 2014
Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
As many of you know, I’ve been making movies the last years. I made How to Hospital and How to Magnetically Resonate (my personal favorite) and then just last week I made 14 videos in 7 days as part of How to Heart. I also do stuff besides make movies about going to the doctors – like Meridian and Untalent Shows and How to Family.
I kind of stumbled into moviemaking as an outgrowth of the psycho-spiritual work I’m doing in grad school and in my coaching practice. I first started just making little videos on my iPhone, then I got a tripod, then a mic, then I found some dodgy editing software, and then suddenly I was making longer and longer videos and they seemed to be getting more and more traction. And then I was like “WAIT”, this is what makes sense to me! I need to make all the videos, all the time.
Here’s the deal. I love making movies, and I will keep making them no matter what. And also I have dreams, bigger dreams, like of a better camera than my iPhone, and a better editing software than my dodgy Final Cut, and I have so many ideas for movies that I want to make – like more How to Untalent and How to Myth and seriously, if you saw the list of projects I want to make you would be like “boy I hope you are not in grad school.” But I am. 12 units and 2 months to a Masters.
And some friends encouraged me to do a fundraiser to get some of the equipment that I need to make higher quality movies. And I was like, “Ahhhhhh, but I can’t… that’s weird! What!?” But then I remembered I’m alive and feeling uncomfortable asking for help is just part of feeling alive so I’m doing that.
So, I need your help. I want to make this art, so much and so badly and it makes so much sense to me. Please look at the pieces I’ve made before, and if you’re into it, and you want to be part of my artistic career going forward, please give. Any amount makes a difference, and any support resonates and just pushes me further into trusting myself and my own artistic process.
Be a part on IndieGogo: http://igg.me/at/jamison/x/6194118
We have two weeks left because I didn’t know what to do with the campaign because it was so out of my wheelhouse, but I want to really make a push these last few weeks. So please give, and if you can’t give or even if you can, then share this email, and let’s see how far we can get by March 19.
PARTY. Untalent. Live