Unsound in post production

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in NEWS
Its been quite some time since the last update. I’ve spent way too many hours in this room thinking about you all as I work on the film. We have been busy filming a few extras as well as getting all of our footage organized for editing. It has been painfully time intensive.  I have also decided to add a brief internet history section to the film. I found it strange to discuss where we are now without first explaining how we got here. I also realized that most people (especially those under 30) have no idea where the internet came from. I asked some students and one said “I think Google was one of the founders”.  I thought we all could use a mini history section to clear this up.

Many of you may be thinking “What is this movie taking so long?”. Well, a documentary like this covering so much territory isn’t easy. Although one year seems like forever, this is actually very short for documentaries. Also, since I did not raise enough money to cover my own time, in order to not dip in to the campaign funds for editing, I have also been returning on and off to my ‘day job’ producing music. I have been working with Galactic, Lyrics Born, Mavis Staples, Tycho, Thievery Corporation, and Trombone Shorty. The great news is that all of the hard work we put in to Tycho’s recent record and current tour landed him in the Billboard top 30 and performing to a sold out tour. It actually made for a very unique opportunity for a case study. We don’t hear enough about how a new artist who is currently breaking through is able to function in the internet age. This critical 2 year period is when most bands break up, give up, get dropped by their label, or simply take day jobs. Once an artist has finally broken through and achieved a significant fanbase on the internet, what happens next? How do they survive? How can they continue? This is exactly where Tycho is right now. So I dropped everything and followed his band on tour (while doing sound for the live show) so I could find out what it really takes in order to make it as a new artist in the internet age. You’ll be surprised to find out what it really takes.

Needless to say, its been a very busy year. Too busy in fact. I am looking forward to being able to go back to focusing 100% on post production starting November 1. Expect to hear more news about film, festival screenings, and some exciting last minute interviews for the film soon.