Fundraiser 2013 Day 2

Yesterday was the second day of our 30-day-long Indiegogo Crowdfunding effort. We’ve had a pretty successful couple of days but we need to make sure we keep the momentum so that we reach our funding goal AND spread the word of this project far and wide. We’ve had a couple of larger donations, which we are obviously really thankful for, but what we are really hoping for is a lot of smaller donations. This might seem like a funny thing to want (I mean, money is money so a couple big donations or lots of small ones, what does it matter?!) Crowdfunding is about money, of course, but it is also about building a community around your project. Over the course of the last year or so, Ryder and I have engaged with many people all around the country from many different backgrounds and lifestyles essentially building a community around our project (hint: YOU are our community). Now we want to grow that community and use the Canadian Frame(lines) project to connect people around the world through images.

Yesterday we spent some time with a local group that runs a small meals on wheels program once a week for locals in need, and last night we gave a small presentation to the Stanbridge East municipal council that briefly explained our project and what we are trying to do in the community.

Here is a short video we put together that features rephotographed super-8 shot by participants in the Canadian Frame(lines) project and a portion of a talk that we gave at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. The audio explains some of the more theoretical elements of Canadian Frame(lines).

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