Well I think that pretty much sums it all up.
I feel like I’m back in school. Pulling all-nighters, constantly flowing coffee pots, extremely loud and incredibly close alarm clocks, tensions running high, deadlines running late. But it will all be worth it when we are done.
We have been working nonstop for the past two weeks on our Kickstarter proposal. We finally had all the rewards finalized and wrote our statement and bios.
***Ughh I hate writing bios. They’re almost as bad as artist statements. Isn’t art supposed to express what words can’t? Why do I make it, if you insist on having me write/speak about it?***
Our video seemed flawless. In fact, after we had edited the video again and again and finally came up with something we both were pretty proud of, Valerie wrote me an email in which she expressed her sentiments:
“There will be a special crack in the surface of the earth’s crust from the artistic beauty of our proposal and video.”
I live in California. Next morning, I was woken up by my bed shaking from a 4.0 earthquake. GOOGLE IT. YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT SHIT UP.
After that sign sent from above, or rather below, we were even more confident about our endeavors. We filled out the forms on the Kickstarter website and then previewed our proposal before we clicked “submit” Once you click, you can’t do shit.
Oh no. Fuck. The video doesn’t sync with the sound. OF COURSE.
Valerie and I (well, really Valerie. She like the AV whisperer) have spent the past two days/nights trying different ways to compress and export the video so that everything works. Still doesn’t, but have no fear. We did not come this far to fail! FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION. (Don’t you just love Apollo 13?)
So long story short, we are so close, SO CLOSE to finishing our proposal. Valerie is currently taking a break and having some coffee. She warned me if she didn’t take a break, “I will have an insane screaming fit and have to go to an asylum. ” Artists are supposed to go crazy after they get famous, not before. But we have been known to differ from the norm.
We will post an exclamatory and celebratory entry when we’ve fixed the problem. Expect it and the link to our proposal in the next few days. Until then, keep your fingers crossed that Valerie and I do not become the newest members at the North Carolina State Psychiatric Facility.