Captain's log. 22 September 2010. 12:24 PM. It is my fourth day here at Captured Time. Several changes have occurred. My tasks have evolved. I have lost “New Guy” status to another intern. Gears are turning. A storm is brewing. Coffee is brewing. Harvey has grown a second head. Just joking on that last one. Sort of.
The third act is in motion for Dislecksia: The Movie. Earlier today, we began strategizing fund raising efforts to complete the remainder of the film, with our sights setting on Kickstarter as a possible start. For those unfamiliar, Kickstarter is an online fundraising site developed for individuals to raise money for their prospective cause. Its popularity has spread massively since its inception in 2009. We at Captured Time will soon be looking to establish our own cause for Dislecksia, and a financial goal of $15,000. You will surely hear about this in the coming weeks.
Rough editing on the film continued as well. While sifting through chapters, Paul and myself find laughs from Billy Bob Thornton as he explains his initial reason for joining drama club: escape math class because of his dyslexia—and get chicks. Harvey is quick to point out: “New Guy just laughed at that. See? That’s good stuff.” There’s rarely a dull moment here. With every session that I sit in on with Harvey and Aimee while they rough edit the film, I am continuously intrigued by the size of the dyslexic community. Actors Billy Bob Thornton and Sarah Joy Brown note that not only actors, but lawyers, doctors, and politicians are among them with regard to their learning difference—and how their learning differences allowed them to excel in their respective fields.
Continuing with what Paul wrote yesterday, Harvey and Aimee discussed planning the itinerary for the upcoming events in Indianapolis, IN, put on in conjunction with the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, to speak about the dyslexia movement and promote the film to schools in the area. Check out information on this event at Harvey’s Facebook page.
As a part of my marketing responsibilities, I will be tracking the web-traffic from our blogs and Facebook pages to monitor our social networking ROI, so to speak. Paul and I will be working in conjunction to promote the hell out of all progress on this film. Please help us by promoting this blog and Dislecksia to your friends, family, teacher, superintendent, etc.
Change happens one hand at a time. All you need is your index finger to click. Kirk out.