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Stripped documentary funded; goals set higher

Stripped, the documentary on comics by Dave Kellett (creator of Sheldon and Drive) and cinematographer Fred Schroeder have met their funding goal on Kickstarter. The two raised their required $58,000 within the first 6 days. With 22 days available for fundraising, they’re requesting comic fans to continue donating so they can add more features such as closed captioning, animation, better sound and more interviews with more cartoonists. They also want to make the raw 230 hours of individual interviews available on iTunes.

To do all this, they’d like to raise an additional $70,000-80,000.

OUR BIG, BIG, BIG IDEA (THAT IS ADMITTEDLY SUPER EXPENSIVE): We have one idea that gets us very excited. We’d like to edit and make available ALL 230 HOURS of the individual interviews as super-cheap downloads on iTunes. These cartoonists shared incredible stories, tips, tricks, and recollections with us, and we’d love them to be enjoyed and preserved for posterity. As we’ve said elsewhere, the 13-year old versions of ourselves would’ve killed to watch all these interviews, so making them available to the world would be a real gift to all who love cartooning. But our gorgeous, high-high-HD camera shoots in 12-minute increments due to data capacity, and sound tracks are recorded separately. What that means is, you can’t just pop these interviews into iMovie and be done with it: Professional editors need to sit down, sync it all up, and clean up the sound. The time and cost to produce them all would be a huge undertaking. Remember: IT’S 230 HOURS OF FILM. But if there’s enough support for the idea, we can make happen! Additional budget: $70,000-80,000

Community Comments

#1 Steve Hubbell
August/31/2011
@ 8:46 pm

It would be awesome if all this extra interview material could be turned into a PBS or A&E style documentary series instead of just shooting for a single documentary.

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