Working with the wonderful artist Kirsten Preston on concept art for the onesheet. Movie posters are a whole world unto themselves. I’ve been reviewing old posters, current posters, thumbnail posters on IMDB and netflix. I want the PBDG poster to be both a good representative for the film and a standalone work of art.
My best friend always wanted a job choosing artwork for the cover of books — this is almost as good as that.
I promise I don’t snort in the version I’m submitting for approval. The lovely actor next to me is Nikki Chase, part of our cast and a rising talent from Tracy, CA.
Today I have to get all the fundraising pitch footage edited so Fractured Atlas can review it. I’m planning to launch my fundraising campaign in September, then film in October. There are so many moving pieces. It’s overwhelming some days. I stay calm by focusing on one thing at at a time: today the editing and tomorrow the donation request letter second draft. I’ve been getting great feedback from Dr. George, my adviser from SJSU back in the MA days and President of the Brilliant Beethoven Center. I’m on the board of the associated American Beethoven Society.
photo by michael scheiss
There are so many compelling arts organizations to support, like the Beethoven Center. It’s important to me to make PBDG a great project, a film worth supporting. I was very inspired by my visit to the Pacific Pinball Museum Collections last night and the prospect of including bonus material on my DVD about the unique transparent pinball machines they are making.
If you haven’t made the trip to Alameda, CA to visit the Pacific Pinball Museum, you need to. 90+ games on free play, beautiful artwork, signage and knowledgeable folks to teach you history of American Pinball, and a great vibe. There was a Mad Men themed birthday party in one of the rooms you can rent — everyone was turned out beautifully.
Michael is working with me on putting together a super finale for Pinball Donut Girl: I am going to film those scenes with his machines. I’m thinking the featured machine for the finale should be Fun House. What do you think? I’ll make a poll and you guys can help me decide.
Fractured Atlas, the fantastic non-profit supporting arts and artists nationally, has selected Pinball Donut Girl as a sponsored project.
What does this mean?
I means that when you support Pinball Donut Girl financially, you’ll now be able to receive tax benefits. And I get to partner with a great group of wonderfully savvy folks as I raise the funds we need to complete PBDG.
If you are an artist in any discipline, or support the arts, check out Fractured Atlas. I encourage you to become a member.
PS: If you are a filmmaker, FA has great liability insurance programs. I insure through them. I also love their free on-line classes.
Thanks to Matt Walsh for the link!
Featuring Melanie Nelson’s gorgeous pinball art photos. These will be available as part of fundraising for Pinball Donut Girl.
Melanie is a fantastic portrait artist as well as a set photographer.
Original music from TC Cano.