- Dec 28, 2017
- Real Name
Best to just maximize ourselves with pledges that are pandemically feasible and stick to the goal at hand.What happens if the Goal of $70,000 is Not reached by October 29th ??
Why not just extend the deadline?
Wherever this project goes, I feel that the monies raised - thus far - has been quite impressive and is highly reflective of an even greater existing support that is most likely out there; were it not for the crippling economics of this pandemic.Exactly ! Give it another month at least.
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Some odd news.
True, we fully expect to release all the sound shorts, but as Josh mentioned, backer support does convey monetary interest which goes a long way toward letting us know how to invest our capital. Additionally, as you mentioned Thad, if we are able to raise the $70K, it will
1) give them the best possible restoration
2) make sure we preserve them as quickly as possible
3) get the shorts released more quickly on Blu-ray
4) have the price point be less expensive
5) increase the chances of us eventually releasing the silent Rascal shorts -- which is no guarantee if the sound shorts are not well-received.
Also, since we are a small label with limited capital, if the $70K is not raised, all our other projects come to a stand still (including the title Black Magic, 1949), which we were hoping to announce for a Jan/Feb release soon, but we're waiting to see how the campaign goes.
ClassicFlix Founder, Producer
I would only qualify this by saying that 70K Is optimistic within the economic constraints of a crippling pandemic; and also by asking that this be achieved in less than a single month. With that said, 404 backers is something to be very, very proud of. The interests are clearly strong; and I hope that augmentations and realistic extensions are granted to ClassicFlix for this uplifting endeavor.I admire their spirit, but I think $70k was wildly optimistic.
Yeh, I was thinking the same thing - why an "all or nothing" rather than "all that was pledged" they had people willing to help.It never hurts to ask but I kinda wish they had done a campaign where they’re accept any amount rather than only being funded if they hit the target. It sounds like the release is happening regardless of whether the campaign succeeds so my thinking is, wouldn’t some extra funds be better than none? But maybe the obligations attached to taking less than what they asked for would have been impractical.
I'd imagine it's because then they'd have to provide a specific product. If something has to change with the release (hypothetical example: the shorts are spread out over more volumes), they still have flexibility.Yeh, I was thinking the same thing - why an "all or nothing" rather than "all that was pledged" they had people willing to help.