If you’ll forgive the phone pic, just wanted to post this ASAP. I don’t know how many people that are still waiting for their film will read this, but Ferrania does follow through on their promises. Here is the proof that you will get your film…eventually.
Now, I have no idea how far back in the queue I was: I was a Kickstarter backer so I think I’m at least before everyone that cold-ordered. Still, I didn’t get my order in until at least a good 10 hours after the shop officially came online (some days you gotta hate work).
But there it is! Now I have to find time to shoot it…
Don’t you think?
Through all the hiccups they had yesterday, I went away and didn’t get my order in until 10:30 that night. Of course, evidently it won’t be shipped for a few more weeks. I hope it’s worth the wait!
In case you missed it, here’s a great 2-hour conversation between The Art of Photography and Ferrania’s social media/public relations guru, Dave Bias.
What else can I say about this? Except that it’s amazing.
And also I’m glad that while color reversal is still on the way, that I’ll be able to shoot Ferrania film by the end of February. It’ll be in its alpha release and if you’re a Kickstarter backer, check your email already. And if not, it should be selling in Ferrania’s online store in 2 weeks. What a great time to be alive.
edit: well, that deadline got pushed back, didn’t it?
The videos are all up and working, all the contestants are in, and I happy to be one of them. They’ve added a viewers’ choice award which is a nice touch, therefore if you are so inclined, please go watch all the videos and pick whichever you feel is best.
One of the assignments I had to complete for my film scoring class was to take the first movement of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie and create a video that fits with it. While I plan on making my own videos in that class on film, this time around I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone by using the format of Ferrania’s “So You Think You’re a Director” contest. Here it is:
“So you think you’re a director” seems a bit off, I only edited the footage myself. I made it completely using Final Cut Pro, which is available for free at my school (very nice of them). I’ve had trouble entering the contest though, I’ve posted the video twice now, a day apart, on Ferrania’s website, and it’s still not there yet. The contest ends I think tonight so I’ll give it one more go, but I’ve posted here and also on Ferrania’s Facebook site, as well as filling out the contact form on their official website. I don’t know what else to do to get myself entered now, but I’ve covered all the bases I can think of, and least there is now documentation that I had the video done on time and have tried (unsuccessfully, so far) to enter it. It’s a bummer when technology gets you down, though considering there are 12 comments on their site, maybe I really have had bad luck with it all trying to make post #13…
edit: My video did finally show up, it just took a while.
Yup, yesterday Ferrania put their founders’ wall up yesterday. I’m so proud to have been a small part of this. We helped restart a film factory. This is what victory looks like. If your name is on that wall, stop by and celebrate.
In other news, my old alma mater won the college football national championship as well. So much victory in one day.