Not the easiest day…. but let’s go back a month or so. In researching assistance programs to get a tech skill set to be able to stay and compete in San Francisco, I stumbled across an email I had received from BAVC Bay Area Video Coalition for the Media Maker Fellowship and low and behold there I was advertising their Media Maker Program. What? Did I know they were going to use this image? Did I know that the filmmakers I’ve worked with were going to apply and receive the fellowship? NO.
So I thought why not apply since they like my project so much. Painstakingly applied, spent hours working on it, spent $50 on the application, money I could have used for groceries. But I wasn’t chosen. Meanwhile, I’ve just been selected to present at NextBerlin Conference in Germany in early May. I’ve come to realize that the support I’ve received is not local (San Francisco why do you continue to break my heart; with the exception of the tremendous Kickstarter Donors. And I will be spending the month of February dedicated to outstanding rewards and communiques.) The original image that has gotten so much traction is below, photographed by talented photographer Jonathan James, http://www.jjinla.com/. Hey Media Maker Fellowship, make sure you teach your fellows to get permission from subjects and give due credit. Pretty basic.
Thanks, Tanya aka that eye girl, the subject, the object, but clearly not a woman with a voice.
Prosthetic Eye Designed by Ocularist, William Danz Photo by Jonathan James (http://www.jjinla.com/)
Development of Prototype
NextBerlin Conference in Germany
Oh and my performance teacher has given me permission to not care what anyone thinks for the next 3 weeks while I’m developing my theater piece and I’ve taken that literally. Beware the inner Vlach will be released and cause havoc in the world!