We have shot three consecutive live presentations of Love at Second Sight at Mill Valley Middle School (in California), capturing the incredible responses and reactions of the students, and editing has proceeded to the fine cut stage. You can see evidence of this work on our Kickstarter video and the soon-to-be-released trailer.
As of November 2015 we have raised the funds for:
- Editing to the final cut
- Audio mixing/setting sound levels
- Graphics and color correction
- Music (we want to commission a theme song based on the key points of the film)
- Creation of school curriculum, discussion questions and bibliography
- Setting up distribution
- Creation of website and marketing system
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Although our successful Kickstarter campaign has concluded, we have stretch goals, and you may still contribute. Every donation, no matter how small, helps in a HUGE way!
You can also help us spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, email, phone, blog, newsletters, etc.!
We have high hopes for this project and are committed to seeing it reach its full potential. Imagine the benefit of having Love at Second Sight in a thousand schools across Canada and the U.S. by the beginning of the 2016 school year! With your help, it can happen!
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you in advance for anything you can do to support Love at Second Sight!
We are so grateful to the incredibly talented team that has contributed their time and skills in getting Love at Second Sight to this stage.
We send a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to our video production crew:
Producer/Director: Jo Streit
Director of Photography: Frazer Bradshaw
Second Camera: Tim Kerns
Audio Engineer: Darcel Walker, Funky Tiki
Editor: Shane Mario Ruggieri
Makeup and Hair: Kathleena Gorga
And a Special Thanks to Laura Rosenberg Myers, Dean of Students, and the sixth grade students at Mill Valley Middle School.
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
We have laid a foundation for dealing with upcoming risks and challenges by what we have accomplished so far and how we have done it. Love at Second Sight (LASS) is almost entirely finished with production and editing has proceeded to the fine cut stage - so, while shooting video always comes with some inherent risks, the most risky stages are past us.
The key to what we have accomplished has been working with top quality people and this will continue. With the support of an incredible team, the many contacts we have made in schools across Canada and the U.S., and the growing community we are building around Love at Second Sight, we are confident we will reach our goal.
In our 12 years of performing LASS live, we have built an incredible group of allies and supporters. For example, David has almost 2,000 Facebook friends, with many in the crucial fields of education, disability and facial difference.
Upcoming challenges will be in distribution, marketing, captioning for accessibility, music, and teacher support materials. In all of these areas we have already started building a capable team. For example, we have social media and website specialists on board with considerable experience and expertise (i.e. marketing and distribution). Similarly, several principals and teachers have agreed to work with us to develop the curriculum and teaching materials. And, our friends from the world-renowned Center for Accessible Technology will provide captioning and general accessibility advice.
Our goal is to have Love at Second Sight in a thousand schools by the start of the 2016 school year. With your support, we will get there! We will continue to keep you informed of our progress on the LASS website and Facebook page once the campaign closes.