More catch up….
It was down to the wire on the deadline but we did finish re-shooting, re-editing and re-cutting Homegrown Revolution for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The original was slapped together in 3 days for educational purposes with other people’s and media footage. Now with this unexpected invite to screen our little homegrown production at the largest environmental film festival in the West we had to make sure there were no copyright infringements, etc. The tough part was keeping it “the same” but with our own footage. Actually, it would have been easier to shoot a whole new video than try to recreate this one. But no matter, what was done was done.
Of course, we feel the short film could be better but we did the best we could. With the film being only 15 minutes it doesn’t really touch on any subject in depth just highlights. One positive thing that came out of all this is that I was able to sort out all our mini dv’s. So hopefully we can throw some nice little 2 min video onto You Tube later on.
This last week had been a rough one especially for Jordanne who did most of the editing. She pulled in some long hours (all nighters) trying to get the music, words and scenes to flow.
But, that’s over with and we move on. Thinking and planning on what’s in store for us and the urban homestead for next year. And believe me, there’s a lot on our plates at the moment.
Growing on 8 Years
One thing that’s been weighing on our minds, is how to continue our outreach when donations and purchases from our online store have been pretty lackluster this year. Everything should pay for itself and we are struggling with how and keeping our principles at the same time – earning our own way.
Loads of non profits are struggling this year and us included. We are in need of funds to continue to bring you sites like Freedom Gardens, or even this journal.
So there’s a lot for us to think about as 2009 approaches and we face the new year with a bit of apprehension wondering if we can keep giving of ourselves without the reservoir being replenished. I mean given the situation, we could scale back — not do any more community outreach, website work, etc, etc and just go back to being urban homesteaders who live off the land. Working our land to give us our daily bread and a bit of income to purchase what little we need to survive. But we are no longer just a family, we are a worldwide website with thousands of readers. We are community outreach – participating in local events and hosting a few ourselves. We are growth – with the launch of Freedom Gardens and a few other social network sites in the works.
That being said, we do want to wholeheartedly thank the few of you who supported us this year. Your donations and purchases have been greatly appreciated and have been invested wisely. Putting your money right back into our sites as our online outreach continues into it’s 8th year.
So, if you can, think about what PTF has done for you over these last 8 years. What does this site and our work mean to you. And if you would like PTF to continue on for another 8 years.
if you want more from us, of us then you can help us, help you, help others. It’s that simple. Thank you.
Oh, and if you are local don’t forget to attend our next FILM & FOOD NIGHT.
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