Monday, January 9, 2012

Message from Christopher Lockett


Hello Typosphere,

Christopher Lockett, Director of the documentary film "The Typewriter (In The 21st Century)" here. Tomorrow, we're off to shoot a bunch of interviews, some interesting historic typewriters and generally typewriter-related people, things and events on the east coast. We'll be driving through 13 states in 8 days with a whole lot of interviews in between. Suffice it to say that we can not reach everyone we'd like to feature in the film. But I think we will have an interesting cross-section of people represented by the time we wrap. 

But as you all have been generous with your time, assisting in research and offering guidance, I want to try to include you in the film. Many of you posted videos to YouTube on World Typewriter Day last year. Would you consider sending a 30-second clip of that footage to our Dropbox account? If we get enough footage, I envision a split or multi-screen montage in the film featuring people at their typewriters. 

Let me know if that's something you'd consider doing. I'll be on the road, so might not be able to respond right away, but will get back to everyone who replies. 

Thank you,

Christopher Lockett
Director, The Typewriter (In The 21st Century) 


PS (Jan. 11): We've worked it out that whenever anyone emails me, I bounce the email to producer Gary Nicholson and he sends them a Dropbox invite. A few people have already uploaded their videos. I can't view them until I meet with Gary in NYC in a few days. 

2 comments:

maschinengeschrieben said...

I'd gladly do this. Is 640x480p big enough?

Rob Bowker said...

I have uploaded my 30s Typewriter Day 2011 on an Everest K2.

Tip: After upload, I immediately left the shared dropbox folder (job done) so the huge files didn't propagate to all the synchronised dropbox folders on my other computers.