they' re looking for funds here:
so go help some modular bos!
Our StoryI DREAM OF WIRES: THE MODULAR SYNTHESIZER DOCUMENTARY will take you on a journey into the obscure, but highly influential world of modular synthesizers. Learn how it revolutionized music from the pioneers that were there, why it quickly became obsolete, and how it has become all the rage again. Our aim is to create a definitive document on the modular synthesizer revival, and we need your help to make it happen. Please watch the promotional trailer and see some of the amazing people we've already interviewed; and that's just the beginning...
Please note: I DREAM OF WIRES is the same film/project previously known as MODULAR THE DOCUMENTARY. We are aiming to conclude filming before summer 2012, with a fall/winter 2012 ETA for the completed film.
The ImpactI DREAM OF WIRES started off as a modest exploration of the passion and obsession of a few designers, manufacturers, collectors and musicians, but interest in the film has convinced us that there is a demand for a comprehensive documentary that will explore, both geographically and thematically, the wide ranging influence of the modular synthesizer. So far, the entire production has been conceived, shot, edited, and financed by one person, director Robert Fantinatto. Response to the film's in-progress promotional trailer, recently posted to YouTube, has been overwhelming enthusiastic, sometimes verging on fanatical! Synthesizer forums have been abuzz with commentary, and the most common response has been people suggesting who must be interviewed, that there needs to be more. The modular synthesizer community has responded to the quality of the trailer, and are now determined that this project is destined to be the ultimate modular synthesizer documentary. In order to transform this modest documentary into something definitive, we are asking the synthesizer community, and fans of electronic music at large, to help us reach that goal by contributing a financial pledge to the project.
What We Need & What You GetWe need to raise $30,000 to continue shooting along the U.S. and Canadian West Coast, as well as in Germany and the United Kingdom. Director Robert has been joined by producer Jason Amm, and your contributions will help to pay for travel and production expenses for this 2-man operation. We will also need to license historical film footage, photos, and to clear music rights. Finally, the film will be need to be color corrected and mixed to ensure an optimal presentation. Please note that while $30,000 is our goal, any money raised beyond that goal will be put to great use; more money means more opportunities for us to travel to further locations, and more budget for post production. This will ultimately result in more content! Although the film will be roughly 90-120 minutes, we will be looking for fun and innovative ways to create and share extended interviews and bonus features.
We have put together several different packages, so that even the most modest contribution will net you a DVD copy of the film, including many extra features like directors commentary, stills archive, extended interviews and deleted scenes. For those who want more, we have other packages available, including everything from the full-length original soundtrack, by Ghostly International recording artist Solvent, to T-shirts, buttons, and even a deluxe, hand-assembled DVD-R-boxset, limited to 50 copies. For those who want to partner with us as a full-fledged executive producer, we have an ultimate package, including a screen credit to acknowledge your role in creating this important historical document.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help spread the word about I DREAM OF WIRES, and our IndieAGoGo fund raising campaign, by posting info on your Facebook page, and on relevant blogs, forums and email newsgroups. Additionally, if you have leads (ie, direct contact info) for people that we may potentially want to interview for the film, please send those our way, via info [at] idreamofwires [dot] org. For example, if Richard D James is your buddy and you think you can hook us up with an interview with thee Analord, we are definitely open to that kind of thing! Vince Clarke, Joel Zimmerman, Trent Reznor, Hans Zimmer, Billy Corgan, Richie Hawtin, if you are reading this, we would love to hear from you!