Whilst it doesnt cost me anything to record the podcasts (I use free software), or to host the files (Talkshoe is a free site), nor does it cost me to watch films or write about them I thought long and hard about placing what they call a virtual tip jar on this site. So why have I opted to so? Well its a free thing for me to do and I already have a Paypal account. So why not. If someone out there thinks that the work I do is worthy of chucking a pound or dollar into the virtual tip jar then bless you. I thank you from the bottom of my movie filled heart.But hang on a second!!! If all of what I do doesnt cost me anything to do, then what would I spend any tips on? Well thats an easy one. As anyone who has followed what I do for any length of time knows. I have progressed (hopefully not regressed) into making my own video projects. (You can see all of those on this site in the FromPage2Screen CV page) which started with Experiencing Comic Con, and then a serious of interview ‘films’ entitled Spending Time With…. Those were a lot of fun (and a learning experience) to put together and I want to get better at it so need to do more.
This is where the virtual tips will go, into raising money for whatever film project I journey on next. It might be Mimi:A Short Film, which is nearly completed in script for but will need a budget to hire, 2 adults, a child and a cat (yep…Im not even kidding), or it could go towards the as yet Untitled Hotel Story, which is a single camera film that tells an entire story in a single hotel room with 1 adult and a corpse (yep, im not kidding) or it could go towards Experiencing The Location or one of several other projects that rattle around in my head, just waiting for a crew and that little spark that allows me to make it.
But always remember this, because its important. I do what I do because I love watching films, writing about them, and speaking with the filmmakers who put these projects together. I genuinely love it and dont aim to make a living to do it (I have a day job that pays the bills of my home and allows me to sleep and eat) but any tips from you out there will go towards the FromPage2Screen film project. I promise I wont be one of those people who spams your timelines with ‘gimmes’ and other than the initial article launch, which will go out on Twitter Facebook etc. I wont share this link again. I just wanted to make sure that there was a link sitting on my website that might help me in the future.
Now stop reading this, and go enjoy your day!
To donate a tip to me. Ive placed some info here for you.
paypal.me/pagescreen is the link
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