If this blog were a feature film, you’d be the audience: some newcomers, some regulars, some skeptics, some enthusiasts.
Me? I’d be the multi-tasking, sleep-deprived, living-in-his-van, independent filmmaker with coffee breath, I suppose.
But a decent production needs so much more than you and me. It needs a crew of specialists.
Looking Closer is a blog I produce in my “spare time.” (I work full-time elsewhere, and I’m also currently taking graduate courses.) I need help to make it happen, and some of you are providing extraordinary support through donations.
You deserve credit. So I’m thanking you in two different ways:
1. Those who make a contribution of $25 or more will become members of a private Facebook group called Looking Closer Specialists. These folks get previews of some upcoming blog posts and even certain Facebook posts. They can participate in chats that might eventually be published (with their permission) on the blog; and they will get to help me brainstorm improvements and innovations for the Looking Closer 3.0. which I hope to launch in the next 6 months. And more.
2. All contributors deserve credit. So everyone who donates gets their name listed below in The Opening Credits. Most contributors are credited here as crew members. Those who contribute substantially — $75 or more — are credited as cast members, producers, or co-directors.
Want to add your name to the list?
Want to add some charge to the Looking Closer battery so that this electric car can keep moving?
And now, let’s give the Specialists some credit. Or rather… some credits.
Looking Closer with Jeffrey Overstreet
Written and directed by Jeffrey Overstreet
Produced by Site Designer Carl-Eric Tangen
Executive Producers: Julie Silander, Benjamin Bronsink, and Chris Angus
Robert Denst as Bob the Firefighting Poet
Scott R. Tennant as Wes Thomas Malick
Matte Painter – Damian Alryn
Merchandise Supervisor – John Barber
Location Scout – Andrew Caldwell
Foley Artist – Winston Chow
Orchestrator – Evan Cogswell
Lighting – Levi Douma
Hair Stylist – Peggy Harris
Colorist – Laure Hittle
Titles – Daniel Melville Jones
Computer Graphics Artist – Anna Lee Lonnevik
Dailies Projectionist – Jared Malement
Still Photographer – Rosie Perrera
Rabbit Wrangler – Cynda Pierce
Chief of Animation and Storyboards – Ken Priebe
Sarah Parker Rubio – Literally/Figuratively Regulator (Literally!)
Focus Puller – Martin Stillion
Music Producer – Kerry Stubbs
Director of Photography – Joseph Susanka
Makeup Artist – Niels Vandereyken
Art Department – Dawn Wheat
Best Boy – Christopher Williams
Music Conductor and Choral Director – Joshua Wilson
Script Wreder – Clint Wrede
Day Care Supervisor for All Ages – Sarah Zaengle
Special thanks to Anonymous.
No animals, artists, or bloggers were harmed in the production of this website.