El Capitan Film Restoration by Fred Padula (Kickstarter)

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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
Don C Awesome!! You are all amazing.

3 days ago the project still needed $9000 Yesterday with 5 days to go it still needed $5000 I was really worried it was gonna come up short. Now generations of climbers will have this great film to enjoy.

Oooh I can't wait to see this in HD. If you donated and have never seen it you WILL be blown away by it.

I'll bet Mr Padula is a very happy and shocked man right now.

He has a bit of work to do :)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 27, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
This is super cool !

For all the dross and BS that is life as well as ST forum, we do tend to pull together for something good. Talk about a target group of sympathizers!

Is there a chance that an extra copy could go to Ian (Charlie) Gill ?
drapnea

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Oct 27, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
Made it!
Over $25,000 in donations.
I'm looking forward to seeing it in HD
DonC

climber
CA
Oct 27, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
I can't remember the year, but my first trip to the base of the Nose was helping carry a load for Mugs Stump as a young teen.

Can't wait to see the film.
Nilepoc

Boulder climber
Tx
Oct 27, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Can't wait to get my copy. Thanks everyone.
turd

climber
Oct 27, 2012 - 10:19pm PT
$25,180 and still going. Kick ass!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Oct 28, 2012 - 03:40pm PT
To be totally clear….

$25,787 is the current stance…

I've seem the kickstart programs in the past complete the goal by as much as $10,000… But that was for something completely different projects…

In this instance, no 'one person' holds all the cards (which I know the republigoons hate) but we all have a hand in it (which I know the repuligoobs hate because it's socialism plain and simple…)

Guess what?

That's how plenty of good sh#t can get done, and this is the best, clearest example I can think of.

Not everything has to be 'for profit' and run by the greedy…

treez

Trad climber
99827
Oct 28, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
The Alpinist article is required reading.

I will be contributing.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 28, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Glad to see this made it!

These things have a way of looking like they're going to have an uphill battle making it mid-cycle, but there always seems to be a big rally at the end. I've participated in a few that I thought were goners, but they all pulled it out.

Eric
canyoncat

Social climber
SoCal
Oct 28, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
A little extra never hurt. Looking forward to the film.
Mr. Rogers

climber
The Land of Make-Believe
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Awesome.
crasic

climber
Oct 28, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
In this instance, no 'one person' holds all the cards (which I know the republigoons hate) but we all have a hand in it (which I know the repuligoobs hate because it's socialism plain and simple…)

Incredible strawman, this isn't socialism because its voluntary participation in an economic endeavor.

Also, why do you assume republicans and conservatives are opposed to crowd sourcing?

Using your logic, the stock market is the largest socialist institution on the planet.

Also, the unambigious winner in this entire thing is amazon and kickstarter with their 10% cut off every project :)

Excited for my dvd though. I upped my pledge to get more goodies.
MisterE

Social climber
Oct 28, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Stay classy, Supertopo.

This is good stuff here.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 28, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
crasic, Kickstarter and Amazon provide a service to help facilitate a commercial enterprise. Yes, love is in the air about the distribution of a niche demand film but you don't expect this to include free administration do you ?

It's a climbing movie not a food airlift to Darfur.
crasic

climber
Oct 28, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
crasic, Kickstarter and Amazon provided a service to help facilitate a commercial enterprise. Yes, love is in the air about the distribution of a niche demand film but you don't expect this to include free administration do you ?

I agree completely and don't think its really a problem, I was merely pointing out the bad logic the sentiment (not made by me) that kickstarter is somehow shoving it to the greedy capitalists.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Oct 28, 2012 - 09:27pm PT
Aren't you that hippy that tried to park at theLeap for free!?!?!/

JHC!

;)
crasic

climber
Oct 28, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
Yep.

Not sure how that makes me a hippy though ;)

Gaming the system to your advantage is a rather libertarian concept :)


QITNL

climber
Oct 28, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
Congrats to Fred and all!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 4, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
An e-mail I got today.. psyched!


Project Update #6: We did it!
Posted by Fred Padula Like

Hi Everyone,

With your generous help, we reached our goal and more. I'm so appreciative of the overwhelming response and support for El Capitan. I've been aware that people have wanted access to the film for many years now and am very happy that I can finally make it available.

Now we can get back to work. I hope to have all the production completed by the end of the year and to mail the awards out shortly after this.

I will be contacting you in the upcoming weeks to get your t-shirt size and with ongoing progress reports.

Thank you again. We could not have continued on with the restoration without all of your support.

Sincerely,

Fred
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 4, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
Tom Evans deserves our love, too.  I take liberties, possibly.  You kn...
Tom Evans deserves our love, too. I take liberties, possibly. You know this and other Tom Evans posters are available thru his El Cap Report.
Credit: Tom Evans
Christmas is coming.

I humbly suggest shop online for these outstanding local climbing photographers.

Tom Evans.
http://www.elcapreport.com/content/posters


Tom Frost.
http://www.frostworksclimbing.com/tom_frost_coll.htm
http://archive.org/details/TomFrostInterview

Glen Denny.
http://www.colorfolio.com/showcase/glendenny.htm
http://www.glendenny.com/

Tony Rowell. http://www.astrophotostore.com/

Galen and Barbara Rowell. http://www.mountainlight.com/

Vern Clevenger. http://www.vernclevenger.com/MammothTimes.html

I have met and appreciated all of these folks, Barbara Rowell excepted. They all are worthy of my support, had I the bucks.

Merry Crust-breaking, eKat, f-stop, and Faceplant!!!


CONGRATULATIONS TO FRED & GLEN!!!
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