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Rock N Roll Mamas receives grant

Posted by: Jackie Weissman

I  just received some wonderful news.  Rock N Roll Mamas has received a sizeable grant from Oregon Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC).  This grant has come at a very good time as I’m just completing color correction and sound mixing and will use it to help pay for this.

I am so honored and pleased to have received this project grant from RACC.  Thank you so much RACC and the panelists who rewarded Rock N Roll Mamas.  I am so very grateful.

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Rock N Roll Mamas’ Fantastic Team

Posted by: Jackie Weissman

Today I as I watched my current cut of Rock N Roll Mamas with my producer, Tara Johnson-Medinger, polish editor, Emily von Gilbert, and sound mixer, Russ Gorsline, I was struck by how much their support and hard work has helped the film get this far.

Film is a collaborative medium and a film is only as good as the team behind it.

I consider myself very lucky as a director to have such a dedicated team to help me finish the film and get it out into the world.  Tara, Emily, Russ, and Chris Borges-Silva (color correction), thank you so much for doing so much to help Rock N Roll Mamas!  I couldn’t have finished this film without you all!  Thank you!

 

 

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Rock N Roll Mamas is applying to film festivals

Posted by: Jackie Weissman

Hi All,

Lately, I’ve been submitting Rock N Roll Mamas to festivals which is very exciting.

Last week I submitted to SXSW where we hope to premiere and yesterday I submitted to Tribeca Film Festival.  I’ve also sent the film to various documentary film festivals including Big Sky and True/False.

I really want the film to be seen by a wide audience as I think it will make a strong impact on how folks feel about indie musicians and artists mothers.  These folks work hard; the film shows that!

The plan for the film is to go through the festival circuit and then approach distributors and sales reps. Distributors and sales reps like to see festival laurels on the films they sell; our team is following the feedback we’ve gotten from them.

As such, I’m applying to more festivals, about one to two a month.  I’ll keep you posted on the festival progress in future blog posts and will go back over the whole process of making the film from pre-production until now.  It will be nice to get the entire story written down…

Let me know if you have questions or want to hear about something specific in the film’s trajectory.

Thanks for your interest in Rock N Roll Mamas!

Jackie

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Finally time to blog about Rock N Roll Mamas

Posted by: Jackie Weissman

So much has been happening with Rock N Roll Mamas and I’ve been so busy, I haven’t been doing any blogging. Now I can breathe and catch up and let you all know about all the exciting things happening with the film.

As you know, I finished editing during the summer and then worked with a polish editor, Emily Von Gilbert, who helped tighten up the story and give it more pizazz (you’ll know it when you see it). After finishing work with her, I sent the film off to Rex Post here in Portland to get sound mixed and color corrected. For the non-filmmakers following this, sound mixing means cleaning up the sound and putting it on different tracks so a viewer can hear everything crisply and clearly. Color correction means changing the color of the film to fit certain standards.

In the case of Rock N Roll Mamas, since I started shooting the film in 2003 (with major breaks here and there) and ending in 2011, I shot on a standard definition camera all the way through. Color correction was very important to take the film up to television broadcast standards. Now, HD cameras are much more affordable and generally ubiquitous for independent documentary but when I started they were uber expensive and I wanted the video I was filming to look the same throughout since I was filming for so long. So standard def it was and is and frankly, I think it looks and sounds great now. Thank you Rex Post!

I am applying to festivals now and just picked up my DVD screeners from Rex to send off. I can’t tell you how relieved and emotional I get every single time I watch the screener. After working on this film for so long, it’s so gratifying to see it basically completed and looking and sounding great. I can’t wait for others to see it too.

I’ll be updating this blog a couple times a week now as I’ve got lots to fill you all in on. Would love to hear from you.

Thanks for supporting Rock N Roll Mamas!

Jackie

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Rock N Roll Mamas is moving out into the world!

Posted by: Jackie Weissman

Hi All,

Picture is locked on Rock N Roll Mamas (for folks not in the film biz, this means we are done editing the cut and are not making anymore changes); we’re moving into the color correction, sound mixing stage.  It’s very exciting.

My producer, Tara Johnson-Medinger, will be taking the film to the American Film Market next month to shop it around to distributors.  Distributors look highly on films that have a lot of likes on Facebook.  As such, we’re trying to expand our reach and get up to 1000 likes by November 1.  Please help us achieve this and like our page if you haven’t already and spread the word, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-N-Roll-Mamas/118102004889463?ref=ts&fref=ts 

Thanks so much for all of your continued support.

I’ll keep you posted on the film’s further progress as it happens.

Take good care.

Jackie

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Welcome to the new Rock N Roll Mamas website!

Posted by: Jackie Weissman

I’m happy to welcome you to the new Rock N Roll Mamas website.

Rock N Roll Mamas is at the end of its post-production process right now and in honor of that, we are rolling out this lovely new website.  Please check it out and explore…I’ll be updating you all on the film’s progress here in the brand new blog space.

Take care!

 

Jackie

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