We're on TV!
Latvian Public Television's program RE! recently aired a 25-minute episode on the making of "My Love Affair With Marriage" - or rather
which means "My Marriage Project" in Latvian ("My Love Affair With Marriage" just doesn't translate!). It features the all the different work that passes back and forth between the Brooklyn Studio (animation, sets, photography & more) and Studio Locomotive in Riga, Latvia (coloring, compositing & more).
And the program is all in Latvian. If you've never heard the melodic tones of the Latvian language, now's your chance. You can learn a lot about our animation process, too, even if you don't understand the specific words everyone is saying.
You'll meet some of our Latvian artists:
Anete heads the Coloring Department
Georgs is in charge of the Compositing Department
Georgs is the only male on the entire Latvian Team.
Busy Colorists at Studio Locomotive
Most of the world will hear our English-speaking cast, but Latvians get to experience the film with their own talented actors.
Laura plays Zelma
The popular Latvian group Trio Limonāde are the Mythology Sirens in both languages. They sing a cappella on the program, too.
Ieva Katkovska , Iluta Alsberga, Kristīne Pastare
Here is the link:
Enjoy the show!
In other news we successfully met our Matching Grant! Thank you!!! The Anonymous Foundation that set up the grant was so impressed with the response - 211 backers - that they are matching all the contributions that went above their $15,000 ceiling.
From the Donate Page of the My Love Affair With Marriage website
Speaking of fundraising, legendary animator and our good friend Bill Plympton is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for his new animated feature film "Slide".
From Bill Plympton's "Slide"
Many years ago, Bill was the only person in New York City willing to give a job to fresh-off-the-boat Signe. It was a huge opportunity for her. Thank you, Bill! Please check out Bill's all-or-nothing campaign at KickstartSlide.com. Let's make sure he succeeds.
Thank you for your support!
Signe, Sturgis and the entire "My Love Affair With Marriage" Team