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Getting Our Thesis On!

9 Sep

Hey everyone!

Shannon and I are back from Africa and back from our Arkansas vacations! And now it’s time to get serious about our thesis projects. *gulp* We have until December to get them filmed, edited, get our websites designed and complete about a million other things, so we are definitely feeling the pressure.

But progress is being made! I’ve started a blog for my thesis, and I have some interviews set up next week, so with any luck I’ll be able to at least post a short trailer video sometime fairly soon. If you want to follow along on my thesis journey, you can check out the blog at: http://punishablebydeath.wordpress.com/. And you can read exactly what my plans are on the about page of that blog. I’ll try to post some updates on my thesis here, but mostly, I’ll be posting on that blog, since I don’t want to be redundant. So if you’re interested, go ahead and subscribe. There’s a subscribe box at the bottom of the home page.

Shannon also has a blog going for her thesis, which is a look at the changing face of AIDS in today’s society. You can keep up with everything Shannon is working on and where she is going here: http://lifewithaids.wordpress.com/. I think she’ll be posting her videos or at least some of them as she progresses…so you should subscribe to hers too!

Shannon and I both have to travel quite a bit for our projects, and in today’s trying financial times, grants are hard to come by. So we are both going to put our projects up on a website called Kickstarter. Kickstarter describes itself as “a new way to fund and follow creativity.” They allow people to post their projects on the site and ask for help with funding. There is a target goal that must be reached, or else the project doesn’t get funded. So with any luck, we’ll both be able to make our goals and finance our travels!

My Kickstarter page is not up yet, because I’m waiting on a few more pieces of footage so I can post a great video along with my project description. I’m hoping to have it up and running sometime in the next 2 weeks. But Shannon is on the ball and got her Kickstarter page up yesterday! So she now has 30 days to get her funding. If you want to see Shannon’s Kickstarter page and read all about her project (and maybe slip her a few dollars), you can check it out right here. Wish us both lots of luck!

Love,
Megan

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