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Liberty Pictures presents Freedom Dance - An Animated/Live-Action Documentary by Steven Fischer and Craig Herron Based on the Extraordinary Sketchbook of Edward Hilbert

Freedom Dance Donors; Jim Camacho's Colors; and Miguel De Angel

Posted on Thursday August 31, 2006 by Steven Fischer

Received report today from IDA, our fiscal sponsor. We’ve been collecting quite a large number of generous donations from well-wishers mourning the loss of Edward. Thank you to all who’ve given in his memory. It seems even in death Edward contributes to the advance of the movie. Amazing!

Back to New York tomorrow to meet with a few studio owners/managers. Still looking for the most appropriate place to record next month.

Yesterday, after working all day on Draw the Line (cleaning up for its premiere broadacst next month), had an evening meeting with Miguel De Angel, a very giftedillustrator and animator whom I’ve had the privilage of calling a friend for a while now. In that time Miguel has introduced me to some fantastic artists and companies in the Northern Virginia/DC area, has generously included Freedom Dance in a gallery show he coordinated earlier this year, and introduced me to some terrific Puerto Rican coffee!

This past Spring he also agreed to appear as one of the subjects in my made-for-tv shoacase, Draw the Line (Click on the title and you can watch Miguel’s segment. It’s about 4 minutes.) As you’ll discover, in addition to being a soulful animator and enthusiastic teacher, MIguel is also quite expressive when talking about his art and philosophies.

Long ago, Miguel agreed to serve as aniamtor on Colors, the latest Jim Camacho music video. I’d shot Jim’s live action part in New York City this past spring and have been developing the character and plot for the animation on and off ever since. Now that Miguel has finished his crazy schedule drawing for children’s books for a nearby publisher, he’s ready for the animation. It’s shaping up and I hope to share more news about production soon.

Home very late and up very early this mornign to finish work on Colors and Draw the Line ... attending to lots of Freedom Dance details as well.


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