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  • About HigletFilms

    Higlet

    HigletFilms was created in 2010 by Mary Higgins (WorldofHiglet) and hubby, Paul, as a showcase for their experimental web video/new media/webseries/web tv work.

    Their new webseries, 'Mind My Brains, Darling!' is now showing on Blip.tv.

  • Mind My Brains, Darling! Season 1

  • Goodnight Princess Omnibus (Acts 1-3)

  • Interview with Felicia Day

‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ now Featured on Indiegogo front page

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Mind My Brains Darling now featured on indiegogo front pageIt’s been a wild ride so far!

Nine days after launch and “Mind My Brains, Darling!” is now one of the ‘Featured’ projects on the Indiegogo home page, which is great news! We’ve been bowled over by all the support and encouragement we’ve received from so many people – thank you all! As it stands now we’re just a whisker away from 70% of our total  (wow – while I was writing this we had another donation that took us over 70%!).

VCON 35 in Vancouver next week

We’re deep into preparations for VCON 35, and more of that soon. We’re looking at flyers and promo materials and thinking about what else we can do on a limited budget. If you have any ideas, please let us know. We’ll be posting a couple of flyer designs tomorrow for you to critique since we know you have good taste 🙂 – we want to make sure that if we’re printing up X copies they are the best they can be. And how many copies should we make/take, anyway….? Questions, questions….

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Project X Revealed: Welcome to Mind My Brains, Darling!

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Mind My Brains, Darling! Indiegogo logoAnd now for something completely different…

Today we launch the first teaser for our brand new webseries, Mind My Brains, Darling, the much-hyped Project X that we’ve been preparing for for the last few weeks. It’s been hard to keep it all quiet and a relief to get it all out in the open (TWSS)! We’re also launching a funding campaign on Indiegogo.

Freshen your boots, Gov’nor?

Making webseries is a cost-effective way to tell your story, but it isn’t free. Even for a budget-conscious pair like us there are inevitable costs. We need a little help to build the sets, finish the props and costuming and upgrade our editing machine. We don’t want to get owt for nowt, though, and there are some rather nifty perks available to anyone who donates $1 or more.

Money isn’t everything

We’d still like your help even if it’s not the folding green stuff. Posting links or widgets on Twitter, Facebook, your blog and other social networks is invaluable, too. The more we can spread the word the better. We know not everyone can donate, but we’d still love to have you on board.

Comments? Questions?

We’d love to hear from you about what we’re doing with the webseries and the funding, so please let us know. Ask away and if you have any suggestions, you comment here or email us: higletfilms at gmail.com.

And now….the pitch!

If you want to know more, go to Indiegogo.com/mindmybrains and see what’s in store. And while you’re there, you might want to  make a quick donation…. 🙂

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“Goodnight Princess”, the Vimeo Awards, and the next steps

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Goodnight Princess vimeo entry

Vimeo launch web video awards and festival!

The Vimeo Awards,”…honors the best in online video….”. The Vimeo Festival will be held in New York City on October 8th and 9th. They were launched in April 2010 and opened for nominations and submissions on June 4th 2010.

Goodnight Princess: slow burn goodness

Even though it’s been weeks since we wrote and uploaded Goodnight Princess, it has often been on my mind. People we’ve never met before contacted us about it and I’m really proud of what we achieved. It intrigued and moved people, and the last scene still makes me tear up. We were looking for a suitable outlet so Goodnight Princess is now submitted to the Vimeo Awards in the ‘Narrative’ category. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Vimeo submission:

Goodnight Princess from worldofhiglet on Vimeo.

We edited it slightly from the Omnibus on YouTube to remove the credits at the end of Acts 1 and 2. This is the description:

“Goodnight Princess” is a micro-shortform three act Internet Play, exploring love, loss and silly voices.

It uses one-take shots, minimal effects and a proscenium view to best mimic a play-like setting. By not showing the actor’s faces, the story unfolds with only the audience’s interpretation of events.

The final reveal has moved viewers to tears.

Note: This video was originally released act by act over three weeks on EvilWorldofHiglet’s YouTube Account (youtube.com/user/evilworldofhiglet).

We’ve submitted, but you can nominate any eligible video

In order to submit a video yourself you need a Vimeo account. But you don’t need a Vimeo account to nominate a video from any video platform – just read the eligibility guidelines and go ahead. Nominating a video doesn’t submit it, but it does bring it to Vimeo’s attention.

So, for example, if you wanted to nominate Goodnight Princess, you would follow this link:

http://vimeo.com/awards/submit/nominate

and paste this link into the box:

http://www.vimeo.com/13409542

The category is ‘Narrative’, which is the default so you shouldn’t have to change it.

Easy! 🙂

The next steps

It was the success of this video in terms of story telling that convinced us that we needed to look again at the equipment we have. Our camera is 11+ years old, we can’t source a battery for it so it has to be connected to the mains (and it’s from the UK so there is also a plug adaptor on it). We recorded this (and our other recent videos) direct to our little 13″ Macbook for editing in iMovie with audio post-production in GarageBand. It worked, but because we needed to record at night for atmosphere, the light levels meant the finished product is grainy.

Coming soon…

Our new webseries is already in pre-production. The scripts are mostly done, the two teaser trailers are being shot in the next couple of weeks and everything is in place. But we need new equipment. We were lucky enough to receive some funding from an anonymous donor (THANK YOU AGAIN!) that went towards a new camera but with that comes a whole new set of problems. The Macbook’s hard drive is nearly full and iMovie can’t do everything we want to do for the new show. We can now record in HD but can’t edit it properly. We only have one Mac so only one of us can work at a time….

Time to take the plunge

So we are going to do something about it. We can’t fund the next series entirely by ourselves so we will be setting up an Indigogo account and will be launching a fundraising campaign very soon. Jeff Koenig has just completed a wildly successful fundraiser there for his new venture “What is a Webseries?”, a brilliant idea for a site and one that I fully support. He secured his required amount in just days and “What is a Webseries?” will benefit the whole community.

We are just waiting for a costume delivery from the UK so we can complete the teaser and then we are all set to launch the campaign. These are exciting times – we hope you’ll come along for the ride!

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