DTC - UT series is coming into the final editing stages.
Of course, there are INTENSE discussions of artistic style etc.
Here are the posts we made to the Directors, Producers et al on WhatsApp:
[9/20/2023 5:02 PM] : Gracias Senyor! We have been struggling to survive the last few days. We are doing programs every two months with NIOS Nashville, but that means that people are coming from Florida, California, renting houses, and so we have intense activity as hosts.
[9/20/2023 5:03 PM] : Then, we were not doing anymore travel, DTC, <<ULTIMATE TRIP>>, after we got back from India but were getting so, so, many requests to travel and visit people.
[9/20/2023 5:06 PM] : Finally, we got our feet on the ground, after like two, three months in our Base Camp, Nashville, and #1) We realized that we cannot travel alone anymore. Those days are done. The travel exhausts us and we get disorientation, vertigo, to even the point that we could black out. So we agreed to visit Richmond (East Coast) and Boise (West Coast) for like aweek each if some one would pick us up and drop us off.
[9/20/2023 5:06 PM] : Did Richmond. Was a killer but so, so productive.
[9/20/2023 5:10 PM] : Now we have been in Boise for 48-hours after an 8-hour, four-airport journey. They have planned a strong cultural program, and people are flying in from Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta et al to see us. Just spent 1-hour with Lokannatha Das. We worked together with a fantastic traveling puppet theater, "Purnima Puppet Theater", for like four years, and this is first chance we have had to consolidate everything with him. He still has the marionettes in boxes, and has pretty solid Parkinson's disease, but he is a transcendentalists, so he understands that even though his normal bodily functions are disturbed, he can find ways to still use his body to create and communicate by using innovative methods.
[9/20/2023 5:12 PM] : What really, really is happening is that I am staying in touch, building my understanding or our audience for DTC-UT. So I feel that my opinion of winding up the production of the videos and heading into the distribution stage is well informed.
[9/20/2023 5:13 PM] : I think I have one perspective on our audience, one part of our audience. I think Raoul, Pablo, Abhirama have other audience they know.
[9/20/2023 5:14 PM] : Now I have been motivated to show the movies to others and get their unprompted opinions. You saw the strong, favorable review that Gopinatha Das (HP Exec) gave.
[9/20/2023 5:15 PM] : Now I would like to download DTC-India here, and work out a Critic's Screening. Then, for me, I think my perspective on uploading to Vimeo and public marketing would be done.
[9/20/2023 5:19 PM] : Also, in perspective of the whole series, I wanted to see the second half of DTC Spain before forming more ideas and criticisms. Again, I see many options. One that half the studio world has seemed to use is: Studio Cut and Director's Cut. I may not be the best. I think we have some funds to cover our costs for some more editing, but for me and everyone, I think that it is not just money (money is Radha) but also how people see the personal value of investing more time in the series, the project.
[9/20/2023 5:23 PM] : I like criticism from sincere people. It is tough but I like it. I am eternal and maybe my efforts don't deserve a documentary consolidating what I have done in this lifetime. O.K. Jesus and Maria like my efforts 🙂 and are always giving criticism motivated and taking what I have done, we have done, and making eternal improvements. At some point we WILL achieve Escape Velocity and then the whole cosmos opens up to our space ship.
[9/20/2023 5:23 PM] : 💪💪💪🐮
[9/20/2023 5:24 PM] : 🤖
[9/20/2023 5:25 PM] : So... ArtDas... we need another link to download DTC-India. The one you sent has appeared to have expired. We want to show it here. Radhika Raman Das arrives tomorrow or Friday and stays until late Sunday or early monday.
[9/20/2023 5:26 PM] : Then we want to look at DTC-3.