by Michelle Meyers.
Acclaimed film director Spike Lee grabbed the tech spotlight last week by launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his next feature film. He has until August 21 to meet his goal of raising $1.25 million.
He’s getting there, slowly, with help from some incentive giveaways at the higher donation levels. So far, 1,700 donors have pledged $311,000. At the $10,000 donor level, he’s offering dinner and one of his courtside Knicks seats. He revealed that one of the $10,000 donors (there are 14 so far) is fellow filmmaker Steven Soderbergh.
CNET got to chat with Lee about his campaign and how technology-driven tools — like Kickstarter, YouTube, and CGI — can both help and interfere with the story-telling process that is film.
Here’s an edited transcript of an interview he did with CNET Friday:
Read the rest of this interview from Cnet.com
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