Good Works Tour


Editing Progress by jamesintrocaso
September 30, 2008, 11:07 am
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Hello GW Fans,

So we’ve managed to solve our crisis and will be editing like mad men all next week and hopefully this weekend as well. Please keep checking back here as updates will now be more regular and the local press updates will be coming at you soon! Look forward to more webisodes coming soon!

Also, soon we will be looking for a place to unveil our film! Please look forward to seeing us somewhere close by in the near future. Exciting. Dramatic. Idiotic. Hilarious? Stay tuned…

Thanks,

James

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Slow Going by jamesintrocaso
September 26, 2008, 10:19 am
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Hey GWT Fans,

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are working on the movie. Progress is slow going and without getting into it too much, we’ve had several technical set backs.

However, do not fret! There will be a movie, there will be more webisodes, and there will be cake!

Thanks,

James

PS If someone could get me cake, I’d be very happy.



Back At It by timurian
September 19, 2008, 12:24 pm
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So after some downtime the Good Works Tour fellows are back in close quarters – editing. We’ve been meeting to talk about our experience from the other side, and to create an outline for our film.

Here’s what it’s like: “Remember when ______ happened! Yeah that was hilarious!” <uproarious laughter>

Like a madlib, only in real life.

We’ve recently been contacted by several newspapers, and we’d like you to check out an article about us at Love Eloise, a publication way hipper than our blog. It makes me feel almost cool. Or that perhaps one day I could be cool. Much thanks to Kerry for taking an interest in us!

On that note if you feel like recommending us to any newspapers, local or otherwise we always appreciate it! We have press releases, photos, and I can ride a unicycle. Really.

Keep rocking out and checking back,

Tim



Let the games begin! by jamesintrocaso
September 12, 2008, 10:27 am
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Good Works Fans,

Well, yesterday we got together again and we brainstormed some ideas for our film. I’m very excited to begin working on it. We’ve got tons of footage to log, so we’re being very careful to make sure we do so correctly so that we can make the best possible product. We had a meeting and then we played D&D, cause we’re aweome.

I’d like to issue a small correction about our own statements involving InterConnection. We said that a volunteer gets a free refurbished computer after 60 hours of service… we were wrong. It’s actually after just 30 hours of service! Get out there, help out, and after a few days of work, BAM! You earned a computer AND you helped people. Whoa. Cool. Great job, guys! We miss you, Greg (and Tim demands a rematch).

One final announcement, our good friend, Dane will be with us editing. He’s got a great eye for film, a great ear for music, and a great mouth for sarcasm. Editing should be awesome!

Thanks,

Jimbo

PS If you haven’t already…. email Oprah.



Home again, home again, jiggety jig by jamesintrocaso

GWT Lords, Ladies and Gentlefolks,

We’re home! …almost.

Today we’ve had the most Good Works of any single day on our tour. In the morning, we left the Kliemo residence (they were too nice, we didn’t want to leave) and went to Philadelphia, where we moved set pieces for The Burn Ward, a local theatre company. Then we went to Camden and donated what was left of our van food to a food bank at St. Anthony’s church. After that we returned to our home town of Collingswood and did our final act of kindness for the tour – we visited our neighbor, Mrs. Reeves. We helped her out by caulking the windows of her bedroom, which were in need of repair. We were glad to finish up there because she is Good Works Tour in how she lives, caring for others and always having a kind word.

Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way, all of the meals, directions, floors, beds, pies, dogs, high fives, donkeys, and encouragements. Thanks especially to all of you, our readers and followers-along: we could not have done any of this without your continued support and encouragement.  You are all a part of the Good Works Tour.

Though this is the end of our trip its not the end of our journey. Stay tuned, Good Works Fans. Our editing will begin soon, and though updates won’t be happening on the blog as often, we still have many videos to post and much work to do, so please keep checking back here and telling your friends and Oprah about us, especially if you’re friends with Oprah.

Thanks for everything,
James, Tim, and Zach

P.S. Here’s a final video Tim did of SAME Cafe in Denver to keep you going for a while!



Coming home soon! by jamesintrocaso
September 6, 2008, 11:41 pm
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Hey all,

So we should be coming home tomorrow. I, for one, cannot wait to see friends and family. We’re staying in Lancaster, PA tonight, courtesy of Tim’s friend Emily’s parents (who also knew Kevin Bacon).

Today we worked at Book Em and Creative Reuse Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. The first is a program that sends educational books and other reading materials to prisoners all across America. We were filling orders today and really getting things done for them.

The second was a program that takes things local businesses would be throwing away and collect them for resale at a low price. They host artistic activities and inspire creative use. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Tomorrow, we will be doing a good work in Philadelphia, a good work in Camden, and a good work in Collingswood. We are planning on coming home to be greeted by many, but we won’t come back until we’ve done good works in all three of those places. I can’t speak for my compatriots, but I know that I won’t.

We’ve gotta hit the hay. We’ve got a long last day.

Thanks,

James



Pie in the sky of Ohio by timurian
September 6, 2008, 12:50 am
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GWT compatriots,

Today we drove to Columbus, Ohio. It was a grey day, but we got there on time to meet with Tony Sebony, founder of the American Pie Party. Despite my early hopes that this was a new political party centered on delicious baked goods it turned out to be an interesting spin on an old idea for fundraising – taking a pie in the face for some dough for a good cause. Now this was a place where we knew we weren’t going to be able to do good works today, but we are all signed up to take a pie in the face to battle cancer this coming October, so start saving your pennies now!

After that we headed to Equality Ohio, an organization who advocates for people of all genders and orientations. I was very surprised to hear that in Ohio there is no legislation protecting the rights of workers to be themselves, in fact you can be fired for your orientation. We were honored to lend a hand in their FIRED campaign, a signature drive that will remind Ohio’s lawmakers that there needs to be legislation protecting the equality of all people. We helped mark signed postcards by looking up representatives in a database… Sound boring? Not when you have fellow volunteers who are ready to tell stories and listen to yours. We had a great time there, and got to interview some very passionate people.

It seems like home is just around the bend, lets hope this weather lightens up! A huge thanks to Deborah for opening up her home to us. Tomorrow Pittsburgh, which as far as distance has been concerned on this trip is a stones throw away from home.

Peace,

Tim