Michael Schwartz

is creating visual storytelling... by a visually impaired guy!

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    Fill in the blanks! You know, coloring books for grown-ups are the latest thing. They relieve stress, focus the mind and are also kinda fun. Back my work at this level and I'll send you three free pages from the Palette Project coloring book. The book comes out when the movie is released, but you'll get a sneak peek right now!
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        About Michael Schwartz

        Is it possible to merge the worlds of visual impairment and visual storytelling? I can tell you that the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
         The Palette Project is about a big idea - that losing sight doesn't mean letting go of a vision. My vision is to tell stories that change perceptions, raise expectations and make a difference. Every step of the way, it's an ongoing adventure - meeting people who challenge what it means to be blind, and who treat blindness as an inconvenience, but never an obstacle. Sailors, mountain climbers, entrepreneurs... these are the stories I love to tell.
         This is a journey that stands for much more than my story of being a visually impaired filmmaker. It has to, or I'm not doing my job. I believe in being the storyteller, not the story, and there are just so many good stories to find and people to meet.  A story for each color in the painter's palette. And that's just the starting point! I hope you'll join me on this journey through, and beyond color.
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        With the Red, Blue and Yellow segments in the can, I'm planning for the Green segment of The Palette Project, and I can tell you this... there's gonna be rain. Each camera I'm using needs to be seriously protected from the elements so I can brig back more incredible footage and stories. Reaching this level gets the funding to deck out our gear for everything from a spring shower to a tropical rainstorm without worrying about having to run or shelter at the first sign of clouds on the horizon. Thank you!
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