“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
As the teardrop trailer educational film has been developing, I have felt strongly that a segment which looks at the Model T and it’s impact on the social and economic environment in the United States in the early 1900s would be necessary to complete the teardrop trailer story. After-all, Americans wouldn’t have even considered an RV unless transportation were affordable.
Several months ago, I started the process for The Ford Motor Company endorsement. Since they wanted to see samples of what the footage would look like, I simply did the entire major segment for the film from start to finish. Ford is tenacious about their brand name (as they should be) and this is part of why it has taken so long for them to join the Teardrop Trailer Film project.
They did join! With Ford’s added influence on this film, I believe the history presented in the story will be much stronger. Their endorsement isn’t financial but material and legal. Vintage footage and photos of the early years of the Ford Motor Company are now legally available for use with this film project.
To say that I am pleased by this development is an understatement. Not only is it great to have Ford’s assistance with this film but this marks the last of all of the legal work that must be accomplished to publish this film. I have file after file of legal documents to support this film. It is REALLY nice to have all of that in the file and complete. It is another step in the right direction.
Throughout this process I have learned to be tenacious. Maybe what I want isn’t exactly what people or companies are comfortable with when signing papers. Maybe they’ll be more generous than expected. Whatever it is, I’ve learned to keep going. What look like brick walls in life are simply things to be climbed over.
Now to finish the editing, mastering, and manufacturing. Those are the remaining walls to be climbed. With all of the legal business complete for the film, I can easily say “No Problem” to the remaining elements of this project.
Until Next Time,