The AV8RS 'Island Fever' music video will follow the duo on their lackluster search for love through one day and one night on the beach
What's this project about?
The music video will be made to the AV8RS song 'Island Fever,' and will take place in various beach locations throughout Santa Barbara. The story follows The AV8RS on their lackluster search for love throughout one day and into the same night. We see The AV8RS being ignored and rejected by their female counterparts time after time, yet as the night goes on they are finally given a chance to have their voices be heard, and two of the young women take notice.
But what makes this video special?
This video will differ from others in that it will tell a story through lyrics, music and on-screen action that otherwise may be missed by the average listener. A person's search for love is many times filled with heartbreak and rejection, yet with the right combination of persistence and opportunity, they will be able to succeed. This is the primary message that our music video will be trying to pass to the audience.
So where does the money go?
The money we take from donations will go toward:
-Food and drink for the cast and crew. People get hungry during long, 16+ hour shoots, and we need everyone to be at full power if this video is going to be a success.
-Equipment rental. As broke college students, we cannot afford our own equipment. We will be spending the majority of the money on camera rentals, lighting equipment, and power generator units.
-Props, Costume and Production Design. This video is going to have great scenery down to the last detail. To ensure this happens, we will need to have sufficient funds to cover everything from Tikki torches to a DJ platform, and more.
How does this all work?
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*If we do not reach our goal by our deadline then YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED ANYTHING!* We have to meet our goal in order to receive the funding. Once the campaign is over, we will contact donors and award them with their prizes appropriately.
So please, help us achieve our goal, and feel accomplished that you were a part of creative history.
Who are The AV8RS?
The AV8RS are a pop/hip-hop/soul group out of the Bay Area in Northern California. Comprised of Anthony Nisbet and Santese Lamar Smith, The AV8RS first began writing music together when they met at UC Santa Cruz. They continue to play live shows in front of packed crowds throughout the Bay Area and Central Coast region, and are yet to have a music video to spread to their rapidly growing audience.
Who are Brent and Kyle?
Brent and Kyle are both Film and Media majors at UC Santa Barbara. Brent first heard of the AV8RS when he attended UC Santa Cruz for the past two years. Kyle, an instrumental part of the filmmaking community at UC Santa Barbara, draws much of his experience from the production side of filmmaking, though he is also known for his acting talents and looks forward to his directorial debut with this video.
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pledged of $1,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 25, 2011.
May 11, 2011 - May 25, 2011
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You get big time appreciation points from the cast and crew!
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In addition to big time appreciation points you will get a 'Special Thank You' with your name mentioned in the final credits of the video!
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In addition to all of the above, you will receive a free AV8RS t-shirt, AV8RS stickers and a DVD copy of the music video!
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In addition to all of the above, you will receive a free copy of The AV8RS self-titled album: 'The Aviators' complete with 10 full length tracks, and signed by The AV8RS themselves!
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In addition to all of the above, you will receive two free tickets to The AV8RS in their next live performance!
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In addition to all the above, you can be an extra in the music video shoot! (provided you can travel to Santa Barbara on May 21-22)
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In addition to all of the above, you will be referred to as 'Associate Producer' in the credits and be given your own pair of Aviator sunglasses, as well as an exclusive invitation to any future projects featuring The AV8RS and directors, Brent and Kyle!
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In addition to all of the above, you will be treated to a wonderful dinner of your choosing in the Santa Cruz area by both The AV8RS and the directors, Brent and Kyle, you will be given 'Executive Producer' credit in the video, and you will receive an exclusive musical performance via Skype by The AV8RS!
Pledge $1,500 or more
In addition to all of the above, you will be given full Producer credit, and will be allowed to be on set and make creative decisions with directors Brent and Kyle as well as receive a piece of the set used in the music video and a signed copy of the screenplay from the video!