In less than one week, Tube reaches barebones goal!
At officially 1:27pm EST today, we heard the BOOM that pushed us over the threshold to achieve real funding. Since pledges are not guaranteed until the target is met, it feels in a way like this is the real beginning. Looking back over the slog of reaching the production mid-point by keeping a low overhead, trading lots of favors and putting anything earned back into Tube, I can only say what a fine day indeed! Mega-thanks to our earliest supporters for their solidarity and incredible backing.
Tube is designed to scale with the resources we have. You can see from the project video that we are hard at work making the movie, in tandem with running its campaign -- and we want the result to be amazing. Crucially, further funds will allow us to focus on Tube without interruption, give commissions to our valiant crew and make new hires. Budget permitting, Bassam made this sketch of what other passengers on the train might look like:
For tonight, we are going to go drink a beer by the bonfire at our friends' farm. In the next few days we'll post a video update about this week in production, showing some of the cool tools we've developed to help us (and you!). Let's keep momentum building, and make this a totally awesome movie under the clock we've set ticking.
pledged of $22,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 16, 2012 - May 16, 2012 (30 days)
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As an Open Movie under CC license, Tube, its tools and its data are the root reward because they will be free to all. Your donation to this expensive work invests in the commonwealth and supports the access of everyone.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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145 backers All gone!
The Tube Open Movie and data assets under CC license for learning, remixing, and reuseEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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All of the above + A download of poster art from Tube for printing or your deviceEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above + The specific animation frame that YOU help us create. A movie is a stream of individual images: we will email you the piece of the film that you made possible. You can print it, burn it, paint on it, sleep with it, make an origami, send us your graffiti…Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above + Get the movie and data DVD on release, and early access to production files while the film is in festivalsEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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All of the above + Your name in the film credits as a patronEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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All of the above + Invitation to the crew's web premier and livestream partyEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above + A 3D printed model of Gilgamesh!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above + Special Thanks acknowledgement for your patronageEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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All of the above + Become an Executive Producer. Alternatively, if you promote Tube and send us the names of donors you referred whose contributions reach 2K or more, you also earn an Executive Producer credit!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above + From your photo we will create a character and immortalize your own fabulous self (or whom you choose) in a memorable cameo role. *Natural persons only*Estimated delivery: Feb 2013