theFINproject- the groundbreaking documentary film exploring the most revolutionary element in surfing - the FIN.
WHAT ON EARTH IS THEFINPROJECT?
theFINproject is a groundbreaking documentary film and photographic study exploring the driving force in surfing’s evolution – the FIN.
In a journey that transcends the sport, our film will explore the inspiring characters responsible for each new era in surfing: Tom Blake, Bob Simmons, George Greenough, the Campbell Brothers, Mark Richards and Simon Anderson. Their passion, drive, and creative minds have repeatedly revolutionized the fin – and shaped surfing as we know it today.
Through their stories, interviews with today’s innovators and pro surfers as well as breathtaking action footage, the project will look into the crystal ball of surfing to find out where – and from who - the next revolution in the sport will arise.
Concurrently, the photographic study celebrates the fin as an art object, bringing the it out of the board bag and onto the gallery wall. Each dramatic photograph is a lasting conversation piece, enticing the viewer to wonder what stories each fin could tell and to reminisce about our own personal connections with the fin.
We're collaborating with collectors and museums across the globe to photograph hundreds of fins spanning the history of the sport.
WHY THEFINPROJECT MATTERS:
theFINproject is more than just another surf film, it will be a work of art in and of itself.
Guided by the modern, graphic aesthetic of its director, theFINproject combines passion, art, photography, filmmaking, design, history and innovation in a way never before seen in surf culture. Its comprehensive scope is truly a unique and compelling undertaking!
The importance of this project reaches far beyond surfing, resonating with both surfers and non-surfers alike. Its engaging story encourages the audience to ask questions, follow their passions in life, and evolve their way of thinking, as have the innovators of the fin.
WHEN DO I NEED TO ACT?
NOW! Time is of the essence.
Our Kickstarter campaign is ends for good on November 3rd, 2013. With less than 20 days to go in the campaign and over $70,000 left to raise, every day and every click is essential!
And remember that Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
Without exceeding our goal of $80,000, all of the pledges are fully refunded to our backers and this film will not get made.
So act now. We’re counting on you!
WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?
You're not just giving away your hard-earned money.
We can’t tell this story without backers like you and we believe should get something amazing in return! As one of our backers, you’re pre-purchasing beautiful artwork from theFINproject!.
Timothy has specially selected four images only available to our Kickstarter Backers. He then hand-signs and numbers each print as sincere thanks for helping to tell the story of the FIN.
For our largest reward levels, Timothy will collaborate directly with each backer and master board-builder Zephaniah Carrigg to create a custom work of art using traditional surfboard fiberglassing techniques in lieu of a standard frame. The result stunning and each piece is one-of-a-kind. Be sure to watch our video of the process below.
Once November 3rd rolls around, (too quickly we might add) these Kickstarter-Exclusive images won’t be available in print ever again! Really. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be an integral part of the stories behind the evolution of surfing – and receive some amazing art in the process!
Check out the Kickstarter-Exclusive prints below.
Don't worry - you don't have to decide which image you want now... All you need to decide is which reward level you like and choose your print later!
The process of making our fine-art pieces:
THIS IS AWESOME. HOW CAN I HELP?
WHO IS THEFINPROJECT?
theFINproject was founded 2012 by Timothy Hogan, a Venice-based salt water addict, surfer and critically-acclaimed commercial photographer who's lifelong connection with the ocean is being realized through the creation of this project. Following the successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign, Tim and a truly global team of talented individuals will bring this story to life in 2014.
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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As with any documentary film, and especially one surf related, we are at the mercy of the ocean and swells. That said, our film is mostly about the *people* who have been instrumental in surfing's growth - and so is a matter of travel and coordinating schedules. We are working with an incredibly talented team of producers and crew to make this happen.
In addition, I have over 14 years of professional experience in commercial photography, with a list of clients around the world. I'm used working with tight deadlines and creating dramatic images, and have a team of people to help me bring my vision to life.
As for fulfillment of the rewards, our print partner Marco Fine Arts has a great reputation for quality fulfillment to clients around the world. You can be confident that your prints will arrive beautiful and safe.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
This is the #supportyourlocal(FIN)shaper reward! Get signed up to receive backer-only updates on our progress, be placed on our mailing list and hear about all of the cool things we are planning and receive a sticker pack showing your support for the story of the FIN!Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
For your support of $25 or more you'll receive a super cool KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE FINproject T-shirt (not available anywhere else!), a link to download the film in HD, and endless amounts of stoke during your next session. (and we'll throw in some stickers too....)Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
$50 of support will receive your choice of one of four 12x16 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE FINE ART PRINTS, hand-signed and numbered by Timothy Hogan and valued at $150 - in addition to our sincerest gratitude, the exclusive T-shirt, and a download of the epic film!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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30 backers Limited (270 left of 300)
Show off your fine taste when you upgrade your support (and our thanks!) to the $100 level. You'll receive your choice of beautiful KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE FINE ART PRINT in a medium 18"x24" size (valued at over $250!) as well as the exclusive T-shirt and finished film in gorgeous 1080p.Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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5 backers Limited (195 left of 200)
Now we're getting there! For your amazing contribution to telling the story of the fin, you'll receive the finished film, the exclusive t-shirt, the stoke of helping to tell such an amazing tale (of course!) and your choice of gorgeous 24x32" LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINT from our Kickstarter exclusives. Frame this bad boy up and impress your friends with your patronage and good taste!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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3 backers Limited (147 left of 150)
Your wonderful support at the $500 level - or more - will get you a stunning 30x40 EXCLUSIVE, HAND SIGNED LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINT (valued at over $1000!), the Kickstarter Tshirt and final film!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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The BOARDROOM SPECIAL! Just 10 available at this special price! This beautiful print was on display at the boardroom show and got LOTS of attention. Get your choice of KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE IMAGE printed on gloss canvas in a massive 45x60" size, framed in black! Check it out in our update #3!!!!! (after 10 the price will go up to $1250 so get in soon!)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)
For your generous and much appreciated support of $1000, your name will appear as a backer in the film's credits and on IMDB. You'll also, (of course) receive the T-shirt and a YOUR CHOICE OF LIMITED EDITION PRINT in a stunning 36x48 inch size!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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0 backers Limited (25 left of 25)
Go big or go home! This is your chance to get your choice of FRAMED and READY TO HANG exclusive-edition fine art print from theFINproject in a jaw-dropping 40"x54" size! You'll also receive credit as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the film and on IMDB. (and don't forget the kickstarter t-shirt and final film!)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)
At this very special level, you'll be receiving a unique, one of a kind print glassed by our collaborator Zeph Carrigg, a master board builder in Ventura, CA, as well as your generous contribution acknowledged in the film as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Check out the amazing making-of process in our story!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)
Executive Sponsorship Package: Do you really support the story of the FIN? See your name or company logo in the opening credits of the film and also a CUSTOM 40x45" print glassed by Zeph Carrigg. You choose the subject matter and we'll work together to make a beautiful statement piece for your home or office!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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