SF1 is a Drummer, Dancer, Actor and Emcee and is ready to make a professional music video for his song "Rhapsody"
Every time I am onstage, it feels like home. I was born to be an entertainer. The lights, the sound and of course you, the audience, make it all worthwhile. There is never a time when I do not look into the audience and view the faces, the smiles, the emotional connections, and the bodies moving to the music. It is a gratifying experience. Ultimately our purpose is to help and serve one another and I feel that my biggest purpose and service to you all is my art.
I have recently released my sophomore album “Inamorata” which is Italian for “a woman with whom one is in love or has an intimate relationship.” The single from the project is entitled “Rhapsody” which embodies the excitement and thrill of love when found. It has an Indian/Middle Eastern sound to the composition so when performed live, I feature the lovely dancers from the non profit organization, Mudra Dance Studio, onstage with me. The sight and sound of mixing both Indian Dance/Music and Hip Hop is innovative and breathtaking and we really want to make music video for the piece incorporating all of these elements. This is where I need your help.
I am in need of a minimum $2,500, which is less than what a usual music video would cost for an unsigned artists such as myself. Your money would go towards costs that include rental for shooting location, camera, lights, sound, wardrobe, food, postproduction and copyrighting the project. I plan to have Shawn Herbert from Shawn Herbert Designs direct, I plan to rent the Manmade Media Facilities in Aurora, CO to shoot the project and I plan to feature the lovely Mudra Dancers in the video as well.
I only have 30 days for fundraising. What is so amazing about Kickstarter is that your card will only be charged if I reach my goal by the end of the 30 day period. All money will go straight to funding the music video. As an old proverb says, “A generous man [or woman!] forgets what he/she gives and remembers what he/she receives.” So in return for your specific amount pledged, you get to pick out some really cool rewards which are listed on the right side of this page. Pretty cool huh?!
I really want you to be a part of this project so please, pick out your favorite reward, tell all your friends and family and let’s make a beautiful piece of work together!
Thank you so much for all of the love and support. If you have any further questions, comments or concerns please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
To listen to the album, which includes “Rhapsody” visit http://sf1music.bandcamp.com/
Thank you so much!
Shane “SF1” Franklin
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I would say making the supporters aware of the project can be a challenge. A lot of individuals make the mistake of only posting to one social media site or stick to one tactic and hope that somene sees the project and will pledge, but as my grandmother always said, "You cannot put all of your eggs in one basket". I believe in that wholeheartedly. I plan to utilize my presence on all of the social media sites that I am involved on, plan out flawless and personal emails to friends and family, fun interactive updates during the thirty days of campaigning and ultimately create inevitable buzz that makes you want to tell your friends, family, etc, about who I am and this project.
I understand that in some circumstances, times can be rough and a dollar must be stretched solely for necessities. Believe me, as a recent graduate from college and being faced with student loans on top of making sure I am able to survive on a daily basis, I know where one may be coming from. I am an entertainer and believe that entertainment is the outlet for our souls to be free, for our eyes to dance uncontrollably and for our minds to escape and enjoy a sense of paradise. If you pledge even just $5, I promise that it will be worth your while and especially worth your money. I want all of you to experience joy and ecstasy through my art and through this project.
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Nov 7, 2012 - Dec 7, 2012 (30 days)
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Shout out from my Twitter, Facebook, and websiteEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above plus your name in the special thanks at the end of the videoEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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All rewards above plus receive an unreleased song of mine never before heard by the public.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above plus get access to seeing the music video one week before the video release party.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Receive a Movie date with with me! Admission paid and you pick the movie!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Pick your favorite Hip Hop tune! I will cover it and post it to youtubeEstimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Access to seeing the music video one week before the video release party as well as pick which song of mine I perform first that night!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Will receive a digital behind the scenes Photo album of the music video shoot, an autographed poster and a private skype chat with me! Ask me all those questions that you may have been dying to ask!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $3 to ship outside the US
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Receive access to seeing the music video one week before the vide release party and I will write a verse especially for you! Provide the topic, I will record the audio and send it to you as an mp3! You can hear my voice dedicated to you whenever, wherever!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Receive an autographed poster, unreleased song of mine, access to seeing the music video one week before the release party, plus a one-hour Indian dance lesson from one of the lovely Mudra Dancers from the video.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Receive a private drum lesson, tap lesson or songwriting session with me. Lessons available through skype for all you non Denver residents!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Hang out with us at the video shoot! Witness the magic while it is being created! Lunch included. You will also receive access to seeing the video one week before the video release and two tickets to the video release party.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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The crew and I will throw a concert in your living room! Invite friends, charge tickets if you really want to. (Must be in the Denver Metro area)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013