Dear CLOUDS supporters,
THANK YOU for your enthusiasm, support and trust!
CLOUDS reached the 100% mark this morning, with four days remaining. Your support reaffirms our belief in this community, founded on sharing, generosity and collaboration. We are honored to be given the opportunity to present the stories of these artists in a new way.
Please help us continue to spread the word. The next few days are the last chance to get first edition collectible data capsules and enroll in the beta tester program. Additional funding will cycle back to the community, extending our ability to commission artists in the film to create original artwork for the CLOUDS universe.
We will continue using Kickstarter to send small updates with our success and challenges as we set out to complete the film. You are our primary audience and, more importantly, the inspiration for this work. We can’t wait to begin production!
- James and Jonathan
Dear CLOUDS supporters,
We have an exciting new video to share with you today from the CLOUDS archive: an excerpt with science fiction author and design futurist Bruce Sterling. Please share through twitter or facebook to help us reach our goal by Tuesday the 8th!
James + Jonathan
Dear CLOUDS Backers,
Thanks to your generous support during the first half of our campaign, we've reached 60% of our $25k goal. Please help us to spread the word!
Raising these funds will enable us to bring together a crew of talented collaborators from the community and begin production on the interactive documentary.
Meanwhile we have some exciting updates to share from the RGBD open source community:
RGBDToolkit Beta 4
Yesterday we released a new version of the RGBDToolkit software with some new features requested by filmmakers in the community: a Windows version, and a method for importing data into other 3D applications.
New Community Films
Over the past month we’ve seen the release of several amazing new projects using the RGBDToolkit.
Delphic "Introduction to Collections" by SoupCo https://vimeo.com/53037240
"Benediction" by Tim Parsons: https://vimeo.com/55735917
“Sharp Practice” Circa Survive music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYw_WodzORs
You can see more community projects at http://www.rgbdtoolkit.com/projects.html
We're working on a new trailer featuring some exciting segments from CLOUDS. Stay tuned and have a happy holiday season!
- James + Jonathan
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RGBD DO-IT-YOURSELF KIT: Everything needed to get started making RGBD movies: two 3D-printed mounting rigs compatible with the Microsoft Kinect and ASUS Xtion Pro Live; a calibration checkerboard; the RGBDToolkit 1.0 software installer; and two technical support calls with our team. This includes the CLOUDS download, a ticket to the premiere, and enrollment in the beta-tester program.Estimated delivery:Add $40 USD to ship outside the US
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RGBD VIDEO PORTRAIT: Commission a portrait or home movie of you or your loved ones, filmed by us. You will receive a wall-mountable standalone video player to install in your home. (If you’re interested in this option, please contact us in advance to discuss what you would like to make and to work out any travel logistics). This includes the CLOUDS data capsule, a ticket to the premiere, and enrollment in the beta-tester program, plus your name and/or company logo prominently featured in the credits as a sponsor.Estimated delivery:
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EXTENDED VERSION OF CLOUDS: Delivered on an optimally-prepared computer, ready for variable dimension display. Intended for media art festivals and screenings, this exclusive version has an expanded database of high resolution videos, much more than will fit on the data capsule. In addition, you receive the CLOUDS data capsule, a ticket to the premiere, and enrollment in the beta-tester program plus your name and/or company logo prominently featured in the credits as a sponsor.Estimated delivery:Add $150 USD to ship outside the US
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RGBD FILMMAKING WORKSHOP: We will fly anywhere in the world to teach RGBD filmmaking to the members of your team, agency, laboratory, school, or hackerspace. You provide the flights and accommodations, Kinect sensors and HD video cameras; we'll bring enough custom toolkit hardware to accommodate up to 15 participants. In addition, you receive the CLOUDS data capsule, a ticket to the premiere, and enrollment in the beta-tester program plus your name and/or company logo prominently featured in the credits as a sponsor.Estimated delivery:
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