Create a documentary for the 50-Nifty.com educational Website on the State Capitols for students.
Welcome to the 50-Nifty.com project. Forty state capitols down and only ten to go!
Hi I’m Edward Crim, professional photographer; educator; amateur historian, and art critic in Saint Louis, Missouri. My friend and co-producer, Paul Heirendt and I need your support to put our project over the top! The goal of our project is to provide students and teachers free high quality educational resources on our 50 state capitols. The 50-Nifty.com team has visited and photographed 40 of our state capitols - see them online at 50-Nifty.com. You can help us add the other ten and complete our coverage of all fifty state capitols!
Somewhere along the way, though, I realized this project was much bigger than just photographs could convey, so we’ve launched an educational resource Website for students and teachers to show them not only the art and architecture of these historic buildings, but also the history and importance in our American life. Each capitol, through its history, art, architecture, and openness to visitors, reveals something of the character of each state. You could call it a personality test of sorts.
An important additional resource we are producing for 50-Nifty.com is a documentary featuring our state capitols. It will provide the back-story for many of the photos I’ve already taken, but also interviews with state officials, behind the scenes tours of these magnificent buildings, and intriguing snippets from their history.
To do this we really need your help. Creating this documentary will take us another year or two, and a lot of money for the production crew and travel expenses. We are seeking corporate sponsorship, but we also need your help.
If you love art, architecture and America, please help us complete this project. All 50-Nifty.com project supporters will be recognized on the site and in the documentary.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $50,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 4, 2012.
May 5, 2012 - Jul 4, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Support the project at the $10 level and we’ll send you a 50-Nifty.com bumper sticker so you can announce your support.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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$25 support gets you a cool 18x24 50-Nifty.com poster.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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At the $50 level you get a 50-Nifty.com t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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$100 gets you the bumper sticker, the t-shirt, the 50-Nifty.com poster, and a signed 8 by 10 print of any one of the 50-Nifty.com photos - you get to choose.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
You’ll not only receive the t-shirt and poster, but we’ll let you join us at your state capitol so you can watch us at work and we’ll buy you lunch!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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For $500 support you will receive a personalized hard-cover photo book of the state capitol of your choice.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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For a $1,000 contribution, you or your organization will be recognized on the site and in the documentary as the exclusive underwriting sponsor for your state.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
For support of $5,000 or more, you or your organization will be credited as an Executive Producer on the site and in the documentary.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012