WORLD 1-1 is a travel show celebrating nerd culture, shot entirely by a nerd crew. Why? We want to watch it.
We want to take you places.
WORLD 1-1 is a show all about conventions, cosplay, comic-book shops, board games, LAN's and LARP's.
We are trying to capture the spirit and feel of attending these conventions: the booths, the bars, and the friends made throughout. If you can only travel to a single event a year, find out which one is for you.
We work in the film/tv industry in Los Angeles, CA. We all met on various sets, became friends, and nerded out together. Then we realized that we make up a small tv crew ourselves, we just happen to know way more about Battlestar Galactica than the other guys.
THE PRODUCTION VALUE - We are disappointed with the level of quality in most nerd programming. Just because a segment is about boardgames doesn't mean it can't look sexy, right? That means battery-powered LED lights and shooting scenes with real cameras, not SLR's. We want walking timelapse shots showing the layouts of convention halls. We want to shoot intro bumps with a 3D-printed "WORLD 1-1" logo planted all over the cities we visit.
WORLD 1-1 is all about increasing the production value and quality of web programming. We work in TV and see everyday that web content is not only here to stay, but will be the dominant source for media as the cable companies adapt or fade away. We love the freedom that web distribution and being funded by our fans will give us.
THE HOST - Who will host WORLD 1-1?
This is the main reason we are raising funds with kickstarter. If we sell this show to a tv network then we will have to play by their rules, hiring a host of their choosing who either isn't a real nerd, or is a beautiful woman hired for all the wrong reasons.
We realize that this show is incredibly host dependent so that's why we need plenty of time to hold auditions to find someone who feels natural, is a real nerd, and has a +10 charisma modifier.
THE TRAVEL LOCATIONS - A travel show is only as good as the places it goes, that's why we've been thinking hard on the perfect spots. We'll also be asking all of our backers where you'd like to go.
We want to take you to:
PAX Prime Seattle, Washington (the pilot episode) http://prime.paxsite.com/
GEN CON board game convention Indianapolis, IN http://www.gencon.com/
San Diego Comic-Con http://www.comic-con.org/
Dragon*Con Atlanta, Georgia http://dragoncon.org/
Dreamhack Jönköping, Sweden http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/
Akihabara, Tokyo/Japanese arcade scene
The top 5 surviving US arcades
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We are not starving artists, but crew members who make a living in the entertainment industry. Our team consists of professionals working in motion graphics design, sound mixing, production coordination, and the camera department which makes us very well equipped to shoot WORLD 1-1 and produce a show that meets our expectations.
However, that does not mean it will be easy. Finding the perfect host will be one of the major challenges of making this show after funding is complete. Luckily, we have plenty of time to be able to search for the right person in the coming months.
Being a travel show WORLD 1-1 will require an immense amount of research and planning so that when we arrive at PAX we know exactly where we're going in order to maximize our time and show you as much of the experience as we can in only four days. We will definitely be capturing some spontaneous interactions and interviews but knowing the major events we need to cover ahead of time is a must.
Depending on how much money is raised will determine what the coming year will look like. If we greatly exceed our goal we can begin full production on season one of WORLD 1-1. If we only raise $8,000 we will focus on making the best pilot possible to use to pitch future episodes so we can show you the international cons and events later.
The next year leading up to PAX 2013 will be very busy for us while we determine WORLD 1-1's exact look and feel, find our host, and perfect all of the camera effects for the show such as the roaming time lapse shots. All of which we want you to be a part of. This is your show too and we'd love our backers feedback on what you want out of your nerd travel show.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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