We're biking through Africa whilst making a live online video adventure series.
No plan survives the battle... In the first couple weeks of biking and filming Africa, I went to the hospital, lost the majority of my equipment and basically all my work, including two complete video episodes.
Along with losing a lot of equipment, living expenses have been more expensive than anticipated. A pound of pasta is more expensive here than in a Manhattan bodega! To bring episodes 4-6 to life, we're going to need help. Here's how we anticipate spending the $3000:
In Africa, internet is expensive: $5 / day * 60 = $300.
Replacement sounds equipment: (Zoom H4N & shotgun mic) = $500.
Replacement lens: $600.
Hard drives: $300.
Memory cards: $100.
Power Gels: $500. (kidding)
Obviously, this venture has cost a lot more than $3000. If you like what you see, a little can take us a long ways - we are quite poor!
Episode Two is in the can. We've captured cute African kids, the cure for AIDS, Africa's Narnia and Peace Corp Volunteers at their best. We're seeking an internet tube wide enough to get the video stateside, so stay tuned to www.toAddis.com!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 8, 2011 - Jul 8, 2011 (30 days)
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We'll send you a postcard, from Africa! And a mention on our web site!
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You'll get a DVD including the web series and exclusive behind the scenes footage.
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The official screen printed T-shirt! Designed by the great Jon Hackney. We'll also include postcards. Postcards! (If you're international please include a couple extra bucks.) For a looks-y check out: http://www.toaddis.com/t-shirts/
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Access to a digital archive of all our photos via web and ftp. Photos are provided in full 12mp .raw glory and under a Creative Commons license for remixing and commercial use. You want this. Nothing is more photogenic than African children.
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Everything! DVD, T-shirt and archive access!
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2 backers All gone!
This is fun. Whatever you want (really whatever - thoughts on life, your pet, favourite Disney character) integrated into our story. It'll be an experiment. We'll see if viewers can figure out what was the "kickstarter content". (I bet not.)