Raising funds for a fantastic new music video for a single from Dave Linnenbank's new album/video project, "The Problem Is Last Year"!
Dave Linnenbank’s Music Film Project THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR
A Music / Short Film Project in Houston, TX / Brooklyn, NY by Proud Pony International
Everybody needs new awesome, and for over a year Dave Linnenbank has been working to bring that new awesome to the people. A student of the sonic arts, Linnenbank has always been a storyteller first, and his live performances over the years have utilized unique video elements programmed and displayed on the fly.
Merging his songwriting background and sound design expertise, Dave is currently working to self-release his new album THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR as an audio/art digital download. He’s also working to release a fancy version of the album in video format. To this end, Dave has enlisted 10 visual artists of assorted backgrounds, each to create a video of their own for one of the album's songs. One of these artists is Proud Pony International, a new media collective based in Houston, TX.
Though much of the album is complete, funds are needed to cover the cost of producing a promotional art video for one album track, entitled "Trep". As interpreted by the Proud Pony team, the narrative follows a couple from their first date to their possible last, meeting at the same bar many times, all in one seamless shot. Visually depicting the course of a year, we experience their first awkward jokes, first kiss, first fight, and the inevitable questions everyone has had to ask themselves: “Is this a terrible idea?” “I chose right, didn't I?” “Where do we go from here?”
Realizing the ambitious concept on the screen will require specialized camera rigging systems and a highly skilled crew. Proud Pony has completed pre-production and assembled the requisite talent, and your contribution will make this new awesome a reality.
Any money received will be used first to pay art's bills, and if there is a surplus, for audio mastering and to support the visual artists who have given their time to this project freely. We are just looking to make art and can't wait to share it with you.
If you'd like to learn more about the details, execution, and evolution of this project (and I hope you do), please check out our Tumblr blog here: http://trepmusicvideo.tumblr.com/
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,500 goal
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Feb 7, 2012 - Feb 21, 2012 (14 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Our sincerest thanks for supporting new awesome!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $15 or more
One decorative promotional sticker, our eternal gratitude, and the assumption that you're great in the sack.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
One decorative promotional sticker and a digital download of the song “Trep” from the new album THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR by Dave Linnenbank. At the $25 dollar level, we won't just assume that you're great in the sack, we'll actively begin spreading that rumor around.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
One decorative promotional sticker, one digital download of the single “TREP”, and a custom-made THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR Pocket Calendar highlighting random problems from last year that will haunt all of us for years to come.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $75 or more
One digital download of the full album (including original album cover and booklet as a PDF) of THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR. You’ll also receive the decorative promotional sticker as well as the Pocket Calendar. The rumor that you’re really fun to be around (on top of being great in the sack) will catch like wildfire.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
One digital download of the full album (including original album cover and booklet as a PDF) of THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR. You will ALSO receive a video version of the full album on DVD containing all ten videos created by every participating artist. Obviously the decorative stickers, Pocket Calendar, and a signed 8x10 of “TBD” are also yours to cherish.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
One digital download of the full album THE PROBLEM IS LAST YEAR, a video album on DVD containing all 10 videos, and an invitation to the Houston screening of the music video “TREP” at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar in Houston, TX complete with one round of cocktails (travel, accommodations, and subsequent bail money not included).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer All gone!
You’re too generous! So in addition to everything from the $250 level, you’ll be listed with a producer’s credit anywhere the video is posted online. For the first person to pledge this amount, the opening shot of the video will feature their name scrawled into the table-top after the phrase "For a good time call...."Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $750 or more
In addition to everything else, the top two contributors will get the fictional bar featured in the video named after them. For example, let's say two people named Ralph & McClusky pledge $750, then the sign over the bar in the first shot of the video will say Ralph & McClusky's Bar & Grill. It really is that simple!Estimated delivery: May 2012