This project is reinventing how music and video interact in creating the 1st YouTube Album, "Kings," but needs your help.
*** We've reached the minimum goal, but in order to film the entire short film (all six music videos) then we'll need to reach the second goal of $8,000 ***
$2,000 - funds the album + one out of six music videos that collectively make up the short film
$8,000 - funds the album + all six music videos (the entire short film)
If everyone who liked the link to this project (over 3k now) funded just the $5 level then we will have raised over $15k.
I absolutely LOVE to tell stories. It's how I first got into songwriting. I recently wrote 6 songs to put together for an EP, which will be called Kings. I also wrote a screenplay to go along with it, and this will hopefully become the first ever "YouTube Album."
This EP is part one of a two part project. The sequel will be entitled Kingdoms, but for now, we’re focused on Kings. This is a true concept album. Each song illustrates a different moment of the story, all of which ultimately build to an epic conclusion.
Almost immediately, I knew that I wanted to find a way to portray the story within the music in a visual sense so I sat down with a video production company to discuss video options. However, these will be unique compared to every other video circling the music scene. Many music videos highlight the band playing the song, and although I do enjoy those myself, the truth is that in my mind, music is about telling a story. I want to further tell the story I’ve created by using video as a medium. I want others to see them as I see them in my mind. Basically, I can visualize the entire story playing out as if it were a movie with characters, plot, action, setting, and the music as an underscore. I had originally planned to shoot just one music video, but as time went on, I realized how easily I could see each song - the entire story, one of love, hate, joy, fear, and perseverance - playing out on screen. I could see how the characters would interact. Then, I was asked, "What if you actually made a video for each song? Have each one flow together just like the songs do?" So, I sat down, wrote a screenplay, and drew up a storyboard. Everything unfolded before me on paper, and I just couldn't let the idea go. I had written a mini movie comprised of music videos.
So, The David Project is the telling of a story through music and video. The minimum goal for this project will fund recording the album and one video. Every dollar over the set goal will open more doors to shoot the rest of the music videos.
$8000 will fund the album, Kings, AND all six music videos.
The album will be released first, and then the music videos will be released on YouTube in a manner representing a television show. Kings is season one and each video will be released on a bi-weekly or monthly basis as "webisodes." The follow-up EP, Kingdoms, will be the epic conclusion to the story.
There are a lot of production costs that go into recording an album and shooting six videos. Recording, mixing, mastering, musicians, equipment, video editing, etc. All are required to make an album and its videos. That's where you come in. You could be a part of making the first ever "YouTube Album" happen! However, I also don't want you to feel like you're just throwing money at an idea. You're getting great rewards for whatever amount you may give. In fact, it's more like a pre-order than anything else! If you look to the side, you'll see several great rewards for ten different levels. Choose one that works best for you!
Feel free to look me up online. You can listen to my first album on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or read my blog to learn more about the project and to get updates. All the music will be produced and recorded through Studio930. Look up some of their other projects to see the quality of their work! And as soon as I settle discussions with various video production companies I will be happy to announce them as well.
Thank you for you your support! It means more to me than you could know. Without you none of this would be possible. Keep checking my social networking sites for shows and other exciting announcements!
Indie Folk Rock. It's a little different from my first album. Imagine a mix of Coldplay, Arcade Fire, and Mumford & Sons.
The initial goal helps fund the recording of the project and one music video. Everything beyond that will go to funding the rest of the videos and to tour support so that I can play a show near you!
The project is based on pledges. Once the project reaches the end then everyone's money will be transferred. If the goal isn't reached then no transactions will take place.
Sadly, nothing. If we can't get the proper amount of funding then we can't record the album or shoot the videos.
It will be a great starting place! It will allow us to record the entire album and at least the first music video to the project. It will just take a much longer time to raise the funds to continue the the "YouTube Album" idea, but I'm determined for it to happen regardless.
pledged of $2,000 goal
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Nov 5, 2011 - Dec 20, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $5 or more
The High Five Guy: You will receive an acoustic version of one of the songs off the new album and a high five (or hug if you prefer) at my next show. This version of the song will only ever be available through Kickstarter.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
The Friendski with a Tenski: You will receive a digital download of the entire album before it's officially released! You sly dog... You’ll also get everything listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $15 or more
The CD Lover: You’ll receive an autographed copy of the new CD in the mail along with a handwritten note about the project and everything listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $30 or more
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The Enabler: You will receive a digital download of EACH music video released plus a physical copy of my first album “Venture” and everything listed above! (so you get 2 cds, an early digital download, each music video released, the acoustic version of 1 song, AND a handwritten note)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $30 or more
The Enabler (option 2): You will receive a digital download of EACH music video released plus a digital copy of my first album "Venture" and everything listed above! (so you get 1 cd, a an early digital download, digital download of my first album, each music video released, the acoustic version of 1 song, AND a handwritten note)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The Patron: You will receive a limited edition poster, your name will appear in the “Thank You” section of the new album’s liner notes, and handwritten lyrics to each of the new songs, PLUS everything above!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
The Hipster: You will receive a limited edition super hip t-shirt and 3 custom project pins to make you look fly when hanging with all your friends who will no longer be as cool as you because they don’t have the shirt you have. AND you’ll get everything listed above!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The Baller: You will receive a DVD that will include each music video released and a look behind the scenes of the making of the entire project (please allow extra time for production). You will also receive everything listed above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
The Intimater: You will receive an intimate acoustic performance for you and your friends, anywhere within 250 miles of Nashville. You make the set list, I make the sweet sweet music. You will also receive everything listed above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
The Music Lover: Full band performance at your party with the friends that you invite. Must be within 250 miles of Nashville. You choose the songs, we rock the place out.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
The Godfather: You will be able to join in with the recording of the album: sing, play an instrument, etc. OR be a part of the shooting of the video: be on set, play an extra or character (travel expenses not included). You will also receive two tickets for life. If I’m playing Madison Square Garden in 2027 then your two tickets will be at will call. If I’m playing the subway terminal under Madison Square Garden, your Metrocard will be waiting for you. If I’m dead - two daisies on me.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012