Kid Meets Cougar (and their fancy filmmaker friends) have been scheming up some crazy ideas for a new projector-powered video triggering live show!
Kid Meets Cougar wants to make a new mind-blowing projector-powered video triggering live visual multimedia experience!
Uh... in other words... we would like to raise $6,000 to buy a new projector, make new "live visual" videos, and create a brand new mind-blowing live show!
First, a Little Background Info:
During our current live shows, we project videos onto a large projector screen behind our setup to visually enhance our music at is it being made. These videos aren't just played from a DVD at random times. We trigger each and every video that flashes behind us by tapping drum sticks on our special set of electronic drum pads. Each video clip is created to correspond and visually enhance a specific sound that we make. The end result: we are able to "play" video clips like any other instrument and do it all in perfect sync with the music. Super-fun!
These videos really add a neat new dimension to our live shows. Our current projector setup has some major flaws though: It has to be set up in the middle of the audience (blocking some audience members) or to the side (which drastically skews the video).
Our New Live Show Concept:
We found a new projector that is able to project incredibly large images from only a few inches away. Here's where it gets cool: With this new projector we will be able to project images onto ourselves!
Without going into too much detail or spoiling any of our ideas, just imagine a few of the basic possibilities: We could have our own scrappy lighting that pulses perfectly with the music, we could create video environments to engulf the entire stage, we can create videos that we interact with and respond to... wait wait wait... you know what? Explaining this new concept in writing just doesn't do it justice. The promo video above will do a much better job illustrating what we are hoping to create. Click that beast!
Our goal of $6,000 is made up of the following:
- $2,000 for a new ultra-short throw projector (probably the Hitachi CP-A100 + tax + shipping)
- $200 for a portable projector mount/ stand.
- $1,000 for the crazy new backdrop we want to create.
- $300 for miscellaneous expenses. (cables, road cases, backup cables, adapters, etc.)
- $2,500 to pay the fancy filmmakers making our videos. ($250 per video X 10 videos = $2,500). Many of our filmmaker friends have volunteered to make videos for free but we really feel that they should be compensated for their time and creative energy. $250 per video definitely isn't large enough to cover what they really deserve, but it will be a small way for us to show them we love them and appreciate their work.
Any money pledged over the $6,000 goal will go directly towards the filmmakers fund and towards making this show even more visually intense!
Thank you all for your time and support with our little music project!
- Brett and Courtney
Here are a few of the many rewards you can claim with your pledge:
To listen to our tunes, watch our music videos, and find out more about us, go to:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 18, 2010 - Aug 30, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
Your name will be listed on  a custom-made "Kickstarter Donators Plaque" that will be mounted and displayed permanently in our van, Yo Yo Ma (we want to be able to admire your name and show you off to our friends wherever we roam) as well as on  a special "KMC Community" section on our website (we'll include a link to your website too if you'd like).
Pledge $15 or more
 A high quality digital download of our debut album, "For Breakfast".  KMC paper airplane and helicopter set.  KMC sticker and button set. [+ALL OF THE PREVIOUS PRIZES]
Pledge $25 or more
THE "HEY HEY" PACKAGE:  Free entry into a special "Kickstarter Donators Appreciation Show." This will be a unique concert we play in Las Vegas to showcase this new live show once it is all finished.  Learn what SPT means.  A luxurious 8" x 10" photo portrait of our famous cat, Moonshine, being held by our robot buddy, Boltronix 5000 (autographed by Moonshine and Boltronix, of course).  Physical CD of our debut album, "For Breakfast". [+ALL OF THE PREVIOUS PRIZES]
Pledge $40 or more
5 backers All gone!
NEW! A Peas and Carrots Vegan Food Gift Basket of vegan snacks + a $20 Gift Certificate! Whether you are Vegan or not, you will freaking LOVE the tasty treats that these talented young ladies cook up. Check out the menu at http://pcveganfood.blogspot.com/ (Sorry, this one has to be locals only and is not included in the other rewards) [+ALL OF THE PREVIOUS PRIZES]
Pledge $50 or more
 Brand new "Attack" KMC T-shirt or Tank Top designed by pro inline skater, Tony Rivituso! (Currently only available from this fundraiser and select live shows! Visit http://www.kidmeetscougar.com/merch for color and size availability.)  Brand new "KMC Poster and Sticker Fun Pack" designed by the talented Corlene Byrd w/ a special handwritten message from us on the reverse side of the poster. [+ALL OF THE PREVIOUS PRIZES]
Pledge $75 or more
THE "MOONSHINE EYES" PACKAGE: Custom made KMC Flask designed by Kid Meets Cougar. [+ALL OF THE PREVIOUS PRIZES]
Pledge $100 or more
Guaranteed guest spot in one of our upcoming music videos. [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $150 or more
5 backers All gone!
Hand made screen-printed KMC Purse or Messenger Bag designed and sewn by Courtney. [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $200 or more
THE "FOR BREAKFAST" PACKAGE: We'll take you out to breakfast (or lunch) at our favorite Las Vegas breakfast place, "The Egg & I"! You know what... if you live out of town, we'll film an entire breakfast outing as if you were there with us. We'll then send the DVD to you along with a slab of their awesome banana bread. Haha yes indeed. That should make for some interesting film. [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (1 of 3 left)
We'll learn, perform, and video tape ourselves playing any cover song you choose. We'll then post the song on YouTube for the entire world to make fun of (with a special dedication to you, of course). [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
THE "FLOATING LIFE" PACKAGE:  We'll take you alllllll the way up to the top of the Stratosphere Hotel/Casino for a ride with us on "The Bigshot".  After we all exit the ride, dry our eyes, and act like we're super-tough, we'll buy the souvenir picture for you so you can hang it up on your fridge and laugh at us every time you get your morning cup of OJ. (Sorry, we can't afford to pay for travel expenses if you live out of town.) [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
THE "CRUISIN' LOOKIN' FLY AS HELL" PACKAGE: We'll dress up in super fancy club attire (yes, Brett will buy a black collared shirt AND tuck it in; Courtney will wear high heels AND take a shower) then we'll take you to a fancy Las Vegas nightclub. We'll have some drinks, cut some rugs, beat some beats, live the stereotypical Vegas lifestyle, and probably actually have a ton of fun in the ridiculous process of it all. Sounds sick brah! (Sorry, we can't afford to pay for travel expenses if you live out of town.) [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $750 or more
We put a lot of work into recording everything on our debut album ourselves. There was sweat, tears, and even the occasional whimper... but we ended up having a great experience and learning a TON! For a $750 donation we'll put our knowledge and equipment to work for YOU and help you produce, record, mix, and master one of your (or your friend's) songs at our studio! We'll work our butts off to make your track sound super sweet! (Sorry, we can't afford to pay for travel expenses if you live out of town.) [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $1,000 or more
We'll come to your town and perform a private show for you and your friends when we complete this new live show! (If you live super far away, we'll plan this show during a tour that takes us near your area.) [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $1,500 or more
You will have a spot on our guestlist... FOR LIFE! [+ALL PRIZES FROM $50 AND UNDER]
Pledge $2,000 or more
If you have the heart and desire to donate this crazy amount of money, please get in contact with us at email@example.com and we will make sure to work something REALLY special out!