A travel docu-series that uncovers the Italian culture that resides in each place that Ronaldo visits.
About the Show
Ronaldo Tours is a tongue-in-cheek docu-series that follows a pseudo-fictional character named Ronaldo who has left his home country of Italy. He has immersed himself in various cities to discover the Italian culture that resides in each place he visits.
While, Ronaldo's focus is on Italian culture; realizing Italian culture's role in locations with diverse immigration patterns is also an important aspect.
Making the Show
The first season formally started on November of 2011. It completed with six episodes, released on a monthly basis. Season two will continue that same pattern.
We produce these episodes very simply with HDSLRs, a mic and editing software. The challenge is pointed squarely on the lengthy research involved in finding the right restaurateurs, proprietors, locations and communities.
What's New in Season Two
Half way through season one, we realized that this show is not just about Italian culture outside of Italy. It's about witnessing the changes in cultural communities over time. We will be exploring this idea through themes such as cultural heritage, gentrification, cross cultural relations, race, class and gender and much more.
Ronaldo on Free Culture and Expression
Ronaldo Tours is produced by NPeaches. NPeaches is a web based entertainment network. We self produce and distribute webseries on a platform that we’ve created and maintain ourselves. We are platform that uses our content as a public service for the benefit of free culture, social justice and artistic integrity. All of our content, including Ronaldo Tours is freely available to not only stream, but to download, remix, and re-distribute.
That being said, Ronaldo Tours is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
Beyond that, we have plans to release remix kits of Ronaldo media including raw footage, edit sessions in XML and .fcp, EDLs and more. We'll also compile the best B-roll as a free CC BY stock footage library for other artists to use.
We don't just want to you remix it, we want to assist you and give you resources to make remixing even better. All in an effort to let creative innovation thrive.
Finished and released episodes will be licensed as CC BY-NC-SA to protect the content contributed by other artists who might not want their work sold by other folks.
Any original content that is produced by the Ronaldo team: b-roll, photos, music multi-tracks etc will be CC BY. And we will release these raw materials as media libraries via torrent when the season is complete.
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Jul 31, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012 (45 days)
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Our unrelenting gratitude in the form of a thank you acknowledgement on our site.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above and a personalized letter from Ronaldo with his wax seal, mailed to your home! No additional cost for postage.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above and join Ronaldo for coffee at a cafe in New York City.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Ronaldo is a tour guide. Let him put his skills into practice as he takes you on a tour of Arthur Avenue in Bronx, NY. Plus all of the above. (We cannot cover transportation to Arthur Ave. Sorry!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above and Ronaldo will portray YOU in a 1 minute long Fellini-style short film.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Ronaldo is a person of refined tastes. Let him share his knowledge of wine, fine clothing and more Italian culture as a personal shopper and consultant or let him take you out to dinner on Arthur Avenue. It's up to you! Plus, all of the above!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above and receive Executive Producer credit for Ronaldo Tours. Credit will even be added retroactively to episodes that were released before you graced us with your pledge.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012