Columbia has great musicians and DJs that I'd somehow missed for years. With your help I want to record what they do for all to see.
See that band in the video above? That's a local (to Columbia, South Carolina) band that goes by the name of Silent Spring Ensemble (http://soundcloud.com/silent-spring-ensemble). Two weeks ago I'd never heard of them, but after seeing them live once I love them. I've found more local bands in the past month than I've heard in the past ten years by hunting down shows in the area for bands to photograph. I started a website dedicated to all things regarding local bands and bands that pass through Columbia called localsc.tumblr.com where I post all photographs that I've taken of the shows I go to. But it's frustrating to try to tell someone how good a band is rather than just show them. Not everyone I know can make it to a show, and I'm pretty sure all of you out there in different parts of the world can't drop evverything for a road trip.
I want to show the world what Columbia's music scene has. There is a wealth of young musicians out there playing the music they love for whoever's willing to listen. I want to conduct some informal interviews, record some performances at local venues, and capture a few acoustic sets of the best music I can find here in Columbia, South Carolina.
Why Come To Kickstarter?
Do you see that low quality video at the top of this page? Do you hear how bad it sounds? That's the type of equipment I have now, which lets you know why I haven't already made this project happen, showering the internet with footage of bands. I need your help to get better video, sound, and lighting equipment to make this project possible. In exchange there are many lovely rewards that will be yours which are listed on the right side of this page. Hopefully you'll help me make this project a reality!
For more of my photography, you can head to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tododelsur/
Kelsey of Dead Surf
Jess and Amy of Can't Kids
Bobby of The Sea Wolf Mutiny
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 12, 2012.
Apr 12, 2012 - May 12, 2012 (30 days)
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You'll be able to see all of the performances I record before anyone else on a special Vimeo page I make just for backers!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Get 3 stickers with behind the scenes photos from the making of "This Is What We've Got" on them (+ Vimeo videos)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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I'll be taking behind the scenes Polaroids, so for $15 you can get one, and help make this project a success all at the same time! (+Vimeo videos)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You'll get an HD Downloadable copy of the documentary when it's finished, and your name in the credit! (+stickers, Vimeo videos)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You get the real thing! I'll mail you a DVD copy of the documentary when it's finished, and your name will be in the credits! (+stickers, Vimeo videos)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You'll receive a poster made for this documentary that will be signed by all of the musicians recorded as well as myself. It will be a numbered poster that will be part of a limited batch, plus you'll receive a DVD copy of the movie signed by me (+name in credits, stickers, Vimeo videos)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012