An all access documentary covering the LXM PRO lacrosse tour’s debut in the Windy City. This film will be FREE as a digital download!
Lacrosse is unlike any sport; those who drive the growth of lacrosse have a core passion and commitment to share it with the next generation. Lacrosse is more than a game for many of us, becoming a way of life, a family and a community.
A documentary short about the LXM PRO professional lacrosse league titled A MOMENT IN THE MOVEMENT. Total Lacrosse is collaborating with some of today's greatest innovators in lacrosse to give the world an all access pass into the LXM PRO as it makes its Midwest debut stopping in Chicago, Illinois - July 2013.
More first generation lacrosse players are participating in this sport than ever before. The reason for this is that the sport is reaching beyond its traditional geographic, economic, and social boundaries. More people are being exposed to lacrosse and since the early 2000's the sport has exploded!
We - Total Lacrosse and its collaborative partners - want to take on the job of documenting this movement and then share it with the world completely FREE. Specifically, we want to capture "a moment in the movement". At this moment in time, the talent is more competitive, the possibilities are endless, and the game is growing over night.
Action sports exploded in the 1990's and early 2000's and it all happened due to growing exposure in new markets. Skateboarding, rock climbing, surfing and other action sports began to pop up in magazines, television and videos across the country. We want to see this same effect in lacrosse. Through video, we want to expose lacrosse to those outside of the traditional lacrosse markets.
There are hundreds of well documented action sport films but there are a couple that completely changed the growth path for their respective sports. Birdhouse Films made a video titled, THE END, which changed the landscape for what people thought was possible on a skateboard. The climbing film series, DOSAGE, exposed climbing routes and athletes who were unknown before they were captured on film.
Who is recording our time in lacrosse? Who is telling the stories of those who have dedicated their lives to making this sport better for the next generation? A MOMENT IN THE MOVEMENT will not only inspire current lacrosse athletes to push themselves but it will expose an entirely new audience to lacrosse.
Our camera crews will start filming the LXM PRO athletes, coaches, directors and essentially everyone involved from the moment they arrive in Chicago on July 19th up until the event packs up and prepares for their next city, departing Chicago July 22nd. Through the lens we hope to capture: interviews with players & coaches, game footage, professional player interaction with the local talent, as well as feedback from the fans - essentially an all access pass into the LXM PRO Chicago.
During the event, we'll have multiple camera crews to capture as much of the event as possible. We will have two crews operating Red Epic cameras while the other crews will be shooting on Canon 5D SLR cameras. We'll also have our sound guys equipped with wireless lav microphones (for interviews) as well as shotgun mics with booms for on-the-fly sound. If we are able to raise more than our goal then we'll be able to have more people on the crew. By having more crew it ensures that we'll get as much footage as possible of this fast paced event. We would also use any extra funding to improve production quality - things like special effects, color correction, music/soundtrack, as well as other camera & sound gear used for the shoot.
Throughout August and September of 2013, our post-production team will get to work on editing what we think could be one of the most influential lacrosse documentaries to date. Via the Total Lacrosse YouTube channel and the YouTube channels of the films sponsors, we'll release short segments to grow the anticipation for the release.
In October 2013, we will release the full documentary which will be approximately 45 minutes. The film will be COMPLETELY FREE for digital download! We are doing this because we want to reach the largest audience possible. We want to embed this film into the lacrosse community. We want this film to be YOURS.
the LXM PRO.
The LXM PRO was created to bring together elite-level athletes to provide high-energy lacrosse. Based in California, the league tours throughout the US, adding new stops every year. Now in its fourth year, critics have come to realize that the LXM PRO is not just providing a great professional lacrosse experience - the LXM PRO is growing lacrosse one city at a time.
For more information on the LXM PRO professional lacrosse tour, please visit:
Some of the most innovate companies in lacrosse are working together to make this film happen and to supply our backers with some amazing gifts:
Total Lacrosse - An innovative lacrosse retailer that exists to inspire, preserve and grow participation in lacrosse by telling passionate stories. Total Lacrosse started this project in January 2013 after a long discussion about the need for an influential lacrosse film.
LXM PRO - The California based professional lacrosse league, founded in 2009. The LXM PRO has been a huge supporter of this project since the start. The LXM PRO is sponsoring the film by providing tickets and a private player signing. They have also granted our film crew full access to their events, personalities, and players.
STX Lacrosse - One of the original innovators in lacrosse. STX has been raising the bar in lacrosse equipment design for decades. STX is sponsoring the film by providing STX 13" LXM PRO exclusive lacrosse gloves along with sending one of their sponsored professional athletes anywhere in the continental US for a private lacrosse clinic! STX is also an official equipment sponsor of the LXM PRO.
Maverik Lacrosse - A very modern and highly technical lacrosse equipment manufacturer. Since breaking into the scene in the early 2000's, Maverik has been a trailblazer in the lacrosse world. Maverik is sponsoring the film by offering to fly one of their sponsored professional athletes anywhere in the continental US for a private lacrosse clinic. Maverik is an official equipment sponsor of the LXM PRO.
Cascade Lacrosse - The world's number one lacrosse helmet and the official lacrosse helmet of the LXM PRO. Cascade is a leader in the lacrosse helmet industry due to product innovation and design. Cascade is sponsoring the film by providing official LXM PRO Cascade helmets to those who pledge at certain levels.
Adrenaline Apparel - Changing the world of lacrosse lifestyle apparel, Adrenaline is a major sponsor of the LXM PRO and all things creative! Made infamous for 'Adrenaline socks', this apparel company has no limitations on where they are going next. Adrenaline is sponsoring the project by providing socks, hats and apparel for different pledge levels.
The Lacrosse Network - Hands down, The Lacrosse Network is changing how people watch lacrosse. The Lacrosse Network is offering more lacrosse game footage on the web than anyone in the world. The Lacrosse Network is supporting this project by allowing our cameras into their broadcast and by supporting us with a history of high quality LXM PRO footage.
By pledging to the project, you become part of this MOVEMENT - the movement of taking lacrosse to the next level. For your commitment to making this happen and to the sport of lacrosse, we want to reward you for it. The gifts for our donation levels are amazing and very exclusive to this project. From the STX LXM PRO gloves to the CASCADE LXM PRO helmets, all of these gifts will be made specifically for you. Show the world you are doing your part to share lacrosse with a new audience - you are growing lacrosse!
Community. Lacrosse is a community enriched sport and Kickstarter is a community support system. It made sense to us that these two worlds would work well together. The ultimate goal for the film is to expose lacrosse to a larger audience, we wanted to make the film free but to do so we needed help, especially with a project of this size. After we started talking about the concept of the film to our friends, everyone we talked to asked, "What can I do to help?" - well this is it, donate on Kickstarter!
Lacrosse has an extensive history and we acknowledge the respect lacrosse demands. Anytime, anyone exposes lacrosse to the public, it has to be done humbly and it has to be passionate or else it won't be authentic. We recognize our responsibility to show the world lacrosse with only respect for the game.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
It is very rare when a video or film production goes exactly as planned. Whether it be people showing up late or a rainy day, there are always bumps in the road. But with proper planning, most problems can be avoided. That is why we are using a production company that has experience handling the high pressure situations of a large budget commercial shoot. And, by having multiple crews covering as much as possible, it increases the amount of material we'll have to work with in the editing room.
We are also assuming less risk because of the LXM PRO. They have supported our idea since we first pitched it to them. This story is not just about the players, it's about the organizers too. This includes the film's other lacrosse partners who have been very supportive by providing us with some amazing rewards. Having so many awesome people involved will make it easier when dealing with unforeseen challenges.
In case you didn't realize it, this isn't a Kickstarter project that will be headquartered out of some random person's basement. Total Lacrosse is a premier lacrosse equipment retailer and we are serious about what we do. The only hurdle remaining is the money for production and getting to Chicago in July. With your help, we can make this happen.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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We'll mail you a copy of the full length documentary, A MOMENT IN THE MOVEMENT, which includes bonus footage from the events. Yes, the video will be free for digital download but there is nothing like owning the real thing and knowing you were a part of making this happen!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The $50 pledge pays for itself! - We will mail you your own copy of the dvd along with a very awesome and exclusive, I GROW LAX - A MOMENT IN THE MOVEMENT, t-shirt.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The $100 pledge is killer! We'll mail you a copy of the documentary, we'll mail you the I GROW LAX t-shirt, we'll throw in a pair of Adrenaline socks and oh yeah, we'll send you an Adrenaline hat from the 2013 collection.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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We'll hook it up at the $200 pledge with a copy of the video, the I GROW LAX t-shirt, a pair of Adrenaline socks, a Adrenaline hat from the 2013 collection and to give you extra swagger we'll send you a pair of Adrenaline Vendetta shorts with the I GROW LAX logo on them. While you're at the event, you can come hang out with the players at a private signing just for those who pledge to the project!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Are you a gear head, if so this pledge level is great because you'll get a 2013 STX Surgeon 7075 shaft! We'll send you a copy of the video, the I GROW LAX t-shirt, a pair of Adrenaline socks. Did we mention that you also get access to a private signing where you can hang out with the players LXM PRO Chicago!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Now it's getting serious and you're getting exclusives...STX LXM PRO 13" Shadow lacrosse gloves! Yeah, we'll send you a copy of the video, the I GROW LAX t-shirt, a pair of Adrenaline socks. How about if we add 2 tickets to the LXM PRO tour in Chicago where you can hang out with the players!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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You'll be outfitted with the best gear in the game. A $1,000 pledge will get you a Cascade LXM PRO helmet, and a Champion LXM PRO jersey. And because of your support to make this happen we'll send you a copy of the video and the I GROW LAX t-shirt. We'll also list you as a "Kickstarter Producer" in the films credits!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Pledge $1,500 and you'll get the world's #1 lacrosse helmet. The same helmet that the players in the LXM Pro wear - the LXM PRO Cascade helmet. You will also get a Champion LXM PRO jersey. To keep you playing your best on the field we'll include a STX Stallion 7075 shaft. We will also give you 4 tickets to the Chicago LXM PRO event. Because you're awesome in helping us make this project happen, we'll also send you a copy of the video, a pair of Adrenaline socks and a I GROW LAX t-shirt. We want the world to know you support lacrosse so we will list you as a "Kickstarter Producer" in the credits.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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You're a serious lacrosse supporter and we will seriously support your lacrosse skills with a private one-day clinic from either a Maverik or STX sponsored athlete at your place - you can choose to make it a private clinic or a clinic for your whole team! We'll fly out a professional lacrosse athlete to your home town (within the US only) before January 1, 2014. You will be listed as a "Kickstarter Producer" in the credits. You'll receive 4 tickets to the Chicago LXM PRO event and access to the private signing at the event. Because you're so awesome, you are also getting a Maverik A1 30" shaft, a STX Stallion unstrung head a Champion LXM PRO jersey a copy of the video and an I GROW LAX t-shirt.....wow, that's a ton of incredible stuff.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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At the $8,000 pledge, you are a major reason this project is getting off the ground and we want to gift you heavily for it! We will fly you and one guest to the Chicago LXM PRO event. Once you arrive we'll take care of transportation to and from the event and we'll pay for 2-night hotel stay. You'll have VIP on field access where you can hang on the sidelines with the players during the game. We'll included you as a "Executive Producer - Kickstarter" in the credits. So that you don't miss out on the sweet gear, you'll also get - STX Sam Bradman LXM PRO 13" Shadow gloves, Cascade LXM PRO helmet, a Champion LXM PRO jersey, a I GROW LAX t-shirt and copy of the video. A pledge at this level is seriously helping us expose this amazing sport to those all around the world.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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At the $8,000 pledge, you are a major reason this project is getting off the ground and we want to gift you heavily for it! We will fly you and one guest to the Chicago LXM PRO event. Once you arrive we'll take care of transportation to and from the event and we'll pay for 2-night hotel stay. You'll have VIP on field access where you can hang on the sidelines with the players during the game. We'll included you as a "Executive Producer - Kickstarter" in the credits. So that you don't miss out on the sweet gear, you'll also get - STX neon green LXM PRO 13" Cell II gloves, Cascade LXM PRO helmet, a Champion LXM PRO jersey, a I GROW LAX t-shirt and copy of the video. A pledge at this level is seriously helping us expose this amazing sport to those all around the world.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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