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£1,827
pledged of £6,600pledged of £6,600 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 20 2015 11:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Story

The Unsigned Arch is a brand new Youtube series showcasing bands and artists from throughout the North of England on an incredible stage in front of a live audience.

The talent is there and we're honoured to be able to present it. So often overlooked, musicians from the North belt out incredible music. Our studio is unique and looks fantastic but it's only a platform. The real magic comes from the performers themselves.

Think 'The Tube' meets 'Top Of The Pops' but tuned for a modern, online musical landscape.

The Inspiration

The Unsigned Arch was an idea floating around our heads for nearly three years. To combine the direct, super enjoyable and easily accessible nature of Youtube with the spirit and quite excellent talent of Northern musicians. Everyone on our team has a deep love of music, especially from the region. After two years planning, we found ourselves in a position to come together and make a music show deserving of these musicians. With our collective backgrounds in Music Production, Sound Engineering and Videography, we have spent the last year preparing. We want to show you everything. The people, the fun they have, the music they create and most of all, their talent. 

The Campaign

We are raising funding for six shoots, held once a month where artists will have two of their songs filmed and recorded. Each song then heads out into the world on our Youtube channel as it's own 3-4 minute 'episode'. We'll release an episode each week for a whole year plus interviews and extra backstage videos.

We shot a full test shoot back in April, parts of which can be seen in the video above. It was made possible by a very small but hugely dedicated cast and crew who donated their time. We paid for the expenses ourselves with the help of some generous donations from friends and family. For this next phase of the project we're looking to raise funds to pay our film and sound crew as well as pay for equipment rentals and post production for a FULL YEARS WORTH OF EPISODES.

The team are incredibly excited to start work on our first season. We've proved to ourselves that we can do it, now let us prove it to you.

ALL WE NEED TO START PRODUCTION IS YOUR SUPPORT.

Our Team

Isaac Parker - Creator / Producer

Courtney Neal - Co-Producer

Joe Newmarch - Director

Tony Davis - Lead Sound Engineer

Steven Pattinson - Videographer

The Funding

Your donations will go to

1. Crew / Equipment - Although Isaac and Courtney will not be taking any payment all of our professional crew will be compensated. A wage per shoot, per crew member and the cost of equipment hire represents the major part of our budget.

2. Editing - We go home with stacks of footage after our shoots. This is fantastic for getting the best quality episodes but means a huge investment of time and energy in the editing suite. This is the second major part of our budget and Joe and Steven are the best people to have working on it.

3. Sound Production - Normally, film productions would include this in 'Post Production' with the editing but we're a music show and the music is key. With Tony's ten years behind the desk he has, and can present the artist's performances in an incredible way.

4. Fees and Perk Costs - The perks are our way of saying thank you for backing us. We couldn't do it without you and you deserve something special in return. The fees are representative of Kickstarter's inbuilt fee system. 

Thank you for checking out our campaign and helping us spread the word. We deeply appreciate any and all donations. It is a dream to be able to produce this show and we cannot wait to share it with you. Stay tuned!

* SPECIAL THANKS to - Janet and David Parker, Tracey and George Neal, Iain Harrison, Sam Wright, Dave Norris, John Aitken, Sam Thoburn, Nathan Duff, Steven Bardgett, Ollie Carlton, Conor McBride, Matthew Barron, Lauren Lowes, Naomi Buckland, Tom Chapman, David Rae, David McClure, Emma Pybus, David Brookbanks, Jonathan George, John Brierley, Emma Halsey, Sam Parkin, Sarah, Steven, and everyone at The Cluny.

Risks and challenges

There will always be inherent risks and challenges with a creative project such as this. However, with years of experience both on the sound and visual side and the successful completion of a shoot already under our belt, we feel we have everything we need to face those challenges.

Producing a show for a year, with consistency and with the volume of people required can seem a daunting task but we have set ourselves up in a way that keeps us transparent and honest. Every stage of production will be communicated to backers through our website and YouTube channel and we'll always be on hand to answer questions and show you, our backers, the strength of a project like this and what it can mean for artists and their fans.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.48

    CANNY LASS / LAD: Your name in an episode's credits and our everlasting, undying gratitude! A big public thank you because you are the backbone of the free-to-watch music culture.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    55 DEGREES OF AWESOME: Your question straight to the producers. Every week we have a discussion with the producers and your questions will be featured. 2 questions per pledge.

    + Your name in the show's credits

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    THE NORTH REMEMBERS: You will be the very first to see every main episode of The Unsigned Arch two weeks in advance for the entire first two months!

    + Your 2 questions for the producers
    + Your name in the show's credits

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    NORTH STAR: A special edition, crowdfunding campaign only CD with live recordings from the first 6 weeks of the show, mixed and mastered by the team at The Cluny Studios and including bonus content from the artists.

    + First to see the first two months of episodes
    + Three questions for the producer's Q&A
    + Your name in the show's credits

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    NORTH STAR (DIGITAL):
    NOTE: Digital Download Only. For our over-seas supporters or anyone not wishing to have a physical CD.
    A special edition, crowdfunding campaign only digital download of live recordings from the first 6 weeks of the show, mixed and mastered by the team at The Cluny Studios and including bonus content from the artists.

    + First to see the first two months of episodes
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    + Your name in the show's credits

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    Pledge £35 or more About $43

    NORTHERN SOUL: An invitation to the launch party! In an exclusive location for our backers, we'll be enjoying the evening (northern style) and showing our first batch of episodes with the whole crew there to chat to.
    PLUS a limited edition poster signed by the crew and available only for this campaign.

    + Exclusive TUA Live CD
    + First to see first two months of episodes
    + Three questions for the producer's Q&A
    + Your name in the show's credits

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    Pledge £50 or more About $62

    NORTHERN ANGEL: Choose a filming day to come along to the studio and be an audience member. The show may have a live crowd but it's intimate and places are very limited. This reward level GUARANTEES you a spot.
    PLUS a t-shirt! Get an exclusive TUA t-shirt to show everyone you backed (designed by our graphic designers at Velcrobelly)

    + Launch party invitation!
    + Limited signed poster!
    + Exclusive TUA Live CD
    + First to see first two months of episodes
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    Pledge £100 or more About $124

    LOCAL HERO - Our exceptionally talented in house band will record any custom music you wish, from a cheesy ring tone to a daft spoken answer machine. Your choice and your specifications.*
    PLUS An associate producer credit. Not just one but every main episode will feature your name for the whole first year as an associate producer!

    + Limited edition TUA t-shirt
    + A guaranteed ticket to be an audience member at a shoot
    + Launch party invitation!
    + Limited signed poster!
    + Exclusive TUA Live CD
    + First to see first two months of episodes
    + Three questions for the producer's Q&A
    + Your name in the show's credits

    * Max 30 second recording and must be an original piece.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $621

    ARCH ANGEL: Meet the crew, meet the acts, have a tour of the studio, watch the shoot then relax at a VIP dinner with the producers and crew. You love music and we love you so let us show you our appreciation in VIP style.
    PLUS Your name on every episode of The Unsigned Arch as an executive producer.

    + A custom recording to your specifications by our in house band
    + Limited edition TUA t-shirt
    + A guaranteed ticket to be an audience member at a shoot
    + Launch party invitation!
    + Limited signed poster!
    + Exclusive TUA Live CD
    + First to see first two months of episodes
    + Three questions for the producer's Q&A
    + Your name in the show's credits

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Funding period

- (30 days)