To call TILT-SHIFT a modern war drama is a painful oversimplification. TILT-SHIFT marries police procedural intrigue with hard-hitting modern warfare action in its hyper-real presentation of the work done by Special Operations teams throughout Afghanistan.
More than that, it paints a picture of young Americans rising from their varied upbringings, distinguishing themselves from among their peers and flying to the most desolate ends of the world to quell a violent insurgency that suppresses the freedom of the Afghan people and threatens the security of their families back home.
Our goal is to use Kickstarter to pay for the production of our 12-issue series which follows Specialist Freddie Blythe as he and Team Galahad pursue the most dangerous enemy combatants in the world from their fortified mountain strongholds in the North to their booby trap-filled bomb factories hidden among the grape orchards of Southern Afghanistan.
The story is written by actual Special Operations combat veterans. While it has been fictionalized to protect the identities and secure the operational effectiveness of the teams portrayed, TILT-SHIFT promises to provide the closest thing to the full Special Operations experience you will find in this or any other medium.
What does TILT-SHIFT mean and how does it pertain to the story?
The term "Tilt-Shift" refers to a type of photographic lens that allows for extremely selective focus. The effects are two-fold. When used on a large landscape, the forced perspective causes the objects photographed to appear as though they were miniatures. When used on shots of a crowd, an individual can be highlighted for dramatic effect.
Those are the goals of this book.
TILT-SHIFT forces perspective on the large topic of the Global War on Terror by focusing on those fighting on the front lines. Also, by singling out the role of the combat photographer, the audience is given a guided tour of the modern battlefield through the eyes of a soldier tasked with documenting and cataloging the actions of this small group of elite soldiers.
INCENTIVES TO DONATE
Every donor will gain access to our bi-weekly Combat Camera Newsletter, featuring updates on the book, the newest released photographs and video stringers coming out of the different war zones and conflicts Combat Camera supports and in depth "how-to's" and war stories written by our respected panel of Army Special Operations and Navy Special Warfare Combat Photographers. Whether you are an avid comics fan looking for great art and a compelling story, a war junkie looking for unfettered content covering the actions of elite US forces or a photographer interested in the latest in tactical photographic techniques for capturing uncontrolled action in hostile environments, there is something for everyone in our newsletter.
PDF and print versions of the book are also available for pre-order at a competitive market rate. Additionally, we offer printed Photo Mailings of select combat photographs starting at the $5 level.
For foreign or deployed backers interested in the story, but hoping to avoid additional shipping charges, we have the AFGHAN COMMANDO and SPECIAL AIR SERVICE donation levels.
We also offer several "PREMIUM" rewards including, but not limited to, Special edition prints, original art from the book and art from noteworthy illustrators and comic book professionals as well as merchandise from top designers of tactical equipment and apparel.
Stay tuned for more exclusive offers in the coming weeks!
ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS PLEASE ADD $12 S&H.
We offers 3 tiers of retailer incentives, starting at $50. They are the HAJ BAZAAR, RANGER JOE'S and BAGRAM SHOPPING COMPLEX tiers listed to the right. There are also bonus rewards included for spreading the word to your local comic or independent book store, so spread that word this Wednesday when you go get your other books!
To fully produce, print and distribute the TILT-SHIFT in a way that will tell the best story most effectively we will require $10,000 per issue with an additional $3,000 at the issue 6 and issue 12 marks, respectively, for the printing of collected editions. Any surplus from this funding drive will be immediately rolled over to reach the next production benchmark. Like anyone else, we would like to make money money at this, but out first priority is and always will be to provide you with a gripping story accurately portraying the life of a deployed Special Operations soldier.
ADDITIONAL INTERIOR ART
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