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We're looking to make a film about bringing the extreme sport of street luging to the next level, by only luging at night. Read more

Troy, NY Film & Video
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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 22, 2012.

We're looking to make a film about bringing the extreme sport of street luging to the next level, by only luging at night.

Troy, NY Film & Video
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What is RPI Night Luging?

Our project's idea is to make a film about taking the extreme sport of street luging to the next level by filming and luging at night. We already have all the production equipment we need, (Cameras, tripods, Steadicam's, etc.) and the necessary skills and software for post-production. What we need your help with is the actual props for the film, i.e. the luge and associated safety devices.

 The $2000 will be spent in approximately these amounts;

-Race Suit: ~$550

-Helmet: ~$150

-Gloves: ~$75

-Boots: ~$125

-EL Wire: ~$100

-Luge:~$600

-Misc (rubber brake pads,cones, any production equipment found to be needed): ~$400

All of these prices are approximated, and completely depend on whether we meet the $2000 goal, or even surpass it. If this Kickstarter is successful, we will be happy to provide an exact list of where your money is actually going. 

Plan of Attack

If this Kickstart is successful, the above items would be purchased, and filming would begin immediately. We hope to make a short film out of all our footage aiming for between 10-20 minutes.  

Every bit of your donations will go towards these videos, with no profits being made. We want to make these videos simply because we love making films and enjoy high octane action.

So. With your help, we can make this amazing idea a reality. Share this on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and thank you for the support, and remember, any contribution helps.

If you have questions, comments or ideas, feel free to email me at tedstg@gmail.com 

Risks and challenges

The main risk for this project is definitely the risk for injury. Street luging is dangerous enough, and with a crew filming it, and the entirety of the film at night, it's going to have inherent risks of safety that go with it. Luckily, the crew I will be working with on this project will always put safety first, and are really going to make sure no one gets hurt.
If this Kickstarter is successful, the main challenge will be actually completing the film. The crew I'm working with, as well as myself, are all full time students so our days during the week are somewhat occupied. However, I believe that we will be able to get this project done on time, (aiming for November 2012) just because of the commitment that we all have towards this project. We love the idea, and we really want to make it work, and I know that we are all going to work hard to get it done.

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    Pledge $1 or more
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    You will be given a special thanks in the credits, receive good karma courtesy of RPI Night Luging, and the team's eternal gratitude.

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    You will be sent a RPI Night Luging Thank You postcard, along with above rewards.

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    You will receive a DVD with the official film of RPI Night Luging along with above rewards.

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    You will receive one high-quality RPI Night Luging T-Shirt, along with the above rewards.

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

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    You will receive a HD Blu-Ray that includes Behind the Scenes, along with the above rewards

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    You will receive a very large poster, a role as associate producer in the credits, and your name inscribed on the RPI Night Luging's Luge, along with the above rewards.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    You will receive a free ride and instruction on the luge, and we will buy you lunch. (airfare and price of travel not included) You will also receive the above rewards.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more
    About $1,500 USD

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    You will receive your very own customized RPI Night Luging-Tron-Suit. This is a very custom item, so we will be in contact if you donate this amount. You will receive credit as an executive producer in the credits, and you can give us input as to what you might want to see in the film. You will also receive the above rewards.

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Funding period

- (30 days)