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A series of eye-opening and thought-provoking videos featuring great minds such as Terence McKenna, Alan Watts and Robert Anton Wilson.
A series of eye-opening and thought-provoking videos featuring great minds such as Terence McKenna, Alan Watts and Robert Anton Wilson.
44 backers pledged CA$ 3,046 to help bring this project to life.

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 I started this project a year ago and uploaded the first video on October first 2012. The channel now has about 600 thousand views and 10,000 subscribers.

Here is a Demo video to show you Before-and-After versions of some of the videos that I have made:


Why Kickstarter?

I have spent a lot of time on Omega Point. Some of the videos – the earlier ones – had original music that I especially composed for.

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Some videos that are kinetic typography and have lots of visual effects took several days of full-time work to finish.

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 During this past year that I have been working on this channel, to be able to make a living and pay the bills I have been working as a contractor. I had to take a week or two off every now and then to be able to create videos for my channel. But I'm at a point now that I really cannot continue like this anymore. I have sacrificed a lot to make free-time in my schedule for making these videos.

One example of these sacrifices is music. I don't have time for playing guitar or composing anymore. I play maybe once a week.

Here is one of my original pieces that I composed and recorded before starting the Omega Point YouTube channel:

I have to either slow down Omega Point for a while and focus on a job and save some money, or do what I'm doing right now, asking you to help. Making these videos and remastering full-length lecture are really time consuming. I'm also paying for the software products that I use to create the videos. Recently, even during the days that I'm off I can't be productive because I'm always worried about my financial situation. Also my job requires me to sit behind the computer and work, so both my job and my own project have a lot of 'staring and the monitor' time. There have been days that I spent more than 10 hours on the computer, which is really not healthy.

The Minimum Goal of this campaign is $3000. If the campaign doesn't reach the minimum amount by the end of the one month period, I will get nothing and all the contributions get refunded, but if the goal is reached, I will be able to continue doing what I have been doing. Anything above the minimum amount will help me to create more and better material. No matter how much money is raised, all of it will go towards this project.

What Backers can expect

I Will continue producing short-videos and uploading full-length remastered lectures and talks. As some of you may have noticed, I have been constantly improving my skills and increasing the quality of my videos. This process will continue. For how long? It depends on how much money I can raise. The minimum goal will make it possible for me to keep producing videos for the Omega Point series for at least the next 6 months. Any amount more than that means faster pace of releasing new material, more quality, and a guarantee that this channel will continue for a long time ahead.

How many videos a month?
I will be releasing a short video with edited-footage, kinetic-typography, graphics, music, etc. every month, along with 2 or 3 full-length remastered lectures.
Since Omega Point was born last year, I have released 11 short videos (average one video a month).
So each season of Omega Point (one year period) will have 11 or 12 short videos, and 24 to 36 long talks/lectures.

Until when?
Until I'm forced to stop for some reason. I don't ever want to stop my activism and spreading awareness.
I might for example come up with an idea for a short film or a challenging episode that would take a month or two to finish, in which case I will announce it to my YouTube and Facebook subscribers. That will put Omega Point on-hold only for a period of time that I'm working on the other project.

Rewards for the backers

 Please check the rewards that I have to offer on the right side of the page. Although my project is not something that can offer much to the contributors, as the project itself is something that I'm putting on YouTube for people to watch for free, I still tried my best to come up with rewards that you might appreciate.

Thank you all for your support.

**I'm going to travel to see my parents (haven't seen them in 3 years) on Nov 14th and will be back home on Dec 11th. During this time I will still work on concepts and ideas, but cannot upload anything.**

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge in my project is time. If the campaign gets successfully funded it will give me the opportunity to spend my time more on Omega Point rather than doing contract jobs.
One thing that can slow down the production of new videos and releasing new remastered talks is if I want to collaborate with other artists and/or work on a very challenging new video. As many of you may have noticed, I have always been improving the quality of my work and used new techniques for my new videos. As it may slow-down the production, it will hopefully increase the quality.
Other than that, really anything could happen. My computer may stop working, or I get sick. These kind of things may put the project on-hold but hopefully will never stop it completely. I'm confident that I can pull this project off.

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    I sincerely thank you for your support.

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    A special showing online before general release of each video.

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    I will remaster 4 hours of lectures/talks* that you legally own (or are not copyrighted) and send them to you in MP3 format.

    *Each lecture which can be up to 2 hours will take 7 to 10 days to deliver.

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