Hey y'all! So I'm trying to create a music video for my song Alice. I actually wrote this song a couple years back and I'm finally releasing it! I went back in the studio and re-recorded it and put a new spin on it, changed some lyrics and now all I need is a video to bring the song to life! I wrote this song back when I used to take the train to school everyday. I used to always see the same people everyday. There was always this one woman who always looked so happy.. and so filled with joy. I wondered, "How in the world can she be so happy every single day?" I always thought people who were happy everyday were just faking a smile. But I could generally see the joy in this woman's eyes. She was generally filled with complete joy every single day of her life. Even when the worst came to her life. And then... I wrote a song about that woman and I named her Alice! It's about finding strength in the ups and downs of life. Finding faith in the battle. I want to make this video so cinematically beautiful and I think this video will be the perfect release for this song.
I have a special "Dancer" portraying Alice in the video. (Psst...All of you will know who she is!) I would love to use high quality cameras and use special effects in the video and make it cinematic-ally beautiful. I want to bring these lyrics to life and tell a story. I have a great director and videographer who will be filming this video and I'm super excited. We're going to try to get a snow machine or a fog machine, rent studio space, cameras, and lighting and try to make a piece of cinema history! :)
The total cost of this music video will run in excess of $9,000. I have a Kickstarter goal of $6,000 because it will help cover a large part of my expenses.
A general breakdown of costs follows:
- Kickstarter fees and Amazon fees are immediately deducted
- Directors Fees
- Dancer/Choreographer Fees
- Equipment Rentals
- Location Rental
- Studio and Video Production Costs
- Alice Physical Copies
Bianca Ryan is the winner of the premier season of America's Got Talent. Simon Cowell was so amazed at her vocal range and ability that he was quoted during a television interview to say "Bianca Ryan is potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my Life."
The excitement about her gift spread and She was sought out by and worked with some of the most gifted writers and producers in the business, including David Foster, Diane Warren, Quincy Jones, Walter Afanasieff and Emanuel Kiriakou. "Bianca's voice is so special," said Jay Landers of Sony records. "We wanted to surround her with the best in the business."
Bianca Ryan, is now 20 and is taking control of her music career. She has been in the studio working on original music. Over the past 8 years Bianca has not only established herself as a top notch singer and performer but she is also considered one of the most gifted song writers in the music business. Quincy Jones believes she will be the "Next Revolution" in the music industry.
What will I do if we go over the bare-bones funding goal? Well, after I completely freak out for a moment… then….
Anything over will go towards my new CD that is being released THIS YEAR! (Woot woot! Finally!), more videos, new merch, administrative costs, recording studio costs, and everything else I've been working so hard for to complete this new album that everyone has been waiting for!
To see videos of my performances please go to my Youtube Page www.youtube.com/biancaryanhere
Risks and challenges
This project has been in the making for over a year now. Not only because of difficulties in funding but difficulties in scheduling! Me, the dancer, and the director and team finally all have a date in which were all available to get together and FILM THIS AMAZING VIDEO! :D
I'm not with a label at the current moment, which means no label funding, and so I'm doing this project completely independently and all by myself which makes things ten times harder. I'm glad that I could do this project myself though because I finally get to have a say in what music I produce and I get to express my ideas and creativity! (Didn't get much of that with the label. So now I finally get to bring MY IDEAS (not someone else's) TO LIFE! :DLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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