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About

My Vision:


I want to engage people and want them to think and care more about the environment, because the environment that we will live in is our past, present and future. Without the healing of the environment we and our children will see many unpleasant changes effecting the health of human populations globally. So it is our responsibility to emphasize as much as we can, the need to heal our planet. My song is a message to me and you, that we need to educate ourselves on how to take care of our health and our planet, because it's all related.

As a child I stuttered when I spoke and could not express myself clearly. I started writing song to help me express my emotions. To this day I still have trouble speaking, but once I start singing my voice is clear.
If you want to know more about me and some of my hardships I went through in my life to get this far, please read my full bio which you will find on the right side of this page under contact me (scroll down on my bio heading 'Hardships' to read some of challenges I faced in life).

 Below are some of my previous song videos.

I have a beautiful song about the environment titled “I Wanna Be There”. The song speaks from my heart. I have put my heart and soul and all my energy into this song to make it sound beautiful and expressive so it speaks to masses.
Now the challenge for me is to reproduce the audio with large choir, produce the video of this song that will be as compelling as the song, publish this amazing song, and market the song and video to the world. 
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Budget Break Down

Here is the break down of this project.
1- Audio Production: Studio recording, mixing and mastering .....estimated $1,500
2- Video Production (includes payments for video equipment & crew, producers and directors, video editing, special effects, auditorium, lights, stage, musicians, choir, string section, background vocals, dancers, includes rehearsals, recording and editing, post production..... estimated $13,500)
3- Publishing and Marketing ...... estimated $10,000
4- Kickstarter charges 5% fee and 3-5% credit card processing fee, which should approximately be $1250

Funding Goal:

Once I reach the funding goal, I will be able to complete my project. If received amount exceeds the goal, I'll be able to take this project even bigger.

You're welcome to contribute more than the specified amount for any of the packages, and there’s no limit to how many packages you can order for anyone who might be looking to order multiple packages as gifts

Please contribute as much as you can, Thank you :)

Contributors:

If you have a proposal for supporting this project, please contact me. I will be happy to discuss any business arrangement.

I will keep you posted as the project develops. I will post images or video clips of the project as it moves forward and share them with you via dropbox, so please provide your email.

I will dedicated a webpage of this project, story and mention all my backers on this page as my thank you. If you prefer not to be mentioned on the website page please let me know.

Risks and challenges

I am aware sometimes unexpected things happen. Regarding this project, I may encounter obstacles, so I have backup plans.

1. Choir - I am already auditioning a large choir for the song. Choir will need sometime to practice and we will setup a recording time. We might need more sessions to record if one session is not enough.

2- Re-production, recording, mixing and mastering of audio - The deadline of final mix and master may change a little depending on the re-takes of the choir tracks and mixing the final version of the song in case there are issues with the computer hardware or any unforeseen circumstances.

3. Auditorium - I might get a later date then I anticipated because of the demand. If the auditorium is exactly what I need, I can wait to get the date, just because I don't want to compromise on the quality of the video. Once the date is set I will have to pay to reserve the stage, and it’s possible that some last minute conflict may make the date not work for some key personnel. I will have a minimum time-frame for postponing and re-scheduling the shoot, otherwise I will approach the production just as opening a professional theatrical performance.

4. Talent - choir and musicians may show up late, but it happens in production. Since this is a paid job, the talent will be given a call time, and will be informed that tardiness can affect their paycheck. Musicians may have trouble with their instruments. Some instruments may be provided on loan, and since the music is pre-recorded, the musicians only have to simulate playing.

5 - Dancer or dancers are desired for modern or classic ballet interpretation of nature, which may include special costumes, and certainly special lighting including gobo design effect and fog.

6. Video Shooting - there might be a problem with the video recording. Preparation and pre-testing of video equipment and recording will be essential. I and my production crew have plenty of experience with video production, and will review the recording periodically throughout the production. We will record with as many as four video cameras, and will record to multiple media.

7- Video Editing - Editing is tedious. The deadline for completing the edit may vary for several reasons. Worst it may require replacing the video editor. Also may require more time to improvise with artistry of the video expression.

8- Publishing and Marketing - Song will be published online stores, usually it takes 24 hours to 2 weeks to go live.
I will hire a marketing firm who can viral the song and video, so there are no set backs in the success of the market plan.

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Funding period

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