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I am creating a spoken word/music album and spoken word anti-porn video.
I am creating a spoken word/music album and spoken word anti-porn video.
97 backers pledged $8,007 to help bring this project to life.

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I learned to rap by the age of 9 then started leading worship in the church at age 14. I didn't stop there, I started writing spoken word at age 18 and never looked back seeing what an effective ministry tool this is!

Recently God has placed something upon my heart. For many years He has given me a gift of spoken word. As you learn about me, you will see that I have been active in refining my skills throughout the years as a spoken word artist. My desire with this kickstarter project not only to continue the reach of my message, but to continue raising the production value of the content I make. I want to deliver a high quality full album CD and a professionally made music video.

This project has two main parts. One part is to express my passion to worship Christ through song and spoken word. God has given me a gift and I intend to return the favor by telling the world about Him!

The other part is a sensitive topic - pornography addiction. It's a huge problem affecting men and women throughout the world, yet many don't talk about it. The devastating effect it has goes beyond the individual- often hurting those around them. I was one of the statistics. This project is going to be a transparent one where I will be open, honest and vulnerable. I will share about my struggles, healing and deliverance from porn addiction. I am now free and I want to pass on the message on to free others.

Most of you know I have released a couple of spoken word videos that have been shared through K-LOVE Radio, Air1 Radio and other ministries across the US. Here's is an audio clip of my live interview at K-LOVE Radio. 

I have performed Spoken Word and led worship for several events throughout California including, numerous churches, and Urban Youth Workers Institute. But a big break for me this year was being part of the artists lineup at Joshua Fest! It was an amazing experience getting to stand on the same main stage where artists like Crowder, Skillet, NF, Switchfoot performed earlier.  

Performing on main stage at Joshua Fest 2016.
Performing on main stage at Joshua Fest 2016.

 

Performing at Joshua Fest 2016.
Performing at Joshua Fest 2016.

I have also invested my time and finances to produce music videos on the side. There is something powerful about creating a video of Spoken Word with supporting visuals that brings the message to a higher level. I want to create more. Here are a few samples:

 

 

A sneak peek of the rough CD album cover.
A sneak peek of the rough CD album cover.

 

EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER REWARDS

In my endeavor to reach more people through spoken word through a full music album and music video, I have included various rewards in thanks for your early support. Items I am offering exclusively for this kickstarter campaign include: lyric sheets, dog tag chains, social media shout outs, plaques, google hangouts, and even special concerts! 

TESTIMONIALS

  • Emanuel M. -  Counselor: I have been to Many events where Mark has performed over the past 10 years. His spoken words are always relevant, convicting, and anointed. The views and perspectives in his spoken word are always unique and cleverly crafted. The content in his poems inspires me at times and other times challenges my faith in areas in my life I would of never considered.
  • Ken F. - Minister/Musician: Mark J Ornelas brings a well prepared presentation to every stage every time. His uniqueness is evident in that he packages his sets to fit the specific engagement. Mark's passion for truth, discipline for crafting his words, and quest for communicating to the hearts of people and their society, has put him in the fore-front of performers and ministers of this genre.
  • Anna O., Pastor/Teacher: He always engages the audience. His messages are always powerful and relevant and comes from the heart.

COSTS

The current goal is $8,000. I'm taking a conservative approach to this campaign since the project won't start if I fail to meet the goal, so I'm keeping the goal low. Not only do I have to consider the audio recording costs, video equipment rentals, but also the cost to produce the backer rewards, shipping the rewards, kickstarter fees, design fees, etc. Whether we hit the funding mark quickly or slowly, please keep spreading the word! The success of this campaign depends on your help. 

STRETCH GOALS

STRETCH GOAL $10,000 - Every person backing $5+ will receive a digital download of the second single when ready. 

STRETCH GOAL $12,000 - Every backer $30+ will receive additional swag. Could be a bracelet, necklace, and / or an additional exclusive dog chain with new lyrics stamped !!  

STRETCH GOAL $15,000 - A second music video will be created! Kickstarter backers will vote on which song of the album will be made into a music video.

STRETCH GOAL $17,000 - Backers who donate $100+ will now be included in the credits of BOTH CD and Music Videos.

STRETCH GOAL $20,000 - A live concert will be performed via live stream and ALL backers can tune in!

Risks and challenges

I've been writing and crafting spoken word for many years. It's taken me 10 years to arrive to this very point. God gave me this passion and now I'm giving it my all to reach further HIS kingdom with this CD and music video. It's all or nothing!

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    AIR HIGH-FIVE

    Every little counts. My gratitude and an AIR HIGH FIVE!

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    NEW SINGLE DOWNLOAD

    We are currently recording so I'll send a download link directly to you once the single of the album is ready! Hear the song before anyone else!

    Also includes: a social media SHOUT OUT!

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    DOG TAG CHAIN LINK

    I will send you a special dog tag with chain link I crafted myself. Some lines from one of my songs will be stamped into the metal so you can wear this for eternity.

    Also includes: a social media SHOUT OUT, early digital download of my new single.

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    LYRIC SHEET

    You will receive an handwritten letter from me on high quality paper with personalized lines of poetry using your name and your topic of choice. Up to 16 lines.

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    EARLY BIRD : FULL ALBUM CD

    For the first 50 backers who jump in for the CD album reward tier will get the early bird pricing.

    I cannot wait to send you the completed full album on a physical CD you can hold in your hands! It will be housed in a stylized 4-panel casing.

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    FULL ALBUM CD

    I cannot wait to send you the completed full album on a physical CD you can hold in your hands! It will be housed in a stylized 4-panel casing.

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    FULL ALBUM CD W/AUTOGRAPH

    The finished full album physical CD with my autograph.

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT

    You will receive a limited edition t-shirt just for being a supporter of this kickstarter campaign.

    Also includes: a social media SHOUT OUT, early digital download of my new single, and dog tag, personalized lyric sheet, autographed CD.

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    EARLY BIRD : LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT

    Live Google Hangout with me and the band. Will write up a personalized spoken word piece just for you and perform it during the Hangout.

    Also includes: a social media SHOUT OUT, early digital download of my new single, dog tag, personalized lyric sheet, autographed CD, T-Shirt.

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    LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT

    Live Google Hangout with me and the band. Will write up a personalized spoken word piece just for you and perform it during the Hangout.

    Also includes: a social media SHOUT OUT, early digital download of my new single, dog tag, personalized lyric sheet, autographed CD, T-Shirt.

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    CREDIT IN CD

    Your name will be printed under "special thanks" in CD cover to last for eternity.

    Also includes: a social media SHOUT OUT, early digital download of my new single, dog tag, personalized lyric sheet, autographed CD, T-Shirt.

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    CREDIT IN MUSIC VIDEO

    Your name will appear in the music video credits for the internet to see.

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    CREDIT IN CD & MUSIC VIDEO

    Your name will appear in credits for BOTH the music video and CD!!!

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    COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

    Celebrate my first full album with a Commemorative Plaque that you can proudly hang on your wall to show off your early support of my spoken word career!

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    YOUR OWN LYRICAL VIDEO

    You choose the topic and I'll personally write the lyrics for you for a lyrical video up to 3 minutes long.

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    SPECIAL CONCERT

    I will travel to you (within the U.S.) and perform a special concert.

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