Warning: This contains explicit language not suitable for all ages. We apologize and will make the rest of the episodes cleaner in that regard. Also, if the goal is met, we'll reshoot scenes from the pilot so that everyone can enjoy the show.
I know a lot of you may be wondering what you just watched. The answer's simple. I've been working on the idea of a hybrid live-action and machinima for several years now. The idea of a group of friends being sucked into a video game has been explored in a variety of mediums and to be honest I love the idea. I put this first episode together with the help of a few really great friends on the basis that it could show all of you reading this what we are capable of.
This video is like the build of the roller coaster. It's all the potential that we can muster. And that's why I'm starting this kickstarter today. With your help, and by help I actually do mean more than money, we can get this roller coaster up to the top and give it the push over the edge.
First of all, I know we cannot ask for funding for a machinima, and don't worry, we aren't asking that. We are asking for the funding for the live action portion. As you may have noticed we are mainly having trouble with lighting and sound. To make those two things as best as they can be, we need the equipment and the time to use it porperly. A large chunk of the $5000 will be going to the equipment (audio, lighting and visual).
A few of the things we're looking to buy are a follow focus unit, various watt lights and a multi-input inbox. With those things alone we could up the quality of this series ten fold. But we want more and we think anyone who helps us get there deserves more. That's why we're upping the anti with the filming of the live action portion of the show. We want to shoot longer and in interesting locations, ones that match the amazing landscapes of the Halo universe. Another portion of the funding will go to securing those locations.
Lastly there are the miscellaneous things like props, office space, drinks/refreshments, gas for transportation and the percantage that goes to kickstarter. Everything that's been mentioned thus far will make for an amazing web series.
But what do you get for your money?
Well honestly we can't give you much in the way of physical things. We don't have those kinds of resources or the money to promise that. But what we can offer you is a chance to make this show. Literally. I mean, get down in the dirt with us and create this webseries.
We've created rewards for those just looking to sit back and watch but the majority of our rewards are for you to participate in this with us. We have rewards for voice acting, walk on roles, creating entire characters, helping us film the machinima and even naming the show.
In the end it's simple. We want YOU to help us make this show. We want you to make the show with us, by creating characters, naming characters, writing scenes, creating an episode, naming the show. This show will not be the same without you. This show won't be without you.
So donate and bring this show to life.
The people who made the pilot
p.s.- I've said it before, but to state it again, we are not asking for money to produce the machinima. We are asking for money to fund the live action portion of the web series. This is a non-profit webseries, meaning that when we post it we do not expect any return. We don't have a deal with "Machinima". But, if you happen to know someone who could get us in contact with them, that'd be great.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges are things we've already proven we can handle by completing this first episode. We've shown that we're dedicated, hard working and most importantly, able to use what we have to get the job done.
There will always be unforeseen problems that arise from preproduction all the way to post production. But we're tough enough to solve them efficiently.
If there is one thing that we can promise you, it's that, if we get the money we will deliver an entertaining webseries.
Trust in us and we'll make it worth your while.
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