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Help me change the way music videos are made: more rewarding for bands and more entertaining for viewers! 1 week+1 studio+ 1 director+ many bands = :)
Help me change the way music videos are made: more rewarding for bands and more entertaining for viewers! 1 week+1 studio+ 1 director+ many bands = :)
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I have an idea to change the way music videos are made, namely with faster turnaround productions that generates more reward to the artist and extra entertainment for the viewers. With a little help via Kickstarter I will create a series of films that feature unique recordings and personalized visuals by some of today's best new musicians.

In parallel to the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival event in October, I am inviting up to 30 bands to come record a track in a high-spec recording studio with a pro engineer and film crew. The space will be converted into a unique 'green screen' facility where each band's performance will be showcased amidst a collage of moving images totally bespoke to the band and their song. The output for the band is therefore a high quality mastered live take AND a powerful promotional video. We will record and film 4 to 5 bands a day, which sounds ambitious but it will be all about getting together to make an amazing video fast, without all the time-consuming production processes.

My goal is to then create a website to showcase our live recordings in a weekly curated fashion, and attract attention of top journalists, bloggers and industry figures. It will be a fun, creative experience for us all, with huge return for these bands on a small investment by our families, friends, friends-to-be, and supporters. The money needed is for the hard costs of equipment and resources to make this happen, not-for-profit.

CMJ takes place in New York every year and it coincides with the dates I am planning to shoot on, 17-24 October 2010. Hundreds of bands flock here hoping to gain the attention they deserve, usually spending their own money to promote themselves. I hope to offer them that opportunity for exposure while creating a new online music series that helps me in my career as a director too. And of course, for you the viewer to enjoy and share the videos.

Each donation will be rewarded! THANK-YOU

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    One autographed Polaroid taken of a band participating in the green screen music video series during their recording session, with a personal thank you note from yours truly.

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    Everything above, PLUS a mixed CD and digital download of select live performances recorded in the studio.

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    Everything above, PLUS one DVD or Bluray of select live performances recorded in the studio.

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    Everything above, PLUS be listed on the homepage of the series' website with links to your business or bio.

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    Everything above, PLUS one in-house performance by the band Soft Black - http://www.softblack.net/ - subject to scheduling, and limited to the Eastern United States. To be redeemed before October 1st, 2011.

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    Everything above, PLUS one personalized video greeting card for a loved one or friend, filmed and edited by yours truly. Example; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZW-iBA3FF4

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