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Affinity is a documentary that will compare skateboarding to freerunning from the point of view of skaters and freerunners in Louisiana
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What is Affinity?

Affinity is a documentary film that will compare skateboarding and freerunning from the points of views of skaters and freerunners from around the state of Louisiana!

As a freerunner who is friends with skateboarders, I often train in the same places that they skate.  Naturally I've noticed a lot of similarities between the two movements:  the constant practice, the self-expression, the self-mastery, how we see the world, and many others.

With my interest in making films, I got to thinking, what if I made a documentary around this?  It seemed more and more possible the more I thought about it.  So after a few weeks of pondering, I decided to pursue the idea.

What do I need?

I wish to interview other freerunners and skaters around Louisiana about why they do what they do, how they discovered their movement, and the dynamics of being a skater or freerunner in Louisiana.  In order to interview a wider spectrum of people around the state, I need the money to be able to travel to other cities.  New Orleans is one guaranteed destination, and others are sure to come as I meet more people.

Filming equipment-wise, I own a Nikon D5300 and a D5100, four lenses (18-55mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 70-210mm), one tripod, and a Rode microphone.  But I need a few more things, namely a wide angle lens and another tripod.  But other various equipment would be extremely useful, like a legitimate steadycam, if the money permits!

So, what do you say?

I need YOUR help to make this film look as professional as possible!  Please consider backing this documentary film project!  If you can't, please share the word of this project to anyone that you think might be interested!

Risks and challenges

There's a bit of risk involved with meeting new people and going new places, but I'll be going nowhere alone.

Also, it being my senior year in high school, numerous things are going on, so sometimes things get a bit busy. These things could cause delay, but believe I can work around them and will be able to finish Affinity before the end of the summer!

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