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ELECTRIC SIGNS is a poetic and timely documentary about signs, screens and the urban environment. The film examines our public spaces,

ELECTRIC SIGNS is a feature documentary that started several years ago in Hong Kong on a Fulbright Fellowship (Filmmaking), and has since expanded to include many more cities, such as Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Prague. In all of these cities new screen based sign systems are putting TV-style advertising into the public domain. These electronic signs are re-shaping urban environments and re-defining areas of public space by intensifying the commercialization of the public sphere. In addition to the explosion of screens in public spaces, screens are ubiquitous in workspaces and in our daily life activities. These seamless, illuminated electronic surfaces are becoming the devices through which we frame our experiences. ELECTRIC SIGNS explores this new screen culture as it unfolds in the global city.

WHY DONATE?

ELECTRIC SIGNS explores vital issues related to our urban environments and the visual and media cultures that shape today's global cities. This film is created for the educational market, so by contributing to this film you will be helping to spark awareness and discussion in the fields of media studies, visual culture, and urban design and policy.

HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED

The 6,000 dollars we hope to raise through this Kickstarter campaign will be used to hire a sound editor, a music composer (Genji Siraisi) and a voice over artist. Thanks for your help in getting this film seen on screens around the world.

For more information go to: www.a2studio.org/eSigns.html or email me: alice@a2studio.org.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

Kickstarter is an innovative online platform to help fund creative projects. It's an all-or-nothing funding method where we either reach our goal and get all the funds or don't reach our goal and get none of them. In other words, if we don’t raise $6,000, we lose everything. Once we reach our goal, we'll be in touch to get your address so we can send you your reward.

HOW TO PLEDGE

Just click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. Donations can be made from anywhere in the world, but if you have any problems, just contact me.

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN'T DONATE?

Become an Outreach Partner... Write something about the film... Help spread the word about this Kickstarter campaign and the film... We’d love to discuss partnering with you, your organization and or your community to help get the word out about the film. Please contact me with any questions.

Much Thanks! Alice and the ELECTRIC SIGNS team

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