There is a rich history of bold rock climbing in the Black Hills as well as new pioneers changing the game. Help me capture this story.
News Center 1 did a story on what we are doing here check it out, http://www.newscenter1.tv/stories/5706.aspx .
First I want to thank the South Dakota Artist Council for rewarding us the Artist Collaboration Grant, which in addition to this will help make this project a reality. About a year ago I had the inspiration to make this film. I have been climbing all of my life, and feel very connected to the climbing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There is a rich history here of adventure, and risk taking. Climbing started here over fifty years ago. The pioneers from then are quickly fading. I want to capture the history while I still can. Also a new era has begun. The younger generations are stepping up to the plate and pioneering new routes. I want to capture all that is happening and all that happened here in the Black Hills.
I started filming last summer with the intentions of learning how to edit and proper filming techniques. The trailer that you watched is a product of that. I now feel ready to go full scale. I plan on filming the rest of this summer and fall. I will edit through the winter, and if I need to do some more filming next summer I will do so. I plan on doing what ever it takes to make this a meaningful film.
The money raised on this website will go to production costs. Filming is expensive and every bit of money will help this project to be the success I know it can be. If you want even more information you can go to www.upnotdown.com.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Access to the super duper secret video blog. This blog will be for contributors only, and will be well worth your while. I will be posting sneak peeks of routes that are filmed and interviews that are accomplished. You will get to listen as Jan Conn tells us what it was like being the first female to climb Devils Tower. Your palms will sweat as you hear Paul Piana recount his life and death experience he had with Todd Skinner in Yosemite. The blog will be the gift that keeps giving and will only be accessed by people who donated through kickstarter!! You will also get special thanks in credits and on the website, www.upnotdown.com. Any donating at this level or higher will get you access to the blog!
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Digital download of the film when it is complete, custom postcard, and special thanks in the film and on website.
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You will get the dvd, a special photo book of the films production, special thanks in film credits and on website. This is the only way you will be able to get the photo book.
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You get the dvd, the photo book, and a commemorative poster, special thanks on website and in film credits. The poster is going to look great in your pad or office, or living room, or even your tent for all the climbing bums out there.
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You get everything listed, plus tickets to the premiere of the film if you can make it.
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You get everything so far, plus a special T Shirt. This T shirt is going to rock. There will be no other T shirt's like it in the world, everyone will look at you and say "Hey where did you get a shirt like that!"
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Everything so far plus a Co Producer credit in the Film. You will also get a group hug from me, my wife, and everyone else involved in the project, provided you are in the area, just let us know when and where!
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Everything so far plus an Executive Producer Credit in the Film. Oh and my soul! Okay maybe not the soul but you can keep everything else.
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