What is Hopeless Romantic Story?
Hopeless Romantic Story is a collection of stories, poems, songs, and
videos that detail the long journey of a hopeless romantic through numerous
nerve-racking relationships. It combines a 14 track LP with 4 fully animated
music videos to create a complete narrative describing joyous events and
disappointing experiences with past lovers. The album’s tracks, when played
sequentially, create a complete audio account of the ins and outs of a hopeless
romantic, while cartoon music videos provide visual representations of each
song’s individual story. Genres range from spoken word to hip hop/pop and each
song contains age safe lyrics and concepts making the Hopeless Romantic Story
a great treat for all audiences.
Hopeless Romantic Story is written, animated, directed, produced, and
performed in its entirety by Brandon Swift. Every song is completely original
with fresh lyrics and sample free instrumentals. Cartoon characters are drawn
from scratch with only the main character designed to intentionally resemble a
living person. Visitors, fans, and hopeless romantics can visit
HopelessRomanticStory.com to share their personal hopeless experiences, post
quotes and fictional stories, and even write reviews on music and videos.
Why should you contribute?
Hopeless Romantic Story requires a good
amount of funding. Your contributions go directly towards the creative and hardware needs of this project.
As a product, Hopeless Romantic Story consists of a 14 track album and a DVD containing 4 fully animated HD music videos with special features. It is our goal to make these two items as pleasant to the ear, entertaining, and visually appealing as possible. Animation wise, when you back our project your funds help provide us with the software needed to make our characters "come alive." We strive for fluid animations, characters with facial expressions, realistic movements, and dynamic scenery to create an active environment with much to admire. We want each scene to be streamed together with unique transitions and edited with special techniques that emphasize each special effect. Most importantly, we hope to portray the dramatic stories of a hopeless romantic in a suspenseful yet entertaining fashion. Every effect, animation, and transition, whether broad or very specific, contributes to the overall atmosphere of Hopeless Romantic Story.
Along with great videos we want to produce a dynamic album with age friendly lyrics that everyone can relate to. Hopeless Romantic Story (the album), when played from beginning to end, presents the user with an audible representation of this romantic story. Each song brings a new scenario to the table. Complete with intense plot turns and unique characters each track helps to develop the overall storyline. Song genres range from Pop & Hip Hop to Rock and even Spoken Word in an effort to ensure all listeners have a track in which they can really enjoy. Creating an interesting album is only half of the battle. With the growing production of studio quality headphones, a lot of "music heads" have grown to care about sound quality. We want to fill our listeners ears with dynamic instrumentals, and clear vocals to make their listening experience extraordinary. We want each track's story to be the listeners primary focus with no worries about sound clarity. Specific hardware and software is needed in order create enjoyable, high quality tracks.
In short, your funding helps to provide us with the software, hardware, legal & marketing tools needed to help Hopeless Romantic Story become an amazing/appealing creation. Donating to our project not only helps to provide us with the equipment needed to produce the highest quality creations, but it also helps these creations reach our target audience.
What makes Hopeless Romantic Story appealing?
Hopeless Romantics come in all shapes and sizes and live throughout the
different corners of the world. One thing we all have in common is the will,
want, and need to be loved. We all have a story, whether it's a pain filled
saga or a happily ever after; the memories created from past relationships
drive us to love harder. Not only does our project provide entertaining videos
and innovative music that people can relate too, but HopelessRomanticStory.com
also encourages romantics to read, create, relate, and rate hopeless poems and
stories posted on our website.
What will it take to finish this project?
Simply put, we need your help and time. Hopeless Romantic Story is a three year old project finally reaching maturity. Throughout those three years content and concepts were generated in the form of memories, fictional stories, poems, and songs. Now it is time to make these ideas manifest into tangible creations that people can enjoy and relate too. Better hardware means less headaches and quality animations and with a great product and your support; we can help Hopeless Romantic Story reach its true potential. Still need more information? Visit HopelessRomanticStory.com and check out our promo videos, music, and read some stories posted by our members.
Thank you for your time.
Risks and challenges
One of Hopeless Romantic Story's biggest challenges is creating content that a large majority of people will like. Music is one of the largest and most diverse forms of entertainment, but because of the broad span of genres, it is very unlikely that everyone will enjoy the songs that we create. Our goal is to produce an album that spans numerous genres in an effort to appeal to as many listeners as possible. We will strive to produce dynamic scores and integrate it with complex concepts and unique wordplay to keep listeners interested.
This project is definitely "doable," hence the small promos and sample tracks on HopelessRomanticStory.com, but another big challenge is creating high quality animations and videos. While new technology and hardware will help us design these videos more efficiently, we will still need time, patience, and skill to create interesting and entertaining music, videos, and promotions.
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