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We don't want your money, this is a collaborative art project. We're collecting bike vids from around the world to play over our music.
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We’re an indie band from Chicago called The Papers who like to make traveling bike videos in different cities as a visual attachment to our album. Our goal is to collect videos from as many places as possible so our music can travel the world. As a final product, we'll sync the videos to our music, and the album will be shared on our site in an interactive click-through fashion that will allow the viewer to pick and choose which cities to explore as our album plays.  

Here are some places you can hear our music:

Bandcamp

Spotify

iTunes

RULES

1.) Donate at least ONE dollar to represent your agreement to take part in our film project. 
2.) Film a 5 or 20 minute video as you bike through your city (or wherever). The video must be one continuous take. You can see an example of one we have already created below. 
3.) CONTACT US AT papersthe@gmail.com AND WE'LL SEND YOU A LINK WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD THE VIDEO

We’ll add your video to our collection of cities (and credit you for it of course), so people can explore many different pockets of the world while listening to our music. In return, we'll send you some presents.

  • We also accept skate, rollerblading, unicycling, etc. videos. Any mode of transportation that is self propelled on wheels. 
  • In the event that our Kickstarter does not reach its funding goal, contributors who have submitted a video to us will still receive their gift package. 
  • If you're a fan of our project and wish to support us with donations over $1, we will gratefully accept whatever you feel inclined to donate, as shipping costs and website production costs will put us out a bit. 

 TIPS FOR FILMING 

If you're using an iPhone/Smart Phone:This is what we've used to film our previous videos. There are a few mistakes that we've learned from filming that we'd like to share with you to help you out.

  • Make sure your phone is completely charged.
  • Make sure your phone has at least 5GB of storage available. That's the average amount required to film a 20 minute video. 
  • We used a t-shirt with a front pocket, slipped our phone in it with the camera sticking out, and taped around our torso to secure it in place. You might look a little silly. If you're going that route, good posture is super helpful so you don't end up just filming the road. Avoid biking uphill (unless you want to really work out your core with that posture).
  • PUT YOUR PHONE ON AIRPLANE MODE so incoming calls/notifications do not interrupt the recording process!
  • Please don't add any filters to the video, we'll edit them all to have one cohesive look when all submissions have been collected!

If you're using a Go Pro: You probably don't need tips from us.

Risks and challenges

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    5 MINUTE VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Donate a dollar to represent your agreement to take part in our film project. Once we receive your video in our email (papersthe@gmail.com), we'll send you:

    +A digital copy of our 4-song EP 'Anyway'
    +A digital copy of our 4-song EP 'Care Less'
    +A shout out on social media
    +A personal video sent to you to express our thanks

    IF YOU SEND US A DOLLAR AND NO VIDEO YOU'RE OUTTA LUCK AND ONE DOLLAR

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    20 MINUTE VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (DOMESTIC):

    Donate at least ONE dollar to represent your agreement to take part in our film project.

    Once we receive your video in our email (papersthe@gmail.com), we'll send you:

    + A physical copy of our 4-song EP 'Care Less'
    + A physical copy of our 4-song EP 'Anyway'
    + A screen-print of some of our art
    + A hand-printed T-shirt
    + A sticker
    + A shout out on social media and a personal thank you video

    IF YOU SEND US A DOLLAR AND NO VIDEO YOU'RE OUTTA LUCK AND ONE DOLLAR

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    20 MINUTE VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (INTERNATIONAL):
    Donate a dollar to represent your agreement to take part in our film project. Once we receive your video in our email (papersthe@gmail.com), you will receive:

    +A digital copy of our 4-song EP 'Anyway'
    +A digital copy of our 4-song EP 'Care Less'
    +A shout out on social media
    +A personal video sent to you to express our thanks

    If you wish to receive our PHYSICAL reward package described in the 'Domestic Reward Package' above, and you live outside of the US, please let us know personally when you send the video to our email that you would like the physical reward package. In this case, we do request that you provide shipping costs, as we are limited in our funds to ship hundreds of gifts all over the world.

    IF YOU SEND US A DOLLAR AND NO VIDEO YOU'RE OUTTA LUCK AND ONE DOLLAR

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Funding period

- (30 days)