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A menagerie of Portland creatives come together to film 6 music videos, professionally record a full length album, and host a big bash! Read more

Portland, OR Music
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A menagerie of Portland creatives come together to film 6 music videos, professionally record a full length album, and host a big bash!

Portland, OR Music
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Hey Businesses! Our business packs start at $250 and include advertising and recognition for your support of the arts!

Want to hear some of our past music? Click on "See full bio" for Websites---->

We had a blast coming up with fun rewards for you. Check them out--------->

Since Walkfast was born 7 years ago, it has been maturing into a collaborative and imaginative band, weaving deeply personal stories and dynamic sounds into a unique musical style that defies categorization. The music we create has been lifting spirits and inspiring movement for years, and we want to explore a new expansion of this creative potential.

We have imagined visual interpretations of our latest musical creations--6 new music videos! The new tunes we've been crafting have led us to recruit a stand-out team of Portland artists to make these visions come alive.

This creative process has put us in touch with puppeteers, drone camera crews, dancers, and amazing visual artists.

Some of our artistic contributors include:

Ryan Obermeyer - Acclaimed visual artist / Trip The Dark Dance Company - Choreography and Performance / Steve Coker - Music video Project Manager / Mike Lindberg - Cinematography, photography, editing / Knate Carter - The Immateria  / Ben Cleek - Feral Studios / Jules Engel - Jezebel Press / Plus many many more! 

After four months of planning and much preparation, we are ready to take the plunge and make this amazing dream come to life!

With funding, we will shoot 6 independent music videos with a menagerie of Portland Creatives, professionally record our 3rd full length album with beautiful art work, document a ton of fun behind the scenes moments, and throw one huge gallery style release party to showcase all of the collaborators skills and businesses.

Professionally shooting a music video is extremely expensive.  We have put together of team of talented contributors who BELIEVE IN THIS project enough to bring their best work for very modest pay. The funding goal for this project is the result of 4 months of negotiating, begging and borrowing to secure access to professional equipment. We were quoted the figure of $10,000 per video at one point.... 

We can do this! We can film and record a very beautiful story.  And we can do it on a D.I.Y. budget.  But we need everyone to give a little to make it happen.  You will get much more back, we promise!

Choose something fun from the right, or help us get the word out by pasting this quick link on your facebook, twitter, or in an email:

http://kck.st/19fPS8m

We put a lot of love into our incentives for you. We hope that they are entertaining and worthy of your support. Be a part of this incredible project and thank you!

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge will be successfully communicating and mindfully embracing the collaborative nature of this project. It is our intention to create a spirit of community throughout the project, at every level. Many decisions have already been made through dialogue and idea-sharing, and we intend to continue building this project as a team. This undertaking will be best if everyone is allowed creative space to shine. Fostering this welcoming environment is the biggest challenge, but is also our greatest opportunity to rise to the next level.

Each of us has experience completing creative projects as part of a team, and we have years of experience working together toward our common creative vision. We have recruited artists and collaborators who also understand and embrace our approach, and this is what will help us to achieve the common dream we share with you.

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FAQ

  • In the blue box that says "Project by Walkfast" there is a link to "See full bio." Click that and you will find links to our website, our ReverbNation Page, and our Facebook page. You can listen to our last 4 song EP at any of these websites. (The long links are below as well:)

    The new material is more lush and through-composed, and more playful with the convergence of folk, rock, classical, and jazz.

    There is also a video of us performing "Devil went down to Georgia" on the ReverbNation page (It's the 2nd video).

    Website: http://walkfast.net/
    ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/walkfast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkfast

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  • By purchasing any of our business packages you are receiving highly cost-effective, locally targeted ad space and supporting over 25 Portland artists who are collaborating on this project!

    The Goal: To film 6 fantastic music videos and record a full length album in Portland showcasing local film directors, musicians, dancers, puppeteers, and other artists.

    Package #1 - $250
    A 2-year link to your business on our Walkfast “Thank You” page as a Local Contributing Business. New website will launch April 2014. Also Includes a copy of the CD and DVD.

    Package #2 - $350
    Above plus booth space at our Project Release Mega Bash to showcase your fabulous business. We will provide power and tables. You bring your magic. We will rent out a venue that is T.B.D. & expect 75-300 attendees.

    Package #3 - $500
    Above plus we will print and display a banner of your business logo at the Project Release Bash and include your business name on 1000 full color project posters to be distributed throughout 2014. We will also thank your business by name on our first run (1000 CDs and 1000 DVDs) and give you a Walkfast Storefront Sticker that says “We Support Portland Arts and Music 2014”.

    Package #4 - $1000
    Above plus receive an upbeat 60 to 90 minute live performance by Walkfast at your business event or party and 1 year of linked logo space on the Front Page of our new website as a “Key Arts and Music Supporting Business”

    Package #5 - $1500
    Above plus Walkfast will write and record a fun Jingle to your liking for your business...as quirky or serious as your business requires. You keep the rights to use it as you wish!

    Package #6 - $2500
    Receive all of the above plus your business logo and/or name on the first edition project hard copies (1000 CDs and 1000 DVDs) Also receive a linked logo to your business on the new Walkfast website front page as a “Local Angel Supporter”. New website to launch in April 2014.

    Be a part of this unique Portland collaboration, make your business known to fresh faces as a supporter of local culture, and feel good about it!

    Contact:
    Andrew Klein (Walkfast) 940.594.9499 klein.andrew@yahoo.com
    Illya Torres-Garner (Walkfast) 503.593.3441 TheWalkfast@gmail.com
    David Schor (Walkfast) 541.513.1012 davidschor@davidschor.net

    www.walkfast.net
    www.facebook.com/thewalkfast
    http://kck.st/19fPS8m (Quick link to our Kickstarter page)

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  • This album tells a story of redemption, fulfillment of purpose, and of rising above our inner monsters. There are several characters in the songs who are battling (to varying degrees) with pride, greed, apathy, etc. A werewolf, an inmate, an addict, a Wall Street executive.... The album asks us if we are living for ourselves. It shares the successes that come with building something bigger than yourself. It celebrates creative fulfillment. It smiles upon the defeat of ego.

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    A Walkfast sticker mailed to you.

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    Digital early release of Album. Get the album a month or two early.

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    Digital early release of Album and digital copy of 6 music videos.

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    Physical copy (with art) of Album delivered to your door.

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    A Sweet Walkfast T-shirt delivered.

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    Physical copy of Album and Physical DVD of 6 Music Videos delivered to your door.

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    Physical copy of Album and DVD and a sweet Walkfast T-shirt delivered to your door.

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    Physical copy of Album and DVD and T-shirt AND a vintage Walkfast Magnet delivered.

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    Physical Album, Physical DVD, and 11" x 17" full color poster inspired by album art with a signed personal thank you.

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    THE PARTICIPANT: Physical Album, Physical DVD plus an invitation to our listening/brainstorming session (sometime in January or February) before filming commences.

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    THE CHRONOLOGY: Physical Album and DVD, plus Walkfast's 2012 EP, plus Walkfast's 2010 Album, Rendition.

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    Physical Album and DVD plus Walkfast T-shirt plus 11" x 17" Poster.

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    THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE: Digital Album plus Digital Videos AND a personalized voicemail/answering machine message recorded by the band. Zero footprint....

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    Physical Album and DVD plus a personalized voicemail/answering machine message recorded by the band.

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    THE HOLLYWOOD: Physical Album and DVD plus MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN ONE OF THE MUSIC VIDEOS (To be shot in February or March). Come daintily picnic in the background, be chased by drones, etc. The possibilities are endless!

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    THE OUTFITTER: Physical Album and DVD, plus T-shirt, plus personalized voicemail by the band.

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    THE DEDICATOR PACK: Physical Album and DVD, T-shirt, 11" x 17" poster, PLUS your name printed in our liner notes as a contributor, PLUS a ticket to our Gallery-style Exhibition Release Mega Bash Party!

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    THE DISTANT DEDICATOR PACK: Physical Album and DVD, T-shirt, 11" x 17" poster, name in liner notes as a contributor, and Handwritten Lyrics to a song of your choice by the band (doodles to be included...)

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    THE COFFEE-TABLE DEDICATOR: Physical Album and DVD PLUS a 20+ page Full Color Photo coffee-table book with behind the scenes project pictures!

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    THE DEDICATOR PACK + personalized voicemail message.

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    THE DEDICATOR PACK plus Walkfast coffee-table book.

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    THE INSIDER: THE CHRONOLOGY plus B-sides/demo recordings of early and mid-stage versions of the songs PLUS coffee-table book. See and hear how the songs and videos evolve!

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    THE APPRENTICE: Physical album and DVD PLUS a one hour jam session or private lesson with any member of the band. Pick Illya's brain on songwriting, have Lauren teach you violin 101, rock out on drums with Dru, or bass it up with Dave.

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    THE PERSONAL DELIVERY: The Dedicator Pack plus a coffee order hand-delivered to your door by the band. (Must be within 25 miles of Portland)

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    BUSINESS PACK #1: A Two-year link to your business on our band "thank you" page as a Contributing Business. We will launch our new website by May 2014. Also includes a physical copy of the Album and DVD delivered.

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    BUSINESS PACK #2: BUSINESS PACK #1 plus booth space at our Mega Bash release to showcase your business (We will provide power and tables, you bring your magic). We will rent out a venue that is T.B.D. & expect 75-300 attendees.

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    THE PERFORMANCE: Physical Album and DVD PLUS an upbeat 45 minute performance by the band at your private party or event (must be within 25 miles of Portland).

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    THE ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE SUPREME: Get all the love in the world for your support: Physical Album and DVD, Full Color behind-the-scenes coffee-table book, Walkfast t-shirt, signed thank you 11" x 17" poster, Walkfast's last 2 albums, the Insider CD of B-sides and early versions of the songs, A framed personalized thank you photo of us (with or without you depending on distance), a ticket to the Mega Bash release, and your name printed in the liner notes as a "Key Contributor"!!

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    THE DITTY: We will write and record a song about whatever you want (within reason). Includes copy of Album and DVD.

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    BUSINESS PACK #3: BUSINESS PACK #2 PLUS we will print and display a banner of your business logo at the Project Release Mega Bash and include your business name on 1000 full color project posters to be distributed throughout 2014. We will also thank your business by name on our first run (1000 CDs and 1000 DVDs) and give you a Walkfast Storefront Sticker that says “We Support Portland Arts and Music 2014”.

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    Come record your song with Walkfast as your backup band! Gets you a 4 hour session with us at our home-studio. Includes copy of Album and DVD.

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    THE DEDICATOR PACK PLUS we will print a large photo of you or your business and display it prominently at the release bash.

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    BUSINESS PACK #4: BUSINESS PACK #3 PLUS receive an upbeat 60 to 90 minute live performance by Walkfast at your business event or party and 1 year of linked logo space on the Front Page of our new website as a “Key Arts and Music Supporting Business”

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    BUSINESS PACK #5: BUSINESS PACK #4 PLUS Walkfast will write and record a fun Jingle to your liking for your business...as quirky or serious as your business requires. You keep the rights to use it as you wish!

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    BUSINESS PACK #6: BUSINESS PACK #5 PLUS your business logo and/or name on the first edition project hard copies (1000 CDs and 1000 DVDs) Also receive a linked logo to your business on the new Walkfast website front page as a “Local Angel Supporter”. New website to launch in April 2014.

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    ANGEL DONOR: We will print your name on the album as an ANGEL DONOR and send you the ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE SUPREME -or- any of the above choices.

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    The Venture Capitalist: All of the above plus a contractual agreement with Walkfast, LLC. Email thewalkfast@gmail.com for more information.

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Funding period

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