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Stock Aerial Video and Photo of U.S. Major Skylines

Stock aerial footage, both photo and video of the major skylines in the United States and also of prominent landmarks.

Stock Aerial Video and Photo of U.S. Major Skylines

Stock aerial footage, both photo and video of the major skylines in the United States and also of prominent landmarks.

$1,563
pledged of $27,000pledged of $27,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 8 2013 4:53 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 8, 2013

About

Why I'm Doing This Project

I'm doing this project because there is no stock footage library available for the independent filmmaker and with the collective community power of KickStarter this can become a reality for the very first time!

Filmmakers and Photographers find me all the time and ask to be taken for flights so they can do their thing but because of the expense of operating an aircraft only a very small percentage see their wish come true.

I'm doing this because I have the passion, experience, equipment, and the friends to make this a reality.

The Plan

The plan is simple: fly my plane to these locations and capture the images and video footage for this project.

We'll start as soon as successfully funded and the project will be complete when we have finished capturing footage for all the primary locations (you can see them all below), this will not take longer than the summer season so we'll finish by September 23, 2013. We are allocating more than enough time to complete this project, we don't want to rush because we want to get the best weather conditions at these locations.  

We will capture three different types of footage:

1. HD Aerial Video Footage Clips of the Scenery

2. Still Photographs of the Skylines and Landmarks

3. Sport Camera Video Footage Clips of the Scenery

U.S. Flight Plan Map Includes Primary and Secondary Locations
U.S. Flight Plan Map Includes Primary and Secondary Locations

Locations

The primary locations are the goal for this project, and it involves more than 15 Major U.S. Cities: New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, Dallas, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Las Vegas, NV, Denver, CO, Pittsburgh, PA, Detroit, MI, New Orleans, LA, Cleveland, OH, and San Diego, CA.

These primary locations also have some of the most prominent landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Grand Canyon near Las Vegas. Landmarks are also at the top of my list.

Boston, MA and Seattle, WA would be primary locations, however, because of airspace restrictions and the difficulty of location will be secondary locations. To include these locations, we will need to raise more fuel money for the budget.

Secondary locations will be possible if we raise more money than the original budget. Secondary cities include: Kansas City, MO, Columbus, OH, St. Louis, MO, Tampa, FL, Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY, Jacksonville, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Portland, OR, Phoenix, AZ, Florida Keys, FL, San Antonio, TX, St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX and more.

Exceeding the budget would also allow us to spend more time on each location giving us access to morning, afternoon, evening, and night footage.

Pictures from the Video

I appreciate you taking the time to read my project description.  Below are two links to Original Unedited High Resolution Downloads taken from the footage you watched above. The footage was shot with a Nikon D800 36Megapixel.  Feel free to use these pictures.

Here are the links:

http://earthgrazer-clients.s3.amazonaws.com/DSC_4955_1.jpg

http://earthgrazer-clients.s3.amazonaws.com/DSC_4972_1.jpg

Northern view of the Chicago skyline
Northern view of the Chicago skyline
Northwestern view of the Chicago skyline taken just Southeast of the Shedd Aquarium
Northwestern view of the Chicago skyline taken just Southeast of the Shedd Aquarium

Why I Need Help

Even though I have these wonderful resources available to me, my airplane, most of the professional camera equipment and two great friends who are eager to help and copilot this project, I don't have to money to see this project through.

Your money will not only make this project possible but will also make it better. Your support will enable us to acquire additional equipment that will make this footage even more spectacular. Some of the equipment that will make this footage of higher quality is a gyroscopic stabilizer for the camera, aliasing filters, and high end camera lenses.


Rewards

The rewards I have created are centered around the footage that will be created by this project. You will have access to different levels of the footage based on the pledge that you choose. The footage that you will have access to will give you the rights to use it in your projects, having access to this footage will not give you the rights to sell, resell, or redistribute it as your own. Having everyone pretending it's their footage is not cool for any us.

Risks and challenges

There are two main risks that can affect the outcome of this project. The first risk is the weather. Good weather is required to fly and capture quality footage. If we have some major global event that will affect the weather for the whole entire summer it will put a kink in our plan. The second is fuel prices. Again, if there is some major world event where fuel prices increase so much that they can't be covered by the budget that may cause some problems. These two risks are really unlikely but let's cross our fingers for good weather, a stable economy, and a stable government.

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    My BEST Thank You: Your name will be included on the website as a KickStarter of the project and you'll be updated with all the project updates.

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    Post Card Mailed to You and it's The Digital High Resolution Stock Photo Original available to download. Plus my BEST Thank You.

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    3 Sport Camera Video Footage Clips of Your Choice, 3 Stock High Resolution Photos of Your Choice and 3 HD Aerial Video Footage Clips of Your Choice. All available to download.

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    Panoramic Print (11.75in X 36in) of Your Choice and its Digital High Resolution Stock Original. Plus 3 Sport Camera Video Footage Clips of Your Choice, 3 Stock High Resolution Photos of Your Choice and 3 HD Aerial Video Footage Clips of Your Choice. All available to download.

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    EARLY BIRD: All the Footage: The Sport Camera Video Clips, Stock Photos and HD Aerial Video Clips from this project will be available for you to download.

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    Stock Photos: All the high resolution still stock photographs of the skylines and landmarks from this project will be available for you to download.

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    EARLY BIRD: Lifetime Updates: More footage will be added after this initial project. You will have access to All the footage, the Sport Camera Video Clips, Stock Photos and HD Aerial Video Clips from this Project, PLUS FUTURE UPDATES and ADDITIONS.

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    ALL THE FOOTAGE: The Sport Camera Video Clips, Stock Photos and HD Aerial Video Clips from this project will be available for you to download.

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    Lifetime Updates: More footage will be added after this initial project. You will have access to All the footage, the Sport Camera Video Clips, Stock Photos and HD Aerial Video Clips from this Project, PLUS FUTURE UPDATES and ADDITIONS.

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    Lifetime Upadtes to All the Footage as I listed in the above reward PLUS a 12in X 36in Panoramic Canvas Print of the picture of your choice from this project.

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    Location of your Choice (pre-approval required). If you live within 30 miles of one of the primary locations and want a special request (film my house, film my business, etc) we will capture photos and video footage for a location of your choice that is within 30 miles of any primary location. Pre-approval is required because there are certain areas that are impossible because of legal airspace limitations and would have to be within reasonable distance from our route of flight for this project. Ask in the comments if a location is possible.

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    Location of your Choice (pre-approval required). We will capture photos and video footage for a location of your choice in the lower 48 states. Pre-approval is required because there are certain areas that are impossible because of legal airspace limitations and would have to be within reasonable distance from our route of flight for this project. Ask in the comments if a location is possible.

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Funding period

- (55 days)