For the last few years I have had this vision of creating an innovative format of travel programming. Something new, something that would challenge the norm. To produce an engaging series that documents compelling community projects through dramatic storytelling.
My name is Greg Snell, a Canadian adventure tour guide, destination marketing content creator, and visual storyteller. I believe that we can create a stronger future by engaging local communities who empower themselves for positive change. Travel Global Think Local embodies this belief.
Travel Global Think Local is about empowerment, sustainability for future generations, and the actions of people who are making our world a better place.
...so where to begin? How do I capture this concept and successfully produce a series?
The first step is financing, and our shared investment in the future of travel programming.
So far this has been an independent endeavour that I have self-funded, and sadly, I have reached the stage where I cannot fund it on my own any more. As of right now I have created the (above) Trailer for the series and produced a Website to present the entire concept (below).
In this new day and age, people are using Kickstarter and Crowdfunding to support new media that traditional programming networks would not. The chances of getting Travel Global Think Local to air on a major network are slim, especially because it's not a 'World's Top Ten Craziest Things Ever" type show. These are real people in real communities who empower themselves for positive change, and we need real support (your pledge) to successfully produce this series.
Your support for the continuation of this project will go directly towards the costs of creating the initial Three Episodes and presenting them online.
I need your pledge to help pay for the Editing and Soundtrack Licensing, the Director of Photography, the ongoing Web Design and Development, and the Travel Costs of our giant two man production team.
With your help I will create the first three 24 minute Episodes and present them as the beginning of an innovative and engaging Web Series. As a Backer of this campaign, you will gain Exclusive Access to the Episodes instantly via the Travel Global Think Local site and watch the episodes directly online before they're presented to the public, plus gain a few of the sweet Rewards we’re offering per pledge.
Help us tell real stories of positive change.
With a successful Kickstarter campaign I will begin filming this May, 2015. The first three episodes will be:
- Community: Australia
- Shelter: India
- Education: Sri Lanka
The Director of Photography and I will be on location for a maximum of three weeks per episode. The content captured will be delivered to the editing team in Alberta, Canada where they have an additional three weeks to create the deliverable. Each 24 minute Episode will then be presented with Exclusive Access to the Backers via on the Travel Global Think Local website.
We are looking at six to eight weeks per episode. With filming beginning in May, I will have the Episodes live on the site by:
- Australia - June, 2015
- India - August, 2015
- Sri Lanka - September, 2015
The rewards for your pledge will be delivered as the Episodes are produced.
-The Backstage Pass will keep you updated via email during the months of filming May - July, 2015
-The Digital Downloads will be available as soon as each 24 minute Episode has been created
-The Photo Rewards will be created during filming of the episodes and distributed accordingly, expect them by June - August, 2015
-The Creator’s Commentary and Deleted Scenes will be completed and delivered by September, 2015
-The Hard Copy DVD of first Three Episodes will be delivered by September, 2015
The bigger rewards of One Hour Skype Convo, Co-Producer, and Join Crew on Location will be determined with the pledgees upon successful completion of this Kickstarter Campaign.
Risks and challenges
Most of our projected challenges will be faced in pre-production and while on location. We will need to take an open minded realism to potential last minute changes during production. Here are a few of the challenges we may face.
- Any miscommunications with the responding community organizations resulting in a temporary misunderstanding.
- Unforeseen changes which are out of our control. For example, natural disasters and cancellations of primary services.
- The intended storyline of an episode being dramatically changed upon arrival of the production team at responding community organization.
- Logistics on location costing more than originally budgeted. Unforeseen circumstances such as bribes or fluctuating international exchange rates.
- The loss or theft of equipment, resulting in the quick need and relatively easy access to additional equipment at short notice and a probable lengthy insurance claim process.
- Loss of footage in post. We will have thorough backups, but this sort of annoyance would set back our timing slightlyLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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