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By Randyn Seibold
CA$ 400 pledged of CA$ 15,000 goal
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About this project

A Canadian Wind Power Road Documentary

This campaign runs to midnight March 1!  See draft web-episode monthly timeline, and draft budget below.

Video above is the 2.0 version. Come back to see final 3.0 version, live on Feb 21!

Watch the rough-as-winter-frost Episode 1, 'From Christmas to Saskatchewan', here at the 100 Metre Sunrise Vimeo Channel.

Project endorsed by CanWEA in Canada, and Renewable World in the UK

CAMPAIGN GOAL: Help me launch a dynamic Canadian wind power career, while producing a 12 episode, 10 minute monthly web series.  The episodes will be remastered and released as a limited edition DVD in early 2016.

I'd like this to be the most enjoyable and informative film available about careering in the now-booming industry of renewable Wind Power!

FIRST, I'll be investing in some GOOD EQUIPMENT and Professional Editing!

We'll meet business leaders, change-agents and hard-working tradespeople. We'll marvel at the power and beauty of some breath-taking wind power technologies in action.

We'll don hard-hat and harness, climb to the top of the turbine and work our way down. Dress business casual as we network at top-level industry events.

We'll go inside a 4 day tower climbing and high-angle rope rescue course,  check in on college and university Wind Technician programs.

We'll see dispatches from wind-power in Africa, and we'll get a fly-over of the wind giants themselves, using drones.  We may even capture the impacts and political battles of Climate Change along the way, as well.

And we'll take some time off to ride together on the super-sweet all-electric motorcycle, because Zero Motorcycles.

This is a chance in some small but real way, to get right on-board the amazing, unfolding ride that is the modern Energy Revolution.  Share with your friends, buddy-check your body harness, and Hang on here we go!

Web-episode Series, draft timeline:

February: Morse Wind Project Towers-Up, the outlook for wind construction projects across North America in 2015, plus the Kickstarter Home Stretch!

IF FUNDING SUCCESSFUL:

March:  Checking out the Lethbridge College wind technician program, plus the Canadian Rope Access Specialists Tower Climbing and Rescue 4 day course.

April:  CanWEA Western Forum event, Vancouver BC

May:  “From Blacksprings to Bear Mountain”; All-electric Zero Motorcycle tour of windfarms from Lethbridge AB to Dawson Creek BC, plus Northern Lights College wind technician program

June: Building community with the Meikle Windfarm Project, Tumbler Ridge BC, plus dispatches from Global Wind Day Africa, with partner organization Renewable World

July – December: To Be Determined. What would YOU like to see next?

Ballpark Budget

$350. Go-pro or Pentax WG-M1 Camera

$1,000. Digital Video Camera and lenses, tripod, mic

$4,000. Professional Film Consulting/Editing (20 hours)

$700 Motorcyle training, licensing

$3,000. Travel (car rental, flights, coach fare, Zero rental, etc)

$200. Wireless Internet Air-card + subscription

$1,000. Ancillary costs (food, fuel, motels)

$950. Kickstarter fees at 8%

$1,000. Training (Tower Rescue/Ropes Course)

$2,700. Reserve (or not yet allocated)

$15,000.00 Approximate Total

The World's best all-electric motor-cycles, California-based Zero. They should be in the documentary,right?
The World's best all-electric motor-cycles, California-based Zero. They should be in the documentary,right?

Risks and challenges

Physical risk of injury: This won't necessarily be easy. Capturing the high-action side of Green Energy could involve ropes, heights, helicopters, and in this case, electric motorcycles. Risk of actual injury is very real. All safety precautions will be mandated and taken to ensure the protection of the anyone filming, supporting or being featured in the production.
As an electrical apprentice I have approximately two years of technical and safety experience on utility-scale wind farm construction, most recently at the 161 tower Blackspring Ridge project in southern Alberta, Canada.

Time: My full-time employment in the North American wind industry during filming months will be the main constraint on available time with which to collect footage and interviews. Through creative networking, and sharing tasks with a small international team, plus a couple of real experts, quality raw material can be gathered from diverse locations and collected in the project's online cloud.
The project's renewable energy focus will also be kept strictly on Wind Power, instead of taking side roads into solar, small hydro etc as originally conceived.

Cost: $15,000 is just enough to get started. We're counting on you to spread the good word about this electrifying little project, surpassing our fund-raising goal, and eventually producing and distributing an engaging, informative 60 minute documentary.

Stalling Out: I understand fully-funded yet stalled-out projects are an unfortunate fact of life with crowd-funding. To combat this, I will be scheduling several "revival days", coinciding with national or international industry days (like June 15th, Global Wind Day), to anchor our progress, celebrate milestones, and maintain or recover momentum. I will also have at least two Accountability Advisers, in addition to professional doc-filming help, to keep the project on track.

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    Power of the Masses. In many hands, the humble $5 bill can be an effective lever of change. Thank you! Get a pdf file of the black-and-white 100 Meter Sunrise 'vintage' logo.

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    Cameras! Pledge $20 and receive both the vintage and modern style logos, plus a personal Thank You video call...from the top of a wind tower on a nice day!

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    And...Action. Your key support level drives the project forward and creates results. Get prints of both logos shipped to your door, plus a colour photo-print of the Zero motorcycle featured in the episodes.. AND a limited-edition 12 episode DVD!

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $80

    You ARE a Sunrise Wind Warrior! One of the unique elements of these episodes will be the appearance of a series of creative illustrations by talented artist DCS, featuring surrealist and impressionist wind turbine drawings. In addition to both logos, receive prints of your top 3 favorites (out of 10), AND get your name listed in the end credits as a an official backer and Sunrise Wind Warrior.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $161

    A proven Sunrise Wind Warrior for sure (and probably in the industry too). You will receive a special, limited edition copy of the DVD compilation of all 12 episodes, your top 5 favorite DCS illustrations, and name listed in the credits.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $402

    A serious backer, you are someone who cares deeply about the cause of sharing and growing the excitement of wind power to people everywhere. If you aren't already, you can now consider yourself in the business of wind power education & engagement. Rewards: Lifelong gratitude for being a part of this journey with me, my promotional support for any of your own projects, the limited edition DVD, your 5 fave DCS illustrations, plus a super-comfy black or white hoodie featuring the 100 Meter Sunrise logo of your choice. And yes, I'll definitely call to thank you personally from the top of the wind tower on a nice day. :)

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    Be in the Movie. This backing level is reserved for companies who would like to featured in the web series story-line numerous times, highlighting their projects or initiatives through-out the year 2015. In addition, receive everything that the $500 backers receive.

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