By now you have probably watched the introduction video for my dream show, Boating with Clyde. But that's just a small part of the project! Check it out!
Combining the rich tradition of Fishing with John, Captain Puget, Pee-Wee's Playhouse and The Muppets, Boating with Clyde brings focus to the waterways of Puget Sound and the artists that dwell nearby. Boating with Clyde, a free internet-based program of video shorts, will feature Northwest and touring musicians and artists, performing and storytelling, while adrift on an 8-foot dinghy in the brackish waters.
We'll explore the history and science of each area we float through, while learning from local artists where and how they draw inspiration from the waterways of the region. Boating with Clyde aims to launch its first season of production in the spring of 2011. Your help in funding the program would assist in paying the numerous production costs involved in producing this awesome adventure of a show!
Boating with Clyde will strive to both educate and entertain adults and children, while building community through both artistic performances and interviews with local boat-builders, marine scientists, tug boat drivers and sea captains. The programs will vary in length from 10-20 minutes each, and be featured for free on my website.
The show will also feature special puppets and animated segments.
A fish puppet named Pinky BottomFeeder will give special underwater reports with his friend from Anacortes, Karl Blau.
To see other examples of my animation work, Look Here:
Your support would cover the following expenses to make this super awesome: (Most of the expenses have to do with safety or filming underwater!!!)
- 2 Hydrophones - underwater housing for a digital camera - a digital camera - additional life jackets - a larger motor - an extra marine battery (to avoid that stranded feeling) - 2 Lavalier mics - video tape and hard drives - rental of an underwater super 8 camera + film - underwater lights - wetsuit
If I reach my funding goal, I will go into production this Spring! If you break it down, it looks like this! If 300 people pledged 25$, this would happen. Holy cow! If 150 people pledged 50$, this would happen. WTF! OMG!
I already built the boat with some help from friends over 6 years ago. Now I just need your help to go the extra (nautical) mile.
(music for the theme song composed by the band Peace! for their song "SummerTime". Remixed with permission by Clyde Petersen)
- (45 days)