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An internet-based series of video shorts, drawing inspiration from Fishing with John, Captain Puget, Jim Henson and Pee-Wee Herman.
An internet-based series of video shorts, drawing inspiration from Fishing with John, Captain Puget, Jim Henson and Pee-Wee Herman.
116 backers pledged $8,294 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Http://www.boatingwithclyde.com

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.

http://www.kelplunacy.com/

To see other examples of my animation work, Look Here:

Http://www.doitforthegirls.com

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)

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    A Boating with Clyde Button! This world class button will impress your friends with your nautical style.

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    A Boating with Clyde T-shirt, designed by Sparky Taylor.

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    One ticket aboard the Sunday Ice Cream Cruise ship departing from South Lake Union! This is a 45-50 minute tour of the Lake Union floating homes, a peek at Dale Chihuly's studio, Gas Works Park and the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. The tour includes a humorous narration of old Seattle and some funky background music. Ice cream treats, coffee, hot chocolate, tomato soup and soft drinks, $2 to $4. Good for any Sunday Cruise. If you want to buy all 10, you can have a private party.

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    A Boating with Clyde T-shirt, and the opportunity to select a scientific topic that we will discuss on the show.

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    A Boating with Clyde T-shirt, the opportunity to select a scientific topic that we will discuss on the show, and a cameo appearance by you. You can either send in footage, or if you live in Seattle or visit, you can be on the show for a brief time.

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    A handmade framed collage constructed by Hutch Harris from The Thermals!!!!! Hell yeah! One of a kind. You like art, you like the Thermals, win:win.

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    A Boating with Clyde T-shirt, the opportunity to select a scientific topic that we will discuss on the show, and you lead the discussion while you RIDE IN THE BOAT!

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    Kimya Dawson will cook you dinner in your house and then play you songs while you eat! (regional limitation on this prize, olympia through seattle on I-5) That's a freakin' concert in your dining room and a home-cooked meal by a precious gem of a person!

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    The shirt, a brand new captains hat, and YOU can be the guest artist on the show!

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    The shirt, a brand new captains hat, and YOU can drive the boat!

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    You can have my personal captains hat, drive the boat, and take the underwater camera out for a spin.

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    You can re-christen the boat with a new name. And smash the mini-champagne bottle on it. Plus the shirt, the hat, and the ride of your life.

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Funding period

- (45 days)