When My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic first aired in October 10, 2010, no one would have expected the sheer awesomeness that was the Mane Six. The show has reached out to every corner of the artistic medium including painting, comic book fanart, papercraft, sculptures, and the very popular plushies.
However no one could have expected the raw musical talent that sprung from the show aimed primarily at children. With the blooming of Electronic Remixes and "Colt" covers of popular musical numbers in the show, the fandom began to take on an astonishing new face few had taken before.
It brought every genre of music imaginable to the fandom.
Electronica, dubstep, rap, classical, opera, piano covers, and so much more poured into YouTube and across the world, all in the name of friendship, love, and tolerance.
We started a radio show called "Brony Talk," In November of 2011 and played brony fan music live on the airwaves as well as our youtube channel before getting the idea to make a documentary.
This show became a nice way for listeners to listen to a podcast while working, jogging, or even just lounging around.
This is when my partner and I decided to get serious about a documentary.
My name is Timothy Cass. In September of 2011 I watched my first episode of My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic. I immediately fell in love with the characters, the plot lines, and the music. Shortly afterwards I started a Radio Show called "Club Electro Radio," and began to broadcast small bits of brony fan music. This immediately drew the attention of local bronies including my friend Jonathan Kershaw.
Jonathan is a cinematographer with an obsession for art style that rivals my own. He works at the local television station as a field reporter and freelances as a camera man for music videos, parties, and campus activities. He has made multiple films on his YouTube channel, as well as the YouTube channel for the news network of our local college, Montana Tech. He also has made a hobby of turning his once normal car into the "Twilight Sparkle Mobile". He made the first suggestion that we shoot a film about Everfree Convention but I took it one step further by making the suggestion to interview the musical artists.
Thus "Music is Magic" was born.
"Music is Magic" is a project to get into the minds of the musicians that make the brony community thrive as well as try and understand them beneath the pony loving bronies we all know and love. Everfree Convention will be hosting a large number of musicians and special guests, whom we have asked to be a part of this project.
With great talent like Mic the Microphone, Lulz, Chain Algorithm , and even Sethisto agreeing to be interviewed you have nothing to lose and all to gain!
With even more artists agreeing for an in-depth look at what makes them bronies we can assure you entertainment as well as knowledge with our doumentary.
But I suppose you want our credentials? Fortunately, Jonathan and I were made for this kind of project and here is a short description why.
I have been studying literature and writing most of my life and have written two books, dozens of short stories, screenplays, and even conducted a few interviews over the radio. I am well spoken and generous as well as quite smart when it comes to media design. In my spare time I sing and make MLP related posters which I plan to offer as gifts to anyone kind enough to support this project. I will be conducting all of the interviews for this documentary.
You can find my photo website here at: http://tcassphotos.deviantart.com/
And my Digital Art can be found here: http://layettes.deviantart.com/
Jonathan has been working in film and digital media even longer than myself and spends his free time working on video production and editing. His ability to pump out great works of film in a short time would ensure an expedient release of this documentary to the masses. Jonathan will be filming, editing, and producing the final product.
You can find Jonathan's site at: http://yellatthescreen.com/
Together we make a better team than Pinkie Pie and Gummy. We hope to not only film the entirety of Everfree but also spread the word of brony culture through the music and the minds of those that make the magic happen.
I came to Kickstarter to do just that, kickstart a dream that came into existence because of six multi-colored ponies and my friends. The world should have the ability to see and hear all that we as bronies have to offer and this is a dang good start.
If we receive the funding for this project we will interview as many people as possible, show those not attending what they are missing, and provide entertainment with our staple comedy and wit.
The two thousand dollars will go directly to transportation, production costs, food, room, some equipment to make the interviews smoother and better to watch, and of course to the advancement of My Little Pony as a fandom.
I thank you for considering this project and hope to see any of you attending at this years Everfree Northwest.
Special thanks to Tao-mel for agreeing to help us out with the rewards.
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