" The Shift " is a highly ambitious project with an all encompassing scope ( film, instrumental audio album, animated graphic art reel ) which blurs the lines of multimedia creative expression to redefine the art of story telling.
Centering around the short film, we witness three separate plot lines intertwine into one narrative that seamlessly depicts the social / political , technological, and spiritual shift that humanity is experiencing. These plots are separated in three acts.
ACT 1 : The story of a young rebel who is intent on exposing the fraud and corruption he witnesses in politics. His good natured motives, however, are taken to the drastic extreme in his quest to expose the POLITRICKS
ACT 2 : Rachel is a young woman who is envied by most around her. Young, beautiful, and successful, she leads an apparently fulfilled life. But she battles an inner darkness as she is unconsciously addicted to social media, continuously seeking external validation via MORE LIKES
ACT 3 : A loner / nomad / explorer who has been an outsider most of his life is determined to find that unknown spark which he seeks for. After failing to find it in the external world, he moves the search into the depths of his own mind on his quest to ASCEND
Less dialogue based and more symbolic imagery in nature, the film is driven by the accompanying instrumental album that serves as the soundtrack to the film.
Produced by JMac himself, his collaboration with musician / composer virtuoso Matthew Smith created an intense & moody canvas in which to paint the films vision on.
Being the source behind The Shift's inspiration, the album features a variety of hip hop / abstract / classical beats and instrumentals that seamlessly transition from one track to the next.
This is supplemented with the score which is embedded within these recordings to create a full immersion into the sound.
ANIMATED GRAPHIC ART REEL
Always intent on pushing the limits & boundaries on creative expression, JMac takes his love for graphic design to the next level with a fully animated graphic art reel that takes the The Shift's artwork to the next level.
Basically a movie within a picture, the artwork for The Shift is composited and digitally animated into a reel that symbolically depicts that plot.
WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE
At the moment, the majority of the cast & crew are in place, as well as the locations. All of the scripts, artwork, and songs on the album are completed.
WHERE WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Being not just a film, album, or animated graphic art reel, but all three, The Shift's ambition in scope is not just time intensive, but financially costly as well.
Funding is needed for the following things
BARE NECESSITIES | Equipment rentals | Props | Location Permits | Professional Audio Recording | Mixing | Mastering | Food on set | Travel expenses for cast and crew |
The current campaign goal amount is just the BARE minimum we need for this to happen.
Ideally, we will surpass our campaign goal and be able to fund these additional items to push The Shift to the next level
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES | More experienced cast and crew | better equipment | More locations | Higher quality mixing and mastering | Private screenings | Film festival distribution | AND MUCH MUCH MORE
We genuinely want our backers and funders to become involved with the creation of The Shift, so we are offering special rewards ( visible to the right ) that vary in size and scope.
Some of the rewards include limited edition DVD & CD copy of the film / album, specially designed artwork, shirts, premiere screening tickets, joining us on set for production, cameo's in the film, name credits in the project, and much more.
Risks and challenges
The main challenges in the creating The Shift lie in the time resources that are needed to complete the project in a reasonable time span.
Essentially, its about getting the project done in a timely fashion. Always a challenge in creative projects, but especially in projects of this scope & magnitude.
Our goal is to have this project done and out to the public no later than February 2013. Thats right around the corner, especially for a project as detailed as this one.
We plan to overcome this challenge by dedicating our full time and resources not only in the creation of The Shift, but as well as fulfilling the rewards for our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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