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What Is Real? Vinyl Mockup
What Is Real? Vinyl Mockup

 

 
The Rabbit @ The Photo Shoot
The Rabbit @ The Photo Shoot

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Reward Mockups (final product will differ)
Reward Mockups (final product will differ)

 

Sarah Chang & The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra
Sarah Chang & The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra

      

 

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Risks and challenges

WHAT IS REAL? THE VELVETEEN RABBIT is well underway; we've been hopping along consistently finishing step after step!

Our music is composed, Raylin's narration is recorded, the photo shoot with Allan Amato has already been committed to digital celluloid, and you've seen David Mack's beautiful collage cover art.

The MOMENT we get funded, The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra will be booked to record live in August 2017, the photos by Allan will be beamed directly to David Mack's art studio for him to finish his collage process, and everything will be bundled together for Howlin' Wolf Records to beautifully package digitally and physically to deliver into your hearts & hands by the Holidays!

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    Thread Whiskers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the complete album, includes a digital PDF of the full-color photo-illustrated storybook.

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    The Toy Cupboard

    DELUXE 12-inch 150Gram VINYL RECORD WITH HIGH-GLOSS, FULL COLOR GATE-FOLD PACKAGING (printed directly to board), includes poly-lined archive-level inner sleeves & full color photo-illustrated storybook, plus deluxe download.

    (DUE TO THE PROCESS of pressing vinyl & the required production time required, the LP portion of this reward will ship out approximately February 2018. Deluxe download available by December 2017).

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    Timothy the Jointed Wooden Lion

    DELUXE VINYL & STANDARD EDITION CD package, plus deluxe download.

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    The Skin Horse

    DELUXE EDITION CD SIGNED by Nathaniel Levisay, Allan Amato, David Mack & Raylin Joy, deluxe download, plus FINE ART PRINT of a handwritten music notation sketch from a What Is Real? The Velveteen Rabbit score.

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    The China Dog

    A PRINTED 11x17 BOUND COPY OF THE COMPLETE ORCHESTRAL SCORE COMPOSED BY NATHANIEL LEVISAY, plus deluxe edition CD and deluxe download.

    A mighty tome showcasing every note of the original orchestral performance recorded on the Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage in Burbank, California!

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    Nana

    2 DELUXE FINE ART PRINTS OF COVER ART & ALTERNATE COVER ART BY ALLAN AMATO & DAVID MACK, PLUS PRINTED 11x17 BOUND COPY OF FULL ORCHESTRAL SCORE SIGNED BY NATHANIEL LEVISAY, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice), deluxe download.

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    The Boy

    EXCLUSIVE FINE ART PRINT OF RAYLIN JOY AS THE FAIRY BY ALLAN AMATO & DAVID MACK plus AN ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN manuscript page (not a print) from the musical score sketches, signed by Nathaniel Levisay, plus 2 deluxe fine art prints of cover & alternate cover SIGNED BY ALLAN AMATO & DAVID MACK, printed 11x17 bound copy of the full orchestral score, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice), deluxe download.

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    The Raspberry Canes

    EXCLUSIVE FINE ART PRINT OF RAYLIN JOY AS THE FAIRY SIGNED BY RAYLIN JOY, ALLAN AMATO & DAVID MACK, an original handwritten manuscript page (not a print) from the score sketches signed by Nathaniel Levisay, printed 11x17 bound copy of the full orchestral score, 2 deluxe fine art prints of cover art & alternate cover art, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice), & deluxe download.

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    The Heather & the Bracken

    SIGNED RECORDING SESSION CONDUCTOR’S SCORE, 2 deluxe fine art prints of cover art & alternate cover art signed by Allan Amato & David Mack, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice) signed by Nathaniel Levisay, Raylin Joy & Mark Robertson, deluxe download.

    You will receive the complete printed & bound orchestral score, used by the conductor during rehearsals & the recording session, replete with markings, scribbles, gashes, slashes and sweat stains from our conductor heaving and hauling their baton through the air, grunting, making gnarly faces, ushering our orchestral organism toward the highest, most refined point in the sonic firmament! The score will be signed by Nathaniel Levisay, Raylin Joy, our session conductor and Mark Robertson co-director & concertmaster of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra!

    Will also include candid digital snapshots of talent signing your one and only score, sent to you via email.

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    The Fairy Huts

    YOU'LL NEVER LOOK BETTER! A ONE-ON-ONE PHOTO SHOOT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER ALLAN AMATO in his Los Angeles studio. Make up and wardrobe will be provided, along with lunch, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice), deluxe download, 2 deluxe fine art prints of cover art & alternate cover signed by Allan Amato & David Mack.

    Travel & accommodations not included.

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    The Seaside

    NATHANIEL LEVISAY WILL COMPOSE AN ORIGINAL SCORE FOR YOUR SHORT FILM OR FILM CLIPS, fine art print of handwritten sketch manuscript page signed by Nathaniel Levisay, 2 deluxe fine art prints of cover art & alternate cover art signed by Allan Amato & David Mack, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice) signed by Nathaniel Levisay, Raylin Joy & Mark Robertson, deluxe download.

    (composer-fee only, any production/recording outside of Nathaniel’s studio may be negotiated; 10-minute limit, 2017-2018 soonest availability)

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    Real At Last!

    A TRUE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! A LIVE IN-HOME PERFORMANCE OF WHAT IS REAL? THE VELVETEEN RABBIT WITH RAYLIN JOY & SELECT MEMBERS OF THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA! How magical would a Holiday evening (or any evening!) be for you and your guests with such a performance? Gossamer intonations filling your home and heart… (earliest availability, December 2017 or you may schedule a 2018 performance).

    Available only in Los Angeles & Orange Counties, CA

    Plus original (not a print) handwritten sketch manuscript page signed by Nathaniel Levisay, 2 deluxe fine art prints of cover art & alternate cover art signed by Allan Amato & David Mack, deluxe CD or deluxe vinyl (backer's choice) signed by Nathaniel Levisay, Raylin Joy & Mark Robertson, deluxe download.

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