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Help us to charter a helicopter so that we can follow our star park scientist as he studies glaciers at North Cascades National Park.
Help us to charter a helicopter so that we can follow our star park scientist as he studies glaciers at North Cascades National Park.
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As you can tell from our video, we aren't very good in front of the camera.  So please help to get us back behind the lens where we belong!

We already have a contract to make this film for the National Park Service.  We need your help to charter the helicopter.  By utilizing the helicopter, we will be able to make a more compelling film and in turn spread a more powerful message of climate change awareness.

Since graduation from college Eric Rejman and I have been working our dream job. We are independent filmmakers who make short films for the National Park Service. We have been all over the country to do this and can't imagine doing anything else.  

We recently won a bid to make films for the network of National Parks in the Pacific Northwest. The goal is to make character films about scientists who study climate change. We believe that by presenting these scientists as passionate characters that people can connect to and care about, the viewer will in turn listen more carefully and thoughtfully to their thoughts on climate change.

Until mid-July we were planning on hiking to the glaciers at Mt. Rainier National Park with a scientist who studies them. Because of unforeseen circumstances we will instead need to work at North Cascades. The problem is that the only way to study glaciers at North Cascades is by helicopter. Our subject works with a crew and can't take us with him. So we need our own helicopter to follow our subject, land on the glacier, and collect amazing aerial footage. Because we were not expecting this expense it was not worked into our budget but on the flip side, this gives us the opportunity to make a stronger and more exciting film. Your support will make this possible.

Imagine flying through the Cascade Mountains and landing on a target glacier. With your help thousands of people will be able to do just that through the art of film. This will help us to make a more compelling film and help the National Park Service to educate and spread environmental awareness and motivate viewers. The films will be available free of charge through the Park Service website. You can see other, shorter, examples of our work at the site now (http://www.nwparkscience.org/video

Thanks so much for your help!

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    Your name goes in the credits under special thanks and you get a digital download of an aerial photo from our flight to be used as a desktop background.

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    Your name in the credits and we send you a SMALL print of one of the aerial photos taken during flight.

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    Your name in the credits, a LARGE print of your choice, and we write your initials in the snow at the top of the mountain. You will receive a digital version of this photo to use as you please.

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