About this project
It's been about 2 1/2 years since I released a music video. I am finally ready to make another one, and I'm teaming up with the same brilliant studio responsible for my other two lovely and surreal music videos- Mindfruit Films.
We are making our next video for my personal favorite recording on my album, which is "Start With Goodbye, Stop With Hello". Several months ago, my friend Angela Gygi sent me an image of Dino Valls's painting "Proscaenia", saying it reminded her of something I would make, and I thought "YES!!!". But Damon & Cassandra- the video's directors- took the concept even further. I squealed with delight when Damon suggested we use small taxidermied critters for me to interact with in each of the scenes inside the dollhouse- I'll be having tea with a sparrow, perching on flowers with butterflies, getting unhappily married to a mouse, etc. In order to pull this off, we are using the filming technique known as "forced perspective"- I will be placed a certain distance away from the small animals in order for it to appear as if I am their size in each vignette. This video is also being shot on Red One MX, so the final product will have a beautiful, highly professional and cinematic quality.
We need and will be eternally grateful for your help with making this video a reality! In the spring of 2010, we made "Cinnamon Bone" on less than a thousand dollars. I am more proud of that video than anything else I've ever done in my life, and it was featured at 2011's SXSW Film Festival. About six months later, we released a beautiful stop-motion animated short film for my song "Black Rose". We made that video for about two thousand dollars. We have made incredible things on not much money. But the expenses of my next video are greater than before. We have to rent a VERY large studio so we'll have adequate space to create the "forced perspective", and it is expensive to rent taxidermy. I'm also insisting on hiring a professional hair & makeup artist for this one!
THANK YOU for your support! I wouldn't be able to make my art without you.
$400- Studio location
$1000- Art Department (Building materials, animals, etc)
$500- Camera equipment
$2500- Pre-Production & Production (Directors' fee, hair/makeup, art director)
$400- Post Production (Editing, coloring, VFX as necessary, and export)
$275- Kickstarter fee (5% of project's total)
$275- Amazon Payments fee (3-5% of project's total)
If the goal for this project is exceeded, any additional funds will go right back into the video- for renting even more little taxidermied animals, more for the directors, art director & makeup artist, etc.
* If you have any questions at all about the project or rewards (like whether/when I can make it to your house for a private concert or to prepare you a dinner!), please message me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our other music videos here:
Risks and challenges
Fulfilling the rewards will be pretty easy and once the video is completed, I'll be able to deliver them fast. That is, with the exception of the three highest-priced incentives. This is because I'm on doctors' orders not to travel much this year after 2 1/2 years of virtual non-stop touring left me exhausted and sickly. This is why I might not be able to make it to your city for a private concert or to make you dinner until next year. But PLEASE message me directly before pledging to discuss this option if you are interested & living outside of the west coast or Chicago- we might be able to work something out!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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