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An independent visual album/ music film that melds pop, rock, and electronic elements with experimental music, video art, and more!

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is a collection of songs, sounds, film, and artwork that I'd like to turn into an awesome visual album with your help!

Because funding on Kickstarter is all or nothing I've set the primary funding goal at $3,000. Although this will go a long way towards getting this project off the ground and will allow me to deliver a quality film, it won't be nearly enough to make it all it can be. Ideally we'll raise $6k or more and the project will be completed in time for next year's film festivals.

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With influences ranging from pop music to abstract expressionist painters, and everything else in between, Sky in the Tree is an exploration of some of my deepest thoughts and feelings (the kind which I believe we all share in on a universal level).

Some of the material is intended to be very specific while other parts can be viewed as a Rorschach test. I am of the opinion that whatever a viewer gets out of a piece of art is as valid as what the artist intended in creating the piece, and that the viewer is in fact a part of the creation by that standard. Either way I believe Sky in the Tree will be both a riveting, and moving experience, in it's final form.

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>   >  > Here's where the money will go <  <   <

  • Kickstarter and amazon payments provide a great service to creative people but they still have to take a small cut to stay in business
  • Then there's the time for mixing and mastering
  • Equipment and tools for animating, rendering and editing more extensively so this can be created and released in HD
  • Sets/props/actors/equipment rentals/art supplies and costumes for live action film scenes
  • As well as all that miscellaneous stuff like gas to get to shooting locations, submission fees for film festivals, as well as anything else needed to make the project happen that I can't beg, borrow, or temporarily relocate without permission. 
  • If the project meets or exceeds the $6k goal this could make room for exciting things like bringing in someone to add some 'traditional' animation as contrast to the video art and live scenes.
  • Ohh! and of course things like making and shipping rewards to all you awesome backers who donate!

The more money raised, the more possibilities there are for the film and the better the quality will be for everyone, because the finished project will be released under a creative commons license. This means that people will be able to enjoy, share, remix, tweak and build upon the finished product for free without it being a crime.

This is important, because the more independent projects like this that are
successful, the more we all help change the face of the art scene and remind
industry that it's place is to help artists and people who enjoy art connect over
quality projects.

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These tracks are going to be on Sky in the Tree:

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You can check out my first LP, Underwater Afternoon here:

http://chelanchelan.bandcamp.com/

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>   >  > Notes <  <   <

*Quality of reward DVDs/Blu-rays and included album artwork will improve upon meeting the $6k goal as the first priority is to use your pledges to make a great film!

**Even when not noted, backers will need to cover extra shipping costs if their rewards need to be shipped to an address outside the U.S. so please donate accordingly.

***Feel free to contact me with questions, comments or potential projects:

atomichoudini (at) gmail (dot) com

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Thank you for you support!

Chelan

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    Pledged less than $5 or just passed the page on to your friends? You still have my thanks and good thoughts! As well as access to the streaming version of Sky in the Tree, and access to updates. Send me your name and email if you passed this on to your friends so I can add you to my little black book. AtomicHoudini (at) gmail (dot) com

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    I once skipped lunch to spend $5 on guitar strings. If you can too, you get a Digital download of Sky in the Tree audio, access to the 720p streaming version of the visual album when it's done as well as your name in the end credits. And last but not least, well maybe least, but still cool, you have the option to send me a digital picture of your face to be used in the film (So sorry it won't be a close up, but you may recognize yourself, you'll just have to wait and see). Not too shabby for skipping one lunch eh?!

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    >>Pre-release digital download of Sky In the Tree audio: I can send you the songs as I finish them or you can wait for the whole kit and caboodle (should be within a month of project funding) and ___________________________________ >>Pre-release digital download of Sky In the Tree finished visual album. +++Includes name in credits and your photo in the film

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    DVD with album artwork shipped to your door (add $10 extra for shipping outside US). Also a digital download of a more mellow ambient video that I will be creating exclusively for Kickstarters who have pledged $25 of more! (think exclusive video b-sides/video EP) +++As well as the rewards in the previous tiers

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    All rewards from the $25 tier and below, plus I will autograph your DVD and write a unique personal message, if you like you can choose the message as long as it's not too long or obscene ^_^ (great idea for a gift right?!).

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    Blu-ray copy shipped to your door (add $10 for int. shipping) +++Includes all the tier rewards below $25 as well. Add $4 for autograph/personal message (convoluted but easier than making a $40 category)

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    2X DVD shipped to your door or 1 DVD and one physical copy of my first album 'Underwater Afternoon' (that $40 category showed up after all...)+++Includes all the tier rewards below $25 as well.

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    Like to haggle? Maybe you want a Sky in the Tree DVD and T-shirt only? Or a physical copy of the 'Sky in the Tree' audio, or 'Underwater Afternoon' instead if that T-shirt? Perhaps you can think of something I haven't? Maybe I record the message for your voice-mail or send you a specific clip from the album edited so you can use it as a ringtone? Perhaps you email me and we can work out some custom reward package for however much you'd like to donate?

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    2X Blu-ray shipped to your door or 1 Blu-ray and one copy of Underwater Afternoon.+++Includes all the tier rewards below $25 as well.

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    Either 2 DVDs, 2 Blu-ray or one of each, as well as your choice of an autographed limited film poster or copy of Underwater Afternoon. +++Includes all the tier rewards below $25 as well.

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    DVD or Blu-ray, limited film poster and limited edition T-shirt with artwork from the film. Also you will have exclusive access to several versions of rough drafts of songs from the album with written commentary on their development! +++Includes all the tier rewards below $25 as well.

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    Everything in the $100 category + Several (or maybe only 1 depending on size and shipping costs) mystery props from the film along with a note explaining their significance.

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    Everything in the $100 category + a hand-painted and embellished scene from the film shipped to your door (probably about 18"x24", yes it will be autographed too!). If you want something more epic in size you can message me about an appropriate donation.

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    Everything in the $100 category + a personally made thank you card (none of the store-bought rubbish) and an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit for the film.

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    Everything in the $100 category + a personally made and even more elaborate thank you card (none of the store-bought rubbish) and a CO-PRODUCER credit for the film.

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    STUDIO SERVICES: Everything in the $100 category + personal card. Also I will produce one of your songs as well as playing or singing anything it needs and post it up here. It must be an original song, you must be able to perform and record your parts and there is a time limit based on how much I like the song, it'd have to be pretty amazing for me to help you with a 10-min song!

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    My time is the most valuable thing I have and if you have this much to donate you probably understand this well: Everything from the $100 category delivered to your door by me because I will come to your house to cook you dinner (must be a vegetarian fare!), and give you a private screening of the movie. You must cover airfare/gas (as applicable), as well as lodging and dinner ingredients (I can go hungry the rest of the way, or eat airplane peanuts). This could be a pre-release screening if the timing was right. Ohh and of course the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit.

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