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Better Free Footage for ALL!

Providing nature themed b-roll video and other free stock footage and photos. Now I'd like to upgrade my equipment...

Better Free Footage for ALL!

Providing nature themed b-roll video and other free stock footage and photos. Now I'd like to upgrade my equipment...

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11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 27 2019 3:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

For the last couple of years, but really more so this last summer, I've been going into the wilds of northern-ish western Canada to capture photographs and video footage of the beautiful and out-of-the-way places that are here. I get to wander about, see gorgeous scenery and meet the local wildlife. So far, the biggest thing that I've met is a full grown moose coming around a river bend. Eeeek! I'm driving fairly far into the back country and I've also been lucky enough to see a bear, lynx, fox, multiple deer, etc. but it's all been so quick that I couldn't get any footage...*sad face*. It's also been a great way to say to folk's, “Sorry. Already have plans. I can't go to (insert social event here ) because I need to get up early tomorrow for my photo stuff. You know me and my mushrooms!” and we all have a good laugh and no one's feelings are hurt even though I just blew them off again.

Arty pic of mushrooms and moss

(The video starts with some mushroom footage. Trust me)

Anyways, I tend to get side tracked, I recently started a website called BlissIsMyMuse.ca to share my work with anyone who could use it. There's no cost whatsoever, no valid email request, login or anything. It's 100% free. My original target was YouTube creators that needed b-roll video for their projects. I'm a huge fan of narration and list videos and I was getting a bit tired of watching the same looped videos and stock photos they were using. As time has gone on I really don't care who uses my work. I'm certain that there are tons of other applications for my videos and photos that I haven't even thought of. I'm excited to see where my stuff will turn up and how my little side project will turn out.

Most importantly, I wanted to keep my content as accessible as possible. All of the pics and vids are free for commercial use as long as long as I'm given credit for it. Since I charge nothing for my work (you can go to my website right now and download it all for free) I'm not giving anything away for supporting this kickstarter other than a formal Twitter shoutout. Yeah, I don't have the hugest following but it's better than a kick in the head with a frozen boot, as my mom says.

But why am I running a kickstarter campaign? Better equipment! I seriously started plugging away at this side gig/hobby a back in May and while I've been really enjoying my time out in the wilderness and building the website, all I have to work with is my iPhone and a GoPro 7 that I picked up earlier this summer. Lovin' the GoPro btw! The iPhone is great and shoots some quality 4K video but the rugged back country is a bit much for it. I would like to get something that is a little more resistant to water, being chucked around and generally roughed up a bit. And I think I found the most perfect camera - the Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Camcorder. Reasonably priced and perfect for the $h!t and abuse it'll have to take on my treks to the back country.

Ain't she pretty!!!

**For the record, I have absolutely no formal training in editing, photography or filmmaking other than the occasional Youtube tutorial or blog post. But even with that I've learned a lot and I can see that my work has improved over the short time I've been doing this. If you have more formal training/experience, I'd love to get some constructive criticism and advice on how I can make my work better or more of what you are looking for. Suggestions of specific footage is always welcome too!

Middle of nowhere. Sept. 20, 2019

Risks and challenges

For me - Getting lost in the woods
For you - Not receiving the karmic payback of doing a nice thing.

I may miss getting that twitter shout out done in a timely fashion. It may depend on how many I have to do.

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