From the perceptions of movies and video games, the majority of Americans think they know everything about being an Infantryman; from shooting to training, Not Just Any Old Army aims to change these perceptions by bringing the audience directly into the action and life of a soldier. From Day One of Basic Combat Training to the Turning Blue Ceremony, soldiers will be mentality and physically broken down to a point where they are reconstructed into a warrior. These warriors who receive the Blue Cord will be inducted into the exclusive brotherhood of Infantry.
Documentaries about military training camps are not new by any means; what's new is our modern techniques that enhance the ability to relay the energy to the viewer. Our film teams plan to film inside the United States' Home of Infantry in Fort Benning, GA. Here, our viewers will discover the day to day life of these soldiers from the beginning of their careers when reporting and to the end of their careers after separation of service. Not Just Any Old Army honors all soldiers: past, present and future; while recognizing their sacrifices given each day.
Any soldier within the Infantry Branch has an abundance of training opportunities that include: Airborne, Sniper, Pathfinder, Air Assault; and many more! Our highly experienced film teams will capture that amazing and hard life that would put any 9-5 job to shame! Not Just Any Old Army is a competitor that will put any military documentary you've seen on National Geographic and the History Channel!
What the Money is For
The money would allow the crew to purchase
equipment that will not only portray these soldiers, but bring the audience
into the scene! We plan to use state of the art technology, such as GoPro
Products, to bring the first person perspective to the audience. This equipment
includes items such as cameras, microphones, stock footage, artwork, filming
permits, film, software, location and travel expenses, shipping and handling,
etc. A list of equipment purchased will be presented near the finish date.
This project is special to many veterans and to
us. We're going to dedicate everything we have to this project and without the
money you have the chance to provide, we may never see this finished. Once our
crew secures the permits from the federal government and necessary stock
footage, we can expect the project to be finished in twenty weeks (more if we
reach the stretch goals).
The pledge amounts are too high! Our rewards are one of our big focus and we want
to use the best materials for as rewards for your contribution while making
sure the infantrymen get the recognition they deserve!
While Not Just Any Old Army's main focus is the Infantry, our stretch goals allow us to expand our focus that would bring more in a larger audience.
$45,000: We will include a length segment about the National Guard Infantry!
$50,000: We will include a lengthy segment about the 82nd Airborne Division!
$60,000: We will include a lengthy segment about the 101st Airborne Division!
$75,000: We will include a lengthy segment about the 75th Ranger Regiment!
$85,000: We will include a lengthy segment about the 1st Cavalry Division!
$90,000: We will include a lengthy segment about the 3rd Infantry Regiment!
Although we plan to implement all of the topics listed above, all footage is subject to government approval.
About CPR Design
CPR Design was created to bring jobs to veterans who left service honorably and hold the US military in high regards. These
veterans are tired of seeing new recruits treat the military without respect or
honor, as if it were just any old army.
Our Film Team is led by E. S. Riley, a retired First Sergeant that served in The Gulf War, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Writer, Sergeant First Class, Gerald Eubanks (USA-RET), is a graduate from the University of Virginia; he led a recon platoon in the Middle East.