Dear patient supporters,
You haven't heard from me in a while, but I've been working steadily and have made some progress (25 seconds, to be precise). I know it ain't much, but you can't imagine the amount of work... Even though the new scenes could be viewed in sequence, I decided to upload them separately so that when the video is done, you'll see it come together for the first time :)
So here's a new and very short clip and a bunch of still images, for your viewing pleasure. (My next update will have another, slightly longer clip).
The project has finally come to its (successful) end! It's been a crazy ride, but totally worth it. Thanks everyone, for all your love and support!!!
And now - it's time for you to collect your REWARDS :)
Shortly, you'll be getting surveys from Kickstarter, with questions regarding the rewards (T-shirt size, etc). Please answer them ASAP, as I won't be able to manufacture anything before I get ALL your answers.
The 15x21 cm signed prints can be chosen from these 3 images:
Some Like it Hot
The music can be downloaded from "Dropbox" folders. Eligible backers will get invites to the appropriate folders. When you accept the invite, you'll be asked to join "Dropbox". It's safe and easy to join. They won't spam or share your email, and only require a password.
The full albums are CD quality and can be burned onto a CD as is, or converted into any size or format you wish for your computer and portable devices. They are available for download as Zip files.
If you'd rather receive MP3s, please let me know, and I'll add that option.
There's still a shitload of work ahead of me, so it will be a while before the video is finished, but now, THANKS TO YOU, I can afford to devote much more time to it, and I'm very excited! I promise to keep you updated here when I have made some substantial progress :)
Who will be the 100th backer?
Yes, we've met the goal (yay!) and I've replaced the serious cover photo with a smiling one :) but there's still a ton of work, and the goal was extremely modest relatively to what's really needed...
So please share with one or more friends, email, tweet, post on facebook, or whatever you think will do the trick. Thanks in advance!
Here's a little stimulus: I've attached one of the CDB songs you'll get for the $10 pledge. The singer is our own Ester Rada - the beautiful cook who is now smiling - thanks to you and your generosity!
And thank you Kickstarter, for this wonderful opportunity!
THE GOAL IS MET! THE DEAL IS ON!
Thanks to Martin Kratzenstein, the very generous and talented managing director of Chin Chin records, who never asked for this video in the first place, yet has been so enthusiastic and supportive every step of the way. Not only did Martin grant me the permission to use the song, he even created a shorter version to suit the needs of my video, he's providing a lot of the rewards for you backers, and now, he just made a HUGE adjustment to his pledge, to make sure that the funding for this project succeeds!!!
Thanks so much, Martin!
And thanks, YOU ALL!
I know you gave as much as you could, and your pledges mean a lot to me, no matter how big or small.
Your funds will enable me to devote more time to the project and hire some help, and hopefully you'll be able to view the results before the end of this year.
And if you don't want to wait that long, well... there are still 60 hours left to share this with your friends... It really works. Hey, some of you guys were referred by friends!
Every extra dollar will help speed the process :-)
I LOVE YOU!!!
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You get to be part of an awesome project, a LINK to the video, and my EVERLASTING GRATITUDE :)Estimated delivery:
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You get the above, PLUS a printable HIGH RESOLUTION frame form the video (see description) with a PERSONAL thank you email from me.Estimated delivery:
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You get all of the above, more gratitude, AND a high quality (1411 kbps) download of the EXCELLENT SONG "Some Like It hot" (guaranteed to make you move!) and of Club Des Belugas' recently released, beautiful single, "Save a Little Love for me", featuring the lovely Ester Rada (who is also the lead actress in this video) and a DOWNLOAD of the finished VIDEO in crisp FULL HD.Estimated delivery:
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You get ALL of the above + even more gratitude + a free 1411 kbps (CD quality) download of "SWOP" - the ENTIRE Club Des Belugas AMAZING ALBUM that features the song "Some Like it Hot" and is one of my favorite albums ever!Estimated delivery:
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You get EVERYTHING above + a PERSONAL HANDWRITTEN thank you note on a 15x21 cm LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED, HIGH QUALITY PRINT of your choice out of 3 images (see description).Estimated delivery:
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You get ALL the above + another two high resolution downloads = a total of THREE fabulous ENTIRE ALBUMS: Swop, Apricoo Soul, and Zoo Zizaro. (AMAZING deal, if you ask me...)Estimated delivery:
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You get ALL the above, way more gratitude, AND a BEAUTIFUL LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT (see pictures in the description) in your size, AND hard proof of gratitude - a GOOGLABLE SPECIAL THANKS on the youtube page of the video. **THE BEST DEAL so far in my opinion! (please add $10 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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You get EVERYTHING - the T-shirt, the 3 album downloads, TWO DIFFERENT signed and personally dedicated 25x21 cm prints, AND your choice between a HARD COPY of the "Club Des Belugas Live" DVD or DOUBLE CD. SWEET! (please add $10 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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You get ALL the above listed valuable gifts PLUS a PAIR OF OPEN TICKETS for a Club Des Belugas SHOW of your choice, with no expiration date, for WHENEVER you can make it! PLUS a high quality download of the EXCELLENT NEWLY RELEASED CDB ALBUM "Forward". AND a personally dedicated hard copy, limited edition DVD of the finished video in full HD. WOW! I can't believe how good these rewards are!... (please add $10 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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You get ALL the above mentioned - the signed artwork, T-shirt, show passes, downloads, hard copies... EVERYTHING! PLUS a 35x62 cm SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT of your choice out of 4 options (see description) and an additional hard copy Club Des Belugas CD of your choice. At this level and up, you ALSO get a googleable ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit and LOADS of gratitude. INCREDIBLE DEAL!!! (please add $18 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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You get the free concert tickets, the credit, the downloads, the T shirt + HARD COPIES of 3 Club Des Belugas album CDs of your choice + DVD & Double CD of their live show + 2 signed 15x21 cm prints + dedicated special edition DVD of the final video, AND an EXCLUSIVE SINGLE EDITION 50x89 cm SIGNED PRINT of ANY frame you choose from the video (that isn't already taken) and TONS of gratitude!! If you love the artwork - this is the way to go! (please add $25 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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You get the T shirt, the downloads, HARD COPIES of 5 Club Des Belugas album CDs of your choice + DVD and Double CD of their live show + a 12" vinyl EP entitled “Hip Hip Chin Chin” featuring 4 songs from 4 different ChinChin artists + ALL THREE signed 15x21 prints + the DVD of the final video, AND an EXCLUSIVE SINGLE EDITION 70x125 cm SIGNED PRINT of any frame you choose from the video (that isn't already taken) AND 2 PAIRS of OPEN TICKETS for Club Des Belugas SHOWS of your choice as a SPECIAL GUEST of the band AND a PRODUCER title, both googleable, and in the CREDIT ROLL. Personally, I think this is the BEST SIZE PRINT, so if I had the $$$ - I'd definitely go for this one! (please add $25 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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You get to BE IN THE VIDEO! that's right - YOUR FACE in the video (probably) viewed by millions worldwide! AND an EXCLUSIVE SINGLE EDITION 70x125 cm SIGNED PRINT with YOU IN THE PICTURE! and an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER title, googleable and IN THE CREDIT ROLL, and of course THE OTHER FABULOUS REWARDS - T shirt, 2x2 VIP free show tickets, ALL the above listed Club Des Belugas album CDs & DVDs + 12" vinyl + 3 signed 15x21 cm prints + personally dedicated DVD of the final video + all the downloads - THE WORKS!! This reward is really special because you'll get to participate in the making and become AN INTEGRAL PART of the project FOREVER! + Free shipping on this one :) Restriction apply, so please contact me PRIOR to pledging.Estimated delivery:
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