A New York City inspired documentary series capturing street art as it happens
Wild In The Streets is a 10 part series documenting art on the streets of New York City as it's happening. It's one of many street art-related projects under the DEGA FIlms umbrella, but it's the centerpiece of our content. Each episode follows a different street artist and focuses on their current body of work. We make sure to give equal share to each artist's aesthetic and the work itself as it exists independently of its creator in its new environment.
The project stems from a desire to capture street art in its natural habitat, during its often short lifespan. The streets of NYC are ever changing, and the art follows suit, making it almost impossible to view an entire body of work from any one single artist. Some pieces survive for less than 24 hours. Our hope is to present a full depiction of an artist's current catalog as well as the final stage of the process--getting the work up. We aim to capture as diverse a range of art as possible, including murals, stickers, wheat pastes, rollers, and much more.
Wild In The Streets differs from a traditional documentary style by removing the artist's subjective view of their work and allowing the art to speak for itself. The videos follow a strict format of cinematic style with only natural sound and music as the soundtrack.
Our first episode, featuring Brooklyn based artist Jilly Ballistic, was released on the first day of this Kickstarter campaign and can be seen below. The second episode, featuring Brooklyn duo Enzo & Nio, will be released before the close of the campaign.
We still need your help to finish the next eight!
The money that you donate will go towards:
- Gear rental - including lights, camera gear (we shoot on Canon C300), and sound equipment.
- Transportation - for gear and camera pickups along with artist transportation
- Specialty crew and post work - DEGA Films handles a large majority of the work that goes into each episode. However, we can't do everything ourselves. We outsource our graphics work, audio work, and final color correction on each video.
- Digital storage - we have to put the files somewhere.
- Production Insurance - standard for film shoots using any kind of equipment.
- Miscellaneous Production Expenses - production often requires miscellaneous purchases, from water for the crew to gas for the car.
- Music Licensing
We have a number of prizes available from different NYC based artists. Below is a look at the Yok and Sheryo's original pieces.
Custom uncut sticker sheet from The Yok & Sheryo:
Additional DEGA Films Pojects:
Wild In the Streets is the culmination of a large majority of our effort but we do have a number of additional self-funded projects in the works outside of the series.
Art Pollution is an ongoing short form series, also documenting street art, that requires far fewer resources than Wild In The Streets. These videos range in style from quick cut 45 second shorts that focus on a single piece, to longer form artist profiles in a more traditional documentary format. We keep these videos cheap, in part by using footage that the artists themselves shoot with GoPro packages that we loan them.
Additionally, we are working on putting together some music videos and web content for the summer and fall of 2013
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
With the successful funding of Wild In The Streets, we wont have any trouble following through with logistical execution of the series. Our biggest challenges will be:
-Finding the right artists to work with. Many artists work under aliases meant to keep their identities concealed, so putting them on video can often be a touchy subject.
-Scheduling. Wild In The Streets is a passion project. Everyone involved in the project has a job that pays the bills, and sometimes coordinating a work schedule with shooting a street art documentary can prove to be a challenge.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.