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Architecture. New York. Challenges. Entertainment. Stunts. Sound like your typical series? Didn't think so, now let's get it made!

ABOUT GREAT SPACES:

This is our first design and travel series that has been published with one of the largest architectural publications Designmymuse (ARCHDAILY), Mocoloco, Archinect, The New York Observer and more. Archdaily is among the top online publications in the world and we are beyond honored to have our videos featured with such a prestigious brand.

THANK YOU!!!!

Great Spaces delves into the colorful history of design and showcases an offbeat celebration of the art of showing spaces, featuring super-spaces, extreme stunts and challenges, spaces reviews and celebrity interviews, as well as the eccentric adventures of its hosts with Great Space's customary wit and humor. Hosted by design lover Alexi Panos, architect Delaine Isaac, architectural enthusiast Oheri Otobo and UK architect Ben Nother. Great Spaces explores the history of America and abroad, one space at a time.

ABOUT THE WEB SERIES:

The most exciting factor about the web series medium is its ongoing interaction with you as the audience. You, the viewer, can effect the series as it progresses. We want to take this to the next level. Television. And bring you into the process by showing not just how we make films but why we make them.

Along with the 6 episodes (18 spaces) we will be releasing in 2013, Great Spaces will be uploading new spaces and behind-the-scenes videos every week from this fall of 2012 until the first season wraps. To stay up to date subscribe to our YouTube channel GreatSpacesTV for new space clips and facebook for behind the scenes clips.

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ABOUT THE REWARDS:

Autumn/Winter 2012-13 release wristband. Blue “@GREATSPACES” debossed text. Made in USA. One size fits all.
Autumn/Winter 2012-13 release wristband. Blue “@GREATSPACES” debossed text. Made in USA. One size fits all.
Autumn/Winter 2012-13 release crew neck T-Shirt. Athletic grey ‘GREAT SPACE BRO” graphic print. 100% cotton. Made in USA.
Autumn/Winter 2012-13 release crew neck T-Shirt. Athletic grey ‘GREAT SPACE BRO” graphic print. 100% cotton. Made in USA.

ABOUT YOUR MONEY:

Right now, we are gearing up for season one and we need your help in order to continue production.  With the funds we raise, we will be able to purchase necessary equipment, complete new website development, and support our incredibly hardworking and dedicated production team

Your payment is processed through Amazon (and is as easy as buying a CD, Book or DVD from Amazon.com) .  Your money is not taken until the project is funded in full.  If the project is not funded, no money is taken. 

Up to this point, Great Spaces has been completely self-funded.  We're doing this because we love design and travel, talking about it and sharing it with other people. It's been awesome -- but the only way to keep it going without sponsors or real advertising money - is through Kickstarter.  

Thank you so much for your support and we hope that the stories from each space will inspire you as much as they will inspired us.

Every penny goes directly towards production and contributor rewards. Before we can start shooting, we need to cover a myriad of production and post-production expenses including:

Cast - Presenters
Crew - Cinematographer, Production Designer, Sound Recordist.
Equipment - Camera Packing, Lighting and Grip Gear, Expendables.
Production Design - Set Dressing, Props.
Locations - Spaces that require permit fees.
Permits & Insurance - NY City Permits, Production Insurance (not cheap).
Craft Services - Meals, Beverages, Ramen.
Editing - VFX, Assemblies, Rough Cuts, Final Cut, Possibly Dissolves.
Music - Soundtracks, sound-effects, riffs and synths.

Presenters

Delaine is the founder of Great Spaces, as well as a designer based in the New York Area. He created Great Spaces in the Spring of 2008 as a way to catalog his search for new ways to show spaces to the world through entertainment, humor, and intellectually conscious content. Educated at Rutgers University and NYIT. With office experience from Dattner Architects, Tronic Studio and on site experience with Isaac/ Associates and Jimmy Dumas Architecture, he loves everything about design. He is currently pursuing a design practice with the interests of social media, video and film. Being taught by professors from Columbia GSAPP, Harvard GSD and esteemed architects such as Elizabeth Terragini which so far has been good for his obsession with traveling to various countries to share spaces you.

Follow Isaac on Twitter at @delaineisaac

Alexi has hosted various television projects, graced the pages of numerous magazines, walked the runways of Fashion Week, published a book, took the stage at Caroline’s Comedy Club in NYC, and lent her voice to two multi-platinum albums. Hosted E! News and feature'd her causes on MTV. She’s hosted numerous local and national television series, and took the helm at HGTV on their new series “Run My Makeover.” With all of her industry experience, Panos decided to create her own production company, LXE Productions, to house the various shows she’s created. See her in action on Great Spaces.

Oheri Otobo hails from a culture rooted in the West African region of Isoko, Nigeria, raised in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, born in Boston. A true pioneer at heart, often dabbling in creative writing, poetry and photography. Drawing inspiration from the surprises found in the extraordinary routine of everyday life.

Ben currently lives in Bristol where he studied a BA Architecture and Planning at the University of the West of England. He stayed in the city to find work, enter design competitions and established up a family business with his Father and Brother called Nother Associates combining the disciplines of design, surveying and building. He is currently applying to go back to university next year to get his part 2 qualification specializing in sustainable design. Ben also runs a design blog which features design from the UK and anything that takes his interest. Although passionate about architecture Ben loves music and video games. He currently blogs here.

Video Updates

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge is simply to create great stories and films people want to see. Showing a series about a bunch of design enthusiasts is hard work and sometimes architecture can be esoteric. At the big studios they work on shows like this for YEARS--and we know making it great will be a monumental task.

And it takes the right people to achieve greatness--we'll need to identify the best people and add to our team to make these films "blueprint" amazing. There's a lot of talented folks out there but finding the ones that share a passion for the unique world and love for factual entertainment in Great Spaces is key--it will take time and diligence.

Lastly on the rewards: we will update the production blog as diligently as possible but bear with us with any delays between posting. We want to focus our main efforts on making the introduction cinematic opening sequence for the series and will update the blog when we can. As for those who pledge enough for the series --please allow some time to get those done. Delaine's got a busy schedule getting the series itself out to viewers.

Thanks for the support and thanks in advance for putting up with any delays we may encounter in delivery. Great Spaces has done a lot of creative work over the years but we've never done anything quite like this before--including the whole rewards thing and it will be a new challenge for us--but we're looking forward to it!

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    We'll send you a Autumn/Winter 2012-13 release wristband. Blue “@GREATSPACES” debossed text. Made in USA. One size fits all. (Please add $5 for international orders) Also a thank you fb update/tweet as a backer on the Great Spaces Facebook and Twitter page when you send us a picture of you with the wristband.

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    We'll send you a wristband, DVD of behind the scenes features, unreleased footage and exclusives from the series. Also a thank you fb update/tweet as a backer on the Great Spaces Facebook and Twitter page when you send us a picture of you with the DVD.

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    We'll send you a Great Spaces poster, Great Spaces "Bro" t-shirt, wrist band and DVD. (Please add $10 for international orders) Also a thank you fb update/tweet as a backer on the Great Spaces Facebook and Twitter page when you send us a picture of you with the poster.

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    We'll send you a "Great Spaces Bro" t-shirt, wrist band, a digital copy of the "Great Spaces" DVD, poster and behind the scenes features, unreleased footage and exclusives from the series. Unlimited access to all future Great Spaces live audience shooting and events. (Please add $10 for international orders) Also a thank you fb update/tweet as a backer on the Great Spaces Facebook and Twitter page when you send us a picture of you in the t -shirt with DVD.

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    We'll send you a "Great Spaces Bro" t-shirt, a digital copy of the "Great Spaces" DVD first series of 6 episodes and the DVD of behind the scenes features, unreleased footage and exclusives from the series. Unlimited access to all future Great Spaces live audience shooting and events. Have dinner with the presenters for an evening. Plus a "thank you" in the film's credits. (Please add $10 for international orders) Also a thank you fb update/tweet as a backer on the Great Spaces Facebook and Twitter page when you send us a picture of you in the t -shirt with DVD's.

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    You'll get two VIP tickets to the World Premiere of the series (your travel and accommodations not included) plus dinner that evening with presenters. You or your company will get a "special thanks" in the series credits, 6 DVDs, 1 Behind the scenes DVD, two T-shirts, poster, wristbands and also a thank you fb update/tweet as a backer on the Great Spaces Facebook and Twitter page. (Please add $10 for international orders)

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    You'll get a private screening of Great Spaces for your group or company, anywhere in the world, hosted by the presenters. You'll get a special thanks in the series credits, plus 10 DVD's, 10 posters, 10 t-shirts, and 10 wristbands. Delaine's transportation and lodging are additional, unless you're in New York. Timing: This winter, exact date TBD depending on Delaine's schedule. Email us with ideas or any questions:

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