Architecture. New York. Challenges. Entertainment. Stunts. Sound like your typical series? Didn't think so, now let's get it made! Read more
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on November 15, 2012.
About this project
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.
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.
EXAMPLE GREAT SPACES REVIEWS:
ABOUT GREAT SPACES:
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Subscribe to us on YouTube
ABOUT THE REWARDS:
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.
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.
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.
Risks and challenges
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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