Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Our first ever music video, for the song "Valentine's Day," will probably break your heart.
80 backers pledged $7,017 to help bring this project to life.

About

THE DIRTY BIRDS' FIRST MUSIC VIDEO: Valentine's Day project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$7,017

80

*UPDATE*
- $15 pledge now includes a Dirty Birds sticker - and for the record, the ringtones will be a mix of DBs songs and original Garageband compositions. (http://www.youtube.com/watch...)
- $100 pledge now includes a signed copy of the album mailed to your address...and if you're curious what a hilarious YouTube thank you video looks like, look no further: http://youtu.be/Yunen8MmMcU

The Dirty Birds are raising money to film our first ever music video, for the song "Valentine's Day." Just like we did with our self-released debut album, How the Cause Became the Cure, our goal is to do this once and do it right. Translation: we want to make a completely professional video, the kind that would look at home on TV.

But videos are expensive, especially good ones, and we’re going to need some help. We’re confident that with the help of our supportive fans, friends and family, we'll be able to reach our goal. The money that we raise here on Kickstarter will go toward renting a nice digital camera, paying for insurance, lights, permits, etc.

"Valentine's Day" is the lead single from the Dirty Birds' first album. On the surface, it's a simple pop-rock song with a strong hook and universal lyrics name-dropping a Hallmark holiday. But it’s also a candid, bleak portrayal of the end of a relationship, and that’s what we intend to put on the screen. By adding a layer of narrative drama, and filming the band’s live performance, the video will bring out the song’s emotional punch and capture the cathartic energy of the recording. We’re not going to give away too much of the video’s concept, but it will feature a post-breakup love triangle at a party, with the Dirty Birds as the house band. (Yes, we will need extras…)

The video will be directed by Jason Saltiel, brother of the Dirty Birds' lead singer Jared Saltiel. Jason is a filmmaker, screenwriter and musician living in New York City. The video will be produced by Kristen Konvitz, who is also producing the feature adaptation of Lauren Wolkstein’s 2009 short film “Cigarette Candy,” which won the South by Southwest jury prize.

We’ve come up with some fun perks for those who support the project. Thank you all for your help!

-The Dirty Birds & Co.

P.S. Download the album for free at dirtydirtybirds.bandcamp.com

thedirtybirds.com

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    your name credited on the Dirty Birds website

    Less
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    your name credited on the Dirty Birds website, plus the super-fresh Dirty Birds ringtones download package

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    UPDATE: your name on the website, plus a Dirty Birds sticker in the mail, plus the super-fresh ringtones package (includes new original Garageband compositions which you will enjoy regardless of your phone).

    Less
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    all of the above, plus access to secret site with home-recorded DEMOS FOR THE NEXT ALBUM

    Less
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    all of the above, plus a Dirty Birds t-shirt

    Less
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    all of the above, plus a personalized, hilarious YouTube thank you video from the whole band

    Less
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    all of the above, plus a Dirty Birds poster signed by the band and mailed to your address

    Less
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    all of the above, and we will write and record a song about you in the style or genre of your choosing (no quality guarantee)

    Less
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    all of the above, plus a date with the Dirty Bird of your choosing on Valentine's Day 2011 (NYC only - airfare not included)

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)