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Evan Mann is planning a mysterious experimental video project and is selling his art to raise the funds needed for production

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DAVID KAMP / Music & Sound Design will be composing the sound:

Join me on an adventure into the unknown...

...into The Otherworldly.

The world may be a mysterious place, but this experimental video will make it more so as I embark on a journey that defies traditional notions of gravity, time and space while exploring the depths of the imagination. 

The Otherworldly will continue a five year investigation of the ethereal, mystical, and wondrous aspects surrounding the creation of life, inevitability of death, and the faith in between. Not unlike life itself, the final outcome of this project is a mystery that will unfold with time: The Otherworldly is not a preconceived, concrete project, complete with maps and story-boards. Rather, it is an intuitive exploration into the unknown.

I cannot venture into The Otherworldly alone. I need you. Making a film requires heaps of resources, people and collaboration. Lighting, cameras, tripods, set construction, costumes, stunt people... shaving cream, q-tips, milk, and many gallons of white paint: these are the things I anticipate needing for this project. I have set up an array of entry points and rewards for those who are interested in supporting The Otherworldly

A recent project with Otterbox that explains my work:

Below is a sampling of previous video projects:

$8,000 is a modest goal to fund this video project, but If we do not meet this goal, your credit card will not be charged and The Otherworldly will not receive any funds from Kickstarter. But not to worry, because 95% of the things we worry about never actually happen. Truth be told, I hope to double this goal, and believe we will. 

Here is how:

As a visual artist I have a problem to solve: in this case, bare backs and empty walls. I am giving screen-printed t-shirts and original artwork away to those willing to contribute to The OtherworldlyBelow are examples of the original artwork that will arrive at your doorstep:

Otherworldly t-shirt
Otherworldly t-shirt
Original ink drawings
Original ink drawings
"Revelator" and "Ten Thousand Kings and Every Creature" screen-prints
"Revelator" and "Ten Thousand Kings and Every Creature" screen-prints
"Every Spiritual Blessing"
"Every Spiritual Blessing"
Hyperkinetic Elevation Blender (Creation #29)
Hyperkinetic Elevation Blender (Creation #29)

Economic Outpatient Anestitizer (Creation #27)

Physiostatic Fluid Imitator (Creation #26)

Radiostatic Agenda Derailer (Creation #24)

Below is a visual breakdown of pledges and associated rewards:

Thank you for supporting The Otherworldly.

Among the best methods of supporting this project is to tell your friends and family by "liking" on Facebook and emailing links to this page.  Sharing with the people in your life is the most valuable gift you can give and it costs nothing. How wonderful!

To experience more of the mystery visit www.evanmann.com

For additional information, send an email to evan@evanmann.com

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The challenges with producing a video fall into three categories: Lots of work, time, and resources. Post-production of "The Otherworldly" will be the most challenging, I will do much of the compositing in Adobe After Effects, where the visual phenomena will come alive. I will frequently be using a green-screen, implementing continuous loops, time lapse photography and stop-motion animations. A typical 8-hour day of stop-motion animating will produce less than 15 seconds of video footage. I will also need to create all the materials, objects, and creatures that will be in front of the camera; this means lots of preparation before a shot can even begin. Despite the challenges, the final product will be rewarding and will minimize the hardships... this will be so fun!

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    7 backers

    Thank you for donating! I will email you personally, to thank you for your support and send you a link to the completed video project (to be completed by fall of 2013) along with a digital copy of my RISD MFA thesis book (120 pages of text and image).

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    18 backers

    Along with reward #1, you will receive a limited edition Canvas brand t-shirt, screen-printed with some otherworldly imagery relating to the content of the video. Become a stylish art collector today. Will ship before Christmas!

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    14 backers

    Along with reward #1, thank you for purchasing a 6x6 inch original ink drawing relating to the content of the video. It will be a surprise when it arrives at your door, and yes, it will be drawn by hand and signed. Check out the ink drawings on the left to give you an idea of what awaits. Will ship before Christmas!

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    14 backers

    Thank you for purchasing a combination of rewards #1, #2, and #3: a link to the completed video, a digital copy of the thesis book, a t-shirt, and an original 6x6 inch ink drawing full of fantastical complexity, relating to the content of the video. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    Along with rewards #1 and #2, thank you for purchasing the "Revelator" screen-print, pictured left. This six-color image comes from a video still from the Revelator music video for Josh Garrels. It has been printed by hand in a limited edition of 30. Each one is signed and numbered, 15x11 inches. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    3 backers

    Along with reward #1, thank you for purchasing a 8x10 inch original ink drawing relating to the content of the video. Each one will be different and completely otherworldly, drawn by hand, and signed of course. Check out the ink drawings on the left to give you an idea of what awaits. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    Along with rewards #1 and #2, thank you for purchasing the "Ten Thousand Kings and Every Creature" screen-print. This six-layer image comes from a scene in the Revelator music video for Josh Garrels. It has been printed by hand in a limited edition of 12; it measures 22.5x30 inches. Each one is signed, of course. An image of this reward can be found to the left. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    4 backers

    Thank you for purchasing a combination of rewards #1, #2, and #6: a link to the completed video, a digital copy of the thesis book, a t-shirt, and an original 8x10 inch ink drawing not unlike the ones to the left, inspired by the content of the video. Will ship before Christmas!(S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    1 backer

    Along with reward #1, thank you for purchasing a 12x10 inch original ink drawing relating to the content of the video. Each one will be unlike any thing else, ever, in all of time, but not unlike the ink drawings to the left. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    4 backers

    Thank you for purchasing a combination of rewards #1, #2, and #9: a link to the completed video, a digital copy of the thesis book, a t-shirt, and an original 12x10 inch ink drawing not unlike the ones to the left, inspired by the content of the video. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    Along with rewards #1 and #2, thank you for purchasing "Every Spiritual Blessing." This one of a kind 22.5x30 inch drawing has been created by hand with ink and acrylic on paper. Check it out to the left. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $5 for USA and $10 for international)

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Along with rewards #1 and #2, thank you for purchasing one of the following from www.evanmann.com: Economic Outpatient Anestitizer (Creation #27), Physiostatic Fluid Imitator (Creation #26), Radiostatic Agenda Derailer (Creation #24). Each of these painted etchings measures 21x31 inches and is signed. Exciting. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $15 for USA and $30 for international)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The big prize! Along with rewards #1 and #2, thank you for purchasing the Hyperkinetic Elevation Blender (Creation #29). This hand painted etchings measures 57x28 inches and is signed. Very exciting. Will ship before Christmas! (S&H: add an extra $20 for USA and $35 for international)

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    The big daddy of them all! Along with rewards #1 and #2, you have just commissioned an ink drawing that measures 42 inches tall and 60 inches wide. Check out the "Cloud of Unknowing" for an example of this reward. (S&H: add an extra $20 for USA and $35 for international)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Along with reward #4, I will produce up to a three minute video for whatever you may need. Be it a music video, commercial, business pitch, wedding documentation, or just a day of running through the sprinklers. (Please understand that transportation, materials, and other expenses are in addition to this pledge amount, which covers time and labor only)

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    Along with reward #10, you will become apart of the project. I will fly to your house and present the project in its entirety. You will also be invited behind the scenes during filming to visit the stop motion animation sets. Feel free to give input and suggestions :)

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