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I'm creating an original sound effects collection from scratch. I'll use quality recording gear that can literally fit in my pocket.

Hi. My name is Joel. I'm creating an original sound effects collection using a minimal set of creative tools. It will be small enough to fit in my pocket and thus I will be able to carry it with me all the time. It goes along with the idea spread among photographers that the best camera is the one you have with you - except that I'm dealing with sound recording.

I work with professional recording equipment on a daily basis, but 1) It's too big to carry in my pockets, and 2) It stays at the studio.

So with your support I'll put together a small audio recording toolkit that I can literally carry in my pockets. I'll use it to create an original sound effects collection of that will be delivered as 48K 24bit WAV files. I'm aiming to make it a blend of sounds that are really unique, but also group them in ways that make sense: hallways, playgrounds, kitchen, office, doors, cars, ambient, things that break, audio slow motion textures (oversampled and played back slower).

I think this exploration of portable, affordable, and high quality creative tools will benefit indie film-makers, audio and video editors, music creators, those interested in the creative process, and anyone who wants to be able to say that their name is displayed on a "Wall of Awesome."

Again, all the equipment I'll be using is of excellent quality and will all fit in my pockets. The pieces I'd like to acquire for the Pocket Creative Kit is the Zoom H1, a Redhead Windscreen, and High Quality Earbuds. Once I cover the cost of the basic toolkit, I'll put the additional money toward expanding on the idea of portable creative tools, as well as documenting the process.

Thanks for checking out the Pocket Creative Kit.

REWARDS

$1 Project Updates + Wall of Awesome

The Wall of Awesome is a board upon which I will write the names of all sponsors who give at least one dollar. It will be placed in a prominent location in my office. It's really just a quirky way of saying thanks!

$5 Sound Effects - Basic Collection (50 Sounds) (+ all previous rewards)

The basic collection will consist of 50 original sounds, delivered as 48K 24bit WAV files. You also get royalty-free usage rights.

$10 Sound Effects - Full Collection (100+ Sounds) (+ all previous rewards)

The full collection will consist of at least 100 original sounds (probably a lot more), delivered as 48K 24bit WAV files. I already have a good list of sounds I want to capture intentionally, in addition to the unknown sounds that I have yet to discover. You also get royalty-free usage rights.

$20 Daily Challenge Sponsor (20 available) (+ all previous rewards)

Give me a sound effect challenge. Describe any sound you want me to try to capture (must be family friendly), and I will make it one of my daily challenges. Each of the possible 20 sponsored "Daily Challenges" will feature one sponsor per day. The sponsor will get their name, web-link, and challenge featured in the blog post, and I will have one day to find and create a sound effect that meets the description. The blog is being launched concurrently with this project (www.joeltimothy.com).

$250 Personalized Seminar (+ all previous rewards)

I will come to your local business, non-profit, or church and share on audio and video production. My experience includes broadcast television, promotional videos, live sound, live and studio recording, and custom soundtrack creation. 3 hour seminar in DFW area only.

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    WALL OF AWESOME: Your name on the wall, plus project updates.

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    FULL SOUND EFFECTS COLLECTION: At least 100 original sounds, delivered as 48K 24bit WAV files. + previous rewards

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    PERSONALIZED SEMINAR: I'll come train, teach or speak at your location. DFW area only. + previous rewards

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