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I'm trying to complete my MFA Thesis in Cinematography. Help me raise money to fund my 5 thesis films on S16mm, 16mm, 35mm, and HD.
I'm trying to complete my MFA Thesis in Cinematography. Help me raise money to fund my 5 thesis films on S16mm, 16mm, 35mm, and HD.
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I am hoping to graduate with my MFA in Cinematography by the end of May. In order to complete my degree, I am required to shoot 5 films, two 3-5 minute films, and three 12-15 minute films on 16mm, S16mm, 35mm, and HD. I decided to apply my undergrad degree in psychology and make a coherent series of films loosely based off of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Physiological, Safety, Love/Belonging, Esteem, and Self-Actualization.

I've already shot three of the films. Two are going through post production and one is completed, online, and can be viewed here: http://www.vimeo.com/4978927

See samples of my work here: http://www.vimeo.com/karenabadfilms

I plan on shooting the last two films on 35mm and HD in April. However, I need your help in completing my Thesis.

The money raised will go towards buying raw 35mm stock, processing, and production costs (production design/craft services,etc).

Every little bit helps. Thank you for your donation and for supporting the arts.

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    Help me finish my 5 short films for my MFA thesis in Cinematography.

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    A "Thanks" in the credits of one of my films and a personal thank you letter in the mail from me.

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    All of the above, access to weekly private video blog updates until I finish my thesis in May, PLUS a production book featuring photos and stills with progress excerpts.

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    All of the above and access to private rough cuts and progress videos. Q/A chat session tutorial about S16mm/35mm filmmaking. PDF copy of my Thesis proposal book, including all 5 scripts. A special edition production book that has photographs, sketches, storyboards, debriefing from each of the 5 film shoots.

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    All of the above and 50 frames of the original work print from one of my S16mm films. Associate Producer credits on my last two films. A PDF copy of my Final Review book which includes everything from all of my thesis shoots: storyboards, shot lists, producing contracts, a DVD of all 5 films, etc.

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    All of the above, executive producer credits to my last two films and 50 frames of the original work print from my 35mm film.

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    All of the above and at some point within the next year I will fly to wherever you are and spend the weekend with you. I will take you out to lunch and dinner and we can talk about filmmaking, have an arts and crafts session, go on a picnic, or even go on a photo adventure. You get to choose what we do...nothing gross or dirty, please.

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