About this project
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I just completed a project called Everything is a Remix. If you haven't seen it, please do check it out because I think it's more persuasive than anything I can possibly say here.
I'd now like to introduce you to my next project, which, with your help, I'd like to launch this election year of 2012.
It's called This is Not a Conspiracy Theory and it's a multi-part series that will explain the major ideas, events and human quirks that have shaped where we are right now politically. It will center on the United States, but the stories will cover the world and I think it'll have strong relevance regardless of where you live. It will be a series with huge scope, but it'll be rooted in solid storytelling. I'll use history, science, psychology and economics to tell this story and I'll make it relevant, accessible and seriously entertaining.
It will primarily be a work of perspective. It's intended to give you some clarity and some context about where we are now. But it will also be my view of the material. It will have bias. I think it needs some commentary because frankly some ideas are bad, and this needs to be said. I'll demonstrate these things and I'll do it without cheap-shots or demonizing anybody.
I'll also be raising my filmmaking to the highest level I can take it. And I'll do that by hiring the best collaborators I can get. So I'm going to raise my own game, I'm also going to add some all-stars to the team.
The first episode will land before the election. The rest, and I'm not how many there will be yet, will come afterwards.
This will be a truly free piece of media. It will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license, meaning you will be able to use this media for any purpose so long as you provide attribution. You'll be able to copy, redistribute, broadcast and remix to your heart's content.
It will also be open. I will be sharing everything I know and learn throughout production. During the initial development that access will be limited to my KickStarter backers, so you can get involved or you can just see what goes into the sausage.
So that is a quick overview of This is Not a Conspiracy Theory. I hope you'll consider backing this project. I think the series will serve as a productive discussion piece, a good introduction to 21st century politics, and a really compelling piece of entertainment. I think it'll be a positive cultural contribution at a time when we could use it. Thanks very much for your consideration.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Full access to the initial development of the series. You can get involved or just watch it evolve.Estimated delivery:
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Full HD (1080p) digital download version of each video as they're released. (The videos will be distributed publicly at 720p.) Plus Reward #1.Estimated delivery:
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DVD of the complete series, plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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Blu-ray of the complete series, plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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2 DVDs of the complete series. The extra copy makes a great gift, and you save five bucks. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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1 DVD and 1 Blu-ray of the complete series. Save five bucks. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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2 Blu-rays of the complete series. The extra copy makes a great gift, and you save five bucks. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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100 backers All gone!
A limited edition This is Not a Conspiracy Theory poster (only 100 copies will be printed), as well as 2 DVDs or Blu-rays. The poster will be 24" x 36" and printed on 100 lb. stock with archival ink. Design is TBD but it will be sweet. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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***NEW*** Signed, deluxe package DVD or Blu-ray with an exclusive "making-of" booklet. Only 55 of these will be made and they will be gorgeous collector's items. Plus 2 standard DVD or Blu-ray editions. ($500 backers will also receive this deluxe DVD or BR.)Estimated delivery:
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All of reward #8, plus I will place a photo or piece of art that you own somewhere into the series. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
I will travel anywhere in the US or Canada and do a talk and Q&A session for your organization. The talk can either be about This is Not a Conspiracy Theory or Everything is a Remix. You'll also receive 5 DVDs or Blu-rays (or a bit of both) of the complete series. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
Same as above but I will travel anywhere outside the US or Canada. You'll also receive 5 DVDs or Blu-rays (or a bit of both) of the complete series. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
I will make a 3-minute video for you. There are limitations, so please contact me to discuss what you have in mind. You'll also receive 10 DVDs or Blu-rays (or a bit of both) of the complete series. If you live someplace I'll be visiting, I'll hand-deliver them to you. Plus Reward #1 & 2.Estimated delivery:
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