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This project was successfully funded on September 26, 2013.

Jump aboard this visionary vessel to embark on the mythic 'hero's journey'. A synaesthetic odyssey into realms of beauty & imagination!

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LOTUS CHAIN: A Visionary Video Voyage

Presented by Adam Scott Miller & InfinitUS Productions

Featuring the music of TELESMA

CONCEPTION: November 2011    DUE FOR COMPLETION: November 2013

This project is intended for open-minded audiences that value the importance of cultivating the imagination. Indeed, it is our greatest resource.

...So let us take you on a hero's journey, to embark into the wondrous depths of the collective unconscious to perhaps, just perhaps... find something that was lost somewhere along a chain of events... an unseen I's key to flower.
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Featuring the combined visual artistry of Adam Scott Miller, Sean E. Conroy, Adam Daniel Palmer, and Chanel Baran. Incorporating a vast repertoire of mediums (but not limited to): clay, 3d modeling, bodypainting, metal, painting, photography, motion graphics. Soundscaped by the TELESMA songs Chain and White Lotus.

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The "Blu-Ray Quality" Officlal TRAILER (Please watch at full-HD resolution & full-screen if your internet connection allows. If playback is slow or the audio & visual is out-of-sync, allow the video to load substantially before playing)

This video-art project is an incredibly ambitious, authentic and courageous quest for creating [close to] "major-motion picture" quality graphics with scant budget, and few crew. The esoterically interpretative story, synaesthetic audio/visuals, and intuition-driven creative process is it's way of giving a gestalt experience for healing inspiration. I feel that it's process reflects our nature of perception and when perceived as a play of Art- is potentially very beneficial.

Lotus Chain is a synthesis of traditional & digital mediums, and Telesma's symphonic fusion of sound into a form of art experience- that integrates into a story of venturing through the inner worlds of dream, into amazing mystery, and towards a waking illumination for the beauty of life.

I'm attempting to tell this as a visionary artist informed by scientific/esoteric theory and a deep curiosity for mythic symbolism: that is the backdrop for a highly focused, quasi-intuitive orchestration of many-layered complexity into a fugue of fun! This method and process gives an almost-complete circle of numinous experience that you complete as whole, as the audience. A story that resonates with timelessly relevant themes, but told in a new way that provides a lens of novelty and the space for something else...something special to arise, within you.

We've dedicated ourselves to this project because this is the kind of video we'd like to see more of, and haven't. So we created it. Also, from the beginning we knew "seeing this project through" would be a profound challenge, and so have grown greatly during this epic creative process.

Telesma's music has felt perfect for being the soundscape to the story and inspiring its flow, visual synchrony, and powerful beauty. Once the two-part Lotus Chain movie is complete, we hope it will serve as great inspiration for countless-thousands (more actually) to live more consciously, and creatively.

We hope you will enjoy the previews of this artistically entheogenic experience and support our endeavor to link together and bloom the whole Lotus Chain!

If we meet our minimum goal we will be so heartened as to venture into another song-synced animated journey! For every higher degree of funding we receive- will be matched by our heartfelt gratitude, and inspiration + time/money capability to expand our art to a greater scale! 

Thank you so much... making this happen has been a tremendous effort. Your voyaging with us to see this globally-shared artwork to fruition heartens us greatly as artists and provides the resources to enthusiastically create the best we can. Please support our art, and share this innovative project with all of your friends and family!

Love & Gratitude, the Lotus Chain team

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Minimum GOAL: $18,000 +     (cover expenses & pay the Artists $3/hr)

Preferred GOAL: $28,000 +     (cover expenses & pay the Artists $6/hr)

Enraptured GOAL: $38,000 +  (cover expenses & pay the Artists $9/hr)

  • If you've ever wanted to buy an artwork from ASM, NOW IS THE TIME!
  • MULTIPLE REWARDS: Simply enter the TOTAL PLEDGE AMOUNT for all Rewards you would like. Then send me a message for which ones You Choose.
  • Please get in touch with me for those wanting greater Rewards. For patrons who would like a more substantial (or different size) painting, or existing originals for sale, contact me for a quote.

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Contact ADAM SCOTT MILLER:     visionASM @ gmail.com

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Risks and challenges

BIGGEST RISK:

- Project does not reach it's funding goal: Therefore losing confidence in this being a working model of community-supported Art (authentic creativity that is not compromised) AND that the Artists are not compensated for their dedicated time and energy on this project.

BIGGEST CHALLENGES:
- The dedicated time and energy necessary to make this project possible over the last two years has taken my attention away from my other work that provides a definite income to support my wife and two children.

- Keeping the momentum of inspiration despite losing months of work via technical malfunctions and having to repeat many arduous stages of production

- Working & communicating cross-continentally (I am based in Australia, everyone else is in the U.S.A.)

- My dwindling social life...

- Sleep deprivation! (and my wife thinking that I'm turning into a zombie)

Minor Risks:
-Internet speed not being sufficient for some to stream the video at full-HD quality.
-The risk of substantial loss of digital files (minimal because I've invested in many hard drives for backing up)

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FAQ

  • Yes, it's not my choice. That's how funds are transferred with Kickstarter projects.

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  • Only after the campaign ends- September 26... and ONLY IF the minimum GOAL is reached by then. If that goal isn't reached than the artists are in debt due to this effort to benefit all life) Please contribute and share!

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    SUPPORTER

    Thank you! Never underestimate the power of people and a single dollar!
    Adam Scott Miller and TELESMA will feature 'your name' in a celebratory campaign video on YouTube, Vimeo & Kickstarter :)

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    Included in the credits under "Thank You Contributors" for both when 'Lotus Chain' is presented as a whole, and in the credits of Part One "Chain" and Part Two "White Lotus"
    Also, Full-Quality 1080p Blu-Ray DOWNLOAD of the entire 14 minutes of 'Lotus Chain' plus a bundle of 'Behind the Scenes' materials of the the ideas and artwork that made up the project.

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    * Three STICKERS of my paintings 'Celestial Shore', 'Kindling the Enigma', and 'The Golden Apple'.
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    GROOVINDA

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    9 signed & laminated prints! 3 x 8x10" + 6 x 4x6" prints that are ready to inspire through any weather!
    A $75 value for $50 + Free Shipping Anywhere!

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    VISIONASM PACK (each poster SIGNED)

    'Celestial Shore' 18x24" poster 'The Epiphany of Sophia' 18x24" poster 'Spirit of Place' 11x17" poster

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    TELESMA TALISMANS

    ALBUMS: 'O(h)M', "Action In Inaction", 'Hearing Visions Live' (CD & DVD). Also, you will also receive a Hand-Signed 'Lotus Chain' print as a "Thank You!" from the band & Adam Scott Miller.

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    3RD~HAND SCULPTOR

    An original "Mask" by visionary sculptor Sean E. Conroy
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    1-day CLASS in MELBOURNE (learning the "ASMethod") (1st of 2)

    Saturday -February 1st, 2014 At the Visionary Art Atelier after the Rainbow Serpent Festival. Class taught by Adam Scott Miller, 15 year professional visionary artist with accreditation from the U.S.' top art schools: BFA in Illustration, MFA in Painting. Learn the essentials of what he's learned, and the in's & out's of his original painting process, the "ASMethod".
    The Visionary Art Atelier is a fully equipped venue, just bring your works & ideas in-progress! Class time TBA, estimated 10-6. Contact: Katia Honour <katiahonour@gmail.com>

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    1-day CLASS in MELBOURNE (learning the "ASMethod") (2nd of 2)

    Sunday - February 2nd, 2014 At the Visionary Art Atelier after the Rainbow Serpent Festival. Class taught by Adam Scott Miller, 15 year professional visionary artist with accreditation from the U.S.' top art schools: BFA in Illustration, MFA in Painting. Learn the essentials of what he's learned, and the in's & out's of his original painting process, the "ASMethod".
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    EARTH MASK

    Original ceramic mask by Sean E. Conroy
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    AURA PORTRAIT

    An ORIGINAL pen & ink portrait by Adam Scott Miller on acid-free dense paper (A4 = 8.3x11.7"). This is to be a realistic portrait OF ANYONE you choose, but with some degree of auric-energy intuited by ASM also.

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    MERCURY MASK

    Ceramic sculpture original by Sean E. Conroy

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    BUNDLE OF VISIONS

    An extremely generous (!) selection of Fine Art Luster PRINTS (signed)) from Adam Scott Miller. A retail value of $400+ for $260!

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    XIBALBA

    Original ceramic mask by Sean E. Conroy www.seaneart.com

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    CELESTIAL HUeMAN of eARTh

    An extremely generous (!) selection of CANVAS PRINTS (signed giclees, unstretched) from Adam Scott Miller. A retail value of $500+ for $360!

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    G-U-R-yoU

    11 hours of online painting mentoring by Adam Scott Miller, an accredited Master of Fine Arts Adam Scott Miller via email and Skype. (this pricing is less than what it usually costs in an online art school).
    Upon completion you receive an InfinitUS Art Certificate of mentoring with ASM. Signed and certified.

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    EMPYREAN PINECONER

    ou will be credited fully as an "CO-Producer" along with your choice of "Name" and "Title" in all credits to 'Chain', 'White Lotus', and 'LOTUS CHAIN'.

    A COMMISSIONED digital-PAINTING by Adam Scott Miller and a 17x22" signed fine art PRINT of it.

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    BARD OF THE BARDOS

    You will be credited fully as an "Executive Producer" along with your choice of "Name" and "Title" in all credits to 'Chain', 'White Lotus', and 'LOTUS CHAIN'.

    A COMMISSIONED digital-PAINTING by Adam Scott Miller and a 18x24" signed CANVAS of it.

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    LOTUS EaTERNAL BËING

    A commissioned 9x12" oil painting by Adam Scott Miller (contact Adam at visionASM@gmail.com in regards to this)

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    ÅSTRAL AL‡EN ARCHÆOLOGIST

    A commissioned 11x14" oil painting by Adam Scott Miller (contact Adam at visionASM@gmail.com in regards to this)

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    genISIS

    14x11" oil painting by Adam Scott Miller. 2012-2013. Special Kickstarter Sale (normally priced $3,600)

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    REIGNBOW N' MARROW

    Feature Sculpture, approximately 3' long, made of clay, steel, feathers, misc. Email Sean E. Conroy (seaneart.com) for more info and photos.

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    heART ÆNiMAtor of the ÆTHYRS

    A commissioned 12x16" oil painting by Adam Scott Miller (contact Adam at visionASM@gmail.com in regards to this)

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    The THORN

    Sculptured to be featured in the complete 'Lotus Chain'. Email Sean E. Conroy (seaneart.com) for more info and photos.

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    EYëKïNG's ARCHETYPER-ORACLE

    A commissioned 14x18" oil painting by Adam Scott Miller (contact Adam at visionASM@gmail.com in regards to this)

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    ARCHON

    Featured character in 'Lotus Chain', seen in 'official trailer'. Email Sean E. Conroy for more info and photos. Approx 3' tall, and joint-poseable. Made of ceramic, iron, steel, silica, copper.

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    The EyeKing MASK

    Mask featured in 'Lotus Chain', seen in 'official trailer' worn by main character.
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    Approx 5' wide. Made of Clay, bamboo, iron, steel, feathers, hemp. & antlers.

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    ARKiTECT of ANAMNESIS ANGeLS

    A commissioned 16x20" oil painting by Adam Scott Miller (contact Adam at visionASM@gmail.com in regards to this)
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    *** FOR PATRONS WHO'D LIKE A MORE SUBSTANTIAL PAINTING OR EXISTING ORIGINAL ARTWORKS FOR SALE, CONTACT ME FOR QUOTES: visionASM@gmail.com

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