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Camera Ready is an instructional multimedia eBook dedicated to helping anyone utilize high-quality video to tell their story on camera.
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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    There's no such thing as a small amount! A buck will get you my enormous thanks, gratitude, and positive karma forever. Good vibes have never been so affordable! To sweeten the deal, your name will be included in a post on my website thanking all backers.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Let the learning begin! You'll get a DRM-free digital copy of Camera Ready, compatible with Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble devices, and packed with tons of informative content, including 20 instructional videos and interviews with media and technology industry experts.

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    You'll get a DRM-free digital copy of Camera Ready featuring an exclusive "Kickstarter Backer Edition" cover, which will be adapted from some really awesome graphic elements being made in conjunction with the eBook's release.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    You'll get the DRM-free digital copy of Camera Ready with exclusive cover, plus I'll send you a sweet custom thank you post card. Trees be damned!

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    You'll get the DRM-free special cover edition of Camera Ready and your name in a special acknowledgments section of the eBook for Kickstarter backers this level and above. If you're a fan of posterity or showing off to your friends, this level is sure to please.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    You get a DRM-free copy of Camera Ready, your name on the special edition's acknowledgments page, plus a spot in one of three 60 minute Google+ Hangouts with me and other backers. You'll be able to talk about the book, get some career guidance, or ask me to do my Walter Cronkite impression.

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    You'll get the special cover version of Camera Ready when it's released, plus a one hour personal video consultation with me on Skype or Google+. We'll communicate via email beforehand to make a plan for what you'd like to talk about. It can be a critique of any current work such as your reel, any videos you've made, and other on-camera topics. This is a great opportunity to get some valuable, personal career attention. There's no time like face time!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    You get a copy of Camera Ready when it's released, plus a personal power lunch (or dinner) with me and one of my media friends in New York City. Who's hungry for knowledge and cheesecake?

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Ready for a media makeover? You'll get a copy of Camera Ready when it's released, plus an amazing full day of media training with me and other backers in New York City. You'll receive on-camera coaching, best practices for connecting with your audience, and most importantly, valuable advice for avoiding wardrobe malfunctions! This is the perfect level to "kickstart" your on-camera journey, which will likely feature worse puns than the one you just read!

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Edu Level - This level is intended for educational institutions, media training groups, non-profits, and other organizations that wish to offer Camera Ready to their students or employees. You'll receive 500 DRM-free copies of Camera Ready at half off the eventual retail price. For this level, I can provide a preview copy to your organization for evaluation. Please message me for more details.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Let's make a client video! Two lucky backers will get my on-camera talent for an entire day for the purposes of making a video for your organization. My clients have included BBC, American Museum of Natural History, Human Rights Watch, Hearst Publications, Publishers Clearing House, and many more. If you need a great video for one of your company's initiatives, this is the level for you. Please note: This level includes on-camera talent only. You are responsible for costs relating to the video's production, such as studio time, equipment, camera person, etc. Please feel welcome to send me a message with questions regarding this level before you pledge.

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