About this project
Greetings, I’m Mermaid Linden and I LOVE sharing the magic of our oceans and its many creatures, great and small, with KIDS (and their parents, too!) My favorite way to do that? Through videos kids can watch online for FREE! My mission is for any child in the world with access to a computer to have quality ocean “edutainment” at their fingertips, and to make learning about our oceans FUN!
The idea for the Mermaid Minute came to me one day in 2011 while I was shampooing my hair in my favorite kelp forest. Apparently, massaging my brain coral helps me come up with great ideas ☺
I debuted Mermaid Minute Season One on YouTube in January 2012 and have since acquired millions of views and thousands of subscribers on my Mermaid Linden channel! Thanks to my amazing and supportive friends and family, I managed to pull my dream together with almost zero budget. It turned out pretty well, and now I'd love to create an AWESOME season two that's even BETTER!
With your help, Mermaid Minute Season Two is possible! After thousands of emails, YouTube comments and shell phone calls from kids (little Sea Fans), parents and school teachers that they want to sea more episodes, the time is NOW. I am so excited!
Funds will go toward underwater camera gear and production equipment, filming expenses, editing software, hard drives, costume design and crew compensation. In addition, this season will feature educational supplements for teachers and parents to correspond with all 10 episodes of season 2, downloadable for free on my website! This is for all of you home schooling parents and school teachers who are using Mermaid Minute as part of your science curriculum!
Have you ever dreamed of having a peek into the world of a real life mermaid? Now's your chance! Incentives for your involvement include regular updates on my progress, production funnies, membership to my Sea Fan Club - with your own Certificate! There is a veritable abyss of options for you to choose from, including being an Executive Producer of the Mermaid Minute! I will even come speak at your school, perform as a mermaid in your pool or appear at your special event! Have tail, will travel! I am even *gasp* offering MY ORIGINAL SILICONE MERMAID TAIL as an incentive...and my final performance in it could be for YOU!
An ocean of thanks for reading and watching this. Together we can make children's online experience a fun and educational water-wonderland with mythical mermaid magic!
Check out Season 1 on YouTube HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDF93747EB600458E
Learn more about Mermaid Linden here: http://www.mermaidsinmotion.com/
AN OCEAN OF THANKS FOR HELPING KIDS EVERYWHERE LEARN ABOUT OUR OCEANS FOR FREE!
xoxo Mermaid Linden
Risks and challenges
As with all underwater-related projects, filming and creating content in the fourth element can be challenging at times. Finding the critters to film and photograph, getting to the dive destinations at the right season, and hoping for good filming conditions are the biggest practical challenges which lie ahead for Mermaid Minute production. While I have extraordinary luck in most cases, anything is possible. I intend to create and debut Mermaid Minute season 2, featuring 10 new episodes, introducing one episode per week on YouTube, in the most expedient fashion possible. I truly appreciate your understanding in the instance that mother nature postpones production ;)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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