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A series of non sequential action/comedy/adventure short episodes that include a variety of breathtaking visual effects!

What is OstriShorts?

OstriShorts is a series of action, comedy, thriller, or adventure shorts that will include spectacular visuals.  This is like no other online video series because each short has its own story; maybe the protagonist is a spy, a hitchhiker, a scientist, or even an adventurer!

Where will the series be presented?

OstriShorts will be presented on my YouTube channel, OstriMonk, which you can check out by visiting here: http://www.YouTube.com/OstriMonk

How long will the OstriShorts series be?

This Kickstarter campaign is raising money for the first season of OstriShorts.  The first season of OstriShorts will consist of around 10 short episodes and last from December through February.

What will the series look like?

I know, I know.  You're still not quite sure what OstriShorts will look like.  It's tough to explain a non sequential webseries to people!  So, to give you a better idea, I put a couple of my examples of what OstriShorts will look like.  NOTE:  The actual OstriShorts episodes will have more dialogue, better visual effects, and just a BETTER video.    

What is the funding for?

As you may already know, having a high quality web series with a variety of visuals can be expensive!  These are the things we'll use/buy with the money that we raise:

Visual Effects

Visual effects software takes up more than 50% of our budget.  Programs that will be used are Apple Motion 5, Anime Studio Pro 7, Element 3D v1.6, Adobe After Effects CS6, iMovie '11, Action Essentials 2, Final Cut Pro X (possibly), and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 (possibly).

Sound Effects and Music

Royalty free music and sound effects are ESSENTIAL when creating a webseries.  The sources we'll be using are FreeSFX.co.uk and VideoCopilot's "Pro Scores" and "Designer Sound FX".

Props, Cameras, Stock Footage, Etc.

Of course, props will be needed to create realistic settings and camera lenses will be used to create wide angle or macro shots.  Royalty free stock footage will be used for clips that cannot be created with visual effects or in areas around us. 

Here's what our cost breakdown looks like:

You're obviously younger than 18, how is it that you're on Kickstarter?

Yes, I'm younger than 18.  But I have full supervision from my mom and dad and my parents are running the project, just like Kickstarter requires. 

Rewards

When you back this project you'll receive a reward.  Here are in-depth explanations of some of the rewards: 

$10 -  Become an OstriShorts Crew Member!  You'll have access to the special OstriShorts Crew Member Website.  Here, you can come up with and vote for ideas for future episodes.  Crew members will also have access to exclusive tutorials and behind-the-scenes photos and videos.

SNAPSHOT:

$25 - Have a picture or video of you in an episode!  Let's say I need a chief of a spy agency give me my next spy mission... that could be YOU!  I'll write a script and email to you (via Kickstarter). You'll film yourself and email it to me and I'll use it!  If you don't feel comfortable being in a video, we'll work something out.

$50 -  Help write an episode for OstriShorts!  If you pledge $50, you and five others will be emailed by me deciding on a date and time on when to help write an episode using Google Drive's Real-Time Edit.  This tier is limited to ten people.  There will be two sessions with five different backers.

$95 - If you pledge $95, you will receive an exclusive OstriMonk?OstriShorts T-Shirt that you can't find anywhere else!  The shirts are professionally made from DistrictLines.  If you want to see what the shirts might look like, click the link below:

http://districtlines.com/share?design=1377997384487286

$100 -  If you pledge $100 or more, you will be a sponsor of one of the episodes.  Sponsors will have their name, website, or business and even a quote or message feature at the beginning of a random video.  You'll also be the first one to see the episode and tell me if you like it or not.

Have any more questions about these/other rewards or anything else about OstriShorts?  Feel free to click the "ASK A QUESTION" button below... it's free!

Thank you so much for checking out this project!  Please back this project because I KNOW you'll love the finished webseries!  With your help, OstriShorts will be amazing!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As you may already know, there are many risks and challenges when it comes to filmmaking. Setbacks could be broken equipment, weather, computer problems, permits that fall through, and poor production quality. To prevent these setbacks from happening, I will always have backup plans when shooting and editing (another computer handy, extra equipment, shooting indoors, etc.) and I'm good at improvising when needed.

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    Have your YouTube channel or website in the credits in a random episode! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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    NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE ON THE BIG SCREEN! ...or, small screen. Have a video or photo of you be featured in the webseries! You could be a friend of mine "Facetiming" me, a chief of a spy agency giving me a mission, or, if you want to, be on a wanted poster! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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    TOP SECRET! When you pledge $75, you will receive a flash drive in the mail with an extra, never before seen, OstriShorts episode! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS! If you pledge $95, you will receive an OstriMonk or OstriShorts EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt that you can find no where else! Add $10 for shipping outside of the United States. (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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    BE A SPONSOR! Sponsor an episode: help come up with an idea and be the first to view the episode. If you don't like it, I'll redo it! Also, at the beginning of the episode, it will say "Sponsored by (your name, your business, your website, etc.)" or have a quote or message featured. (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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    HAVE YOUR VIDEO FILLED WITH VISUAL EFFECTS! Send me a video clip of yours and I'll add the visual effects you want and edit it. (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! You are the most superior on the webseries aside from me. Give me feedback, come up with ideas, say "more action shorts" for example, and tell me if you don't like an episode and I'll redo it. And be on the credits of every single video. (Plus all previous non-limited rewards).

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