About this project
NEW STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED - 16k!
if we hit the stretch goal, we'll be able to use a much better projector - which makes a huge difference when dealing with animation and detail at this level. Projectors are incredibly expensive, and our biggest hope is that we'll be able to afford one that provides the vibrancy, clarity, and precision that will make the 3D mapping and visuals truly exquisite. Please keep sharing the Kickstarter link & spreading the word to help us drum up as much as possible! So much love and gratitude for you all!!!
We're taking the live show to the next level, with the innovative combination of 3D projection mapping, cyborganic visual effects, and video feedback (dancer-generated visuals by Caeli La)!
This project will combine Phutureprimitive's music (touring in support of his upcoming album, "Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Part 2") with Caeli La's ritual dance performance and the mind-bending visual animation art of Thomas Williams.
With your support, we can pay for the materials and fabrication of the stage and the creation of all of the content. If we can raise more than $12k, we can hire super talented artist friends & mentors to add their magic to the mix, which will make the show absolutely orgasmic.
The parameters of the stage are tricky. It must be large and complex enough to hold the attention of sophisticated audiences, but simple enough to be broken down like a tent and taken on national and international tours. Thomas will design and weld the frames and sew the screens.
Then, the animation / content creation begins. Thomas will be working with a team of amazing artists and filmmakers to create a suite of visual music pieces that will explore the mood and themes found in Rain's music, including urban surrealism, spiritual visionary art, hyper graphic techno magic, and the redemptive power and organic beauty of nature. The stage has a geometric core and curvaceous outer shell, which is where Caeli La will be performing, with video feedback and real-time effects creating an interplay of polarities: angular and organic, masculine and feminine, objects and space, technologic and natural, dark and light.
This is a very ambitious project, whose cost could easily top 6 figures in professional production circles. But we are attempting to do this out of pocket, and with the love and blessing of the community, so we are absolutely dependent on your support to bring this vision into reality. Our biggest hope is that you will support this dream coming true, then have a transcendent experience dancing out your demons on the mind-blowing multi-sensory journey that you helped create!
Risks and challenges
It will be challenging for the full stage production to fit in every venue, so we will need to build 3 different versions of the production (small, medium and large).
It will be a big task to send all the rewards out. For our "Lucid Dream" Kickstarter, we outsourced the fulfillment, and there were several issues that came up. This time, we decided to take it into our own hands to make sure every reward gets properly fulfilled in a timely manner.
The biggest risk we are taking is that if this production does not get funded, we won't have time to create an alternative production for our Fall/Winter Tour, and will have to wait another year to take the show to the next level.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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