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A documentary on composer Kevin MacLeod, his practice of releasing all his music for free and how he unwittingly became one of the most heard composers in the world with his work ending up in millions of videos, thousands of films, and many odd places.
A documentary on composer Kevin MacLeod, his practice of releasing all his music for free and how he unwittingly became one of the most heard composers in the world with his work ending up in millions of videos, thousands of films, and many odd places.
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    THANKS + WALL OF HEROES: You have our eternal thanks! You’re awesome, so we’ll put your name on our website on our Wall of Heroes.

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    DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT: A Digital PDF of the Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod Documentary Script! We'll also put your name on the Wall of Heroes!

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    POSTCARD: A snazzy post card featuring the film’s poster art will be sent to you with a handwritten thanks, and we’ll put your name on our website on our Wall of Heroes.

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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + NAME IN CREDITS: You will receive an HD digital download of the completed film and YOUR NAME will be immortalized in the credits. Your name will also be on our website on our Wall of Heroes.

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    BACKERS’ EDITION DVD (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL) + DIGITAL VIP: Exclusive limited Backers’ Edition DVD (early-birds save $7) includes behind the scenes footage, commentary, and extended interviews. You will also become a Digital VIP and have access to:
    1) An exclusive video where Kevin MacLeod gives Tips & Tricks for composing.
    2) The Making of "Royalty Free" videos
    3) Extra interviews
    4) Documentary Video Making 101: Where we show you the basics of Documentary Filmmaking
    5) Digital Production Still Booklet PDF Called -"Production Bloopers the Inside Story"
    6) Digital Poster 8.5x11 inches
    7) Desktop Wallpaper
    8) Digital Bookmark
    9) An Avatar (icon) for use on online forums and various services.
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    BACKERS’ EDITION DVD (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL) + DIGITAL VIP: Exclusive limited Backers’ Edition DVD includes behind the scenes footage, commentary, and extended interviews. You will also become a Digital VIP and have access to:
    1) An exclusive video where Kevin MacLeod gives Tips & Tricks for composing.
    2) The Making of "Royalty Free" videos
    3) Extra interviews
    4) Documentary Video Making 101: Where we show you the basics of Documentary Filmmaking
    5) Digital Production Still Booklet PDF Called -"Production Bloopers the Inside Story"
    6) Digital Poster 8.5x11 inches
    7) Desktop Wallpaper
    8) Digital Bookmark
    9) An Avatar (icon) for use on online forums and various services.
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    T-SHIRT & POSTER: Walk around with style in this Royalty Free Doc T-Shirt and when you get home, marvel at your fancy new poster on the wall. Includes all previous rewards.

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    BACKERS’ EDITION BLU-RAY (CONTAINS EXTRA FEATURES NOT SEEN IN THE DVD!): Exclusive limited Backers’ Edition Blu-ray. Get to see the film in HD as it was meant to be seen! See every pore of your favorite entertainer like you’ve always wanted to. Includes behind the scenes footage, commentary, and extended interviews. The Blu-ray will also include extra features we will not be able to fit onto the DVD such as more interviews, more “making of” footage, visual effects tips, and other bonus materials. Includes all previous rewards (except the DVD).

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    SIGNED ORIGINAL SHEET MUSIC - Kevin's going to sit down and sign his sheet music! Sheet music of Kevin’s popular ‘Cipher’ track. Includes all previous rewards (must choose Blu-ray or DVD).

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    PRE-RELEASE STREAM + SKYPE Q&A: Can’t wait?! Want to help shape the final cut of the film?! Pledge for this reward and you'll see a rough pre-release cut before anyone else. We'll be doing a streaming Q&A after and would love to hear your feedback. Includes all previous rewards (except sheet music, must choose Blu-ray or DVD).

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    SHOOT YOUR STORY NYC: Has Kevin affected you and you'd like to tell the world about it? We will shoot one hour of your story at a studio in New York City. A video based on your interview will be edited for distribution on our YouTube channel & Blu-ray. We will endeavor to include your interview in the finished film and on the DVD. If you have any work that has used Kevin’s music, we can showcase it alongside your interview if you’d like as well. Includes all previous rewards (except sheet music and Make A Custom Theme, must choose Blu-ray or DVD). Travel and lodging not included.

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    SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Want one on one input on how the documentary will turn out? If you're a Supervising Producer. We will talk to you over Skype once a month for an hour to hear your thoughts on how the film should be! Exclusive sneak peaks at the footage and weekly updates with behind the scenes details! Includes all previous rewards.

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    NAME A FUTURE KEVIN MACLEOD TRACK: This is for you hardcore MacLeodians (we just coined that) who want to name one of his future songs*. You get to pick a name that will join the ranks of Cipher, Scheming Weasel, Who Likes to Party, Sneaky Snitch, and Pixel Peeker Polka. Includes all previous rewards (except sheet music, must choose Blu-ray or DVD). *Names may not contain profanity, be libelous, and will be subject to review.

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    INVITE TO EARLY NYC SCREENING: See the film on the big screen- the good old fashioned way and before anyone else*. You will get to hang out with the filmmakers, hear behind-the-scenes info first hand, and perhaps even meet Kevin! (If his schedule permits). Travel and lodging not included. Includes all previous rewards (except sheet music, must choose Blu-ray or DVD). *Screening may be private or at a film festival depending on festivals we get into. Travel and lodging not included.

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    MAKE A CUSTOM THEME WITH KEVIN: You will get to work with Kevin over Skype and he'll create a custom theme for your YouTube channel, app, movie opening, or whatever. Two-hour session maximum. Includes all previous rewards (except sheet music, must choose Blu-ray or DVD).

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Welcome aboard! You're part of our motley crew, and you get your name immortalized as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the credits and on IMDb. Includes all previous rewards (except Make A Custom Theme, must choose Blu-ray or DVD). Travel and lodging not included.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ahoy there, you're part of the privileged Executive Producer club! You'll be an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the film and you'll be featured in the credits and on IMDB. You'll also have an open door invitation to drop by and observe during any aspect of production or post-production. Includes all previous rewards (except Associate Producer, Make A Custom Theme, must choose Blu-ray or DVD). Travel and lodging not included.

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