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A pioneering virtual reality film transporting you into the memories of strangers on the New York City Subway.
A pioneering virtual reality film transporting you into the memories of strangers on the New York City Subway.
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    BLACKOUT PRODUCTION JOURNAL

    Follow along with exclusive, private production updates through Kickstarter as we work on the next phase Blackout.

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    3D ANIMATED LENTICULAR POSTCARD

    Thanks to the optical magic of 85-year-old lenticular printing technology we can offer a physical 3D animated portrait of one of Blackout's strangers in the train on the back of a postcard.

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    SMARTPHONE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Downloadable copy of Blackout that works on a smartphone (iOS & Android.) It will be compatible with VR via the Google Cardboard viewer (not included in this tier.) It will also work in 2D "Magic Window" mode by just holding the phone in front of you and looking around.

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    TAG THE TRAIN

    Be a graffiti artist without getting busted. Create your own personal tag we'll slap it into the Blackout subway car. KATSU would be proud!

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    OCULUS RIFT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Oculus Rift compatible digital download - the most immersive way to experience Blackout. Consider upgrading to the $60 tier to get it delivered on a collectible USB and avoid the hefty download.

    Requires an Oculus headset and a Windows PC computer meeting Oculus' minimum system specifications found here: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/powering-the-rift/

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    BLACKOUT BRANDED GOOGLE CARDBOARD

    New to VR? Get started here! Everything you need to see Blackout in VR - a custom full color printed Google Cardboard along with the smartphone digital download.

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    COLLECTIBLE "METRO CARD" OCULUS APP INSTALLER

    Your ticket to the most immersive way to ride the Blackout train - delivered to you on a metallic laser etched and printed USB media installer modeled after the classic MTA Metro Card.

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    THE EXPRESS LINE PACKAGE

    ALL ABOARD! Diehard straphangers at this tier will receive all the physical rewards.

    + Collectable Metro Card Oculus Installer
    + Blackout Branded Google Cardboard
    + Smartphone Digital Download
    + Lenticular Postcard
    + Blackout Production Journal

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    PRIVATE SCREENING PARTY

    See Blackout before everyone else at a private screening party in NYC exclusively for Kickstarter backers organized by Specular.

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    HARDHAT ZONE: BLACKOUT BETA TESTER

    Go off the rails with exclusive access to early builds. We'll rely on you for creative feedback and technical debugging. If you are in NYC, you'll also be invited to our in person user tests at the Specular studio throughout the development process.

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    LENTICULAR FINE ART PRINT

    Become the proud owner of a fine art print from Blackout's virtual subway. Watch the WAFFLE Life crew get lite and Liam shred on a high resolution 3D animation print you can put proudly on your living room wall.

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    REAL LIFE BLACKOUT RENDEVOUS

    We'll turn virtual reality into actual reality. This exclusive group will all agree to meet a predetermined time and place in NYC and enter the subway to experience Blackout on the actual train.

    Reach out and feel the cold metal of the pole meet your palm and we'll meet some real strangers along the way.

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    YOUR AD HERE

    If the city capitalizes on ad space in the subway, then why can't we? This is your opportunity to put your art or advertisement in the genuine ad spaces on our virtual train. Be careful though - drunk hipsters love to deface underground posters when no one is looking.

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    DEPTHKIT VR - *DO IT YOURSELF* PACKAGE

    Exclusive access to the next release of DepthKit software and hardware. This includes support for Microsoft Kinect Version 2, accompanying camera mount and a Unity 5 Plug-In for embedding your scans in virtual reality applications. (Video camera and Kinect not included.)

    This is will be the first place to get this yet unreleased software and we'll hook you up at the beginning of next year, well before Blackout is complete so you can get updates along the way.

    NOTE: This pre-release version is capable of single-camera filming only. This reward will convert into a genuine software license when the official DepthKit is released.

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    THE COLEMAN SPECIAL

    Don't want to be forced to make amazing interactive DepthKit experiences without a lush Gifpop lenticular print on your wall? This one's for you.

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    TICKET TO DEPTHKIT WORKSHOP

    Learn how to shoot DepthKit with us in person! This reward secures you a spot in an exclusive one day DepthKit Kinect V2 workshop in the NYC area.

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    JOIN THE BLACKOUT CAST

    Become a stranger on our train - we will interview you and take your DepthKit VR portrait on our next shoot in NYC. We'll add you as a stranger on the train so viewers may encounter your story.

    This reward requires you to be present in NYC. We'll give you one month advance notice to make sure our schedules line up.

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    JOIN THE FILMMAKING CREW

    Want to be a part of Blackout production but prefer to be on the other side of the scanner? Come on set with Specular on our next shoot as a part of the team!

    This tier offers the quickest way to see our our multi-camera workflow in action and cut your teeth as a Volumetric VR Filmmaker.

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    HOST A PRIVATE WORKSHOP

    We will conduct a private 1 day DepthKit workshop for you and 9 friends & colleagues at your home, production studio or agency.

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    THE NIHILIST DEMOS on 10" vinyl.

    With only 1000 copies worldwide, Liam Finn's "The Nihilist Demos" features six demo tracks and two previously unreleased songs, “Within an Inch” and “Salt on the Wound”.

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