Everyone knows the story, the characters.
In April of this year, we (Seattle Hip Hop band "Theoretics") released an album of all original material, the most shocking track on the album entitled "Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Hands down, it became the audience favorite for story, sound, characters, abrupt changes in tempo, and wildly different rapping styles each time Jekyll transforms into Mr Hyde.
We wanted to move into the visual arena with what we we were able to accomplish in both the songwriting and production of the track via stark contrasts in lyrical style, sonic textures and musical lines. As a precursor to this effort, we have already produced one high-quality music video "Higher" with director Garrett Gibbons. Working on a shoestring budget, he was able to showcase our live band approach to the music (the band is five instrumentalists and two MC/Vocalists) and weave together stories of people struggling and breaking through (featuring some of the best in the Seattle urban dance scene, including Mikeskee Huang, Jessica Hu and Brian Ung).
Now for our second collaboration we aim even higher. Jekyll & Hyde calls for a rich exploration of the characters and the story that make this track so engaging. Our interpretation of this story will involve sci-fi visual effects, anachronistic period elements, rich characters and tons of visual impact to accompany the narrative of the song.
We need to cover the cost of costumes, sets, equipment rentals, props and travel. Other costs include storyboarding, production crew fees, editing, visual effects and professional color grading. We're shooting for the minimum $5,000 that we'll need to make a music video of this caliber, but if we can raise $10,000 then we'll be able to hire more professionals to play their part to make a lasting piece of art.
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