Already having turned the Jekyll and Hyde tale into a spectacular Hip Hop track, the band Theoretics looks beyond to the music video.
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.
YES! If you would like to donate to the music video but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all cost.
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
Yes, this is a bare minimum. Here is a cost breakdown
Estimated days of shooting required: 4 days
Actual costs based on specific local vendors, many of whom are offering greatly discounted rates: Producer fee: $500-1000/day
Director fee: $500-1000/day
Camera operator: $500/day
Camera equipment rental: $150-$750/day
Key grip + assistant + lighting gear: $1000/day
Wardrobe for 7-10 characters: estimated $20-$200/day per character
City permits: $25-$1000/day
Props/furniture rental: estimated $500
Possible set construction: $50-200
Estimated days of post-production required: 2-3 days
Editor fee: $500/day
Redundant Hard disk archive: $200
Visual FX designer fee: $75-$150/hour
Colorist fee: $100/hour
Costs not included above:
Band member hourly rate
Additional actors and extras
Catering (food) for 4 days
Donor perks: T-shirts • Buttons • Web hosting • Graphic design • Shipping (etc...)
============================================================ Recent music video budgets:
Seattle's Macklemore's kickstarter video "Wings": $18,269 (2011)
Michael Jackson "Beat It": est. $150,000 (1983)
Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow": "$1.25 M (2010)
Average studio music video budget: $200,000 - $500,000 (2010)
you can hear a snippet of it on our soundcloud page.
Stream it on bandcamp along with the full album!
Check it out on youtube
The band has shirts available in Men and Womens cuts from Small to XXX..
A pic of the black..
Press Photo that will be signed..
Absolutely! Once you donate, you may want to increase your pledge amount or change your incentive reward to a different one.
To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaignpage, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with ablue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a newamount, or choose a new incentive.
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
Not a problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Yes! View it here
You bet! Any money that exceeds the $5000 goal will go towards making an even better video as $5000 is the bare minimum we need to make the quality we are shooting for.