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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.

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    Personal thank you message sent from a member of the band.

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    All the above plus • Access to the ukulele, jazz version outtake video of Jekyll and Hyde • Personal invitation to attend private music video release show • Theoretics band button • XBox/iPad-ready digital HD download of the music video

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    All the above plus • Digital download of Theoretics self-titled debut album • Digital download of an unreleased single "Separation feat. Shaina Rae"

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    All the above plus • (2) Autographed publicity photographs • (1) copy of Theoretics self-titled debut album on compact disc • Even More Buttons! • Invitation to be extra in music video

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    $250 level • All the above plus • (2) copies of Theoretics self-titled debut album on compact disc • (1) Theoretics T-shirt, any size

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    All the above plus • (2) Theoretics T-shirts, any size • Acknowledgement in credits of short-film as “Associate Producer”

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    Personal thank you message from a member of the band • (5) Autographed publicity photographs • (5) copies of Theoretic’s self-titled debut album on compact disc • (5) Theoretics t-shirts , your choice of size and style • Acknowledgement in credits of short-film as “Executive Producer” • Option of either: • Four complimentary drum lessons with Theoretics drummer Adam Gross • Four complimentary bass lessons with our bassist Birch Pereira • Four complimentary guitar lessons with our guitarist Cameron Peace • Theoretics vocalist Mark Hoy will appear on your next album or EP • Theoretics vocalist Chimaroke Abuachi will appear on your next album or EP

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    All of the above plus• "Theoretics" will personally play at an event you throw (as long as travel costs and accommodations are taken care of)

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